Topical Tag: Social Justice

The Magazine

Headlines in ethnic publications

LENS at UCLA elevates ethnic media perspectives on watersheds

The stories, which appeared in newspapers, on television, and in online publications, were produced with support from a fellowship and training provided by UCLA’s Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies and Ethnic Media Services, a San Francisco-based nonprofit. LENS was founded in 2016 to support the creation of media about environmental issues for non-English speakers and people from...

2018 Pritzker Finalists: Miranda Wang, Asha de Vos, Chioma Ukonu

UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability is proud to announce the 2018 Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award finalists, as selected by a faculty committee. Chioma Ukonu, Asha de Vos and Miranda Wang were chosen from a pool of 20 candidates to move on to the next round of judging. Ukonu pioneered a recycling program...

Events

Lecture Series

Life on the Move | It’s Time to Leave, The Causes of Migration

2018 Fall Lecture Series

10.4.2018

Life on the Move Lecture Series All plants and animals, including humans, move during their lifetimes, but some take truly harrowing or magnificent journeys to new lands and habitats. This Fall, the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum will join the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability to produce a three-night conversation between the...


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

Asma Mahdi

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

Sustainable L.A. Grand Challenge

Photo of Monica Smith

Monica Smith

Professor, Navin and Pratima Doshi Chair in Indian Studies

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Department of Anthropology

Jamie Dix

Graduate student

Projects

Coupling Community Knowledge with Big Data Tools to Facilitate Equitable Energy Transitions

Building on work conducted under a California Energy Commission grant, data on building energy use, rooftop solar potential, grid capacity, and socio-demographics will be integrated to assess the potential for low income and disadvantaged communities in Los Angeles county to support climate smart transitions, including vehicle electrification, solar generation (rooftop or community-scale), storage, and appliance...

Los Angeles Sustainability Plan

The County of Los Angeles is developing the first county-wide sustainability plan, and has contracted with UCLA, in collaboration with the engineering firm Buro Happold, and with Liberty Hill Foundation. The UCLA team includes the CCSC, the UCLA Law School and the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge. CCSC is providing expertise in the development of goals...

In the News

11.7.2018

My Journey to Create the Future of Plastic Recycling 

Plastic pollution is a global crisis that results in wildlife entrapment, water and food contamination, and human health problems. Globally, only 9% of plastics produced are recycled; the rest is incinerated, landfilled, or exported to developing nations where they often enter marine habitats. At the current accumulation rate, the scientific community predicts there will be...


Headline

10.26.2018

With Congress and Trump on sidelines, climate change battle moves to courts

“They are trying to find that right and to ground it in the Constitution, and the Supreme Court has never held that there is any kind of right to environmental protection in the Constitution,” said Ann Carlson, director of the UCLA School of Law’s Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment.


Headline

10.23.2018

Pritzker nominee, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez nominated for the MTV EMA Generation Change Award

For the first time ever, the MTV EMA is recognizing the inspiring, young changemakers of the world with the MTV EMA Generation Change award. The five changemakers nominated for the award this year are Xiuhtezcatl “X” Martinez, Sonita Alizadeh, Mohamed Al Jounde, Hauwa Ojeifo and Ellen Jones. They’re all no older than 25 and tackling...

Video

Open for business in the Congo rainforest

Recently, crew of college students from UCLA and Cameroon left convenience behind and plunged into the rainforest. Their objective: reopen a field station that had been shuttered for two decades, while taking the pulse of local wildlife. Through their efforts and a project from UCLA’s Congo Basin Institute, the Bouamir research station is again open...