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4.26.2019

Transportation Blog Post: April 26, 2019

  Birdin’ Away At Earth Day! By Brooke Shimasaki   This week our team tabled at the UCLA Earth Day Fair in Dickson Court. We all had a chance to talk with the campus community and discuss the various sustainable modes of transportation offered on and around UCLA. We had a fun mapping activity where...


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4.26.2019

Resilience Blog Post: April 26, 2019

  Resilience Preps for Big Talk with UCLA Staff and Chats with Students at Earth Day Fair By:  Lea Le Rouzo, Nicholas Caton, Anh-Vy Pham, Sophia Bozone, Tory Coffin, and David Scolari.    The Resilience Team has a lot gearing up now that it is the middle of the spring quarter. We have scheduled our first meeting...


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4.19.2019

Sustainable Purchasing Blog Post: April 19, 2019

Familiarization of Department and Licensee Sustainable Habits By: Ryan Hallman, Stephanie Hauschildt, Gabriel Hernandez, Corbin Kehrberg, Ayahna Mack, & Monica Portillo.   Our stakeholder Cynthia Holmes distributed both the Department and Licensee surveys we created to their respective parties over Spring Break. With the responses we received, we hoped to understand the sustainability related goals...


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4.19.2019

Green Games Blog Post: April 19, 2019

  Green Games Pins Down Student Athletes’ and Fans’ Interest in Making Sports More Sustainable By: Zachary Alter, Jacob Gerigk, Sarina Levin, Jonah Eisen, Amber Lam, and Kate Minden.   It’s a new quarter and the Green Games team is moving right along with it! As of this week, our student survey measuring interest in...


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4.19.2019

Food Justice and Basic Needs Blog Post: April 19, 2019

Food Justice and Basic Needs Feels Refreshed for Spring Quarter By: Alicia Kwan, Diana Ngyuen, Maninder Kaur, Jasmine Summers- Evans, Rosemary Wallace, Melinda McMonigle, and Fiona Zhang. These past two weeks have been a great start to the quarter for Food Justice and Basic Needs team. First, we met with our stakeholder, Chidera. We talked about our expectations...


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4.12.2019

University Apartments Waste Diversion Blog Post: April 12, 2019

  Reaching Out to Residents By: Emma Stanfield, Zachary Devereux, Caroline Schreck, Maia Rodriguez-Choi, and Elizabeth Popescu.   Towards the end of winter quarter, the University Apartment Waste Diversion team was able to conduct a waste audit in two distinct university apartments. These waste audits will serve as our ‘baseline’ audits because they delivered vital...


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4.12.2019

Zero Waste Blog Post: April 12, 2019

  Spring Installation: Compost Bins at YRL By: Natasha Oviedo, Malcolm Au, Kate Zeile, Gustav Fiere, and Elizabeth Tanner.   During our spring break, new compost and recycling bins were installed at YRL. The fifteen compost and fifteen recycling bins will make it possible for library users to easily recycle and compost the waste. Additionally,...


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4.12.2019

Transportation Blog Post: April 12, 2019

  UCLA’s Newest Invasive Dockless Species By Madeline Jordan   Wow, it’s the best time of the year and Spring quarter is already in full swing! At the end of last quarter the SAR Transportation Team aggregated our spot-count data and determined that the four present e-scooter parking locations on campus were critically underused over...


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4.12.2019

Resilience Blog Post: April 12, 2019

    Creating a Task Force for Resilience Resources By:  Lea Le Rouzo, Nicholas Caton, Anh-Vy Pham, Sophia Bozone, Tory Coffin, and David Scolari.    After a successful winter quarter, the SAR Resilience team looks forward to a promising spring. We are in the middle of our planning phase, but an exciting quarter awaits us. We completed...


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3.8.2019

Green Games Blog Post: March 8, 2019

  Changing the Game [With Recyclable and Compostable Concessions Products] By: Zachary Alter, Jacob Gerigk, Sarina Levin, Jonah Eisen, Amber Lam, and Kate Minden. Edited by Chloe Ney. The Green Games team met with Bonny Bentzin and our stakeholders Kayla Shirley and Derek Doolittle to discuss our policy recommendation that we will be making to...


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3.8.2019

Sustainable Purchasing Blog Post: March 8, 2019

  Initial Stages of Company Contact By: Ryan Hallman, Stephanie Hauschildt, Gabriel Hernandez, Corbin Kehrberg, Ayahna Mack, and Monica Portillo. Edited by Chloe Ney. The Sustainable Purchasing Team continues to evaluate the methods of ASUCLA licensees and suppliers to develop an effective survey. Survey questions were drafted regarding waste management, resource management, materials sourcing, worker rights, and workers...


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3.8.2019

Zero Waste Blog Post: March 8, 2019

  Increasing Waste Diversion at YRL By: Natasha Oviedo, Malcolm Au, Kate Zeile, Gustav Fiere, and Elizabeth Tanner. Edited by Chloe Ney. After the week seven waste audit, the Zero Waste team washed the straws and utensils they stored from the audit for future use. The straws and utensils collected will first be used in...