Net Zero Conference | #NZ18
Sep
12
to Sep 14

Net Zero Conference | #NZ18

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Join the movement,

Let's build a net zero future for everyone.

Meet the 900+ attendees and 75+ exhibitors from every sector of the building and infrastructure industry who are paving the way forward: owners, architects, engineers, contractors, utilities, non-profits, consultants, manufacturers, and higher education, government, & energy professionals.

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#Desalination: Should salt #water play a role in our #sustainable future?
Aug
20
6:00 PM18:00

#Desalination: Should salt #water play a role in our #sustainable future?

The way Los Angeles gets and uses its water is unsustainable.

Sixty percent of L.A.County’s water comes from hundreds of miles away. Obtaining and transporting trillions of gallons each year requires a lot of energy and puts enormous strain on ecosystems and human communities upstream. Meanwhile, climate change is about to up the ante. Almost two-thirds of the California’s fresh water comes from the Sierra Nevada, where the mountain snowpack acts as a natural reservoir. According to UCLA projections, that snowpack will be 64 percent smaller in 2100, as warmer temperatures melt snow sooner and cause more precipitation to fall as rain. The state’s current system of dams, reservoirs and levees aren’t ready for such a dramatic change. 

In the coming years, policymakers face important decisions about our water supply. What models will ensure a healthy and sustainable future? L.A. borders the largest body of water on Earth, but are the Pacific Ocean’s salty waters a viable resource? 

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The Green Bundle: Pairing the market with the planet
Aug
16
7:30 PM19:30

The Green Bundle: Pairing the market with the planet

Join UCLA environmental economist Magali A. Delmas, writer David Colgan, Environmental Media Association President & CEO Debbie Levin and Elizabeth Drake of Bonterra Organic Vineyards as we dive into specific ways companies can use the The Green Bundle’s strategies to reach a vast, largely untapped consumer market. Actor and activist Olesya Rulin will moderate the discussion.

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Women in Green Forum
Aug
16
9:00 AM09:00

Women in Green Forum

The Women In Green Forum has emerged as the premier conference series highlighting women’s impact on the environmental industry.  Join us this August 16th for the 9th annual Women In Green Forum at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel in Los Angeles, California.  From the White House to Fortune 500 company leaders, the Forum’s program features the environmental industry’s brightest and most innovative speakers.  Don’t miss your chance to connect one-on-one with sustainability professionals who are promoting women’s leadership across the environmental industry and building a better world where both genders have equal access to and are involved in leadership and decision-making.

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Environmental Equity @UCLAIoES @sustainUCLA
Jul
25
7:30 PM19:30

Environmental Equity @UCLAIoES @sustainUCLA

Environmental issues often disproportionately affect racial minority and low-income communities, putting those populations in greater danger of health risks. Angelo Logan, cofounder of Eastside Yard Communities for Environmental Justice and the campaign director of the Moving Forward Network; Gladys Limón, executive director of the California Environmental Justice Alliance; and Paul Ong, Professor Emeritus of Urban Planning, Social Welfare and Asian American Studies at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, discuss the multitude of factors at play in making environmental justice in Los Angeles more equitable across diverse communities. Moderated by Joe Lyou, president and CEO of the Coalition for Clean Air.

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LoopTransPort 2018: 1st HARP International Conference on Hyperloop and Related Technologies
Jul
23
to Jul 24

LoopTransPort 2018: 1st HARP International Conference on Hyperloop and Related Technologies

The Hyperloop Advanced Research Partnership invites you to the “1st HARP International Conference on Hyperloop Transportation and Related Technologies” to be held at the University of California, Los Angeles, California, on July 23rd and July 24th, 2018.

LoopTransPort 2018 will be the first premier conference on all aspects of the future of Hyperloop transportation. The main goal is to initiate and facilitate communication between scientists with expertise in areas related to the Hyperloop technology advancement.

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California and L.A. at the Forefront of Subnational Climate Leadership
Jul
12
10:00 AM10:00

California and L.A. at the Forefront of Subnational Climate Leadership

More nimble than their national counterparts, subnational actors - cities, states, businesses, universities, NGOs - are leading the way in the fight against climate change. Among these actors, California has consistently been a recognized subnational leader in the United States and internationally, both before the planned US exit from the Paris agreement and even more so since.

At the city level, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has positioned the city to lead from the front, co-founding the Mayor’s National Climate Action Agenda (MNCAA) and taking an active part in key international initiatives and groups. Los Angeles has also placed sustainability at the forefront of the Summer Olympics 2028 to host the first ever “Energy Positive Games”. Broad, ambitious vision becomes reality through the collective bottom-up initiatives and actions of subnational players.

This event will convene two panels of experts to explore how the City of Los Angeles and the State of California can maintain their leadership in climate action and serve as a model for other cities and states around the world. 

