Videos

2015 Los Angeles County Report Card

After nearly two years of gathering and analyzing data, the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA has developed an Environmental Report Card for the County of Los Angeles, the first of its kind in the nation for a major metropolitan area. The aim of this report card is three-fold: to provide a broad...

ART2015

ART is an accredited research course that follows a highly regarded Lecture Series. The two quarter course pairs active stakeholders with 4-5 students to conceptualize, organize, execute, and implement real-world sustainable solutions at UCLA and LA.

Congo Basin Institute (French Subtitles)

Video about the Congo Basin Institute, dedicated to finding solutions to the interconnected issues of climate change, human disease, food and water security, and loss of biodiversity.

Protecting Biodiversity

Video from the National Science Foundation website about the Central African Biodiversity Alliance (CABA), an international partnership of scientists, students, and policy makers working to build a framework to conserve biodiversity in Central Africa.

Congo Basin Institute

UCLA and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) are leading a multi-institutional initiative to develop the Congo Basin Institute (CBI), which will be a model for how universities can partner in international development. With an emphasis on in-country capacity building, the CBI will serve as a regional hub for international scholars working in the...

Congo Basin Institute (English Version)

Video about the Congo Basin Institute, dedicated to finding solutions to the interconnected issues of climate change, human disease, food and water security, and loss of biodiversity.

Challenges to Conserving the Congo Basin Rainforest

An Oppenheim Lecture presented by CTR Director Thomas B. Smith, describing the Center is leveraging the best available science to identify new protected areas in the face of resource extraction and climate change, the Congo Basin Institute, and a new intiative in Cameroon to reduce global emissions by avoiding deforestation in Cameroon, using emissions fees...

NSF PIRE Workshop in Yaoundé, Cameroon (French)

Coverage of the professional development workshop focused on empowering young local researchers to track and analyze the genetic diversity of the Congo Basin in the face of climate change, which was held as part of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF, United States of America) Partnerships in Research and Education (PIRE). CTR director Thomas Smith, associate...

NSF PIRE Workshop in Yaoundé Cameroon (English)

Coverage of the professional development workshop focused on empowering young local researchers to track and analyze the genetic diversity of the Congo Basin in the face of climate change, which was held as part of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF, United States of America) Partnerships in Research and Education (PIRE). CTR director Thomas Smith, associate...

Is aging infrastructure to blame for UCLA water main break?

Originally posted by 89.3 KPCC Southern California Public Radio A busted water main sent a geyser shooting 30 feet in the air and flooded Sunset Boulevard and UCLA yesterday. About 8 to 10 million gallons of water were lost before the line was shut off more than three hours later. Athletic facilities on the campus,...

Graduation 2014

Video produced from the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability 2014 Graduation Ceremony.