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EARTH MONTH: Learn-at-Lunch Presentation on “Greening” Your Office

April 18, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Learn-at-Lunch Presentation on “Greening” Your Office with Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer, Bonny Bentzin presented by UCLA Staff Assembly & sponsored by UCLA Facilities Management

Location:  2102A Facilities Management Building (Emergency Response Conference Room, 2nd Floor)

 Spaces Available:  45


Did you know that the University of California has a Sustainable Practices Policy, developed by the 10 UC Campuses, that set an ambitious target of Zero Waste by 2020? Pursuant to this Policy, UCLA developed a Zero Waste Plan, to map out how to reduce our waste and get to zero waste to landfill, or 95% or higher diversion by 2020.  Every action taken and initiative implemented by all departments at UCLA will bring us closer towards this goal.  Want to know how you can make a difference? Then you should attend this workshop to learn how you and your team can contribute to UCLA achieving Zero Waste by 2020.

Through a two-part presentation, we will provide information on how your office can become certified as a green office and detailed information on the impact you can have simply through the purchase of environmentally-preferred products.

UCLA Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer, Bonny Bentzin, will first provide a brief overview of our sustainability policy outlined by the Office of the President for context.  Then Bonny will review the City of Los Angeles Green Business Program (http://www.greenbizla.org/), the certification process, and how your department can join the list of organizations making this commitment.

Emma Sorrell, Sustainability Manager at UCLA Housing & Hospitality Services, and her team of UCLA students will present their research into increasing awareness of sustainability through purchasing environmentally-preferred products. This session intends to educate UCLA staff on the importance of purchasing green office supplies. This research team will be presenting a catalog of green office supplies that are available through BruinBuy.

As long as we continue to work together, achieving Zero Waste by 2020 is not just a goal but will be a reality for UCLA.


 Bonny Bentzin, Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer, UCLA Facilities Management

Emma Sorrell, Sustainability Manager, UCLA Housing & Hospitality Services

Housing Sustainable Action Research team

Space is extremely limited, so please register ASAP!

Map of location for L@L Lecture: http://maps.ucla.edu/campus/?locid=360


Shortened RSVP Link: http://ucla.in/1S0t7kz



April 18, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


UCLA Staff Assembly


2102A Facilities Management Building (Emergency Response Conference Room, 2nd Floor)