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The Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability research on transportation demand management

The Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability sponsored three student interns to research transportation demand management (TDM) ordinances for implementation of the first ever County Sustainability plan. The students presented their research to the Los Angeles County Sustainability Office last month and highlighted how carpooling, alternate transportation, and informing citizens of travel options...


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Stephanie Pincetl in Daily Bruin: LA County and UCLA could face similar obstacles in plans to go carbon neutral

Phasing out fossil fuels in LA County will be challenging for several reasons, one of which is the county’s historical legacy of oil drilling, said Stephanie Pincetl, professor-in-residence at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, whose research was used to develop the plan.


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Stephanie Pincetl in L.A. Times: Here’s how city dwellers can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and limit global warming

That can be a challenge, since many people want to keep up with ever-changing trends, said Stephanie Pincetl, director of the California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA, who was not involved in the report. Pincetl recommends buying high-quality items that will last a long time. “It sounds like deprivation, but it’s also a way...


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Evaluating Landscape Effects of Turf Replacement

Erik Porse and Stephanie Pincetl of UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability work with Diane Pataki, professor in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Utah and Tom Gillepsie, professor in the School of Geography at UCLA, to investigate the effects of turf replacement. Link to Full Article | Link to Blog...


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Climate Change could lead to Blackouts in Los Angeles

In this radio story, Stephanie Pincetl of the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability spoke with Yale Climate Connections about extreme heat and how it may affect the grid in L.A..