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99% Preservation and 1% Densification: A Case for Urban Density along the Wilshire Corridor
Jun
27
7:30 PM19:30

99% Preservation and 1% Densification: A Case for Urban Density along the Wilshire Corridor

Architects Thom Mayne and Eui-Sung Yi of the Now Institute and Morphosis Architecture present a proposal for a high-density, interconnected urban community along L.A.’s iconic Wilshire Corridor. The plan accommodates the city’s anticipated population increase—1.5 million people by 2050—by densifying less than one percent of its land. Comparing Wilshire Boulevard to major streets in other global metropolises, including Barcelona’s Avenida Diagonal and New York’s Broadway, they model real-world responses to growth and transformation that offer more sustainable strategies for Los Angeles. Moderated by Mark Gold, UCLA associate vice chancellor of environment and sustainability.

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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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A @SierraClub FREE Special Screening for Reinventing Power: America's Renewable Energy Boom
Jun
5
6:30 PM18:30

A @SierraClub FREE Special Screening for Reinventing Power: America's Renewable Energy Boom

  • Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre operated by Laemmle Theatres (map)
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Reinventing Power: America's Clean Energy Boom takes us across the country to hear directly from the people making our clean energy future achievable. These individuals are working to rebuild what's broken, rethink what's possible, and revitalize communities.

Their stories are proof that America does not need to choose between keeping our lights on and protecting our communities.

Over the film's 50 minutes, you and your guests will meet people in eight states whose lives were changed by the renewable energy industry while exploring various aspects of the clean energy industry from innovation to installation. 

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Environmental Professionals Career Options Roundtable - Hosted by AEP and IoES
May
31
5:00 PM17:00

Environmental Professionals Career Options Roundtable - Hosted by AEP and IoES

  • UCLA La Kretz Garden Pavillion Classrooms (map)
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Please join us for our annual Environmental Professionals Career Options Roundtable

May 31st, 5-7pm in the La Kretz Garden Pavilion Classrooms

Wondering what environmental career options you might pursue? Meet environmental professionals from the Association for Environmental Professionals (AEP) in an informal speed-networking format. Experienced professionals will speak about their current position and the path they took to get there. Please join us!

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UCLA Tech Talk: The Future of Food with Prof. Michael Roberts and Beyond Meat CEO Ethan Brown
May
24
7:00 PM19:00

UCLA Tech Talk: The Future of Food with Prof. Michael Roberts and Beyond Meat CEO Ethan Brown

  • UCLA Fowler Museum (Lenart Auditorium) (map)
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Join UCLA Tech on May 24th for the next UCLA Tech Talk, where Michael Roberts, Executive Director of the Resnick Program for Food Law & Policy at UCLA School of Law, will sit down to discuss the future of food with Ethan Brown, Founder & CEO of Beyond Meat, creators of The Beyond Burger, the first plant-based meat to be sold alongside beef, poultry, and pork in the meat section of the grocery store.

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Decarbonizing Transportation: Mobility in Los Angeles
May
16
7:30 PM19:30

Decarbonizing Transportation: Mobility in Los Angeles

  • Hammer Museum (Billy Wilder Theater) (map)
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L.A. County’s plan to shift its entire bus fleet to electric by 2030 is leading the way for a decarbonized transportation future. Río Oxas of Multicultural Communities for Mobility, John Jones III of East Side Riders bike club, and urban planning professor Brian Taylor of the Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies and the Institute of Transportation Studies at UCLA discuss how to create decarbonized urban pathways and infrastructure that enhance access for pedestrians, drivers, bicyclists, and mass transit riders alike. Moderated by Jay Kim, Assistant General Manager of Mobility Management, Los Angeles Department of Transportation.

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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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Sustainable Speaker Series
May
10
6:00 PM18:00

Sustainable Speaker Series

  • UCLA Ackerman Building (Bruin Viewpoint Room) (map)
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The Renewable Energy Association invites you to our first annual Speaker Series! We’re proud to welcome a lineup of influential and inspiration leaders in sustainability. Following the talks, we will have time for networking with faculty, students, and industry! During the duration of the event, refreshments and food will be provided.

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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

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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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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California Goes Green
Apr
30
6:00 PM18:00

California Goes Green

  • UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, Room 2355 (map)
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Join the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation in welcoming Michael Peevey and Diane Wittenberg to discuss their book California Goes Green.

The evening event will include a reception, presentation, panel discussion, audience Q&A, and book signing.

Featured speakers: Michael Peevey and Diane Wittenberg

Panelists: Ann Carlson, UCLA; JR DeShazo, UCLA (moderator); Fran Pavley, Former CA State Senator; Mark Pisano, USC

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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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