Art & Culture

As we research physical and practical realities, we explore how cultures, arts and storytelling affect how people experience, think and feel about the environment in communities around the world.


greenshorts awards high school environmental filmmakers


GreenShorts awards high school environmental filmmakers

David Colgan

The event, which was held at the James Bridges Theater on campus in Westwood, recognized top short films in five categories out of more than than 70 entries from high school students from across Southern California.  Winners were chosen by an all-star panel of judges including Netflix director of content acquisition Colin Morawski, Rachel Kropa,…

gisele bündchen and barbra streisand honored for environmental leadership at ucla gala


Gisele Bündchen and Barbra Streisand honored for environmental leadership at UCLA gala

David Colgan

Donate In receiving her award, Streisand invoked the Iroquois’ people’s “Seventh Generation” principle. “Before they made any decision, they considered the impact it would have seven generations to come,” Streisand said. “It wasn’t only about today. It wasn’t about profits. It was about the health of the earth for future generations.” Gisele Bündchen asked the…

cool for you: q&a with marianna linz, author of climate change book for kids


Cool for You: Q&A with Marianna Linz, author of climate change book for kids

Nicki Aviel

Linz is a climate scientist with UCLA Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and a fellow with the Center for Diverse Leadership in Science. She’s also author of Cool for You, a science-informed children’s book about climate change. What was the inspiration for Cool for You — how did this book come about? Linz: In Boston, I volunteered…


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