On any typical weekday morning, the front doors to Ackerman Student Union scarcely have time to swing shut before people entering or exiting the bustling center of campus fling them open again. Thousands of patrons take advantage of the dining facilities, textbook store, and grocery corner, as well as a myriad of other services. What do all of these activities have in common? They all generate waste.
Members of UCLA’s Cal Delta Chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon aim to minimize their outgoing waste by converting to compostable, plant-based cups through partnerships with local businesses.
UCLA’s Chief Sustainability Officer Nurit Katz was interviewed on KCAL-Channel 9 about rising gas prices and how drivers can save money by reducing the amount of fuel they use.
Ackerman Union is the latest building on campus to receive an environmental upgrade.
The Clinical and Translational Research Center is UCLA’s newest LEED-certified green building, and UC’s 100th.
UCLA Professor Rajit Gadh grew up in India, where blackouts were fairly regular. Not anymore. He founded UCLA’s Smart Grid Energy Research Center.
UCLA researchers have developed a new transparent solar cell that is an advance toward giving windows in homes and other buildings the ability to generate electricity while still allowing people to see outside.
March madness came early to UC Berkeley’s Haas Pavilion. No, it wasn’t a bracket-busting basketball upset. It was trying to operate an 11,871-seat arena as a zero-waste facility.
The Huffington Post published an Op-Ed by film producer and Institute Advisory Board member Lawrence Bender.
As college hoop teams battle toward national championships, the entire UCLA campus is wrapping up another kind of competition among residence halls.
As the nation’s power system ages and grows insufficient, UC researchers are building a smarter, greener electric grid for the future.
UCLA has received a $1 million challenge grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in support of the UCLA/Getty Interdepartmental Program on the Conservation of Archeological and Ethnographic Materials.
It’s a big year for green buildings at UCLA, and they’re helping the campus save a bundle.
Whether you live, work or play in the City of Los Angeles, everyone agrees – Los Angeles can do better with its transportation system.
So much light, so few panels. Why isn’t there more solar power in sun-drenched Los Angeles? The technology is there, but the will is not. But that’s changing fast.
By writing and submitting a paper on contributions to sustainability, undergraduate students have an opportunity to engage in a challenging exercise to develop engineering and chemical solutions.
The University of California is one of the pioneers of sustainability within higher education, and the cost savings associated with being green takes on greater importance as public universities face the budget tax.
Los Angeles and Beijing have more in common than an atmosphere thick with ever-lingering smog.
Lines of bicycles sat next to scattered tires and frames on the rooftop of an on-campus parking structure.
A handful of lucky UCLA drivers — who unfortunately have long commutes — are about to get a free car, free fuel and free parking for three months.
An interdisciplinary crowd of scientists from around the world gathered on campus Monday for a workshop aimed at shaping UCLA’s new Clean Energy Research Center–Los Angeles.
Despite a political logjam in Congress and an economic slowdown that has made even some environmentalists hesitant to spend money on green policies, UCLA Chancellor Emeritus Albert Carnesale remains hopeful that a National Academy of Sciences report calling for adaptations to climate change will inspire action.
Sherry Lewis, UCLA Fleet & Transit director, has been selected as a Sustainability All-Star by Green Fleet magazine.
Two electric vehicle charging stations were recently installed in Parking Structure 9, in anticipation of increased demand for electric cars in the West Los Angeles area.
NSF-funded study aims to integrate variety of traffic management systems