Institute of the Environment activities throughout the academic year.
California Clean Innovation Conference (CACI) featured IoE Director Glen MacDonald and IoE Center for Climate Change Solutions Executive Director Paul Bunje as speakers.
GLOBAL WARMING: COMING READY OR NOT! The IoE, Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics, California NanoSystems Institute, Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering and Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences presented a public lecture by Kevin E. Trenberth, National Center for Atmospheric Research.
National Public Radio's KPCC reported on the Institute of the Environment’s growth.
Earth Day Fair - IoE representatives participated in a campus wide symposium in honor of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day.
Roberto Peccei, Johannes Buchholz and Glen MacDonald at the 3rd Energy Efficiency Symposium
3rd Energy Efficiency Symposium: The Future of Energy Efficiency in Buildings – Sponsored by the German American Chamber of Commerce, IoE and Office of the Vice Chancellor of Research. Moderated by IoE Director Glen MacDonald; keynote address delivered by L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa; IoE Center for Climate Change Solutions Executive Director Paul Bunje featured as a panelist.
Climate Change and Public Policy after Copenhagen, part of the Center for Social Theory and Comparative History Annual Colloquium Series, featured IoE Professor Matthew Kahn as a co-presenter.
“Food Fight” documentary film screening and panel discussion with director Christopher Taylor.
Corporate Partners Program Inaugural Event – IoE’s new sustainability partnership with business.
Southern California Environmental Report Card, Winter 2010 - "Promoting Green Innovation" by Dr. Peter Sinsheimer, Executive Director of the UCLA Law and Environmental Health Sustainable Technology & Policy Program.
Environment 185 class used smart phone features, such as GPS, to research green issues on campus.
Conservation International, presented by Hari Balasubramanian, Outcomes Monitoring Manager, Conservation International, Global Conservation Fund.
Building the "Smart Grid" - $20 million grant for UCLA experts to integrate renewable energy into the nation's coal-based power grid. Researchers from the IoE, UCLA's Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences are the founding members of the new UCLA Smart Grid Energy Research Center.
Oppenheim Lecture Series: The Geography of Air Pollution: Where are Pregnant Women and their Children at Risk? presented by 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.
"Eco Barons: The Dreamers, Schemers & Millionaires Who Are Saving Our Planet" presented by Ed Humes, Author of Eco Barons.
Presentation and book signing featured world-renowned sustainability expert, executive and published author Ray C. Anderson of Interface, Inc.
Members of the British Parliament Select Energy and Climate Change Committee & IoE personnel.
IoE hosted the British Parliament Select Energy and Climate Change Committee.
Climate Change Strategy Session – IoE Director Glen MacDonald and Academic Director Cully Nordby participated in a special roundtable hosted by L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to outline the key issues to address at the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.
Southern California Environmental Report Card, Fall 2010 - "Graywater - A Potential Water Source" by Professor Yoram Cohen, UCLA Deparment of Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and the Water Technology Research Center.
Twenty-First Century Environmental Challenges and the Emerging Science of Regional Earth System Modeling Seminar.
City of Los Angeles Biosolids Management Program presented by Derrick K. Lee, EMS Coordinator, Bureau of Sanitation, City of Los Angeles.
Residential Electricity Consumption- UCLA professor and author of the 2006 Brookings Institution book Green Cities Matthew Kahn shared his latest research on how we use energy at home.
World's Most Endangered Forest presented by Thomas Gillespie, UCLA Department of Geography.
Making Los Angeles A Global Capital of Clean Technology presented by Sean Arian, Director of Economic Development, Office of L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
Oppenheim Lecture Series: Adapting to Wildfires on the Urban Edge in Southern California presented by Jon E. Keeley, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, UCLA Department of Ecology and
Evolutionary Biology, and Resource Ecologist, USGS Western Ecological Research Center.
“No Impact Man” screening and panel discussion with director Laura Gabbert - the acclaimed documentary about a family set on living a year with as little environmental impact as possible.
Invasive species and other threats to California's biological diversity presented by John M. Randall, Associate Science Director, South Coast & Deserts, The Nature Conservancy - California Chapter & Plant Sciences Department, University of California, Davis.
Moving Locally: 10 Ways Local Governments Can and Have Reduced Their Transportation GHG Footprint - Environmental Defense Fund Director Kathryn Phillips spoke about what local governments are doing to reduce GHG intensity of transportation.
IoE recieved a five year, $100,000 grant from the Annenberg Foundation to launch the Dorothy Green Water Leadership Course to be taught by water leaders Mark Gold and Paula Daniels.
Audubon: 100 years of Citizen Science presented by Garry George, Director, Audubon California.
The Future of Development in the Los Angeles Region - Los Angeles City Planning Commissioner Michael Woo talked about how he sees climate and policy changing the built environment of Los Angeles.
Environmental Policies in the New Economy - Local leaders and state legislators participated in a forum moderated by David Ono.
Is Plastic Washed Up? screening – A film series about plastic pollution.
The Los Angeles River: Past, Present and Future presented by Shelly Backlar, Executive Director, Friends of the LA river (FoLAR).
California Climate Action Plans and Performance: When Do Promises Translate into Action? Executive Director of the Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies J. R. DeShazo shared findings from his recent research on California’s local government’s climate commitments.
Rural Livelihoods and Urban Food Security in West Africa: A Comparative Study of The Gambia, Côte d’Ivoire, and Mali seminar with Professor Judy Carney, UCLA Department of Geography.
Implementing SB 375: The Regional Targets Advisory Committee. Former State Assemblyman and Metro Board Member Richard Katz discussed his experience on the SB 375 Regional Targets Advisory Committee and its mission of establishing emission reduction goals.
Greening the North American Energy Relationship: Building a Stronger US-Canada Environmental Partnership Seminar.
Forests, Climate Change and Community Benefits: Perspectives from the Amazon - Jointly sponsored by the Environmental Defense Fund and the IoE's Center for Climate Change Solutions.
Published: Wednesday, May 19, 2010