INSTITUTE OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY

Moving Science to Action

Launching global environmental solutions from urban Los Angeles

MAGAZINE

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...

EDUCATION

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.

RESEARCH

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.

Bird Genoscape Project

The Center for Tropical Research recently launched the Bird Genoscape Project, an effort to map the population-specific migratory routes of 100 species of migratory songbirds by harnessing the power of genomics.

Sierra Nevada

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.