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UC Irvine Global Sustainability Resource Center

 415 Aldrich Hall
 Irvine, CA 92697
[P] (949) 824 x 5263
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http://sustainability.uci.edu/studentinvolvement/gsrc/
http://sustainability.uci.edu/
[email protected]
Rachel Harvey
FOUNDED: 1965
INCORPORATED: 1967
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Organization DBA UC Irvine
University of California, Irvine
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Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 95-2540117 --

Summary


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Mission StatementMORE »

The Global Sustainability Resource Center (GSRC) at UC Irvine unleashes youth leadership for community resilience to a changing climate and cultivates a campus culture of sustainability. This pursuit informs our students’ academics, career choices, and ways of life. As the University of California steps up as a global force for climate action, GSRC enables UC Irvine students to shape this legacy. 

Mission Statement

The Global Sustainability Resource Center (GSRC) at UC Irvine unleashes youth leadership for community resilience to a changing climate and cultivates a campus culture of sustainability. This pursuit informs our students’ academics, career choices, and ways of life. As the University of California steps up as a global force for climate action, GSRC enables UC Irvine students to shape this legacy. 


FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2018
Projected Expenses $224,987.00
Projected Revenue $241,212.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Training
  • Campus as a Living Lab Pathway
  • Global Engagement & Immersion Pathway

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Overview


Mission Statement

The Global Sustainability Resource Center (GSRC) at UC Irvine unleashes youth leadership for community resilience to a changing climate and cultivates a campus culture of sustainability. This pursuit informs our students’ academics, career choices, and ways of life. As the University of California steps up as a global force for climate action, GSRC enables UC Irvine students to shape this legacy. 


Background Statement

GSRC is a hub for students, providing resources, education, and programming to forward environmental balance, economic vitality, and social equity. Students, as well as campus and community partners, are invited to share a platform from which to address the root causes of ecological imbalance, deepen understandings of the interdependence of all life, and engage in the challenges and solutions of sustainability in a campus, community, and global context.

Our student and staff team co-create actions with campus and community partners that build skills and experience along three sustainability pathways further described in the "programs" tab:


·      Training

·      Campus as a Living Laboratory

·      Global Engagement and Immersion

 

First incubated by former UC Irvine Environment Institute, the Resource Center is now supported by a partnership among the Office of the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, Division of Undergraduate Education, UCI Community Resilience Projects, and student-led organizations. A key partner, Student Housing, extends our programming explicitly into the student residential experience. 

Impact Statement

2016-17 Accomplishments:

·      Expanding the sustainability leadership institutes on our campus, including the development and implementation of an advanced level sustainability leadership training. This advanced training provides student and community sustainability leaders the skills for transformation, systems thinking, community visioning, and action planning.

Bringing our sustainability leadership institutes to the top food and climate student fellows from all ten UC campuses

Training a cohort of 15 student Earth Representatives (EarthReps) who become sustainability ambassadors in student housing. The program aims to train emerging young leaders, expand campus awareness of sustainability, and build community among students, staff, and faculty. 

In addition to EarthReps, providing and facilitating 30 student internships and fellowships across sustainability topics, including energy efficiency, zero waste, food security and environmental justice.

Sponsoring sustainability-themed student housing residence halls across campus to engage sustainability, social justice, and global peace.

Providing 16 UCI students the opportunity to experience a global sustainability and cultural immersion program in Costa Rica, leading to an increased cultural competence and global leadership development. 

Co-developing the Community Resilience Co-Lab, an experimental co-curricular education response to the enduring and intersecting crises of environmental, racial, and social injustice.

2017-2018 Goals:

·      Deepening nascent partnerships between our UCI student trainers and youth environmental and social justice initiatives in Santa Ana, Borrego Springs, and Tijuana

·      Expanding the UCI Garden Project through programs that link our urban gardens to student and community organizations addressing food insecurity.

