Reduced-flow showerheads are installed at all facilities, and “waterless urinals” in some public restrooms, saving 270,000 gallons of water annually. Retrofitted walk-in freezers and coolers save 9,000 gallons a week.
Housing units and kitchens are equipped with ENERGY STAR certified appliances. ENERGY STAR appliances reduce water waste and are energy efficient, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants.
UCR’s Residential Restaurants save water and energy, reduce food waste, and lower dependency on cleansers by serving properly-portioned meals and removing trays.
“Hydration Stations” found in Residence Halls allow residents to refill reusable water bottles, cutting out the need for single-use plastics.
For getting around the city, students can ride Riverside Transit Agency buses for free by presenting their UCR student ID.
Recycling is available in common areas of Residence Halls and UCR Campus Apartments.
All housing facilities have compact fluorescent light bulbs and energy-saving fluorescent light fixtures.
We use climate-appropriate plants and a wireless irrigation system to maximize the efficiency of the landscape-watering program.
From donating surplus food to coffee ground composting, we are transforming the way our kitchens operate. Learn more about sustainability in our kitchens.
Focusing on nine interconnected areas with agressive initiatives, see how UC Riverside is working toward everyone’s sustainable future.
Small changes make a big difference. Choose a few of these alternatives and reduce your carbon footprint.
Saving energy reduces pollution. A simple way to save is by investing in energy-efficient products. Look for the ENERGY STAR when purchasing these and other products for a Residence Hall room or UCR Campus Apartment: