Graduate student groups promoting sustainability on campus and beyond include the UCLA GSA Sustainable Resource Center (SRC), the UCLA Anderson Net Impact Chapter, the Sustainable Urban Network (SUN), the Environmental Law Society, and the Leaders in Sustainability certificate.
UCLA Sustainable Resource Center
The SRC was established by the Graduate Student Association to promote sustainability through facilitating the provision of resources, information, and education to the graduate student body, campus and community. The SRC is a place where students can come to ask questions, access publications from the Center's lending library, or use a computer to research sustainability topics. A comprehensive website provides an extensive calendar of campus and community events and campaigns, as well as links to student groups, research centers and community resources. The Center also hosts lectures and forums on topics related to sustainability. For more info visit http://www.gsa.asucla.ucla.edu/src
Net Impact is a dynamic and rapidly expanding network of MBAs and alumni one of the most progressive and influential in existence today. Members share a passion for exploring the interdependence of business and social responsibility while in business school and throughout their professional careers. The UCLA chapter has been active in hosting numerous events and forums. For more info visit http://anderson.campusgroups.com/netimpact/about/
Sustainable Urban Network
The Sustainable Urban Network (SUN) is a student organization hosted by the Urban Planning Department, and committed to shifting mindsets toward sustainable living in an urban environment. They promote awareness and minimization of the ecological impact caused by humans. For more info visit http://sunucla.blogspot.com/
Environmental Law Society
UCLA's Environmental Law Society (ELS) provides opportunities for students to learn about environmental law, and socialize with like-minded individuals interested in working towards a cleaner environment. ELS arranges speaker events on a wide variety of environmenal issues, coordinates UCLA participation in inter-school environmental moot court and negotiations competitions, organizes environmentally-focused outings and works to green the law school. For more info visit: http://uclaels.weebly.com/.
Leaders in Sustainability
The Leaders in sustainability certificate program is aimed at graduate students (masters and doctoral) who will become decision-makers in various types of organizations (businesses, non-profits, governmental, etc) and who will have to address the three dimensions of sustainability. The emphasis is open to all graduate students at UCLA. Currently there are over 150 students participating in the program from departments as diverse as the Anderson School of Management, the School of Law, the School of Public Affairs, the School of Public Health, the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, the School of Arts & Architecture, Geography, Economics, and others. Leaders in Sustainability allows students to create a program tailored to their needs and background, by choosing among the sustainability related opportunities at UCLA. Students take a core course in sustainability and relevant electives and participate in leadership training. Additionally, students have a positive impact on the community as they learn experientially by collaborating on client projects for local businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies. Leaders in Sustainability students also give themselves a career edge by developing a broad knowledge of topics that are increasingly relevant to employers. For more info, visit: http://environment.ucla.edu/lis/
Published: Monday, April 14, 2008
Graduate Student Opportunity: The Dissertations Initiative for the Advancement of Climate Change Research
The Dissertations Initiative for the Advancement of Climate Change Research (DISCCRS, pronounced discourse), connects natural and social scientists engaged in research related to climate change, impacts and solutions. The goal is to broaden perspectives and establish a collegial peer network to address climate challenges at the interface of science and society.