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April 2018

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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Coastalong Bicycle Powered Music Festival

May 4 @ 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sunset Canyon Recreation Center

We are Coastalong, a bike-powered, student-run music festival and sustainability fair. Our goal is to spread awareness about alternative energy sources in a funky, cool, and creative space, so we host a variety of activities, booths, and installations each year in addition to all our stellar performers and DJs. We look forward to seeing you on May 4th, 2018! RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/146808566008818/   

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Water in the Middle East & Africa: A Nexus of Cooperation & Conflict

May 7 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

The severe water crises facing areas of the Middle East and Africa have significant implications for the health, welfare and security of the regions’ people. Today, issues related to water availability and quality – including food security, sanitation and health, and economic development – have become both more complex and critical to address in these parts of the world. In this context, the resource can be both a source of cooperation and conflict among and within communities and nations. ABOUT…

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Climate Justice Forum hosted by CNI and the Environmentalists of Color Collective at UCLA

May 8 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
UCLA – Carnesale Commons – Palisades Room

The CNI Climate Justice Forum will take place Tuesday, May 8th from 5-8pm at the UCLA Carnesale Commons Palisades Room. Description: The Environmentalists of Color Collective at UCLA was formed to promote and co-create a space for marginalized identities to unpack, discuss, and organize for diversity and inclusivity within the mainstream environmentalism movement. By hosting a Climate Justice Forum, the Environmentalists of Color Collective at UCLA hopes to accomplish three things: 1. Raise awareness about the contributions that people of…

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Healthy Campus Initiative 2018 Celebration: Together We Thrive

May 9 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Pauley Pavilion, UCLA + Google Map
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