As UCLA continues to develop its Sustainability Master Plan and determine what sustainability initiatives and programs would be most beneficial for UCLA students. As sustainability grows on campus, the university must create initiatives that take into account communities that traditionally feel excluded from sustainability. This SAR team is researching the intersection of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) and sustainability within the UCLA community through interviews and focus groups. Building upon last year’s EDI team’s findings, this year’s team will be focusing on the exclusion of multiple marginalized identities in sustainability, financial barriers preventing individuals from accessing sustainable products, & more. Based on the research, the team will be creating a manual for sustainability organizations and beyond, illustrating how to recruit, educate, and plan events or initiatives promoting EDI for and with students.
Stakeholder: Brittany Pannell (Community Director, Undergraduate Apartments North)
Members (Left to Right, Top to Bottom): Nancy Nan (she/her), Ananya Masnaruemitr (she/her), Gladys Nava-Jacobo (she/her), Lilly Mitchell (she/her), Shailah Arreola-Bittner (she/they), Priscilla Velez (she/her)