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The Green Initiative Fund

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) is a grant-making fund for sustainability projects on UCLA's campus. Roughly, $200,000 per year is available for student-initiated sustainability projects on campus. Projects ...


Implementing an Effective Campus Recycling & Waste Bin Infrastructure

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
  • CleanRiver Recycling Solutions (ON)

A uniform system of well-designed recycling and waste bins is crucial for colleges to achieve significant diversion rates. The challenge is to identify bins that can address four key needs ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Mitigating Air Travel Emissions: Measuring, Pricing and Collaboration

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Duke University (NC)
  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

Presenters will discuss their approaches to tracking airline miles, estimating emissions, and counter-acting these emissions. Carbon neutral air travel requires data availability to accurately estimate emissions, but perhaps a larger ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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From Incremental to Transformative Climate Action: Lessons Learned From Addressing Barriers

  • University of California, Office of the President (CA)
  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

What are the most fundamental and challenging barriers to achieving carbon neutrality at a large research university? The first University of California campus to publish a climate action plan (CAP ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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The Role of Campuses in Driving Climate Resilience Planning

  • Dickinson College (PA)
  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
  • University of Illinois at Chicago (IL)
  • Second Nature (MA)

As impacts from climate change intensify, a growing number of initiatives are emerging to increase resilience locally and globally. Campuses across the US are stepping up to prepare for climate ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Introduction to Sustainable Living

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

My proposal for the 2018 Student Sustainability Leadership Award is for a course that I was able to develop at UCLA designed to help students learn knowledge and skills that ...


Sustainable Nation Podcast

  • Swarthmore College (PA)
  • University of California, Office of the President (CA)
  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

This podcast releases three new episodes every week, consisting of interviews with global sustainability leaders in higher education, business and government. This can be a great resource for any sustainability ...


UCLA Earth Day Fair

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

Students commune on campus green space to celebrate mother nature and advocate for various initiatives led across campus.

  • Posted April 24, 2018
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Educating for Sustainability Webinar Series - Introduction to Sustainability in the Curriculum and STARS (It's more than science)

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • Creative Change Educational Solutions (MI)

This webinar offers participants resources and tools on how to develop a framing of sustainability that moves beyond science to address its economic and social equity dimensions. Participants will identify ...

  • Posted March 20, 2018
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Examining Interdisciplinary Sustainability Institutes at Major Research Universities: Innovations in Cross-Campus and Cross-Disciplinary Models

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
  • Johns Hopkins University (MD)
  • Vanderbilt University (TN)
  • Texas A&M University (TX)
  • Boston University (MA)
  • Brown University (RI)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • Princeton University (NJ)
  • Stanford University (CA)
  • Northwestern University (IL)
  • Columbia University (NY)
  • Duke University (NC)
  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
  • Cornell University (NY)
  • University of Arizona (AZ)
  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

This is a study of the disctintive characteristics, activities, challenges and opportunities of a specific type of sustainability institute, one that spans the many disciplines of the university and, to ...


University of California Climate Lab, Video Series Episode One: Why humans are so bad at thinking about climate change

  • University of California, Office of the President (CA)
  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

This is the first episode of Climate Lab, a six-part series produced by the University of California in partnership with Vox. Hosted by Emmy-nominated conservation scientist Dr. M. Sanjayan, the ...

  • Posted April 24, 2017
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STARS Town Hall

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
  • AASHE (PA)

This interactive session will feature a small panel of STARS Steering Committee members and AASHE staff who will facilitate a high-level discussion about potential improvements to the STARS program. This ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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The American Freshman: National Norms for Fall 2008

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

This survey of entering students at four-year institutions in the US finds significant support for green initiatives among incoming students. Almost a third of entering freshmen (29.5 percent) reported ...

  • Posted Aug. 18, 2016
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Incorporating Global Sustainability in the Business Language Curriculum

  • San Diego State University (CA)
  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

“Providing food, water, energy and other human needs to the world's entire population without harming the environment is a formidable task,” according to Purdue University’s Global Sustainability Institute ...

  • Posted July 13, 2016
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UCLA is the Largest Public University in the U.S. to achieve Fair Trade Status

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
  • Fair Trade Colleges & Universities (CA)

University of California, Los Angeles, part of a national initiative by Fair Trade Campaigns to engage college/university students in issues of global poverty, officially received designation as a Fair ...

  • Posted June 11, 2016
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College campuses are working to lessen parking pains

  • California State University, Long Beach (CA)
  • Loyola Marymount University (CA)
  • Santa Monica College (CA)
  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

Campuses are building new lots, but also promoting bike-sharing, subsidizing bus passes, joining forces with Uber to create car pools and looking at other alternatives to reduce pressure on campus ...


UCLA Men's Basketball Sustainability

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

Sustainability PSA about UCLA Men's Basketball Sustainability funded by The Green Initiative Fund.

