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Out of the Box - 01/27/15

Immerse yourself in the winter spirit by coming by to the Oban Poolhouse. Think out of the box. Take your trash out of the box and make your own UCR coaster and upcycled art with recycled material like magazines as you sip on some hot cocoa from a DIY cocoa pop. Be sustainable and bring your own cup!

Stay Chic, Stay Sustainable! - 1/15/15


Thu, Jan 15, 2015 7:00 PM

Stay chic while being sustainable! Do you have any old shirts you want to get rid of? How about tranforming them into a bag instead! Come to the StoneHaven Lounge and learn how you can change an old t-shirt into something usable. Also learn of ways that you can be sustainable around your apartment from the Office of Sustainability!

A1E - Recycle Program - 1/8/15


Thu, Jan 08, 2015 7:00 PM

This program will be teaching residents about what is considered trash or recycling. I will be using a program kit provided by Laura.

In order to encourage residents to participate I will split the room into two teams. The team sizes will depend on the number of residents who attend. All participant will be rewarded with pizza at the end and the team who wins the competition will get to ea...

Why Should I Recycle?-12.3.14


Wed, Dec 03, 2014 8:02 PM

I will decorate a board on both sides of the hall displaying statistics about plastic around the world.

Green your Scene


Wed, Dec 03, 2014 7:00 PM

This program will feature a variety of important information on how residents can live sustainably. I will provide them with a variety of tips as well as information on the current drought in California and other effects of our lack of sustainability. To help "green" their rooms, residents will be able to plant a small plant in a recycled cup or bottle, and then decorate it. There will be pizza...

Winter Clothing Drive


Thu, Jan 01, 2015 6:00 AM

As winter is hitting its peak and Christmas is over, it's time to start cleaning out your closets again and donating your old clothes! Stop by the leasing office and drop off your old items and clothes and we will donate them to the local Goodwill

Tie dye, Up-cycle your Clothes! - 12.09.14 +


Tue, Dec 09, 2014 5:00 PM

Are you about to throw that old shirt or donate it? Don't waste your money buying a new one, bring your old clothes to this program and bring them back to life and tie dye them!
Unleash your creative and sustainable side, and save your clothes from the trash can! Refreshments will be provided.

Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle!

An informational bulletin with 8 ways to live more sustainably, such as: using reusable bottles and containers, unplugging appliances when not in use, taking shorter showers, maximizing productivity during daylight hours, riding bikes/public transportation, and, of course, recycling.

Stonehaven Saving the Ocean One Bag at a Time - 11/11/14 +

The ocean is a big and beautiful place and all the more reason to make sure it stays that way. Come help support sustainable living by trading in your plastic bags for an eco-friendly UCR customized reusable bag. Enjoy some healthy snacks and healthy habits as we save the ocean one bag at a time.

Mission Reusable - 10/28/14

Hi there! You are invited to come out to the Oban Poolhouse and learn how to be more eco-friendly from The Office of Sustainability. Now that California has become the first state to ban single-use plastic bags, you can come by and trade in plastic bags for a reusable drawstring bag or a reusable grocery bag. There will also be Pizza, drinks and a raffle for UCR Gear at the end of the program!

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle


Mon, Oct 20, 2014 1:00 PM

This is a program that will last all quarter and being sustainable is the main goal. This program is to encourage people to recycle their plastic bottles! One of the main motivator is that the residents will be able to see progress of their recycling because community goals will be created to buy things with the money accumulated.

E3E-The 3 R's "Recycle, Reuse, and Reduce" 10/16


Thu, Oct 16, 2014 7:00 PM

This program is used to help students learn about sustainability. The students will be divided into two groups and will be given a small recycling trash and a normal trash can. They will then see who puts the correct recycling items in the write trash can. There will also be donuts provided for the residents.



Sat, Oct 18, 2014 1:00 PM

Reuse Recycle and DECORATE! Finding affordable home decor can be impossible, so why not make your own. Come by the clubhouse to learn how to make your own Eco-friendly home art for your apartment to feel right at home.

Eco-Fair 2014!

This fair will seek to involve and enthuse residents about their impact on their surroundings by focusing on things like water conservation, reusing items that they would normally throw away, and even starting window gardens.

Sustainability Board

I'm focusing on sustainability education for the months of September and October. My board consists of mainly recycled materials that I've been collecting from residents over the past two weeks. The board consists of different facts about our carbon footprint, and ways in which each of us can improve on our consumption habbits

Recycle Flyer


Sat, Aug 16, 2014 7:00 AM

A flyer was made and posted to every fridge on move in day about what should be recycled and what should not be recycled.

Adopt A Plant


Fri, Jul 18, 2014 7:30 PM

Residents will get the chance to plant flowers or herbs in a recycled water bottle they decorated and learn the benefits of gardening.

Conserve and help the Planet! [PASSIVE]


Sun, Jun 08, 2014 12:00 PM

This program will teach residence about the affects of every day waste on the environment. This hopefully will encourage students to understand the larger social issues that effect each of us everyday.

Summer/Fall Volunteerships and Clothes Drive

Residents will learn about internships opportunities in Santa Cruz and how to research for positions in their hometowns. As well as donate clothing/items for the Santa Cruz Homeless Project.

Planting Party


Tue, May 20, 2014 2:00 PM

Small Scale Event #6