Projects

SAR Food Justice and Basic Needs Team

Pictured above, left to right: Maninder Kaur, Jasmine Summers- Evans, Rosemary Wallace, Diana Nguyen (Team Leader), Alicia Kwan (Team Leader), Melinda McMonigle, and Fiona Zhang   Increasing Student Accessibility to UCLA’s Basic Needs Resources   Project Description: Our project aims to help UCLA students gain access to the basic needs resources they may need. UCLA offers a wide array...

SAR Transportation Team

Pictured above, left to right: Kyle Willenborg, Anna Weir, Brooke Shimasaki (Team Leader), Natalie Gonzalez, and Madeline Jordan (Team Leader)   Assessing Emerging Active Transportation Options at UCLA   Project Description:   Electric scooters are one of the newest forms of sustainable transportation at UCLA. While they allow students to move efficiently on and around...

SAR University Apartments Waste Diversion Team

Pictured above, left to right: Emma Stanfield (Team Leader), Maia Rodriguez-Choi, Caroline Schreck, and Elizabeth Popescu. Not pictured: Zachary Devereux (Team Leader) and Cali Ngyuen.     Rethinking Trash: Understanding the Value of Food Waste   Project Description: The goal of this project is to successfully implement a composting system in University Apartments of UCLA’s campus. We will...

SAR Zero Waste Team

Pictured above, left to right: Gustav Fiere, Elizabeth Tanner, Natasha Oviedo (Team Leader), Kate Zeile, and Malcolm Au (Team Leader)     Zero-Waste at Young Research Library: Effectiveness of Educational and Outreach Methods at Increasing Waste Diversion   Project Description:  The Zero-Waste SAR team will be conducting a research project on the use of educational signage and outreach...

green purchasing team

Evaluating Sustainable Cleaning Products Purchased by UCLA Facilities Management

The 2018 SAR Sustainable Purchasing team will evaluate new green cleaning products to replace the cleaning products currently used by UCLA Facilities Management. We will research the effectiveness and safety of these products by researching online databases and conducting our own tests. From those results, we will analyze which green products are most sustainable, safe, and cost-effective, and recommend...

hospital team

Implementing Sustainable Supply Chain Initiatives Within UCLA Health

UCLA Health has committed long-term to providing high-quality health care while protecting the health of the environment as well. A few of its current sustainability goals include diverting 50% of total waste by 2020, achieving a carbon-neutral system by 2025, and attaining LEED Silver certification for all new buildings. To help further UCLA Health’s sustainability...