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6.5.2019

Food Justice and Basic Needs Blog Post: May 17, 2019

Recognizing and Celebrating a Year of Progress By: Alicia Kwan, Diana Ngyuen, Maninder Kaur, Jasmine Summers- Evans, Rosemary Wallace, Melinda McMonigle, and Fiona Zhang. As the end of spring quarter and our SAR program term become progressively near, our team has spent these past few weeks recognizing and celebrating all of the progress that has been made in...


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5.17.2019

Green Games Blog Post: May 17, 2019

  Contemplating Final Sustainability Templates By: Zachary Alter, Jacob Gerigk, Sarina Levin, Jonah Eisen, Amber Lam, and Kate Minden.      The Green Games Team has been hard at work in researching and developing best-fit templates for the facilities which host sporting events. Our team has run another audit this time at the Easton Softball...


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5.17.2019

Sustainable Purchasing Blog Post: May 17, 2019

  Diving Deeper and Communicating Clearly By: Ryan Hallman, Stephanie Hauschildt, Gabriel Hernandez, Corbin Kehrberg, Ayahna Mack, & Monica Portillo.   Currently, the Sustainable Purchasing team is diving deeper into the operations of UCLA’s licensees–the vendors of promotional products. Through an additional survey, with more specific questions regarding the licensees’ environmental impact and mitigation strategies,...


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5.10.2019

Zero Waste Blog Post: May 10, 2019

  Sorting Out the Confusion! By: Natasha Oviedo, Malcolm Au, Kate Zeile, Gustav Fiere, and Elizabeth Tanner.   For the past two weeks the Zero-Waste team has been tabling in front of the Young Research Library as part of our campaign to educate Charles E. Young Research Library users on how to properly dispose of...


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5.10.2019

Resilience Blog Post: May 10, 2019

    Meetings, More Meetings–and Meeting Our Deadline, Of Course! By:  Lea Le Rouzo, Nicholas Caton, Anh-Vy Pham, Sophia Bozone, Tory Coffin, and David Scolari.    This week, on Monday May 6th, the Resilience Team had its much anticipated task force meeting with a handful of key stakeholders in the Facilities Management building. Those selected to attend...


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5.10.2019

Food Justice and Basic Needs Blog Post: May 10, 2019

Playing Hard and Working Harder Before the End of the Quarter By: Alicia Kwan, Diana Ngyuen, Maninder Kaur, Jasmine Summers- Evans, Rosemary Wallace, Melinda McMonigle, and Fiona Zhang.   Over the weekend, one of our team members Rosemary organized a kayaking trip to Marina Del Rey. Those who went were able to see sea lions and pick up...


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5.10.2019

University Apartments Waste Diversion Blog Post: May 10, 2019

  A Lesson On How to Talk Trash™ By: Emma Stanfield, Zachary Devereux, Caroline Schreck, Maia Rodriguez-Choi, and Elizabeth Popescu.   For the past two weeks, the University Apartment Waste Diversion team has been working on putting together two big deliverables. The first is an implementation proposal that will lay out all the information and...


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5.2.2019

Sustainable Purchasing Blog Post: May 2, 2019

  The Follow Up By: Ryan Hallman, Stephanie Hauschildt, Gabriel Hernandez, Corbin Kehrberg, Ayahna Mack, & Monica Portillo.   On the 22 of April, the Sustainable Purchasing team celebrated Earth Day by participating in the Earth Day Fair. Our team had the honor of presenting the research we had accumulated and got a chance to...


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5.2.2019

Green Games Blog Post: May 2, 2019

  Serving Green Games Knowledge at Earth Day 2019 By: Zachary Alter, Jacob Gerigk, Sarina Levin, Jonah Eisen, Amber Lam, and Kate Minden.   The Green Games team had a successful day tabling at the Earth Day Fair event on April 22. In addition to getting 25 more responses on our survey, we had a...


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4.26.2019

Food Justice and Basic Needs Blog Post: April 26, 2019

  Food Justice and Basic Needs Team Makes Great Strides By: Alicia Kwan, Diana Ngyuen, Maninder Kaur, Jasmine Summers- Evans, Rosemary Wallace, Melinda McMonigle, and Fiona Zhang.   The month of April has certainly been a busy one for the Food Justice and Basic Needs team! Throughout Earth month we’ve made important strides in our research and can’t...


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4.26.2019

University Apartments Waste Diversion Blog Post: April 26, 2019

  Earth Day Survey UnEarths Attitudes Towards Compost By: Emma Stanfield, Zachary Devereux, Caroline Schreck, Maia Rodriguez-Choi, and Elizabeth Popescu.   This past Monday Sustainability Action Research’s University Apartment Waste Diversion Team tabled at the UCLA Earth Day Fair.  We had a great table with a sticker survey!  Our survey consisted of four questions that...


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4.26.2019

Zero Waste Blog Post: April 26, 2019

  Zero Waste Stays Posted at New Library Compost Bins!! By: Natasha Oviedo, Malcolm Au, Kate Zeile, Gustav Fiere, and Elizabeth Tanner.   This has been a very busy past few weeks for the Zero Waste Team! On Thursday, April 18, the Zero Waste Team spent the morning helping our stakeholder, Kikei Wong, and other...