INSTITUTE OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY
Moving Science to Action
Launching global environmental solutions from urban Los Angeles
A conversation with the Pritzker Genius Award winner
We don’t have the liberty to wait 100 years for that. We need decisive action now, and that means supporting and promoting the top young environmental minds and ideas. Dan Hammer, recipient of the 2017 Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award, is the perfect example of the kind of dedication and ingenuity reaching that goal will...
Genetic research reveals impact of the 101 Freeway on Los Angeles wildlife
The roadway and climate change are among the challenges facing animals in the Santa Monica mountains
A Climate Series for the Ages
This fall, the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, in collaboration with UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, has designed a new kind of climate series: a four-night conversation between the L.A. community and some of the world’s experts on all things climate. DATES: October 5 – Climate Change Cliff Notes October 19 – Earth and...
The 2017 Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award Ceremony
There were originally supposed to be five finalists, but a strong class of candidates led the executive committee to include an extra contestant. On November 8, one of the them will get $100,000 to take their work further. The Pritzker Award aims to recognize an environmental leader, under the age of 40, who is on the verge of making...
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.