Built Environment Sustainability Roundtables: Intimate conversations on leading innovations and practices
May
1
4:30 PM16:30

Built Environment Sustainability Roundtables: Intimate conversations on leading innovations and practices

  • UCLA La Kretz Garden Pavilion / Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden (map)
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The Corporate Partners Program is convening sustainability leaders from the business and academic worlds to discuss sustainability in the built environment.

Industry leaders will make brief presentations on their contributions to sustainability in the built environment. Participants will explore these topics further in small roundtable discussions with the presenters and UCLA faculty. Students will share their green paper research with attendees before and after.

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Water in the Middle East & Africa: A Nexus of Cooperation and Conflict
May
7
8:15 AM08:15

Water in the Middle East & Africa: A Nexus of Cooperation and Conflict

  • UCLA Covel Commons Grand Horizon Ballroom (map)
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The international conference Water in the Middle East & Africa: A Nexus of Cooperation and Conflict will provide a forum for scholars and experts to discuss the challenges linked to water resources facing these areas. The speakers will share innovative technology and policy solutions being developed and implemented in the regions that tackle problems at the local, national, and trans-national levels.

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Animation and Environment: A Conversation with the Creator of Wall-E, Finding Nemo, and A Bug’s Life (Oppenheim Lecture)
May
14
6:30 PM18:30

Animation and Environment: A Conversation with the Creator of Wall-E, Finding Nemo, and A Bug’s Life (Oppenheim Lecture)

  • UCLA California NanoSytems Institute (CNSI) Auditorium (map)
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What narratives can animation share about our environment?

Andrew Stanton of Pixar Studios, creator and director of Academy Award-winning animated films, joins Ursula K. Heise, Professor of English and co-founder of UCLA’s Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies (LENS), for a conversation about animated film as a vibrant and popular medium of environmental communication.

Image from Wall-E by Pixar Animation Studios.

 

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Toward Zero-Emission Freight at Southern California's Ports: Prospects, Pitfalls & Policy Needs
Jun
8
9:30 AM09:30

Toward Zero-Emission Freight at Southern California's Ports: Prospects, Pitfalls & Policy Needs

Achieving the vision for clean air at the ports by 2030 requires answers to several important questions: What are the prospects and potential for various zero-emission technologies – including battery electrification – to reduce pollution? How can finance, permitting and community engagement support the transition to cleaner fuels? What new policy and industry actions are needed for cost-effective deployment? This conference will discuss these and other issues that industry, government and civil society leaders must address to reach zero emissions goods movement at the ports.

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Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival
Apr
21
9:30 AM09:30

Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival

KCET and Link TV Present an all-day festival of films featuring screenings of celebrity-introduced acclaimed films focused on green issues with filmmaker Q&As on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Laemmle Monica Film Center, Santa Monica from 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM

Educational booths from local environmental organizations including Heal The Bay, River LA, Sierra Club, Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Save Our Surf and LA Works.   

The event is open to the public, kicking off with an environmental shorts screening followed by four acclaimed films and closing with a screening of two all-new episodes of KCET and Link TV's "Earth Focus."

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JUNK BATTLE!
Apr
20
2:00 PM14:00

JUNK BATTLE!

  • Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) (map)
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JUNK BATTLE! brings the County’s design and architecture students together to focus on one of LA’s toughest challenges: what to do about mountains of waste.

“Imagine TED meets architecture-and-design studio meets hackathon meets innovation black belts,” says Creative Director John Bielenberg, “and you’ve just imagined what JUNK BATTLE! can be.”

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2018 Sustainability Summit: Solutions for an Inclusive, Clean Economy
Apr
20
7:30 AM07:30

2018 Sustainability Summit: Solutions for an Inclusive, Clean Economy

  • Getty Center Harold M. Williams Auditorium (map)
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This annual summit at the Getty Center is a momentous event in our city, annually drawing more than 1,500 industry, corporate and civic leaders in attendance and via livestream. This exceptional forum advocates for business-driven solutions and effective public policy to help Los Angeles realize a more sustainable future. 

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 Renewables Go Virtual: Virtual Power Purchase Agreements & Virtual Power Plants
Apr
19
5:30 PM17:30

Renewables Go Virtual: Virtual Power Purchase Agreements & Virtual Power Plants

The event will showcase Virtual (or off-site) Power purchase agreements (PPAs), which the industrial, commercial, and public sectors are taking advantage of to support development of new clean energy while meeting sustainability goals - such as carbon neutrality or obtaining 100% of their energy from renewable sources, and reaping financial benefits at the same time. 

