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hermosa beach carbon neutral scoping plan

Hermosa Beach Carbon Neutral Scoping Plan

As part of a broader effort to become a more livable, sustainable beach city, in 2010, the City of Hermosa Beach City Council set a goal achieving “carbon neutrality” for all city operations.  The UCLA Environmental Science Practicum worked with the City not only to define what carbon neutrality would mean for Hermosa Beach, but...

zero waste pauley pavilion

Zero Waste Pauley Pavilion

The Zero Waste Pauley Pavilion Team worked on making Pauley Pavilion, UCLA’s indoor sports arena, a zero-waste facility, ensuring that all waste is either composted, recycled, or re-purposed. The team conducted  waste audits at Dance Marathon to gauge waste disposal habits in order to make appropriate recommendations to UCLA Recreation. The team also formulated a Green Events...

asucla sustainability

ASUCLA Sustainability

The 2013 ASUCLA team worked to educate students on proper waste disposal practices, particularly with respect to recycling. Through extensive surveying, waste audits, student feedback, meetings with Athens Services and more, the team gathered data about the effectiveness of various waste disposal signs displayed in ASUCLA eateries, the campus climate regarding trash sorting, and the necessity for composting infrastructure...

space utilization

Space Utilization

The team researched patterns of student space-use, functional needs, and student preference of spaces to discover how spaces should be created for students. It was done through a student survey, a video interviewing students about space and a map we had participants create at UCLA’s Earth Day Fair. The team also analyzed campus space efficiency in terms of multi-functionality (amenities and...

zero waste pauley

Zero Waste Pauley

The 2013 Zero Waste Team worked to plan a smooth and effective transition for Pauley Pavilion into a zero-waste facility. With the ultimate goal of complete waste diversion at all events by the end of the year, the team spent the majority of winter quarter researching if, and how, it would be possible. Much of the...