Topical Tag: Los Angeles

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Special Event

Bird LA Day at UCLA: a sensory exploration of birds of the world

by UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden


As you wander through sections of the Garden representing Hawaii, Australia, South Africa, SoCal, and more, you can listen to the songs and calls of each area’s characteristic birds using our phone-based audio tour. The Garden will also host a presentation about some of UCLA’s groundbreaking bird research, including the Bird Genoscape Project and the Center for Tropical Research....

Lecture Series

UCLA La Kretz Center Annual Public Lecture: California on Fire

by UCLA La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science


Featuring Carla D’Antonio from UC Santa Barbara, Jon Keeley from US Geological Survey, and Seth Riley from the National Park Service. The event will be moderated by Victoria Sork, UCLA Dean of Life Sciences.

Special Event

Street Plants: Wild Flora of Los Angeles



Cities may seem to be solely the work of humans—right down to the urban landscape of street trees, ornamental plantings, and manicured lawns that were put in place by human hands. But wild plants spread through the landscape without any human help, forming a ubiquitous botanical backdrop that exists at the fringes of most concepts...


ari simon

Ari Simon

Strategy and Engagement Services

Los Angeles Regional Collective for Climate Action and Sustainability

sean kennedy

Sean Kennedy

Post Doctoral Researcher

California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA

robert cudd, mpp

Robert Cudd, MPP

Research Analyst

California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA

asma mahdi

Asma Mahdi

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

Sustainable L.A. Grand Challenge


sar resilience team

Developing A Comprehensive Resilience Plan for UCLA

Pictured above, left to right: Anh-Vy Pham, Sophia Bozone, Tory Coffin, Lea Le Rouzo (Team Leader), David Scolari, and Nicholas Caton (Team Leader)   SAR Resilience Team: Developing A Comprehensive Resilience Plan for UCLA   Project Description: The 2019 Resilience Team will work with the Office of Emergency Management to help develop a comprehensive resilience plan...

sar transportation team

Assessing Emerging Active Transportation Options at UCLA

Pictured above, left to right: Kyle Willenborg, Anna Weir, Brooke Shimasaki (Team Leader), Natalie Gonzalez, and Madeline Jordan (Team Leader)   SAR Transportation Team: Assessing Emerging Active Transportation Options at UCLA   Project Description:   Electric scooters are one of the newest forms of sustainable transportation at UCLA. While they allow students to move efficiently...

In the News



UCLA environmental plan can transform L.A.

A futuristic, comprehensive environmental plan for Los Angeles has been drawn up at UCLA. It’s known as the Sustainable L.A. Grand Challenge. It is being hailed as a call to action for groundbreaking intervention that could forge a more sustainable path forward for the great L.A. basin.



UCLA aflutter over the butterfly effect

Jeff Holmquist, a community ecologist at the UCLA White Mountain Research Center and the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, spoke with UCLA Newsroom about the butterfly migration across LA. 



Daniel Swain in Curbed LA: Is climate change the reason why it snowed in LA?

UCLA’s Daniel Swain apogee with Curbed LA about the recent snow in LA.  “As snow fell Thursday in parts of LA where it hadn’t snowed for decades, Angelenos tried to make sense of the rare event. If the city is getting hotter due to climate change, how could it still get cold enough to snow?...