·      Training faculty and staff trainers at all 10 UC campuses in our sustainability leadership institute model

·      Scaling GSRC’s programs to fit the co-curricular programming needs of UCI’s on campus Student Housing, including increasing need for programming focused on social equity and environmental justices


Needs Statement

·      Summer Fellowships for Community Scholars ($5,000 per student or community partner; 10 fellowships sought)

·      Paid 3-Quarter-Long Student Internships ($4,000 per intern, 3 internships sought)

·      Scholarship sponsorship for Sustainability Leadership Institutes ($500 per student or community partner; 40 sponsorships sought)

 ·      Scholarship sponsorship for community engaged research ($100 per student or community partner; 20 sponsorships sought)

·      GSRC Program Coordinator match ($48,000 per Program Coordinator)

·      UCI Garden Project Expansion Support ($3,000 per garden; support for 2 gardens sought)

·      Sponsorship for UCI Costa Rica Program ($55,000 per program, $2,500 per student)


CEO Statement

Thank you for visiting our profile.

 

The Global Sustainability Resource Center (GSRC) is a project of the UC Irvine Community Resilience Projects. The GSRC unleashes youth leadership for community resilience to a changing climate and cultivates a campus culture of sustainability. This pursuit informs our students’ academics, career choices, and ways of life. As the University of California steps up as a global force for climate action, GSRC enables UC Irvine students to shape this legacy.

 

The GSRC is a hub for students, providing resources, education, and programming to forward environmental balance, economic vitality, and social equity. Through the Center, students, as well as campus and community partners, are invited to share a platform from which to address the root causes of ecological imbalance, deepen understandings of the interdependence of all life, and engage in the challenges and solutions of sustainability in a campus, community, and global context.

 

We are uniquely situated at UC Irvine and in Orange County to do this work: UCI is recognized as top in the United States for campus sustainability, and has partnered throughout Orange County over time to help shape our communities’ overall environmental sustainability. The Resource Center bridges students and community members to this legacy by bringing together the campus’s sustainability scholarship with community engagement. We invite you to explore our programs through this profile and to join us in this learning journey. For us, scholars and communities together lead the sustainability shift.

 

Abby Reyes

Director

UC Irvine Community Resilience Projects


Board Chair Statement

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Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

To make a gift by phone or email: please call Abby Reyes, Director, UCI Community Resilience Projects, at 949-824-2489 or at [email protected] send a check: please mail check made out to UCI Global Sustainability Resource Center and send to: Abby Reyes, Community Resilience Projects, 415 Aldrich Hall Irvine, CA 92697-1000 To volunteer or offer in kind support: please call or email Abby Reyes, Director, UCI Community Resilience Projects, at 949-824-2489 or at [email protected] Thank you.

Geographic Area Served

Central Orange County
West Orange County
South Orange County
North Orange County
In addition to serving the Orange County communities, our programs also serve South San Diego, Tijuana, Borrego Springs, Salton Sea, UC students across California, and tribal communities throughout Southern California.

Organization Categories

  1. Environment - Environmental Education
  2. Youth Development - Youth Development Programs
  3. Community Improvement, Capacity Building - Community & Neighbourhood Development

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Programs


Training

The GSRC Training Pathway sits at the core of the Center's entire approach. Students are invited to build leadership skills while learning about sustainability on the UCI campus and around the world.

We seek deep and lasting fundamental change in our current systems and cultures towards sustainability and social justice. By teaching and modeling tools and practices of transformation, these programs aim to accelerate the shift to life-sustaining and just societies.We teach tools for systems thinking, community visioning, and action planning. These tools are foundational for discerning right action.When students are ready to act, we also teach basic organizing tools like grant writing, media, campaigns, and facilitation.When students are ready to teach, we train them to be the trainers. We draw upon many modalities the engage trainees at the levels of hearts and minds, behavior, and systems. Please see Additional Documents tab for more information about our Sustainability Leadership Institutes.

Budget  $70,000.00
Category  Environment, General/Other Environmental Education
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Adults
Program Short-Term Success  o
Program Long-Term Success  o
Program Success Monitored By 

Abby Reyes, Director, UCI Community Resilience Projects

Examples of Program Success  o

Campus as a Living Lab Pathway

The purpose of the campus as a living lab pathway is to provide students with practical experience, training, and exposure to a range of projects that increase the sustainability of our campus's physical operations and systems. The desired outcome is for students to know how to use their hands and conduct applied research to meet actual needs. Current programs include:

The Campus as a Living Lab (CLL) Internship. This program is coordinated by UCI's Center for Environmental Biology. The GSRC and Housing serve as intern placement locations. The internship provides students the opportunity to learn through applied research and exposure to a range of projects contributing to the overall sustainability of UCI’s physical operations and systems while earning course credit.
 