Source: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/renewables-go-virtual-virtual-power-purchase-agreements-virtual-power-plants-tickets-44626441889

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Designing and Manufacturing Optical and Thermal Metamaterials for Large Scale Energy Applications by Xiaobo Yin
Apr
17
1:30 PM13:30

Designing and Manufacturing Optical and Thermal Metamaterials for Large Scale Energy Applications by Xiaobo Yin

Micro/nano-structured materials offer significantly new opportunities for high efficiency devices and systems for energy harvesting, conversion and storage. Fundamental understanding at the small scale enables us to design structures and materials with unprecedented performances.  However, there is a tremendous gap between the proof-of-principle demonstration at small scale and the intrinsically large scale real-world thermal and energy systems. As one example, energy use for cooling is poised to increase dramatically over the next several decades. In this talk, I will give an overview on our research and, more specifically, present our recent development on thermal radiation control for large scale cooling applications. We demonstrated the scalable manufactured hybrid glass-polymer composite with extreme light-matter interactions provides a 24/7 continuous cooling power of 110 W/m2 without consuming electricity or water.

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Hammer Future LA: Urban Revitalization and the Los Angeles River
Apr
12
7:30 PM19:30

Hammer Future LA: Urban Revitalization and the Los Angeles River

  • Hammer Museum (Billy Wilder Theater) (map)
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The Los Angeles River is the center of a massive restoration plan. Community leaders, environmentalists, and officials all have ideas about how the river should interact with natural habitats and the many diverse communities that surround it. Barbara Romero, deputy mayor of Los Angeles, Jill Sourial, The Nature Conservancy urban conservation director, and Richard Ambrose, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor, join moderator Mark Gold, UCLA associate vice chancellor of environment and sustainability, to discuss this urban revitalization.

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Organic Waste Day - UCLA Zero Waste Campaign
Apr
12
11:00 AM11:00

Organic Waste Day - UCLA Zero Waste Campaign

*FREE ORANGES and FREE KNOWLEDGE*

Fruit is awesome! And so is properly disposing of your fruit's waste. Composting your waste is an easy way to reduce your carbon footprint. We will demonstrate the power of the orange, and offer tips to composting where you live. (Oh and straws are really bad too and we will show you why). Stop by to win a set of bamboo utensils or a glass straw!

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2018 IMPACT WEEK: DRIVING SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE
Apr
9
to Apr 13

2018 IMPACT WEEK: DRIVING SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE

  • UCLA Anderson School of Management (map)
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Join Impact@Anderson and the UCLA Anderson Net Impact Chapter for the 2018 Impact Week from April 9 to 13. Examining the future of business through the creation of a social, environmental and economic evolution, this week-long event will feature thought leaders and founders of mission-driven businesses sharing their powerful insights in design workshops, panels, screenings, network mixers and more.

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Designing Healthy Communities
Apr
6
9:00 AM09:00

Designing Healthy Communities

  • UCLA California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) (map)
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We’re convening the authors from the groundbreaking book, Urban Sprawl and Public Health, to explore the past, present and future of the field of built environment and health.

We’ll explore scientific, community, policy, and practice perspectives under the themes of justice, transport, open space, and housing.

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LA County Stormwater, Health & Equity Regional Workshop
Apr
4
8:30 AM08:30

LA County Stormwater, Health & Equity Regional Workshop

Please join Prevention Institute, community leaders, agency staff, residents and other stakeholders from communities across Los Angeles County for an engaging conversation on the connections between stormwater, health and equity. Participants at this half-day event will have the opportunity to network with issues experts and decision-makers to learn more about the Safe, Clean Water program and funding measure. One of the purposes of this event is to obtain input from the participants with regard to the Safe, Clean Water Program.

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Mar
12
12:00 PM12:00

UCLA Staff Assembly Learn-at-Lunch: UCLA Sustainability Champions Program

This Learn-at-Lunch is for you! UCLA's Office of Sustainability and the City of LA Green Business Program have partnered to help us achieve these goals! Bonny Bentzin, UCLA's Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer will talk about the campus goals and the UCLA Sustainability Champions program along with Sandrine Cassidy, City of LA Green Business Program Manager, sharing LA's Green Business Certification Program. Tips on how to make your department zero waste will also be covered.

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