  • Posted March 11, 2016
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UCLA Action Research Teams: student-staff-faculty collaborative research on campus sustainability

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

The UCLA Action Research Team (ART) program is part of the student-led Education for Sustainable Living Program offered for credit through the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. The ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Water Action Plan - How to achieve real water savings

  • University of California, Office of the President (CA)
  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
  • University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)

The University of California (UC) has committed to reducing their per capita potable water use by 20% by 2020. All UC Campuses are writing water action plans that outline strategies ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Making Greener Labs Programs a Value Add

  • Brown University (RI)
  • GreenerU (MA)
  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
  • University of California, Riverside (CA)
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (MA)

Research and teaching laboratories have a special set of circumstances that impact sustainability intervention efforts. Labs are high-impact both in terms of resource use and in terms of student learning ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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STARS Advanced Workshop (2014)

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • GreenerU (MA)

This workshop is geared towards conference participants that would like to engage in high-level discussion about AASHE’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS). AASHE staff will provide a ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Libraries as Partners Around the University Table

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
  • University of Florida (FL)
  • University of Nevada Las Vegas (NV)

The university table where sustainability campus initiatives and academic programs are discussed is relatively busy. Seats are filled by representatives from academic and student affairs; buildings and grounds; housing services ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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STARS Advanced Workshop: A Conversation on STARS 2.0 and Continuous Improvement

  • American University (DC)
  • Moraine Valley Community College (IL)
  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
  • AASHE (PA)

This workshop is geared towards conference participants that would like to engage in a high-level discussion about STARS 2.0. AASHE staff will share a detailed overview of major changes ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Playing Like A Team: Advancing Campus Sustainability By Greening Sports

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • Green Sports Alliance (OR)
  • Natural Resources Defense Council (DC)

With help from organizations such as AASHE and the U.S. EPA, colleges and universities across the nation are implementing campus-wide sustainability programs to enhance their environmental performance. Many of ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Greening the Team: Enhancing the Sustainability of Collegiate Athletic Facilities

  • University of Southern California (CA)
  • Green Sports Alliance (OR)
  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
  • Natural Resources Defense Council (DC)
  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

Athletic facilities are often the centerpieces of higher education campuses, where people come together and school spirit is built. They are also venues offering vast opportunities for positive impact on ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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UCLA Action Research Teams: A Model for Collaborative Student-Staff-Faculty Research to Improve Campus Sustainability

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

The UCLA Action Research Team (ART) program is part of the student-led Education for Sustainable Living Program (ESLP) offered for credit through the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. The ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Academic Libraries and Sustainable Scholarly Content

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

This presentation discusses the role of libraries in promoting sustainable practices by creating and utilizing a scholarly model of highlighting intellectual content and communication in academia. University community members aspire ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Cooling Tower Wastewater Recycling with Smart Integrated Membrane Systems

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

The feasibility of reclaiming potable-quality water from the UCLA Co-Generation (CoGen) plant cooling tower blowdown wastewater was evaluated using a novel integrated ultrafiltration (UF)/Reverse Osmosis (RO) membrane system in ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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UCLA Action Research Teams: Model for Collaborative Campus Sustainability Research

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

The UCLA Action Research Team (ART) program is part of the student-led Education for Sustainable Living Program, run on several UC campuses across California under the umbrella group the California ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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UCLA Action Research Teams: Model for Collaborative Sustainability Research

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

The UCLA Action Research Team (ART) program is part of the student-led Education for Sustainable Living Program, run on several UC campuses across California under the umbrella group the California ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Emmett Institute on Climate Change & the Environment

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

The Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment is the leading law school center focused on climate change and other critical environmental issues. Founded in 2008 with a generous ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

The UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability generates knowledge and provides solutions for regional and global environmental problems. The Institute educates the next generation of professional and scientific leadership ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Environmental Science (BS)

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

UCLA's Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, together with the Departments of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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DEnv in Environmental Sciences & Engineering

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

Because the D.Env. is more multidisciplinary than a traditional PhD degree, the Program substitutes a doctoral internship experience in a governmental agency, a national laboratory or the private sector ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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MA in Environmental Analysis & Policy

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

The natural environment is both the context within which all human activities take place and a social product of those activities. Environmental planning begins with analysis of the physical, biotic ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Minor in Environmental Systems & Society

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

The undergraduate Environmental Systems and Society minor is designed for students who wish to augment their major program of study with courses addressing the relationships between environmental science and associated ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Sustainability Certificate

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

The Sustainability Certificate can help students become leaders in environmentally responsible policy and practices, giving the the opportunity to rise to the challenge and establish themselves as leaders in this ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Incentive Deserts: The Opportunities and Barriers to Solar PV Financing at UCLA

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

Like the rest of Los Angeles, UCLA has plenty of buildings and gets plenty of sun. Given the University's interest in sustainability and innovation, you'd think all those ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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AASHE Interview Series: Nurit Katz, Chief Sustainability Officer, University of California, Los Angeles

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

Nurit Katz, UCLA's first Chief Sustainability Officer, sat down recently with Judy Walton, AASHE's chief publications officer, to discuss Nurit's work on campus and involvement in the ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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UCLA Campus Recycling Action Research Team

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

The UCLA Action Research Teams (ART) program gives students the opportunity to form research teams of 5-7 students that tackle issues of campus sustainability such as energy efficiency, transportation, waste ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Fare-Free Public Transit at Universities: An Evaluation

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

Universities and public transit agencies in the United States have together invented an arrangement—called Unlimited Access—that provides fare-free transit service for all students (and, on some campuses, faculty ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Unlimited Access

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

"Unlimited Access" is the name that several universities have given to programs where their student identification cards serve as transit passes. University transit pass programs increase mobility and reduce vehicle ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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38 kW Rooftop Array: Ackerman Union

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

The student-led project allowed UCLA Facilities Management to install 132 solar panels on the roof of the student-owned Ackerman Union. The panels began to supply about 2.5 percent of ...

  • Posted Dec. 13, 2012
  • Green Power Projects
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Sustainability and Integrated Campus Planning at UCLA

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

Planning at UCLA systematically uses the LEED rating system to advance campus sustainability goals and to challenge project design teams to achieve significant efficiencies on campus. The comprehensive nature of ...

  • Posted July 27, 2012
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