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April 2018

Municipal Green Building Conference & Expo

April 19 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
SoCal Gas Energy Resource Center, 9240 Firestone Blvd
Downey, CA United States
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17th Annual Municipal Green Building Conference and Expo: Innovative Cities Leading the Way to a Sustainable Future April 19, 2018 from 8am-4:30pm SoCalGas Energy Resource Center: 9240 Firestone Blvd. Downey, CA Download the Schedule and the Program #GoTeam #MGBCE2018 Watch highlights from last year’s MGBCE Education and Networking Since its inception in 2001, MGBCE has become the longest-running and largest gathering of leading sustainability and green building advocates within both the public and private sectors in Southern California. Attended by over 550 persons…

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Luskin Center for Innovation: How Wildfire Will Shape Our Future

April 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Luskin School of Public Affairs, room 2355, UCLA + Google Map

Add to iCal:  REGISTER HERE Join the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation in welcoming Edward Struzik to discuss his book Firestorm. The evening event will include a reception, presentation, panel discussion, author Q&A, and book signing.  Featured speaker: Edward Struzik Panelists: Douglas Bevington, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (moderator); Beth Burnham, North Topanga Canyon Fire Safe Council; Chad Hanson, The John Muir Project ; Alex Hall, UCLA; Chief Ralph Terrazas, City of Los Angeles ABOUT THE BOOK 2017 was marked as the deadliest and most destructive year of…

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Young Professionals in Energy: Renewables Go Virtual: Virtual Power Purchase Agreements & Virtual Power Plants

April 19 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Renewables Go Virtual: Virtual Power Purchase Agreements & Virtual Power Plants Hosted by Earlier this month, Fifth Third Bancorp announced that it has become the first Fortune 500 company and first bank to sign a power purchase agreement to achieve 100% renewable power through a single project. Furthermore, Fifth Third becomes the first publicly-traded company to commit to purchase 100% renewable energy through solar power alone.  Advanced energy storage companies around the world are also deploying distributed, dispatchable battery assets across regions, including…

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LA Business Council Sustainability Summit

April 20 @ 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Getty Center

12th Annual Sustainability Summit This annual summit at the Getty Center is a momentous event in our city, annually drawing more than 1,500 industry, corporate and civic leaders in attendance and via livestream. This exceptional forum advocates for business-driven solutions and effective public policy to help Los Angeles realize a more sustainable future.  Join us to hear from top leaders, including:  The Honorable Kevin de Leon Senate President pro Tem, State of California The Honorable Laura Friedman Assembly Assistant Speaker pro Tem…

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The Clean Bin Project Documentary Screening

April 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

*FREE FOOD, GLASS STRAWS, AND BAMBOO UTENSILS* Come out to a screening of The Clean Bin Project. It is a documentary about two people who challenge each other to become zero waste for one year. They face the challenges of limiting their waste in a consumer driven society. See how they take on the challenge, and maybe even pick up some practices to implement in your own life. We will follow up the documentary showing with a short discussion on…

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KCET Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival (co-sponsored by IOES LENS)

April 21 @ 9:30 am - 6:30 pm

The second annual Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival will take place Sat., April 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Laemmle’s Monica Film Center in Santa Monica (1332 2nd St., Santa Monica, CA. 90401) in partnership with Laemmle’s Theatres. Open to the public, the event kicks off with a screening of environmental shorts from UCLA’s Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies (LENS) along with winning entries in the IoES 2016 Green Shorts competition, followed by four acclaimed films, and closing with a screening of…

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EARTH DAY: Volunteering at Sage Hill

April 22 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Celebrate Earth Day 2018 by volunteering at Sage Hill, the UCLA campus's only nature reserve! Help plant California native plants, take part in ongoing restoration efforts, and enjoy spending Earth Day outside. Each volunteer will get a chance to plant their very own California Poppy (our state flower!). Explore the natural beauty of Sage Hill, check out the blooming wildflowers, and search for the elusive woodrat. Professor Gillespie will be leading native plant tours, don't miss out! Wear clothes you…

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Open Silo Happy Hour with UCLA Food Studies

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This month Open Silo is hosting our Urban Agriculture Happy Hour at Rocco's Westwood near UCLA on Wednesday, April 25th at 6 pm! No matter what your field of work, study, or interest, we want to meet you! All who are passionate about urban agriculture or food issues are welcome. Bring a friend or colleague along. Dress is casual. The co-host for this happy hour is the UCLA Food Studies Certificate program. This new program is open to current UCLA students as…

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UCLA Luskin: BLACK, BROWN, AND POWERFUL: FREEDOM DREAMS IN UNEQUAL CITIES

April 26 - April 27

About In Los Angeles and elsewhere, black and brown communities face multiple forms of banishment and exploitation. At this event, convened by the Institute on Inequality and Democracy at UCLA Luskin, we share and discuss research and activism to analyze structures of urban displacement, racialized policing, criminal justice debt, forced labor, and the mass supervision and control of youth. But unequal cities are also where freedom dreams are created and enacted. Located in, and thinking from South Los Angeles, we…

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May 2018

Reclaiming our Healthy Spaces at Court of Sciences

May 1 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Join us on May 1st for our Court of Sciences Activation Launch and event kickoff! As a part of the Reclaiming Our Healthy Spaces at CoS initiative, we're launching a Mindful Music event on the first Tuesday of every month, as well as a Thurs-YAY series with UCLA Recreation every Thursday at noon. Stop by our May 1st launch event for puppies, free food, and lots of activities! Everyone is welcome-- we'll see you there!

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IOES Corporate Partners Program: Built Environment Sustainability Roundtables

May 1 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
La Kretz Garden Pavilion, 777 Tiverton Avenue (Mildred Mathais Botanical Garden)
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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The Corporate Partners Program is convening sustainability leaders from the business and academic worlds to discuss sustainability in the built environment. Industry leaders will make brief presentations on their contributions to sustainability in the built environment. Participants will explore these topics further in small roundtable discussions with the presenters and UCLA faculty. Students will share their green paper research with attendees before and after. Featured speakers include: Program 4:30-5:00 Registration & student posters 5:00-6:30 Speakers & roundtable discussions 6:30-7:30 Student posters & reception with light…

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Farmers Market at UCLA

May 2 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Bruin Plaza
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