The Global Balancing Act: Population Growth vs. Dwindling Resources

About Truffle Truffle is an annual discussion at the intersection between the financial markets and politics of critical issues facing the world today. A Thought Leadership event where COMPLEX TOPICS and RESPECTFUL DISCUSSION are the foundation behind each program. Our guests include, but are not limited to: institutional investors, treasury, pension funds, family offices and […]

One Year Later: ESG in a Post Pandemic World

Now over a year into the global pandemic, our “new normal” is no longer so novel. Even after sickening and killing millions and impacting billions, COVID-19 continues to rage. Throughout it all, businesses across industries have worked to adapt to these unprecedented circumstances — with sweeping implications for environmental, social, and governance (ESG). From supply […]

Sustaining a Community Garden

In 2016, Palo Alto College launched a survey campaign to identify the most pressing issues for student retention and learning. The results showed that one of the most pressing issues was food insecurity. This concern caused Palo Alto College to partner with the San Antonio Food Bank to address the issue of student hunger with […]

Sustainable Works Eco Star Awards

SUSTAINABLE WORKS ECO STAR AWARDS 2021 "Out of Crisis & Intro Resiliency" Join us for a Sustainable Wine, Honey Tasting & Vegan Dinner Experience hosted by special guest emcee Billy Harris! The Sustainable Works Eco Star Awards 2021 is going virtual with a fun and interactive at-home fundraiser celebrating the achievement of influential environmental leaders making […]

Wild and Scenic Film Festival

Learn More Students receive 50% discount code STUDENT50 after registering a free account on Qudio. Presented by the Mono Lake Committee Join us for an evening of short films on hiking, biking, paddling, surfing, conservation, community, and wild places. This year, for the first time, you can join us from anywhere with an internet connection. […]

Sustainability Office Hours

Come chat with the UCLA sustainability team about anything and everything you're curious about each third Tuesday of the month from 3-4PM. ZOOM LINK

The Necessity to Move Beyond Hydrocarbons

We are pleased to invite you to the next lecture in the UCLA Global Health and Social Medicine Grand Round Series. The DGSOM Global Health Program (GHP) and Center for Social Medicine and Humanities are partnering to host a recurring lecture series during the 2020/2021 academic year. The goal of this Grand Round Series is to bring together individuals with […]

Greenspace Town Halls and Make-A-Thon

This webinar will outline the Greenspace Sustainability Design Make-A-Thon & Town Halls project. A team of students at the University of Central Florida (UCF) (Orlando, Florida) led a partnership between UCF Student Government, the UCF Office of Sustainability Initiatives, and UCF Landscaping and Natural Resources to host a series of events aimed at empowering the […]

Universities Fighting World Hunger Virtual Summit

Register here. The event is free of charge. The University of California, Davis’ World Food Center will co-host the virtual student summit 2021 of Universities Fighting World Hunger (UFWH) alongside the University of California Global Food Initiative and the Nutrition Policy Institute, University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources in partnership with the […]

Behavioral Strategies to Ditch Desktop Printers

Replacing individual desktop printers with shared ‘multi-function’ printers (MFPs) is one of the most impactful ways campuses can reduce paper use. It also generates a suite of other benefits, including cost savings on paper, energy, ink/toner, increased security, and reduced demand on IT staff time. Drawing on AASHE and Root Solution’s recent publication, Ditching Desktop Printers: […]

Solar Spark Collegiate Conference

Solar Spark is a virtual collegiate conference filled with thought leadership on environmental equity and sustainability created by students and for students! You’ll have the opportunity to connect with experts, employers, and peers through an online collegiate community experience. Special optional environmental arts and culture activities often open and close the days. Learning from luminaries […]

Let’s Talk Soil: A Panel Discussion with Professor Asmeret Asefaw Berhe

REGISTER HERE In celebration of Earth Month, join the University of California, Merced for a discussion with Professor Asmeret Asefaw Berhe. Bio: Professor Asmeret Asefaw Berhe is a Professor of Soil Biogeochemistry, and Falasco Chair in Earth Sciences at the Department of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Merced. She is also […]

Navigating a Low-Waste Lifestyle During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Creating less waste has become even harder for individuals due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. With necessary regulations to protect public health and safety, come some unavoidable consequences of more waste. But in your efforts to stay at home more, is there anything you can do to reduce your waste footprint? Find out more from […]

American Organics Virtual Facility Tour

Do you wonder what happens to the compostables once picked up from UCLA? All of these materials are hauled to Athens Services' American Organics Facility in Victorville, where items are screened, sorted, and processed. Hear from Robert Phillips, Director of Organics, as he provides a virtual tour of the facility and ask any questions about […]

Leadership Development in Neurosurgery: How do we promote skills and diversity? – One Woman’s Journey

In 2005, Dr. Muraszko became the Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Michigan, the first woman to chair an academic neurosurgery department in the United States. Dr. Muraszko specializes in pediatric neurosurgery and belongs to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS).  Her areas of research interests […]

Global Innovations in Waste Management Panel

The Global Innovations in Waste Management Research Panel is a day to explore creative innovations in how we deal with our trash around the world. This casual, yet professional networking event allows students and professionals to participate in intimate discussions about unique approaches to waste management. It is split into three parts: a panelist introduction, […]

Plastics: The Last Straw for Big Oil?

Join us on Thursday, April 8 for a webinar discussing Plastics: The Last Straw for Big Oil?, a report addressing the risks of overinvestment in plastics infrastructure. We will provide a brief overview of the report and hear from subject matter experts on the issues of stranded assets, climate risks, environmental justice, community health, plastic […]

Medical Waste and Health Equity Panel

Medical Aid Initiative at UCLA is hosting a Health Equity and Medical Waste panel which seeks to raise awareness about sustainability in medicine and help students learn more about the various professions that promote health equity. With the ongoing pandemic magnifying critical gaps in health and the rapid increase in medical waste across the world, […]

Organic Landscaping Panel

Curious about organic landscaping? Come join us for a conversation with experts in the field about how we can better manage our lands for a safer, healthier, and more equitable environment. REGISTER HERE Panelists Andy Shrader, Director of Environmental Affairs, Water Policy, & Sustainability for Council District Five Kathleen Craig, Account Manager, Brightview Landscape Services […]

Environmental Justice and Activism Community Conversations

At Zero Waste UCLA (a division of UCLA Sustainability), one of our main goals is to diversify our narrative in regards to sustainability practices across the board. We want to acknowledge the greenwashing and whitewashing of the zero waste movement and collaborate with different clubs around campus to create a space for everyone's voices to […]