Projects

Assessment of Food Waste Behaviors in UCLA Residential Restaurants

Our team wants to decrease food waste in UCLA dining establishments by educating students and staff on current food waste issues on campus and how to change current food waste levels. Our motive for doing so is to try to change the mindset regarding food waste with the main issue being that it is on...

Eat Your Water by Sam Swartz

Although the last year brought much needed rainfall, California is still facing a long-term drought. In many parts of the state, crops and farmland remain under stress and the state’s agricultural economy is still under threat. One of the most egregious wasters of water is the beef industry, which not only takes valuable water from...

CCEP

Food Eco-labels

Our research seeks to understand how emotions play a role in the purchasing of green products.  We considered four eco-labels that are found on meat products, and paired them with different visual stimuli to see how consumers’ willingness to purchase these products changed.  Each of the labels offers different human and environmental health benefits, ranging...

Increasing the Beneficial use of Organic Waste in California

Background California’s dairy industry has a long and rich history.  It stands today as the largest dairy state with some of the most unique laws and regulations in the country. Our project aims to provide more clear information on sustainable dairy farm processes, advocacy and policy. Policy, climate, culture and size all contribute to the...

Communications

We amplify the voices of diverse environmental scientists. Our Center members engage in media communication, and in discussions of climate change and environmental issues with various sectors.