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UCLA is a living laboratory for climate and sustainability research where undergraduate, graduate, and professional students engage with staff and faculty to pilot new technologies and policies on the university campus that demonstrate what is possible for the region and the globe. With over 30 research centers focused on sustainability, UCLA is creating the technology and training the leaders of tomorrow, while leading by example in our own operations. 

The Sustainable LA Grand Challenge, a UCLA-wide initiative dedicated to transforming Los Angeles into the world’s first sustainable megacity by 2050, is connecting leading scholars across campus and partners outside of UCLA to solve urban sustainability challenges in Los Angeles, while training the next generation of sustainability leaders.

You can hear straight from our students doing applied research on campus through the Institute of Environment and Sustainability Sustainability Action Research (SAR) Program. Visit the Get Involved page to learn how you can participate.


The mission of sustainability at UCLA, managed through the Sustainability Committee under the Office of the Chancellor, and the Office of Sustainability, is to create a culture of sustainability at UCLA in which the entire UCLA community is aware of, engaged in, and committed to advancing sustainability through education, research, operations, and community partnerships.