Notes on "Climate Solutions: Harnessing the Power of Local Agriculture" By Dr. Puja Batra

Climate Solutions: Harnessing the Power of Local Agriculture Speaker: Puja Batra, PhD UC-Riverside - Planetary Health Center Research about the intersection between climate solution and agriculture Works for San Diego County Ecologist; Solves problems on sustainability Academic background in ecology and evolutionary biology Began doing research in honey in India Environmental conservation and eco-diversity Economics...
By Kylie Chow |

Notes on "A Tale of Three Offset Programs: UN’s, CA’s, UC’s" By Dr. Barbara Haya

Jasmine, I, and several of the Office of Sustainability's staff were in the audience of our guest speaker's lecture, here're our notes on the slides and points discussed on the third floor of the H.U.B by Dr. Barbara Haya. The Purpose of her lecture: to bring greater understanding to carbon offsets and a call for...
By Jasmine Pineda and Victoria Osio |

Notes on "4th Climate Change Presentation: California Inland Desert Region Assessment" by Francesca Hopkins

The "4th Climate Change Presentation: California Inland Desert Region Assessment" by Francesca Hopkins had an excellent turnout. This particular assessment happens every three years and its purpose is to bring greater understanding of California's climate-related vulnerabilities. There are nine regions, each region has an assessment which can be accessed at Caladapt.org For the Inland Desert...
By Madison Reichhold & Victoria Osio |

The 2019 Fair Trade Conference: Notes from Day 3

Jasmine's Notes from Day 3 #1 Anti Human-Trafficking The amount of suffering will only get worse if we don't take action. University of Dayton : For the Common Good, Indicators for the Common Good, The SDG’s and Anti Human-Trafficking. Targets: Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labor. Fair and Ethical sourcing: anti human-trafficking...
By Jasmine Pineda, Madison Reichhold, Kylie Chow, Byron Brooks, and Gabrielle Bronx |

The 2019 Fair Trade Conference: Notes from Day 2

Jasmine’s Notes: From Saturday March 2nd 1# Andrea Dennis/Katherine: Chicago Fair Trade & Fair Trade Towns In order to increase Fair Trade there are 5 steps: Build a team, engage retailers, commit to fair trade, commitments/events, and contact other organizations. Meanwhile, the U.S only has 45 fair trade towns, Europe has hundreds. The largest Fair...
By Jasmine Pineda, Madison Reichhold, Kylie Chow, Byron Brooks, and Gabrielle Bronx |

The 2019 Fair Trade Conference: Notes from Day 1

Jasmine’s Notes: From the evening of Friday March 1st Kick-off Presenters #1: Whitney Young High school Whitney Young is a public high school who is the first public school in Illinois to be fair trade certified. The school is very enthusiastic about being more sustainable and promoting global citizenship. The school offers a global citizenship...
By Jasmine Pineda, Madison Reichhold, Kylie Chow, Byron Brooks, and Gabrielle Bronx |

UCR Global Food Initiative

A Computer Science Major's Experience in GFI By "Peter" Haoping Wang Peter is a First year graduate student. He's from Guangzhou, China and is currently majoring in Computer Science. His Fellowship Project is on Website Development and is essentially about designing and maintaining the current Global Food Initiative website. His responsibilities include maintaining and updating...

UC Riverside's Solar Farms: Steps Towards Carbon Neutrality

UC Riverside's Solar Farms: Steps Towards Carbon Neutrality Have you ever heard about the UC Riverside’s solar farms? In this blog you will be familiar with the outlines of the solar energy utilization in UC Riverside by a UCR Ph.D. student who is working on the project relevant to the solar farms. In modern civilization...
By Mohammed Farajollah, CNI Fellow and PhD Student in Electrical Engineering  |

Conflict at the Salton Sea

Conflict at the Salton Sea Early February, a group of scientists met on a grey Saturday morning. Grey clouds filled the sky, a drizzle began, as a group of science professors, graduate students, and a few undergrads boarded vans behind the Geology building parking lot headed to the Imperial County. Once departed, the group spoke...
By Gabrielle Bronx |

Notes on "Carbon Neutrality: Why Universities Should be Trying to Attain it" by Matt St. Clair

Jasmine and I were in the audience of our guest speaker's lecture early January, here're our notes on the slides and points discussed on the third floor of the H.U.B by Matt St. Clair, the UC Director of Sustainability. The Purpose of his lecture: Understanding why universities should achieve carbon neutrality by 2025. The University...
By Victoria Osio and Jasmine Pineda |

Food Waste in the Kitchen and How To Prevent It

Food Waste In The Kitchen And How To Prevent It Whether working, studying, or any goal we come to combat, its usually difficult to keep in mind to eat nutritiously and within a budget. And when we do have some time and energy to think about healthy sustainable eating, it is difficult to be mindful...
By Yvonne Van |