INSTITUTE OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY
Moving Science to Action
Launching global environmental solutions from urban Los Angeles
Greening your grocery cart
Unfortunately, foods don’t report the amount of emissions associated with them on labels. It would be great if they did—we could easily turn basic shopping decisions into a net positive for the planet. With some choices, of course, the differences are small. But in other cases, potential CO2 reductions can be substantial. And occasionally the difference...
New center raises everyone’s voices for environmental science
Fueled by her experiences, Aradhna Tripati has helped create the Center for Diverse Leadership in Science, which will provide opportunities for underrepresented minorities.
Pritzker Genius Award aims to spark environmental breakthroughs
The first major environmental award to target the under-40 crowd hopes to invest in novel solutions for the planet.
Research Talk: California’s Climate Future
When it comes to water, the Sierra Nevada has always been a feast-or-famine environment. As global temperatures climb with human emissions of greenhouse gases, how will this change? What is the future of the Sierra Nevada, and what does it mean for us?
Environmental Science Practicum 2016-2017 Final Presentations
The Practicum partners undergraduate students with businesses, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations to conceive and deliver science-based solutions to challenging environmental problems in Southern California and beyond. The Institute of the Environment and Sustainability cordially invites you to join us in supporting the incredible work of our students and the lasting effect their research can have...
Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award
“The Emerging Environmental Genius Award is an early investment in our future, giving today’s top young minds the community and financial support that will take their ideas to the next level.” – Tony Pritzker
Climate Change in the Sierra Nevada
Using an innovative technique to produce high-resolution future climate projections, our team is answering key questions about the fate of the Sierra Nevada snowpack, a critical natural resource that not only supports an iconic ecosystem but also provides freshwater to millions of Californians.