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...

Events

Special Event

Does environmentalism need to make peace with capitalism?

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

7.11.2018

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...


Special Event

Diversi-Tea: Experiences of LGBTQ+ in STEM

Discussion around the experiences of LGBTQ+-identifying students, postdocs, and faculty in STEM.

5.29.2018

The Center for Diverse Leadership in Science invites you to a Diversi-Tea on Tuesday, May 29 5:00-6:30PM. This week’s discussion will revolve around the experiences of LGBTQ+-identifying (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, and more) students, postdocs, and faculty in STEM. Two research papers are attached for your convenience (here and here); however, reading them is not required for participation....


Special Event

Diversity Matters Roundtables

Intimate discussions led by leaders in science, government and media.

5.30.2018

Brought to you by the UCLA Center for Diverse Leadership in Science – the first university-based center dedicated to diversity in green science  – Diversity Matters Roundtables is a forum for all voices to join the table, discuss why diversity matters, and share how we all can accelerate an inclusive green movement. “Why representation matters on a global scale”...

People

Elaine Gan

Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher

LENS

Tomás Olivier

Postdoctoral Scholar

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

Holly Buck

NatureNet Postdoctoral Fellow

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

Laurel Hunt

Executive Director

Los Angeles Regional Collective for Climate Action and Sustainability

Projects

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...

Publications

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

Headline

7.12.2018

Helping the Environment is Nice. Helping Yourself is OK, Too.

Transforming "green into gold": UCLA economist Magali Delmas joined Zocalo Public Square to discuss how companies can better reach consumers with green products. In her new book, "The Green Bundle: Pairing the Market with the Planet,” she points out that most people are convenient consumers — it's not enough for a product to be simply be good for the planet. The key? Bundling the environment with personal benefits.


Headline

4.23.2018

State parks turnaround deserves voter support

UCLA IoES faculyt member and UCLA Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies co-founder Jon Christenses recently co-authored a San Francisco Chronical opinion piece in support of Prop 68, a $4 billion water and parks bond that includes $218 million for state park improvements, on the June 5 California ballot.


Headline

3.29.2018

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. 

Video

#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...