Category Archives: UCR

UCR Research Projects To Build Boomtown?

Let’s hope it happens sooner than later. Our neighborhood could use a boost in several areas, rental units not among them however. With the percentage of owner occupancy in the University Neighborhood at 35%,  some are saying we’re in a perfect position to attract more of those researchers who are likely to be found in their labs rather than in the classroom and off to Orange or LA County.

We have the perfect neighborhood to give “Live-Work” some vitality and flavor. After all, that’s how a lot of our neighborhood started – live work at UCR and March Field.  Here’s to the University Neighborhood Becoming Ground Zero for the next Silicon Valley.

Legally Poisoned

There’s a rule about losing weight that everyone who is successful, obeys. It’s called “if you track it, it moves”. In other words, if you don’t measure something, you won’t know if you’ve lost weight or not.

Our cost based risk assessment for chemicals contrasts with Europe where the focus is on health based risk assessment.

We get to experience the added costs and impacts from increased risk exposure  from products, processes or policies calculated to be cheaper to litigate than eliminate.

Europe insists products, processes and policies promote health outcomes based on health risk assessments. They also have better health outcomes in many categories.  Coincidence? Or do you really get what you measure for?

Sustainable UCR Celebrates Earth Day And Community Garden Milestone

Neighborhood invited to celebrate with Sustainable UCR at a low-key, acoustic concert to culminate our Earth Week events. The acoustic concert will be on Friday, April 23, from 5-8 PM at our community garden, called “The Growve” off of Watkins Drive.

The concert is called “Groove at the Growve” and there will be no amplified sound. Anyone from the neighborhood is welcome to attend, and it is free. (Anyone is also welcome to join our community garden or attend any of our Earth Week events, and they are all free). We don’t want to do anything that would upset the neighbors.Our goal is to create a sense of community, where everyone feels empowered to change the world.

You can check out http://sustainableucr.webs.com for Earth Week events.Included are several workshops on composting, energy conservation, sustainABLE living, and a food systems workshop, as well as tree planting, and other interactive demonstrations.
Please contact sustainableucr.org@gmail.com if you have questions.

In the meantime, let’s celebrate the milestone of creating a wonderful community asset in just over one year.  Very inspiring!