A UCLA student-initiated, student-led organization exemplifying sustainability in the 21st century. 

Sustainability Action Research (SAR) is a student-initiated, student-designed, and student-facilitated research program offered through the Institute of the Environment & Sustainability (IoES). In the winter and spring quarters of each academic year, students on Sustainability Action Research Teams are partnered with a campus stakeholder to research, rethink, investigate, and tackle UCLA’s greatest sustainability issues.

Become a leader and make a difference.

Sustainability Action Research Leaders have the opportunity to:

  • Design sustainability projects and implement actionable solutions on campus.
  • Work towards sustainability goals for UCLA.
  • Establish unique relationships with UCLA faculty, staff, and fellow students who are passionate about human and environmental challenges.
  • Develop leadership skills in an applied and professional setting.

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Action Research was the perfect opportunity for me to apply everything that I learned in the classroom to a real life context. Just like in my work today, I needed to hone my communication skills and creativity to find solutions for my stakeholder.
Kyle Graycar


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Meet the SAR Green Games Team! The Green Games team aims to create green event guides for all of athletics. Last week, the team assisted with organizing a Zero Waste basketball game for the Pac-12 Zero Waste challenge, and conducted a waste audit to better understand game attendees' waste habits. You can read more about the event on the team’s student blog at: https://www.ioes.ucla.edu/…/green-games-blog-post-february…/ For more exciting updates on the Green Games Team’s progress over the next two quarters, be sure to visit their team page at: https://www.ioes.ucla.edu/project/sar-green-games-team/ To learn about our other SAR Teams and their progress, you can find all of our work and SAR student blog posts on the IoES Sustainability Action Research website. Our Work: https://www.ioes.ucla.edu/sar/our-work/ Our Student Blog Posts: https://www.ioes.ucla.edu/sar/news-and-events/

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