Sophie Romans

The People Behind UCLA’s Waste Reduction

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.

Easing pain at the pump

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.

UC Sports Facilities Score with Sustainability

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.

Smarter power

As the nation’s power system ages and grows insufficient, UC researchers are building a smarter, greener electric grid for the future.

Light It Up

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.

Odebrecht Award for Sustainable Development

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.

Albert Carnesale Oppenheim Lecture: “America’s Climate Choices”

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.