The Fast Fashion Epidemic
UCLA Sustainability Blog
by Christophe LaBelle
5d ago
by Elaina Simonsen An ongoing issue in our society is the desire for more. We long to purchase so much that we end up overconsuming. One of the main perpetrators of overconsumption and waste globally is the fashion industry. The desire to meet demand has caused companies to reduce the quality of materials used to produce clothes to get them out quicker. This is often referred to… Source ..read more
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A Sustainable First Impression
UCLA Sustainability Blog
by Karen Hallisey
2w ago
Green from the go: How new campus hires learn about sustainability at UCLA. Every two weeks, 30 to 45 new hires hit the hills of Westwood, step through campus doors, and spend their first workday at UCLA attending a Campus Human Resources New Employee Orientation (NEO). The full-day in-person affair covers relevant, valuable topics for employees—campus services, benefits, and a tour. Source ..read more
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Dashing through the holidays sustainably
UCLA Sustainability Blog
by Karen Hallisey
2M ago
As we enter December and the start of the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 28) in Dubai, November’s release of a sweeping scientific report is still top of mind. The Fifth National Climate Assessment, released by the White House and co-authored by three UCLA professors, covers our changing climate and response strategies. What is indisputable is the human influence — compelling… Source ..read more
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Protected: Honoring Native American Heritage Month and the Earth
UCLA Sustainability Blog
by Christophe LaBelle
4M ago
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Sizing Up Food Waste and UCLA’s Recovery Efforts
UCLA Sustainability Blog
by Christophe LaBelle
4M ago
No matter how much we eat or save for leftovers, many meals inevitably end up in the garbage disposal or trashed and in the landfill. With the season for gathering together— and cooking and consuming — upon us, it’s a perfect time to chew over the impact of food waste, what we Bruins can do to minimize it, and action on campus to create a more sustainable food system. In 2021... Source ..read more
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University of California adopts new, stronger climate action goals
UCLA Sustainability Blog
by Christophe LaBelle
5M ago
Recognizing the need for an urgent, coordinated response to the climate crisis, the University of California is accelerating its transition away from fossil fuels with an update to its Sustainable Practices Policy. UC climate experts, sustainability officers, and other campus leaders developed revised climate action goals for the policy over a long process lasting months. Source ..read more
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Common Experience Invites Bruins to Take a Deep Dive into Environmental Justice
UCLA Sustainability Blog
by Christophe LaBelle
5M ago
The Common Experience program – designed to create community and inspire activism at UCLA, and run by the First Year Experience office – has selected The Intersectional Environmentalist by SoCal native, activist, and eco-communicator Leah Thomas for the Bruin community to read. Each year, a committee of students, staff, faculty, and alumni select a title for Bruins to take in, with a mission to... Source ..read more
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Tips for a Green Move-In and Sustainable Time at College
UCLA Sustainability Blog
by Christophe LaBelle
5M ago
Back-to-school season is upon us, Bruins! Less than a month, to be exact. Making sustainable choices right at the start of the fall quarter can set the tone for a greener academic year ahead. Here are nine ways to pull off an environmentally friendly move-in and have a more sustainable college experience. These actions will protect the environment and save money, time, and space. Source ..read more
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Sorting it out with UCLA’s Zero Waste Manager
UCLA Sustainability Blog
by Karen Hallisey
5M ago
By Karen Hallisey Sustainability doesn’t have to be messy — even when you are talking trash. Inching closer to the start of the academic year, when the campus population peaks and the litter piles up, is a good time to reintroduce the goal to divert 90% of the university’s waste from landfills and welcome someone new to oversee this initiative. Zero waste at UCLA focuses on reducing, reusing... Source ..read more
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Summer sustainability checklist
UCLA Sustainability Blog
by Karen Hallisey
5M ago
By Karen Hallisey Stay cool without a cost to the environment by adopting eco-friendly practices this summer. There are several simple ways to incorporate sustainability into your life. Here are eco-conscious efforts to make at home and on the go to have a positive impact all season long. The temperatures are climbing, and you’ll need to stay hydrated, as well as caffeinated for the morning... Source ..read more
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