UCLA Volunteer Day
UCLA Volunteer Day

Outreach Highlights 2013

During the academic year IoES hosts or co-sponsors close to 100 events on- and off-campus. Seminars, conferences, and documentary screenings allow us to bring in experts and engage with the community on critical environment and sustainability issues.

Academic ambassadors
Environmental Science and Engineering Program alumni, faculty, students, and staff attended a reception on Nov. 15 at the UCLA Faculty Center.

Sustainable summaries
The institute’s Corporate Partners Program hosted a workshop on the future of corporate sustainability reporting on Nov. 14 at UCLA.

5th Annual UCLA Volunteer Day 2013
IoES staff volunteered at Leo Politi Elementary (the event’s largest site) where activities included gardening and interacting with school children.

Bike-powered ‘Ecochella’ concert rolls onto campus 
Bicycle generators ran the sound system at Ecochella, UCLA’s first bike-powered concert held on May 24.

The science and application of sustainable supply chain activities
Executives and researchers met on May 8 to discuss the challenges and opportunities raised by sustainable supply chain management at a workshop conducted by the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability’s Corporate Partners Program.

Al Gore and UCLA institute champion climate fixes together at fundraiser
Celebrities, environmentalists, and UCLA researchers gathered at a March 5 benefit that garnered more than $1 million for the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.

Urban Sustainability in North American Cities Symposium
Decision-makers, researchers, and UCLA faculty and students participated in the conference held Feb. 26 at UCLA. Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa made news at the event when he publicly announced plans for L.A. to move off of coal-based energy by 2025.

The Financial Implications of Going Green
The institute’s Corporate Partners Program, in collaboration with the UCLA Anderson School of Management’s Fink Center for Finance & Investments, hosted a symposium on the economics of environmental corporate practices on Jan. 16 at Korn Convocation Hall.