UCLA introduced its first campuswide sustainability action plan during Earth Month 2022. One year later, a broad range of initiatives outlined by the plan is demonstrating progress.
Overall, the initiatives have further embedded responsible stewardship into the campus’s operations, education and research, as well as into the ways UCLA engages with the community.
UCLA established an office dedicated to sustainability directives 15 years ago, and members of the campus community have long understood the institution’s role, as a public university, in advancing climate action and leading the way toward a more sustainable future. But the sustainability plan set concrete targets across a range of measures, from energy conservation to biodiversity to waste management.