Events

Lecture Series

Desalination: Should salt water play a role in our sustainable future?

A PROCON.org & Santa Monica Pier event

8.20.2018

Sixty percent of L.A.County’s water comes from hundreds of miles away. Obtaining and transporting trillions of gallons each year requires a lot of energy and puts enormous strain on ecosystems and human communities upstream. Meanwhile, climate change is about to up the ante. Almost two-thirds of the California’s fresh water comes from the Sierra Nevada,...


Special Event

Does environmentalism need to make peace with capitalism?

A Zocalo & UCLA Anderson event. Moderated by Warren Olney, Host, KCRW’s “To the Point”

7.11.2018

Some see markets and corporations as obstacles to saving the planet, while others seek to weaken the capitalist system through government regulation, litigation, and appeals to the public to limit consumption. But so far, curbs on capitalism have had limited success in mitigating climate change, or producing transformational reversals of environmental damage. How can you...


Special Event

99% Preservation and 1% Densification

A Case for Urban Density along the Wilshire Corridor

6.27.2018

The plan accommodates the city’s anticipated population increase—1.5 million people by 2050—by densifying less than one percent of its land. Comparing Wilshire Boulevard to major streets in other global metropolises, including Barcelona’s Avenida Diagonal and New York’s Broadway, they model real-world responses to growth and transformation that offer more sustainable strategies for Los Angeles. Moderated...

OTHER EVENTS

11.14.2018

The 2018 Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award Ceremony

 The Pritzker Award aims to recognize an environmental leader, under the age of 40, who is on the verge of making lasting change in the field of environmental sustainability. The winner will be chosen by a panel of judges that includes news commentator and author Van Jones, philanthropists Wendy Schmidt and Nicolas Berggruen, and Kathryn...


8.20.2018

Desalination: Should salt water play a role in our sustainable future?

Sixty percent of L.A.County’s water comes from hundreds of miles away. Obtaining and transporting trillions of gallons each year requires a lot of energy and puts enormous strain on ecosystems and human communities upstream. Meanwhile, climate change is about to up the ante. Almost two-thirds of the California’s fresh water comes from the Sierra Nevada,...


8.16.2018

Green Bundle

Thursday, August 16 7:30-8:30pm conversation  8:30-9:30pm reception La Kretz Garden Pavilion  UCLA Botanical Gardens   Join UCLA environmental economist Magali A. Delmas, writer David Colgan, Environmental Media Association President & CEO Debbie Levin and Elizabeth Drake of Fetzer Vineyards as we dive into specific ways companies can use the The Green Bundle’s strategies to reach a vast, largely untapped consumer market. Actor and activist Olesya...


7.11.2018

Does environmentalism need to make peace with capitalism?

Some see markets and corporations as obstacles to saving the planet, while others seek to weaken the capitalist system through government regulation, litigation, and appeals to the public to limit consumption. But so far, curbs on capitalism have had limited success in mitigating climate change, or producing transformational reversals of environmental damage. How can you...


6.27.2018

99% Preservation and 1% Densification

The plan accommodates the city’s anticipated population increase—1.5 million people by 2050—by densifying less than one percent of its land. Comparing Wilshire Boulevard to major streets in other global metropolises, including Barcelona’s Avenida Diagonal and New York’s Broadway, they model real-world responses to growth and transformation that offer more sustainable strategies for Los Angeles. Moderated...


6.14.2018

Yasuni Man Film Screening

Following the movie screening, CTR Director, Thomas Smith will be joining the panel discussion with movement leaders on the impacts of oil drilling on rainforest biodiversity and indigenous peoples, as well as its connection to fossil fuel-polluted communities and climate chaos in California and beyond. Panelists Leila Salazar-López, Executive Director of Amazon Watch  Ryan Patrick...