Energize Colleges Internships. The UCI Global Sustainability Resource Center is partnering with Strategic Energy Innovations (SEI) to bring the Energize Colleges program to campus. Energize Colleges includes opportunities for UCI faculty, staff, students, and community members to get involved to build our campus’ internship program in the areas of campus energy management, energy justice, and clean energy enterprise.
 
Sustainability Themed Student Housing. A number of residential theme houses engage the topics of sustainability, social justice, and global peace.
 
The Garden Project. During 2015-17, the UC Irvine Garden Project helped to create a vibrant, coordinated garden community at UC Irvine. The project worked with the six UC Irvine-based community gardens as laboratories for hands-on sustainability education, student professional development, community engagement, and research on creating sustainable communities. GSRC now engages this project as a participant in the group led by the ASUCI Garden Commission together with Arroyo Vista Housing and the FRESH Hub.
 
Budget  $60,000.00
Category  Environment, General/Other Environment, General/Other
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Adults
Program Short-Term Success  o
Program Long-Term Success  o
Program Success Monitored By  Abby Reyes, Director, UCI Community Resilience Projects
Examples of Program Success  o

Global Engagement & Immersion Pathway

The purpose of the global engagement and immersion pathway is to provide students and youth counterparts in partner communities with practical experience, training, and exposure to activities that strengthen the critical lens on a local-global solidarity and deepen their understanding of the interdependence of all life. The desired outcome is for our young people to move with interpersonal agility, compassion, and equity-oriented systems thinking in any setting in which they are bridging across traditional boundaries (cultural, political, national, sectoral, disciplinary). Global Community Partners. GSRC is partnering with community-based non-profit organizations to provide training, programs, and global immersion. The Summer Institute for Sustainability Leadership (SISL) Level III provides student sustainability leaders interested in international development with a unique south-north learning experience that helps to awaken and develop a critical lens on local-global solidarity and deepen understanding of the interdependence of all life. Guatemala Summer Session: Through UCI's new Community and Planetary Health and Sustainability program in Guatemala (expected Summer 2017), UCI has joined together with SERES to offer a transformational learning opportunity that allows students to make progress towards their degree as well as develop the practical experience that will help them step forward into a career of lifelong learning and leadership. Foodscapes Program. SERES Global partners with international eco-chef Roger Feely from Soul Cocina in San Francisco to run sustainability education programs focused on health, nutrition and Real Food.
Budget  $60,000.00
Category  Environment, General/Other Environmental Education
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Adults
Program Short-Term Success  o
Program Long-Term Success  o
Program Success Monitored By  Abby Reyes, Director, Sustainability Initiative
Examples of Program Success  o

Management


CEO/Executive Director Ms. Abigail Reyes
CEO Term Start May 2013
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience
Abby Reyes directs the UCI Community Resilience Projects in the Office of Sustainability at the University of California, Irvine. The projects create human infrastructure through which climate and sustainability solutions foster and reflect participation and leadership of underrepresented communities in our university and beyond. From 2013-2016, Abby directed the UCI Sustainability Initiative and was a co-Principal Investigator of the FloodRISE project, leading the Research Integration and Impact Team. She co-chaired the Faculty Engagement and Education Working Group of the UC Global Climate Leadership Council and oversees UCI’s Global Sustainability Resource Center. She has provided facilitation and design services for the UC-CSU Knowledge Action Network on Transformative Climate and Sustainability Education, UCI Salton Sea Initiative, UCI OCEANS, Research Justice Learning Community, Nexus 2014, the Borrego Stewardship Council, and is the lead trainer for UC climate and food fellows in transformative sustainability leadership. She has also facilitated advocacy and research collaboration with indigenous communities in California, Colombia, and the Philippines, and contributed to landmark international human rights and environmental cases in domestic federal courts.

