University of California, Riverside


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  • Natural Capitalism by P. Hawkins, A. Lovins & H. Lovins
  • Sustainability Handbook by W. R. Blackburn
  • The Sustainable Curriculum by John Blewitt
  • Unsustainable A Primer for Global Environmental and Social Justice by Patrick Hossay
  • Plan B 4.0 by Lester Brown

Built Environment

  • The Road to Designing Green
  • e2 design PBS
  • Health, Sustainability, and the Built Environment by Dac Kopec
  • The Green Building Revolution by Jerry Yudelson
  • Design on the Edge: The Making of a High-Performance Building by David Orr




  • Associated Sustainable Working Group: Sustainable Food


  • Cradle to Cradle by William McDonough
  • The Green Consumer by John Elkington


  • The Green Campus by Walter Simpson
  • Heat Islands by Lisa Gartland
  • Introduction to Permaculture by Bill Mollison
  • Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls by Nigel Dunnet


  • e2  – “This series introduces a broad range of ideas to address the crises of automobile culture and fossil fuel dependence: from existing technologies, to long-term urban planning, to economic incentives.”
  •  The Big Green Bus - The Big Green Bus project is a project founded by the students of Dartmouth college. Students converted a 1989 MCI coach to run on waste vegetable oil.
  • Green Auto blog - An auto blog sharing all the latest developments in the sustainable automobile industry.
  • Green Vehicles - A blog presenting the effects of green vehicles.
  • EPA – The U.S Environmental agency's site to compare which cars are the most sustainable. Get info about any car and it's impact to the environment
  • Who Killed the Electric Car? - A documentary about electric cars, hybrids, hydrogen and the future of transportation.
  • Telecommuting - UC Berkeley study on the environmental impact of telecommuting
  • Telecommunication impact estimator
  • Travel CARBON OFFSETS or aggregate site for offsets: carbonfund or Terra Pass

Waste Management


  • Tapped Out: The Coming World Crisis in Water and What We Can Do About It by Paul Simon
  • The Atlas of Water by Maggie Black
  • Aqua Shock by Susan Marks


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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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