America’s Climate Choices by Albert Carnesale

In his Fall Oppenheim Lecture on October 12, 2011, Dr. Carnesale, UCLA Chancellor Emeritus and Professor, Dept. of Public Policy and Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, gave an overview of this National Academy of Sciences report.

Yvon Chouinard: How to make sustainable clothing

Chouinard examines the risks of using chemicals in the production of clothing, recalls the difficulties faced in his company’s switch from industrial to organic cotton, and tackles the issue of finding safer alternatives which put conservation first and which minimally harm the environment.

Yvon Chouinard: Closing the Cycle – A long term relationship with the customer.

Yvon Chouinard recounted how Patagonia grew from a retail climbing equipment business operating out of the back of his van to a successful global business based on sustainability and social responsibility principles. About the Lecturer Yvon Chouinard is founder and owner of Patagonia, Inc., based in Ventura, California. He began in business by designing, manufacturing,...

Yvon Chouinard: Let My People Go Surfing

Chouinard describes the philosophy of his company through something he calls “breaking the rules of business” – creating quality clothing in a relaxed atmosphere that grants his employees both flexibility and the opportunity to develop relationships with each other, as long as the work gets done.

Heron Island Summit Video

CTR Director Tom Smith was a keynote speaker at the Applied Evolution Summit, “Interdisciplinary Solutions to Evolutionary Challenges in Food, Health and the Environment,” held on Heron Island, Australia, January 4-8, 2010.

Helping clean up oil in the Gulf

Originally posted in the UCLA Newsroom Engineering Professor Eric Hoek discusses efforts to repair the damage from the recent oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. While the full ecological impact of the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico won’t be known for years, engineering professor Eric Hoek is working with actor...

Dan Kammen: Innovation for a Clean Economy

In his Spring Oppenheim Lecture on March 31, Dan Kammen talked about if and how we can achieve a low-carbon/no-carbon economy. He stated that reducing greenhouse gases by the levels required will be a monumental undertaking, one that requires an aggressive mixture of science, technology and policy. He noted that there are number of ‘high...

The Science: Air Pollution Impacts on Infants and Children

Short intro video for the “The Geography of Air Pollution: Where are Pregnant Women and their Children at Risk?” An Oppenheim lecture held January 20, 2010 with Beate Ritz, M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Vice Chair, UCLA Department of Epidemiology and John Balmes, M.D., Professor of Medicine, U.C. San Francisco About the Lecture A growing body...