INSTITUTE OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY
Moving Science to Action
Launching global environmental solutions from urban Los Angeles
‘Earth Focus’ episode explores environmental and human costs of coal mining in South Africa
UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability is proud to announce the 2020 finalists for the Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award, as chosen by a committee of 12 faculty members.
Atmospheric moisture decreased by a third in California and Nevada, study finds
Join us for a live stream for the 2021 annual GreenShorts Award Ceremony where we will celebrate wining short environmental films created by Southern California and Louisiana high school students. …
USGBC-LA is hosting this event to bring together the sustainability, green building, and fire prevention communities to jointly address wildfire resilience across California. The event will begin with virtual tours…
A Diverse, Practice-Based Education
This innovative, dual-component program offers both breadth and depth through a solid foundation in natural science and a focus on understanding environmental issues across earth, atmospheric, life, and social sciences.
The program pairs teams of five to seven students with a faculty member or other environmental expert. Then it connects them with clients ranging from the Natural Resources Defense Council to Taylor Guitars.
Generating Knowledge & Providing Solutions
We leverage connections and partnerships throughout the UCLA network to focus teams of diverse talents on today’s most urgent problems.
The Human Right To Water In Poor Communities of Color: Southern Los Angeles County
In this project, Dr. Kelly Kay and Andrea Furnaro focus on the phase-out of longstanding fossil fuel infrastructure as part of the Los Angeles Green New Deal plan. While other…
The Center for Climate Science is using climate, vegetation, and fire observations and models to answer critical questions for California's future: Under climate change, what will happen to forests? How will fire risk change? How will climate, forest, and fire changes interact with and exacerbate one another — and what can we do to prepare?
Heat Resilient L.A. will over the next two years determine where and when people moving around the city are most vulnerable to the effects of extreme heat — a problem being caused by climate change — and assess which communities most need cooling interventions.
State funding cannot cover everything we want to accomplish – we rely on endowments, grants and philanthropic gifts to make up the difference. These additional funds go to the programs, projects and outreach that would otherwise languish. We are immensely grateful for this support.