Welcome from the Director


The Fall 2011 edition of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability newsletter focuses on health and the environment. The IoES has continuously strived to address public health and environmental health issues, through a variety of platforms.

• Last year Education for Sustainable Living Program Action Research Teams worked on projects such as sustainable dining, “greening” the campus by adding more native plants and trees to the landscape, and encouraging campus eateries to offer fair trade beverages.
• The IoES is working with a number of other campus entities to make UCLA more bike friendly. We will co-host an event to introduce this initiative in February 2012.
• Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, a private law firm, has recently committed to membership with the Institute's Corporate Partners Program. The company plans to partner with the IoES on various endeavors related to food sustainability.

Please enjoy learning more about the Institute through this newsletter. To stay up to date on all IoES activities subscribe to our listserv by writing events@ioes.ucla.edu, visiting our web site, www.environment.ucla.edu, liking us on Facebook, and following us on Twitter.


Glen MacDonald
UC Presidential Chair and
Director, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

This bulletin is a quarterly publication that serves as a way to share information and connect with audiences. Through the newsletter we intend to build a comprehensive framework for communication that links the IoES with local, national, and global communities.