The Operations section of the office includes greenhouse gas reduction efforts, Zero Waste, and the Green Labs Program. Students, staff, and faculty work on these initiatives in different capacities on campus to reduce emissions in accordance to the UC Policy on Sustainable Practices

Stars Badge

AASHE STARS stands for Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education- Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System. This is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance. Through participating in STARS, colleges, and universities can earn points toward a STARS Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum Rating, or earn the STARS Reporter designation. An institution is rated based on four broad categories: Academics, Engagement, Operations, Planning & Administration, & Innovation and Leadership. The last submission was in 2021 where UC Riverside received the Gold rating. Check out the full report.