Topical Tag: Environmental Cultures

The Magazine

Environmental science without borders

UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability alumnus Jason Post bridges that gap with science education — he was recruited to Navajo Technical University by their Environmental Science and Geographic Information Technology (GIS) programs to support and train undergraduates. They are fighting for environmental justice and learning about the past and future impacts of climate...



GreenShorts Award Ceremony

An environmental film competition for Southern California high school students.


With GreenShorts, high school students get a chance to sit in the director’s chair and win cash prizes. The contest invites two-minute-or-less films to showcase ideas, commentary and vision for cities and the world. This year, students submitted one short film in five categories: Climate Heroes, Watertopia, No Justice No Green, You Are What You...

Special Event

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

Open to the public


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...

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...


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



About half of Americans don’t think climate change will affect them — here’s why

Why do only 45% of Americans think that global warming will pose a serious threat in their lifetime when climate change is already affecting the world? What can be done to make even more people care? IoES professor Magali Delmas provided her thoughts to The Verge. 



Pierce and Keely Shaye Brosnan, Van Jones Honored by UCLA at Rainy Eco-Gala

The Hollywood Reporter featured a story about the March 22nd IoES Sea CO2 Change Gala held at the Pritzker residence. The piece included quotes from board members and honorees (Van Jones, Keely Shaye Brosnan, and Pierce Brosnan) that highlighted environmental activism and diversity. 



Producer Lawrence Bender brings UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability’s Gala – SEA CO2 Change to the Forefront

Premier Gazette highlighted Producer Lawrence Bender’s compassion for the environment and his work as Co-Chair of the 2018 UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability Sea CO2 Change Gala.


#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...