Topical Tag: Social Justice

The Magazine

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...

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

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

Jamie Dix

Graduate student

Deepshikha Upadhyay

Undergraduate 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...

Using Big Data to determine which buildings and urban energy system transitions are likely to affect the exposure of Californians to various health risks associated with the combustion of natural gas.

As California moves forward with its aggressive agenda to decarbonize its energy system, care must be taken to assess the degree to which its pursuit of various energy system transformation pathways is likely to result in additional benefits for Californians. One extremely important category of benefits is the reduction of health risks that result from...

Los Angeles Sustainability Plan

The County of Los Angeles is developing the first county-wide sustainability plan. Working with a UCLA team and the engineering firm, Buro Happold, CCSC is providing science and expertise to the development of the County of Los Angeles Sustainability Plan.

In the News

Awards

11.15.2017

Aradhna Tripati wins 2017 Bromery Award for Minorities

The Geological Society of America awarded UCLA’s Aradhna Tripati the 2017 Bromery Award for Minorities, which is given to a minority who has “made significant contributions to research in the geological sciences, or those who have been instrumental in opening the geoscience field to other minorities.” Tripati was nominated by UCLA professor emeritus Raymond V. Ingersoll,...


Blog

11.1.2017

Safe water is a right, not a privilege

by Susana De Anda, 2017 Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award finalist   Safe water is a basic human right, not a privilege. Yet each year, more than one million Californians are exposed to unsafe drinking water from the taps in their homes and schools. The water crisis impacts low-income communities the most, making it harder...


Headline

6.21.2017

Feds give $320,000 grant to group working on cooling LA County, reducing hot spots, heat-related deaths

If a second federal grant is awarded by end of summer, the group will have received the full $2 million to complete a four-year project that studies how heat events, in part caused by global climate change, affects the most vulnerable local communities identified in a previous UCLA study: the San Fernando Valley, Huntington Park and Sunland and others.

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...