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February 2021

Preparing for Even Wilder Wildfires

February 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

REGISTER HERE Free webinar. Open to the public. Registration required. This session will explore the impacts of wildfires on health, low-income housing, and small water systems, as well as highlight innovative tactics to increase resiliency, especially for populations that are most vulnerable to wildfire. This session is part of the Luskin Summit series.

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Sustainability Office Hours

February 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

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Nikole Hannah-Jones Fireside Chat

February 16 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

RSVP and Submit Questions Here Please join us for a keynote speaking event featuring Nikole Hannah-Jones, a MacArthur Fellow and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter covering racial injustice for The New York Times Magazine and creator of the landmark 1619 Project. The event, moderated by Dr. Eraka Bath, will reflect on and explore Blackness, not only in the context of our nation's history but also in science and medicine.  

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A Landmark Opportunity for Park Equity

February 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

REGISTER HERE Free webinar. Open to the public. Registration required. The pandemic has proved the importance of public parks for our physical and mental well-being, as well as the environmental health of our communities. During this watershed moment, new funding and initiatives offer an opportunity to improve access to public spaces for all. This discussion will illuminate new pathways to increase park equity in Los Angeles and beyond. This session is part of the Luskin Summit series.

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Net Impact UCLA: Sustainability Impact Spotlight

February 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

REGISTER HERE Join us this February 17th for the annual speaker panel hosted by Net Impact UCLA! This winter quarter, we focus on leaders, innovators, and pioneers that are creating an impact within the field of sustainability. We will discuss topics ranging from social change to entrepreneurship, followed by an open Q&A session. If you are interested, register at the link above!

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UCOP Sustainability at Home: Creating a spring herb and vegetable garden

February 24 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

ZOOM LINK The UCOP Sustainability Affinity Group, in partnership with the UCOP Department of Energy and Sustainability, invite the UC community to participate in “Sustainability at Home”, a three-part virtual speaker series event in celebration of Earth Month (April). Part one of the speaker series will kick-off on Wednesday, February 24th from 12-1pm with a presentation by UC Master Gardener, Shilpa Thanawala. UC Master Gardeners are volunteers trained and certified by the University of California to provide research-based information about home…

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The Impact of Climate and the Physical Environment on Human Health

February 25 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

REGISTER HERE About the speaker: Richard Joseph Jackson, MD MPH FAAP HonAIA HonFASLA, is Professor emeritus at the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he was Department Chair in Environmental Health Science. A pediatrician, he has served in many leadership positions with the California Health Department, including the highest as the State Health Officer.  For nine years he was Director of the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health and received the Presidential Distinguished…

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High Impact Tea with Dr. Richard Jackson, MD MPH

February 25 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

REGISTER HERE Richard Joseph Jackson, MD MPH FAAP HonAIA HonFASLA, is Professor Emeritus at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, where he was Department Chair in Environmental Health Science. A pediatrician, he has served in many leadership positions with the California Health Department, including the highest as the State Health Officer. For nine years he was Director of the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health and received the Presidential Distinguished Service Award. Since 2019, he has been co-lead of…

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DGSOM EDI Lecture Series – Dr. Okanlami – Disabusing Disability

February 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

REGISTER HERE Nationally, he serves as the Disability Issues representative on the Steering Committee for the Group on Diversity and Inclusion at the AAMC, and the National Medical Association’s Council on Medical Legislation. He speaks around the country on topics related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, including, but not limited to the lack of black male physicians and creating a health system that is accessible and inclusive to both patients and providers with disabilities. He has been featured on CBS…

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March 2021

Careers in Sustainability Event

March 1 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

On Monday, March 1st, from 5-6pm PT, Residential Life will be hosting a Careers in Sustainability Panel. Four recent UCLA graduates, Megna Patel, Nick Caton, Elias Platte-Bermeo, and Valeree Catangay, will speak about their job search process, what it is like to be a recent UCLA graduate working in sustainability, and what opportunities are out there for individuals interested in the same work. Please visit our Notion page for more information on each of these panelists and to also register…

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Making Climate History at the Supreme Court

March 3 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Please join the Emmett Institute this Wednesday, March 3, at 12:15 p.m. PST, for a talk with Harvard Law professor Richard Lazarus to discuss his book, The Rule of Five: Making Climate History at the Supreme Court, on the landmark Massachusetts v. EPA decision and the court's role in environmental law and policy. REGISTER HERE When the Supreme Court announced its ruling in Massachusetts v. EPA the decision was hailed as a landmark, leading EPA to regulate carbon dioxide and other…

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Free Virtual Film Screening of “2040”

March 3 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free with REGISTRATION Now, more than ever, we need positive voices in the ecological crisis. Join us to see director Damon Gameau's 'exercise in fact-based dreaming', 2040. The film takes a solutions-based approach to how we can, using the technology we already have, mitigate the enormous global issues we currently face. The main themes/solutions looked at in the film are around: empowerment of women and girls; marine regeneration; regenerative agriculture; renewable energy; and circular economy. It's a story of hope, and…

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