UCLA Housing & Hospitality is committed to the integration of sustainability in our community and has become a UC-wide sustainability leader through the efforts of students, staff, faculty, and administration. UCLA H&H recognizes the significance of supporting and implementing sustainable practices and initiatives and continues to launch new programs that support our mission.
Our sustainability mission is to meet or exceed UC and UCLA policies on sustainability while demonstrating that sustainable practices are a critical component of our quality services, products, and programs.
Hospitality First! Sustainability forever.
Read a message from Peter Angelis, Assistant Vice Chancellor for UCLA Housing & Hospitality Services, about our commitment to sustainability here.
UCLA Dining’s premier residential restaurant, Bruin Plate, is a 4 Star Certified Green Restaurant. Bruin Plate implemented 108 steps in the six environmental categories of energy, water, waste, food, disposables, and chemicals, earning 314.28 GreenPoints™ to become just the 6th restaurant and the 3rd university in the US to achieve 4 Stars.
UCLA Dining now has Tower Gardens on Sproul Landing Sun Deck. The gardens feature 50 aeroponic grow towers, which will provide herbs and greens to Bruin Plate. The modular, stackable growing structures accommodate 44 plants per tower, allowing us to grow 2,200 plants simultaneously! The towers use 90% less land and 95% less water than conventional farming methods.
UCLA is the largest Fair Trade Certified campus in the United States. UCLA Dining has committed to purchasing at least 2 Fair Trade Certified products in all residential locations. Currently, we offer Fair Trade Certified tea, sweeteners, espressos, decaf, and coffee in locations across dining locations.
Compost bins are in! You can now dispose of compostable materials across the Hill from residence halls to all quick-service restaurants. Learn more about how to sort your waste here.
Get Involved – Living Green
Looking for ways to get involved in sustainability on the Hill or across campus? Read up on opportunities in student leadership and find tips on living green in our 2021 Green Guide at UCLA. Don’t forget to provide direct feedback and input to Housing & Hospitality staff!
Media and Awards
UCLA Newsroom: UCLA developing policy to phase out single-use plastics
Daily Bruin: Reusable water bottle program intends to reduce dining waste on the Hill
Daily Bruin: Veg Pledge encourages students to maintain sustainable diet for three weeks
UCLA Newsroom: Sustainability efforts win recognition for UCLA
UCLA Newsroom: Housing sustainability team awarded for their project