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Recycling in Laboratories: this is possible!

Friday, April 1st, 2016

The humming of the autoclaves, people wearing lab coats, long rows of counter tops, and scientific instruments set up everywhere–it’s another day in a graduate student research building. Each week, the Green Lab Team gathers together to do a recycling audit in each of the research labs. We hope to educate researchers about the importance [...]

UCR Housing Residential Services provide Sustainability Programs

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

The best thing about UCR in regards to sustainability is the multitude of departments within this campus that are committed to going green. I think one department that is truly inspiring on campus is UCR Housing and Residential Services. This team by far is committed to improving the way students and workers think, learn, and [...]

Styrofoam Cooler Recycling Program

Friday, February 12th, 2016

Since the Fall Quarter of 2015, the Office of Sustainability has been conducting a Styrofoam cooler recycling program in several UCR research labs. Genomics, Boyce, Webber, and many other buildings receive massive quantities of Styrofoam coolers each week containing sensitive cargo. In order to accommodate both the needs of the lab and the environment, our [...]

Save Energy by Defrosting Lab Freezers

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

This month in sustainability, I helped Delphine by defrosting lab freezers and testing ULT freezer at lower temperatures. It was fun installing the probes in the freezer, we are testing them at -70 and -80 degrees Celsius. We give the research labs the opportunity to defrost their lab freezer by providing them with an empty freezer [...]

Meet Our New LEED Interns for 2015

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Brenda Corona – LEED Team Leader I am a senior majoring in Environmental Engineering with a minor in Environmental Science. I am interested in environmental infrastructures and sustainable alternatives as a possible career option. I am a strong advocate for protecting the environment. Currently, I am the Chair of an awesome and young organization, the US Green [...]

Inaugural UCR Office of Sustainability Newsletter – Fall 2015

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

What better way to welcome everyone back to school (and to this blog page) than with our first Office of Sustainability Newsletter! All the summer interns and staff at the Office of Sustainability worked hard this summer to make this newsletter happen. Thanks to all their efforts, we are very proud to share the Fall 2015 Newsletter. [...]

UCR Conserves Energy as You Invest it in Your Health at SRC Expansion

Friday, May 29th, 2015

You’re running on that treadmill – pushing yourself to become healthier. You’re sweating in that air-conditioned room as you lift the weights that help you tone your muscles. You feel the burn while you use the exercise machines. While you’re flexing in front of that mirror in the Student Recreation Center (SRC), UCR is saving [...]

UC Walks

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

May 20, 2015 was the sixth annual UC Walks. UC Walks is a system wide program coordinated by the wellness programs at each campus. This event promotes wellness and an active lifestyle by encouraging staff, students, and faculty to take at least 30 minutes out of their day to walk. This event aids in building [...]

R’Garden Workshops

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Dear Reader, “What would you think about me starting a training program for our gardeners?” I asked my boss, Fortino, at a lunch in the University Village. “That sounds great,” he said, “Let’s take a look at our workbook and get a feel for what that would look like.” As we flipped through our hefty [...]

The Gift of Growth – Episode 2: Growing Relationships

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

“If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him… the people who give you their food give you their heart.” – Cesar Chavez I’ve cultivated and nurtured so many relationships in the garden; with the soil, with the plants, with the people but the most important relationship that [...]

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