Seeing Sustainability Blog

Seeing Sustainability is an initiative to promote transparency, share stories, and connect Bruins who are interested in all things sustainability.

  • Sustainable By Design
    By Karen Hallisey Buildings have a significant impact on human health and the environment. Green buildings can reduce the negative […]
  • Less Trash, More Good Cheer
    By Karen Hallisey The most wonderful time of the year can also be the most wasteful. Food consumption, decorating, and […]
  • Food For Thought in the UCLA Sustainability Plan
    By Karen Hallisey November, especially given Thanksgiving, is an ideal time to talk about conscious consumption and the impact of […]
  • Sustainability in Cultures Art Gallery Highlights Student Voices
    Karlie Hayes 2021-22 Zero Waste Ambassador Sustainability wasn’t invented by the coining of the term “sustainable.” It means different things […]
  • Tips for an Eco-Conscious Holiday Season
    Karlie Hayes 2021-22 Zero Waste Ambassador As December begins and finals week comes to an end, many of us will […]
  • Fighting Food Waste at Home
    By Kristida Chhour 2021-22 Zero Waste Ambassador Food is a hot topic at UCLA, with lots of exciting new events […]
  • Sustainable Thanksgiving Week
    By Karlie Hayes 2021-22 Zero Waste Ambassador This Thursday and Friday, we will gather with friends and family to give […]
  • UCLA is Top Performer in 2021 Sustainable Campus Index
    UCLA has been recognized as a top performer in the 2021 Sustainable Campus Index, achieving 5th place in the Buildings […]
  • UCLA Recognized for Excellence in Zero Waste Efforts
    By Kikei Wong UCLA Zero Waste Manager UCLA was recognized by the National Recycling Coalition (NRC) with The Outstanding Higher […]
  • UCLA and LADWP Team Up for Energy Efficiency Savings
    Key LADWP customer, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) received a nearly $1.4 million rebate for energy efficiency upgrades at […]
  • Finding a Job Post Graduation
    By UCLA Alumni Class of 2020 Job searching is usually a strange period of time, and that goes double for […]
  • Fighting Food Insecurity and Reducing Waste
    By Kristida Chhour 2020-21 Zero Waste Ambassador In an exciting collaboration, UCLA Zero Waste and the Community Programs Office (CPO) […]
  • Conscious Commuting
    By Kyle Hickey Student Assistant for the UCLA Office of Sustainability After nearly a year and a half of online […]
  • Shopping Sustainably on Amazon
    By Kyle Hickey Student Assistant for the UCLA Office of Sustainability As we have retreated into our homes during this […]
  • Sustainable Graduation
    By Kikei Wong UCLA Zero Waste Manager Graduation is a time of celebration. We all crave that picture-perfect moment with […]
  • Celebrate the Holidays with a Toyon Trek
    By Liz Kennedy Director of Ethical Labor and Sustainability at Trademarks & Licensing, ASUCLA While we all remain vigilant to […]
  • Make this Thanksgiving the Cleanest, Greenest Ever
    By Liz Kennedy Director of Ethical Labor and Sustainability at Trademarks & Licensing, ASUCLA As we travel fewer miles from […]
  • Youth Practices For Sustainability
    By Tania G. Malik High School Student in Singapore, Prospective UCLA Student Climate change and its adverse effects are rapidly […]
  • Sustainable Recipes
    By Niklas van der Wagt, Nikita Sridhar, and Samantha Smithies UCLA Carbon Neutrality Ambassadors Easy Pea-sy Pesto Pasta This is […]
  • Selling Food In Styrofoam
    By Niklas van der Wagt UCLA Carbon Neutrality Ambassadors The intersection between the COVID-19 pandemic and sustainability is as interesting […]
  • Coronavirus and Climate Change
    By James Evans UCLA Health Sustainability Programs Manager My friends and colleagues alike know I spend most of my free […]
  • COVID-19, BLM, and Environmental Racism
    By Devon Bhakta UCLA Carbon Neutrality Ambassador “That’s probably not healthy,” I remember thinking as I looked up at the […]
  • Watch and Learn
    By Nikita Sridhar, Niklas van der Wagt, and Samantha Smithies UCLA Carbon Neutrality Ambassadors Bored at home? So were we… […]
  • New Quick Tips YouTube Video
    By Sam Smithies UCLA Carbon Neutrality Ambassador UCLA Carbon Neutrality Initiative Ambassadors, Sonia Aronson, Devon Bhakta, and Avishek Ghosh just […]
  • UC Fully Divested from Fossil Fuels
    By Sam Smithies UCLA Carbon Neutrality Ambassador On May 19, 2020, the University of California became the largest educational system […]
  • Phasing Out Single-Use Plastics
    By Nikita Sridhar UCLA Carbon Neutrality Ambassador Announced January 24th, UCLA has released a draft policy to phase out single-use […]