Reyes completed her undergraduate degree at Stanford and JD at UC Berkeley Law. She clerked for the Honorable Richard A. Paez on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and co-chairs the board of directors of EarthRights International. She is a partner in the National Association of Climate Resilience Planners and an ambassador for the Pollination Project.  Reyes received UC Irvine’s 2015 Excellence in Leadership Award and a 2016 California Higher Education Sustainability Best Practices Award. She has a TEDx talk on How to Come Home.

http://communityresilience.uci.edu/abigail-reyes/

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 1
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 50
Number of Contract Staff 2
Staff Retention Rate % 100%
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 2
Hispanic/Latino: --
Native American/American Indian: --
Other: --
Other (if specified): Filipina American
Gender Female: 2
Male: --
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Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers N/A
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies And Procedures Under Development
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy --
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy --

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? --
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Bi-Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Semi-Annually

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Governance


Board Chair Ms. Julie Hill
Board Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Chair Term June 2017 - July 2020
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Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mr. Richard Ackerman Community volunteer --
Mr. Amer Boukai Community volunteer --
Mr. Richard Bridgford Esq Community volunteer --
Ms. Jane Buchan PhD Community volunteer --
Mr. Paul Butterworth Community volunteer --
Mr. Bruce Cahill Community volunteer --
Mr. Hazem Chehabi MD Community volunteer --
Mrs. Salma Chehabi Community volunteer --
Mr. D. Robinson Cluck Community volunteer --
Mr. Joseph Dunn Community volunteer --
Lucy Dunn Community Volunteer --
Mr. John Evans Community volunteer --
Mr. Douglas Freeman Community volunteer --
Mr. Edwin Fuller Community volunteer --
Mr. John Gerace Community volunteer --
Mr. Emile Haddad Community volunteer --
Ms. Julie Hill Community volunteer --
Mr. Gary Hunt Community volunteer --
Mr. Frank Jao Community volunteer --
Mr. Steeve Kay Community volunteer --
Mr. Mark Kehke Community volunteer --
Mr. Jack Langson Community volunteer --
Ms. Shanaz Langson Community volunteer --
Mr. Mohannad Malas Community volunteer --
Mr. James Mazzo Community volunteer --
Mr. Paul Merage Community volunteer --
Mr. Michael Mussallem Community volunteer --
Mr. Dennis Nguyen Community volunteer --
Ms. Stacey Nicholas Community volunteer --
Mr. Thomas Nielsen Community volunteer --
Mr. James Peterson Community volunteer --
Mr. William Podlich Community volunteer --
Mr. Kenneth Rohl Community volunteer --
Mrs. Cheryll Ruszat Community volunteer --
Mr. Richard Ruszat Community volunteer --
Mr. Michael Schulman Community volunteer --
Mr. Gary Singer Esq Community volunteer --
Mr. Ted Smith Community volunteer --
Mr. Timothy Strader Sr. Community volunteer --
Ms. Marilyn Sutton PhD Community volunteer --
Mr. James Swinden Community volunteer --
Mr. David Tsoong MD Community volunteer --
Mr. Dean Yoost Community volunteer --
Mr. Thomas Yuen Community volunteer --

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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 6
Caucasian: 33
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 7
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 7
Male: 39
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 70%
Written Board Selection Criteria --
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 0%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 0%
Board Orientation --

CEO Comments

In addition to the UCI Foundation Board described here, UCI Community Resilience Projects benefits from oversight by an executive committee comprised of faculty members from five academic schools.  The Global Sustainability Resource Center, which is a project of UCI Community Resilience Projects, similarly benefits from an advisory group comprised of faculty, staff, students, and community partners.

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Financials


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Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

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Total Revenue $130,959 -- --
Total Expenses $120,484 -- --

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Individual Contributions $28,500 -- --
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Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- --
Membership Dues -- -- --
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Revenue In-Kind $26,371 -- --
Other $76,088 -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

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Program Expense $99,721 -- --
Administration Expense $20,761 -- --
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Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.09 -- --
Program Expense/Total Expenses 83% -- --
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% -- --

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

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CEO Comments

This organization is part of the University of California, Irvine, and a fiscally-sponsored program of the University of California, Irvine Foundation. The posted audits and 990s reflect the UCI Foundation's operations.

Foundation Comments

This organization is part of the University of California, Irvine, and a fiscally-sponsored program of the University of California, Irvine Foundation. The posted audits and 990s reflect the UCI Foundation's operations.  The The financial data provided in the charts and graphs for the reflects the center's financial history.

Documents


Other Documents

GSRC All Trainings Overview (2015)

No Other Documents currently available.