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The Office of Sustainability

The Office of Sustainability serves as a central, non-partisan entity to facilitate and promote sustainability at UCR. Our office is responsible for guidance in implementing UC sustainability policies, reporting Green House Gas inventories, and communicating best practices to students, faulty, and staff.

Campus Sustainability Coordinator

John J Cook, PhD, MBA

The Campus Sustainability Coordinator assists campus departments, research centers, business units, and organizations in developing and analyzing sustainability-oriented projects and initiatives.

John arrived at UCR in November 2010 to further integrate sustainability across the campus and throughout the Riverside community. John holds a MBA in Sustainability form Presidio Graduate School, a MALS from Reed College, and a PhD in Performance Studies from Northwestern University. John is also a LEED Green Associate with certificates in Green Business, Green Engineering, and Green Architecture from the Chicago Center for Green Technology.

Winter 2011 Interns

Joanna Vasquez

Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Campus Portfolio Development

Benjamin Liu

Green House Gas inventory

Kevin Jo

Sustainability Website Design and Facebook administrator

Spring 2011 Interns

Kevin Jo

Sustainability Website Design and Facebook administrator

Cynthia Lile

GHG Intern

Tait Rounsaville

GHG Intern

Larissa Siregar

Self Designed Sustainability Internship


More Information

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Office of Sustainability
University Village
1223 University Avenue, Suite 200

Tel: (951) 827-1270
Fax: (951) 827-3890
E-mail: sustain@ucr.edu

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