University of California, Riverside


How You Can Help


Undergrad students


Interested in Volunteering for the Office of Sustainability? Fill out this form to apply and start volunteering at different sustainability events such as Butt Bash and Earth Day throughout the quarter. 

Green Lab Program assistant

Help to conduct waste audit and communicate on what is recyclable.

Time commitment: from 1 -3 hours per week depending on your availability.

Office of Sustainability Associate

Assist in the daily operations of the Office of Sustainability. This can include event planning, tabling, data analysis and assisting with social media.

Time commitment: from 1 -5 hours per week depending on your availability.

Become an Intern

Apply for a GCAP Sustainability Intern. There are 3 internships offered annually. 2016-2017 Internships will start in September 2016:

Meet our new GCAP Interns 2016-2017:

Amanda Sze
Amanda Sze
GCAP Outreach and Communications Intern


I'm currently a third year Business Administration major with a concentration in Marketing. I'm involved on campus as the Vice President of Alumni Relations for Alpha Kappa Psi and I also work at the Behavioral Economics and Decision-making Lab as Professor Li's research assistant. I became interested in sustainability when I realized the large impact that we could make by just changing one behavior. As the GCAP Outreach and Communications intern, I hope to help increase the attention to sustainability efforts on campus.

Evelyn Hurtado-Doppenberg
Evelyn Hurtado-Doppenberg
Green Lab Team Leader and LEED Intern


I am a Senior majoring in Sustainability Studies and Political Science. I am on the Leadership Board for the Global Issues Forum, Co-President of Cultivate R'Space, and a member of the Environmental Science Club and the US Green Building Council (USGBC) Student Chapter. I’m interested in global climate change and its political intersections such as climate migration and displacement, environmental justice and water and food security. I plan on pursuing a Master’s in Library and Information Science and another in Environmental Sustainability where I see myself implementing community gardens in public schools and libraries, developing education curricula and engaging in diplomatic efforts to aid climate refugees and war-fleeing immigrants. I wear several hats at the Office of Sustainability. I am the Team Leader for the Green Lab Program which incentivizes recycling and energy efficiency practices for laboratories at UCR. I also work on LEED EBOM Certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance), and finally I am a Climate and Sustainability Education Resource Library (CSERL) Student Ambassador, a program designed to increase collaboration and faculty engagement among UC educators and incorporate climate change and sustainability into curriculum. I hope to gain a working understanding and proficiency in LEED certification and Geographical Information Sciences (GIS) while interning at the Office of Sustainability and I look forward to my work within the Green Lab Program as I’ve learned so much and it allows me a scientific
understanding of energy, water, and waste diversion.

Michelle Chen
Michelle Chen
Green Lab Team Member


I am a second year Environmental Science major who has been fostering an interest in Environmental and Chemical Engineering. I envision myself conjuring up technical solutions for leading environmental issues, and my position as a Green Lab Intern will prompt me towards this direction. During my internship, I will be collecting energy, waste, and water audits in selected campus laboratories to monitor our environmental impact in laboratories. I plan to ardently seek ways to reduce our carbon footprint in our beloved laboratories and will readily share essential tips with you all! Aside from working with the Office of Sustainability, I am also an active member of Beta Phi Delta, a co-ed community service fraternity, and a few Christian fellowships on campus.

Brenda Saldana
Brenda Saldana
GCAP Communications and Reporting Intern


I am a third year Psychology and Gender & Sexuality studies double major. The main organizations I'm involved with are La Familia and QTPOC, which center queer and trans people color as well as provide a safe space to explore, support, and educate ourselves and the community on issues that affect the intersections of our identities, e.g. homophobia, transphobia, racism, sexism, heterosexism, and classism. I'm interested in making sustainability accessible to poor communities of color that are disproportionately and systemically affected by various environmental issues such as food deserts and toxic chemicals. As an intern at the Office of Sustainability I manage and highlight our presence on social media, actively update the Office of Sustainability's website, as well as assist in the reporting of the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System (STARS), which measures our college's sustainability performance

Maylee Wong
Maylee Wong
GCAP Graphic Designer


I am currently a second year pre-business major with an interest in concentrating on marketing. I'm involved on campus as the designer for the Chinese Student Association and the marketing committee of ASUCR. I recently sparked an interest in sustainability after reading countless articles about global issues such as climate change and food stability. As an intern for the Office of Sustainability, I will be designing graphics to help market and raise the performance of UC Riverside's sustainability efforts. 

Nick Mammone
Nick Mammone
R’Garden Intern


I am a fourth year geology major. I also currently work as a lab assistant in the geology department and I am a board member for the Geology Student Organization. Given that this is my third year interning at the R'Garden, I hope to help encourage sustainable practices among the community and promote the R'Garden as a resource for the growing issues of food insecurity and inaccessibility within the university. At the garden, we are always working on providing workshops rooted in sustainable gardening practices, maintaining our crops which regularly get donated to students and the community, and organizing the use of our free community plots where anyone can have a space to learn and grow their food.

Brayan Cruz
Brayan Cruz
R’Garden Intern

I am a third year double majoring in Ethnic Studies and Gender & Sexuality Studies. My parents and I migrated from Mexico City in the mid 90's and have resided in Southern California for the past 20 years. I am currently an intern in the R'Garden and focus on actively connecting Sustainability politics and practices with other theoretical works. As an immigrant's right activist I advocate for a critical framework towards sustainability. In my work I research how race, class, gender, and citizenship correlate with food justice. Some of my focus areas of studies are critical race theory, queer of color critique, borderlands theory, and native feminism. My passion is education and I plan on pursuing a career in that field. Using experiential education I hope to teach Ethnic Studies in K-12.
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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 200P

Tel: (951) 827-1270
Fax: (951) 827-3890

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