Blue and Gold Goes Green
Here are seven things UCLA is doing for the environment that will affect your everyday life from checking the weather report to your morning commute. Plus, learn what you can do to make a big difference for UCLA and the Earth.
UC is #4 on Sierra Magazines list of the nation's 10 most environmentally friendly and sustainable schools and the #1 ranked public institution.
1. Greening Your Commute
- By improving the efficiency of air hybrid cars and hydrogen cars, researchers from UCLA will make your commute cleaner and greener.
2. Producing Next- Generation Biofuels
- UCLA developed a new method for producing next-generation biofuels. The secret ingredient? Genetically modified E. coli bacteria.
3. Building Better Climate Models
- By plane and by ship, UCLA will lead a global team of scientists in improving the accuracy of computer weather models ultimately providing better global warming and El Nio predictions.
- UCLA is training the next generation of environmental stewards:
- UCLA School of Law receives gifts and pledges to create a $10 million Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment.
- The Business of Green: What's the Payoff?" conference is just one of UCLA Extensions Earth-friendly offerings.
- UCLAs Anderson Schools "Leaders in Sustainability" is a multidisciplinary emphasis for graduate students.
- Joined by departments across campus, the Institute of the Environment offers an undergraduate degree program in environmental science.
5. Climate Change and Health
- Nows the time to prepare for the potential impact of climate change on peoples health and UCLA is leading the discussion.
6. Solar Power Innovations
- Solar-powered curtains that cool and light your room? Solar technologies discovered in UCLA labs are making their way to market.
7. Desalinated Water
- UCLA researchers created a membrane, structured at the nanoscale, that promises to reduce the cost of turning seawater into drinking water.
Published: Thursday, February 08, 2007