The Committee is charged with advising UC Riverside's leadership on matters related to sustainability. The Committee meets periodically to review UC Riverside’s sustainability status, efforts, and advise UC Riverside leadership on:
Creation of UC Riverside policies which achieve or exceed University Of California, Office of The President sustainability goals.
Potential faculty and student research projects that can be undertaken to help achieve UC Riverside's sustainability goals.
The purpose of the UC Riverside's Sustainability Committee is to facilitate and promote the implementation of sustainability goals, strategies, programs, and resource investments in support of the University of California’s overall sustainability policies and practices. The discipline of sustainability includes a diverse spectrum of instruction, research, and administrative efforts in energy and climate protection, built environments, food production and sourcing, ethical material procurement, recycling and waste management, transportation optimization, and water consumption. The Committee focuses on the University of California sustainable practices policies, UC Riverside’s sustainability efforts and net zero carbon goals.
GOVERNANCE AND MEMBERSHIP
This is an advisory committee to UC Riverside's leadership and is co-chaired by the Faculty Director of Sustainability and the Sustainability Officer. Members are appointed and continue service at the discretion of Provost. The Committee shall charge and populate subordinate task forces that focus on specific sustainability topics or efforts as required.