The Office of Sustainability is dedicated to driving positive change on campus. On-campus initiatives range from offsetting the production of waste, and greenhouse gases, and encouraging sustainable practices in labs. From energy efficiency to waste reduction, explore below how the Office of Sustainability actively shapes greener and more responsible habits on campus.
STARS is a program of AASHE (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education). It is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance. Through participating in STARS, UCR can earn points toward a STARS Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum Rating, or earn the STARS Reporter designation. Each seal represents significant sustainability leadership. The institution is rated based on four broad categories: Academics, Engagement, Operations, and Planning & Administration. The last time submission was in 2021 when the Office of Sustainability achieved a Gold rating. STARS is important because it provides a full spectrum view of sustainability at UCR, highlights areas of improvement, and allows institutions to continue improving. Check out the full report.