Projects

An Institutional Guideline for Ecologically Sound and Aesthetic Landscaping

The Biodiversity and Landscaping Team is a group dedicated to enhancing the ecology of the UCLA campus. We believe that being ecologically sound and aesthetically pleasing are not mutually exclusive. UCLA was once a biodiversity hotspot along with the rest of the LA Basin. With our project, we hope to formulate a policy that the university can implement that...

Assessing Impacts of Education on Food Waste Behaviors at UCLA Dining Halls

Our sustainability project is motivated by the belief that students’ lack of awareness on food waste is a major driver of excessive food waste at UCLA. Our stakeholder, Charles Wilcots, wants us to address this issue by furthering the research of previous SAR teams while still making our research differentiable and unique. Thus, our team...

Assessment and Revitalization of the Boneyard at Sage Hill for Mixed Use Purposes

The Boneyard at Sagehill The Urban Nature Laboratory team will be focusing on three main objectives this year. Firstly, we will be conducting research and reaching out to other institutions and facilities to develop improvement and management strategies for the Sagehill/Boneyard site. Secondly, we will conduct surveys and interviews of targeted faculty members, staff, and students to gauge how...