Topical Tag: Environmental Cultures

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Lecture Series

Atlas of (Remote) Islands and Sea Level Rise

A Talk with Christina Gerhardt, University of Hawai'i


In a 2016 lecture titled “Let Them Drown,” Naomi Klein called attention to the nexus of climate change, colonial racism and poverty—as Rob Nixon has done in his book Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor. But Klein shifted the spotlight of these concerns to the oft-overlooked low-lying island nations. Their current day situation is...


Muir Symposium: California and the Birth of a New Environmentalism

Creation of a New Environmentalism – Where Might We Go From Here?


Creation of a New Environmentalism in California keynote lecture by Barbara Romero Deputy Mayor for City Services Former City of Los Angeles Board of Public Works Commissioner   welcoming & closing remarks by Jon Christensen , Adjunct Assistant Professor, UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, UCLA Department of History, and the UCLA Center for...


Elaine Gan

Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher


Tomás Olivier

Postdoctoral Scholar

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

Holly Buck

NatureNet Postdoctoral Fellow

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

Photo of Hannah Pipes

Hannah Pipes


Institute of the Environment and Sustainability


Nimble Foods for Climate Chaos

“Nimble Foods for Climate Chaos” is a cross-disciplinary collaboration between environmental artist and NYU faculty member Marina Zurkow, Los Angeles chef duo Hank and Bean, and LENS faculty director Allison Carruth to explore the cultural and environmental conditions that would support sustainable food systems. The project brings immersive / public art and storytelling together with...


Breaking In: Artists and the Changing Lineup in Surfing

Jon Christensen, KCET Artbound

Other | 2017

Wily Ecologies: Comic Futures for American Environmentalism

Allison Carruth

Published Work | 2017 | American Literary History

In the News



Pritzkers reinvest in UCLA to support foster youth, sustainability and public arts

Thank you to Anthony and Jeanne Pritzker for supporting many of UCLA‘s endeavors, as shown in this UCLA Newsroom article. Anthony Pritzker serves on the IoES Board of Advisors and has opened their home on March 22 for the 2018 IoES Gala | Sea CO2 Change honoring Keely Shaye Brosnan, Pierce Brosnan, and Van Jones.



Wild Earth wants pets to eat environmentally friendly vegan pet food

Veterinary Practice News referenced a study made by IoES faculty member, Gregory Okin, that found dogs and cats create the equivalent of 64 million tons of carbon dioxide per year. 



Long Term Exposure to Green Spaces Affects Children’s Cognitive Development

“As we get more and more of this evidence, it’s the duty of policy makers and urban planners to start looking at nature as a very positive solution to many urban problems,” stated Michael Jerrett, co-author of the study, faculty member, and chair of Environmental Health Sciences department at the UCLA to KCET.


#infiniteLA: UCLA Climate Scientist Aradhna Tripati

“I try to connect the research and education that I do on the environment, climate change and earth science to social justice and to the quest to create a much more inclusive and equitable world.” IoES Faculty Member/ Center for Diverse Leadership in Science Director Aradhna Tripati, as featured in The Broad’s #InfiniteLA video series...