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3.8.2019

Food Justice and Basic Needs Blog Post: March 8, 2019

  Expanding Student Knowledge About UCLA Basic Needs Resources  By: Alicia Kwan, Diana Ngyuen, Maninder Kaur, Jasmine Summers- Evans, Rosemary Wallace, Melinda McMonigle, and Fiona Zhang. Our team adapted our Theory of Change Map, illustrating the work and impact we are hoping to create. This map allows us to visualize our short term goals, outcomes, and long-term impacts...


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3.1.2019

University Apartments Waste Diversion Blog Post: March 1, 2019

  Composting: Just A Sticky Situation? Or Potential for All Kinds of New Growth? By: Emma Stanfield, Zachary Devereux, Caroline Schreck, Maia Rodriguez-Choi, Cali Ngyuen, and Elizabeth Popescu. Edited by Chloe Ney.   Last week, the University Apartments (UA) Waste Diversion team participated in walkthroughs Friday morning of various university apartments with and without composting systemz in...


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3.1.2019

Transportation Blog Post: March 1, 2019

  Transportation Team Skirts Along By: Kyle Willenborg Hello everyone! We are now entering the thick of the SAR program as we approach the end of week 8, and the winter quarter at UCLA. In our last post, we discussed our plans to study the effectiveness of current bird parking spots and to collect data...


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3.1.2019

Resilience Blog Post: March 1, 2019

    Targeting UCLA Strengths and Weaknesses to Improve Campus Resilience By:  Lea Le Rouzo, Nicholas Caton, Anh-Vy Pham, Sophia Bozone, Tory Coffin, and David Scolari.    Over the past couple weeks, the SAR Resilience Team has been hard at work continuing our progress toward the identification of UCLA’s initial resilience preparedness. After dividing up related sections...


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2.22.2019

Zero Waste Blog Post: February 22, 2019

    Zero Waste Wastes No Time with First Audit By: Natasha Oviedo, Malcolm Au, Kate Zeile, Gustav Fiere, and Elizabeth Tanner. Edited by Chloe Ney.   After our first scheduled waste audit fell through week 6 (after the waste was picked up before we arrived), the Zero Waste team was able to successfully complete...


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2.22.2019

Sustainable Purchasing Blog Post: February 22, 2019

  Sustainable Purchasing Tackles the Promotional Product Industry By: Ryan Hallman, Stephanie Hauschildt, Gabriel Hernandez, Corbin Kehrberg, Ayahna Mack, and Monica Portillo   The Sustainable Purchasing team is making strides researching the steps that ASUCLA’s top suppliers and licensees are taking to promote ethical labor and sustainable production practices. Compiling qualitative information from employee reviews, codes of conduct,...


Student Blog

2.22.2019

Food Justice and Basic Needs Blog Post: February 22, 2019

  Increasing Student Accessibility to UCLA’s Basic Needs Resources  By: Alicia Kwan, Diana Ngyuen, Maninder Kaur, Jasmine Summers- Evans, Rosemary Wallace, Melinda McMonigle, and Fiona Zhang.   The past two weeks for the Food Justice and Basic Needs Team has consisted of progressing in our research and sharing our newfound knowledge with our peers. Each team member has been...


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2.22.2019

Green Games Blog Post: February 22, 2019

  A New Plan of Attack: Green Games Regroups and Reorganizes After Zero Waste Basketball Game By: Zachary Alter, Jacob Gerigk, Sarina Levin, Jonah Eisen, Amber Lam, and Kate Minden. Edited by Chloe Ney. Since the Zero Waste Basketball game during Week 5, we have been analyzing the data we collected at the event and...


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2.15.2019

University Apartments Waste Diversion Blog Post: February 15, 2019

    Balancing Convenience with Efficiency to Achieve Zero Waste By: Emma Stanfield, Zachary Devereux, Caroline Schreck, Maia Rodriguez-Choi, Cali Ngyuen, and Elizabeth Popescu. The UA Waste Diversion team is taking strides to implement composting programs in key university apartments, with the support and knowledge of our stakeholder Erin Fabris. This week, we planned a walkthrough of...


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2.15.2019

Resilience Blog Post: February 15, 2019

    Team Connects with Campus to Design Resilient UCLA By:  Lea Le Rouzo, Nicholas Caton, Anh-Vy Pham, Sophia Bozone, Tory Coffin, and David Scolari.    For several weeks now, the SAR Resilience Team has been working on transforming the goals and actions laid out by Resilient Los Angeles into a basis for a comprehensive resilience plan for the...


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2.15.2019

Transportation Blog Post: February 15, 2019

    The Emergence of E-Scooters and Their Impact On Our Campus By: Natalie Gonzalez Hello everyone and happy Week 6! When you last heard from the SAR Transportation Team, we were in the midst of conducting our background research to give us more insight into the current state of sustainable transportation at UCLA. After...


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2.8.2019

Sustainable Purchasing Blog Post: February 8, 2019

Pictured above: Cindy Holmes (center) and Sustainable Purchasing team members (left to right) Monica, Stephanie, Corbin, Ayahna, Gabriel, and Ryan finalize project goals on Friday, February 8th, 2019. The team will meet regularly with Cindy to provide ensure the transparency of the project.   Sustainable Purchasing Team Shakes Hands with UCLA Trademarks and Licensing By: Ryan Hallman,...