Topical Tag: Business

The Magazine

Lance Bass attends the 25th annual EMA Awards presented by Toyota and Lexus and hosted by the Environmental Media Association at Warner Bros. Studios on October 24, 2015 in Burbank, California.

Q&A with Debbie Levin, architect of green cars’ red carpet moment

For businesses looking to promote green products, a major turning point came during the Academy Awards at the beginning of the 21st century. As millions watched worldwide, celebrities dressed to the nines climbed out of — not limousines — but hybrid Toyota Priuses. The architect of that made-for-TV moment was Environmental Media Association (EMA) CEO...


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The Green Bundle

Pairing the market with the planet.


Thursday, August 16 7:30-8:30pm conversation  8:30-9:30pm reception with wine provided by Fetzer Vineyards La Kretz Garden Pavilion  UCLA Botanical Gardens   Join UCLA environmental economist Magali A. Delmas, writer David Colgan, Environmental Media Association President & CEO Debbie Levin and Elizabeth Drake of Bonterra Organic Vineyards as we dive into specific ways companies can use the The Green Bundle’s strategies to reach a...

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Does environmentalism need to make peace with capitalism?

A Zocalo & UCLA Anderson event. Moderated by Warren Olney, Host, KCRW’s “To the Point”


Some see markets and corporations as obstacles to saving the planet, while others seek to weaken the capitalist system through government regulation, litigation, and appeals to the public to limit consumption. But so far, curbs on capitalism have had limited success in mitigating climate change, or producing transformational reversals of environmental damage. How can you...


Built Environment Sustainability Roundtables

Intimate conversations on leading innovations and practices


Industry leaders will make brief presentations on their contributions to sustainability in the built environment. Participants will explore these topics further in small roundtable discussions with the presenters and UCLA faculty. Students will share their green paper research with attendees before and after. Featured speakers include: Jim Hanna, Director of Datacenter Sustainability, Microsoft Dave Pogue, Global...


Tomoko Kanda

Tomoko Kanda

Master student

Urban Planning

Anna Johnson

Anna Johnson

B.S. '19

Environmental Science & Political Science

Owen Emerson

Owen Emerson

B.A. '18

Geography & Environmental Studies


Planet Innovation Podcast

Planet Innovation is a monthly podcast about business solutions to solve environmental problems. We bring uplifting conversations with scientists and entrepreneurs who are creating innovative solutions for the planet. This is not another doom and gloom sustainability podcast. From solar clothing to lab-based meat, we discuss how science and entrepreneurship can save the earth. Season...

The Green Bundle

The Green Bundle: Pairing the Market with the Planet

The market for green products has expanded rapidly over the last decade, but most consumers need something more than eco-benefits to motivate their purchases. Magali A. Delmas and David Colgan argue that many green products now offer the total package—a “green bundle” that checks the environmental box, but also offers improved performance, health benefits, savings,...

Evaluating Sustainable Cleaning Products Purchased by UCLA Facilities Management

The 2018 SAR Sustainable Purchasing team will evaluate new green cleaning products to replace the cleaning products currently used by UCLA Facilities Management. We will research the effectiveness and safety of these products by researching online databases and conducting our own tests. From those results, we will analyze which green products are most sustainable, safe, and cost-effective, and recommend...


The effectiveness of US energy efficiency building labels

Omar Isaac Asensio, Magali A. Delmas

Published Work | 2017 | Nature Energy

In the News



Steve Lopez: Ignore the climate change deniers. California’s hellish summer really is a grave warning

LA Times' Steve Lopez surveyed and found that many either deny that climate change is real or believe it is but not much can be done to change the circumstances. However, he believes this year's summer is the warning that people should be paying attention to. He includes UCLA's Alex Hall and ask can California  have any impact on reversing climate change. Hall has no doubt, California is setting the pathway for change and adaptation. 



Study links US demand for Chinese furniture to deforestation in Africa

Trevon Fuller, an ecologist at UCLA, linked deforestation in the Congo to the US market. Fuller followed the demand driving the deforestation and discovered that the wood is going to Chinese furniture in the US. 



Trump administration and California are on collision course over vehicle emissions rules

"UCLA law scholar Ann Carlson has explained in detail, this argument has already been explicitly rejected by two different federal courts, each of whom concluded that California’s greenhouse gas tailpipe standards are not pre-empted by EPCA because protecting public health by regulating greenhouse gas emissions is not the same thing as increasing energy efficiency by regulating fuel economy."