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Special Event

KCET Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival (co-sponsored by LENS)

Open to the public

4.21.2018

The second annual Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival will take place Sat., April 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Laemmle’s Monica Film Center in Santa Monica (1332 2nd St., Santa Monica, CA. 90401) in partnership with Laemmle’s Theatres. Open to the public, the event kicks off with a screening of environmental shorts from...


Symposium

Built Environment Sustainability Roundtables

Intimate conversations on leading innovations and practices

5.1.2018

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...


Lecture Series

Holding Fossil Fuel Companies Liable for Climate Change Harms in California

Law, Science, and Justice - Keynote Remarks by Bill McKibben

1.25.2018

Union of Concerned Scientists and the UCLA School of Law Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment invite you to a stimulating conversation exploring whether and how the fossil fuel industry can be held liable for the harms climate change is inflicting on communities. Opening Reception with Refreshments at 5:15 p.m. PST. Panel Begins at 6:00 p.m....

People

Sean Kennedy

Post Doctoral Researcher

California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA

Robert Cudd, MPP

Research Analyst

California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA

Asma Mahdi

Guest writer & communications manager for Sustainable L.A. Grand Challenge

Sustainable L.A. Grand Challenge

CCEP

Christian Blanco

Researcher

Anderson School of Management

Projects

Planet Innovation Podcast

Planet Innovation is a 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 1...

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,...

In the News

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8.2.2018

Report: Alternative Energy Program Could Help State’s Utilities Meet Renewable Goals 10 Years Early

UCLA Luskin Center  for Innovation director, JR DeShazo, featured on KPBS Midday Edition and spoke about his impact alternative energy programs report. In his report, he uncovered in that Community Choice Aggregation groups are pushing CA utilities to move toward renewable energy to stay competitive.


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8.2.2018

Community Choice Is Driving California’s Precocious Energy Revolution

“The rise of CCAs (Community Choice Aggregators) has had both direct and indirect positive effects on overall renewable energy consumed in California, leading the state to meet its 2030 RPS targets approximately ten years in advance,” write Luskin Center director JR DeShazo. People in CCAs are using their purchasing power to push larger utilities to work toward increasing renewable energy.


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7.26.2018

Three Yale women named finalists for Environmental Genius Award

Yale shows pride in three alumni finalists in the Pritzker Awards. These three women are taking environmental problems head-on – transforming the food industry, strengthening community initiatives, and bringing affordable solar energy to low-income communities.

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