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Drilling the City

Join STAND - L.A. and UCLA IoES as we confront the issue of urban oil drilling in Los Angeles.


More than 580,000 people live within a quarter mile of these sites, which bring toxic chemicals and air pollution—posing serious health threats to families, schools and communities. Please join UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and STAND – L.A. for a day of science, empowerment and environmental justice. We’ll explore urban drilling, its public...



UCLA College Luskin Endowment Inaugural Symposium


From public policy to installation art, EARTH NOW: EARTH 2050 explores all facets of modern environmental challenges and highlights efforts to make lives and businesses more sustainable. The program includes talks from top experts, workshops, local and national nonprofit organizations, art, a student film contest—and much more. We will highlight UCLA campus-wide sustainability while showcasing the new Luskin Conference Center and honoring the generosity of Meyer and Renee Luskin.


Asma Mahdi

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

Sustainable L.A. Grand Challenge

Atmospheric scientist Pablo Saide.

Pablo Saide

Assistant Professor

Department of Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences

Photo of Jennifer Um

Jennifer Um

Director's Coordinator

UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

Teniope Adewumi-Gunn

Doctoral student

Environmental Health Sciences


Evaluating Sustainable Cleaning Products Purchased by UCLA Facilities Management

The 2018 SAR Sustainable Purchasing team will evaluate new green cleaning products to replace the cleaning products currently used by UCLA Facilities Management. We will research the effectiveness and safety of these products by researching online databases and conducting our own tests. From those results, we will analyze which green products are most sustainable, safe, and cost-effective, and recommend...

Implementing Sustainable Supply Chain Initiatives Within UCLA Health

UCLA Health has committed long-term to providing high-quality health care while protecting the health of the environment as well. A few of its current sustainability goals include diverting 50% of total waste by 2020, achieving a carbon-neutral system by 2025, and attaining LEED Silver certification for all new buildings. To help further UCLA Health’s sustainability...


Pilot-testing of electrolysis for bromide removal from drinking water

Kimbrough, David Eugene, Lina Boulos, Sirikarn Surawanvijit, Adam Zacheis, Yoram Cohen

Published Work | 2016 | American Water Works Association

Cities as Novel Biomes: Recognizing Urban Ecosystem Services as Anthropogenic

Pincetl S.

Published Work | 2015 | Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution

Health and the Built Environment

R. Jackson

Report Card | 2011

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Hospital Team Photo Steam: Winter 2018

Keep up to date with the SAR Hospital project with weekly photos from the team!



Los Angeles Park Advocates – Prescient Planners for the Future

Stephanie Pincetl, Director California Center for Sustainable Cities Institute of the Environment and Sustainability November 13, 2017 The City of Los Angeles has a modest yet persistent program, supported by advocates, to add more parks, particularly in areas considered “park-poor”, based on some comparable metric. While it may not be obvious why voters are supporting...



Rising Temperatures Will Put Seniors at Risk, Experts Predict

“Literally every decade we have more record-breaking years with respect to temperatures,” said Aradhna E. Tripati, a climate scientist at UCLA. “We’re already paying a cost and it’s going to keep going up.” Seniors are especially vulnerable during heat waves because they have a harder time than younger adults adjusting to sudden changes in temperature.