GreenShorts Award Ceremony
With GreenShorts, high school students get a chance to sit in the director’s chair and win cash prizes. The contest invites two-minute-or-less films to showcase ideas, commentary and vision for cities and the world. This year, students submitted one short film in five categories: Climate Heroes, Watertopia, No Justice No Green, You Are What You...
Climate Justice Forum
By hosting a Climate Justice Forum, the Environmentalists of Color Collective at UCLA hopes to accomplish three things: Raise awareness about the contributions that people of color have made to the environmental sustainability movement Reframe the definition and values of mainstream environmentalism to be more inclusive of all underrepresented communities Stimulate critical dialogue about environmental...
Water in the Middle East & Africa: A Nexus of Cooperation & Conflict
The severe water crises facing areas of the Middle East and Africa have significant implications for the health, welfare and security of the regions’ people. Today, issues related to water availability and quality – including food security, sanitation and health, and economic development – have become both more complex and critical to address in these...
Built Environment Sustainability Roundtables
Industry leaders will make brief presentations on their contributions to sustainability in the built environment. Participants will explore these topics further in small roundtable discussions with the presenters and UCLA faculty. Students will share their green paper research with attendees before and after. Featured speakers include: Jim Hanna, Director of Datacenter Sustainability, Microsoft Dave Pogue, Global...
Fossils as a Tool for Marine Restoration: Old Shells Provide New Insights For Santa Monica Bay
One of the great challenges in conservation biology is discovering ‘what was natural’ before human impacts. This problem is especially pressing in marine systems where biological monitoring and other records are brief or lacking. Dr. Susan Kidwell has been tackling this problem in our Southern California marine ecosystems by treating the shells acquired during marine...
KCET Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival (co-sponsored by LENS)
The second annual Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival will take place Sat., April 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Laemmle’s Monica Film Center in Santa Monica (1332 2nd St., Santa Monica, CA. 90401) in partnership with Laemmle’s Theatres. Open to the public, the event kicks off with a screening of environmental shorts from...