Face coverings are highly recommended for those up to date on vaccinations and required for those not up to date on vaccinations
in indoor spaces on campus and in university owned or operated venues.  

Staff/Faculty may request a face covering from EH&S. Students may request a face covering from The Well.

Zero Waste: Be A Zero Hero!

Environmental Health & Safety is collaborating with the Green Campus Action Plan, Office of Sustainability, Dining Services, Residential Life, and Healthy Campus for the Zero Butts & Litter campaign: Zero Waste (April 2021). 


Zero Waste

Take the Zero Waste Pledge

I pledge to:
Refuse single-use packaging
Reduce paper & plastic usage
Reuse, repurpose, refurbish


Sign the Pledge


Green Campus Action Plan Has What You Need to Join the Zero Waste Movement

April 23, 2021

Highlanders are joining Norm the Navel and taking the Zero Waste Pledge every day this Earth Month, and the UCR Green Campus Action Plan (GCAP) has what you need to move your lifestyle towards zero waste. You don’t need to be 100% zero waste to make a difference, small actions can have a big impact. For example, using the new R’2GO reusable meal container at Glasgow and Lothian Residential Dining can reduce the campus annual carbon footprint by 60 metric tons… that’s like taking 13 cars off the road!
Whether you’re just starting out on the zero-waste journey or looking for new tips to get closer to zero, GCAP has lots of info and resources at https://www.gcapucr.com/zero-waste to get you where you want to be!
Link to story: Tips to Make Less Trash
Consider these ways to reduce waste in your everyday life:

•    Shop in stores that sell bulk foods like Winco, Sprouts, Whole Foods, and Smart & Final
•    Use old mason jars from pasta sauce or other foods for storage containers
•    Use alternative transportation if possible
•    Always try to buy second-hand when possible
•    Compost any food leftovers
•    Turn old t-shirts into cleaning rags
•    Make DIY housecleaning products using stuff you have at home 
•    Buy only what you need
•    Try to limit the use of plastic goods
•    Try buying your items in physical stores rather than online when possible
•    Create a garden in your home if possible
•    Use reusable products rather than disposables
•    Cook at home as much as possible to avoid disposable takeout containers
•    When ordering takeout, ask if they accept reusable containers

Join Norm the Navel and GCAP in the Zero Waste Movement! Pledge to Be a Zero Hero!
•    Refuse single-use packaging
•    Reduce paper & plastic usage
•    Reuse, repurpose, refurbish



Join in on the Earth Week activities.  


Related Stories:

Green Campus Action Plan Has What You Need to Join the Zero Waste Movement | ScotMemo 04/21/2021

Norm the Navel and Dining Services Help You Go Zero Waste | 04/13/2021

Restore our Earth: Earth Week | 04/07/2021

UCR CleanWater Launches Earth Month Zero Waste Pledge Campaign | 03/29/2021

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Keep it clean!

Norm Says: Keep it Clean!

Be a Zero Hero

Be a Zero Hero