Education for Sustainable Living Program commended by UCLA Chancellor Block
UCLA Chancellor Gene D. Block highlighted the work of ESLP's Action Research Teams in his welcome message to mark the commencement of the academic year.
Chancellor Block stated, "UCLA faculty, staff and students continue to apply considerable energy and expertise to improving the well-being of our campus and the broader community. We are on track to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2012, eight years ahead of the University of California's target date. Not surprisingly, students are playing a critical role in these efforts. As an example, undergraduate Action Research Teams collaborated with UCLA Facilities Management staff to design our new campus recycling program."
The Education for Sustainable Living Program (ESLP) is a student-initiated, student-led organization that connects students to the world of sustainability. Run through the Institute of the Environment, the program consists of several components to educate students and involve them in the world of sustainability.
Through the Action Research Team (ART) component of ESLP students form research teams to tackle issues of campus sustainability including energy efficiency, transportation, waste stream management, sustainable food practices and more. The goal of Action Research Teams is to generate a coalition of student researchers that, together with faculty members and UCLA staff, strive to make UCLA a model campus and national leader in sustainability.
Published: Tuesday, September 28, 2010