The Courage to Act

By Lawrence Bender
Originally published in the Huffington Post



IoES in the news and quotable.


NSF selects Tripati for early career development award

Aradhna Tripati, assistant professor in the Dept. of Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences, Dept. of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, and IoES has been selected to receive a Faculty Early Career Development award from the National Science Foundation.


Severe California drought draining finances

Glen MacDonald, director of the IoES and professor of geography and ecology and evolutionary biology, was interviewed on NBC’s “Nightly News” about the historical significance and potential impact of the current drought emergency in California.



IoES in the news and quotable.


Is L.A. Now on the Cutting Edge of Sustainability?

Jon Christensen, adjunct assistant professor of history and a member of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability was interviewed on KCRW-89.9 FM’s “Press Play with Madeleine Brand” radio program.


Stories to Watch

The Institute of the Environment and Sustainability hosted a presentation by the World Resources Institute on the issues that will impact people and the planet in 2014.



IoES in the news and quotable.

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.

Photo credit: Scott Sady/TahoeLight.com

Research Highlights 2013

In 2013 research teams at the institute received close to $10 million in funding for studies on education and conservation in Central Africa, advanced energy metering technology, urban ecosystem services, restoration and management of coastal wetlands, and smart water systems and technology.

Photo credit: Karen A. Lefkowitz

Education Highlights 2013

Curriculum improvements and increased opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students have enhanced IoES’ academic programs. Current students excel inside and outside the classroom while alumni continue to make a difference in the world


Sustaining L.A.

UCLA Magazine profile on Bruin alumnus, environmental advocate, and IoES Associate Director Mark Gold.