UCLA’s campus serves as a living laboratory for sustainability where we demonstrate policies, technology and practices that can be a model for the region and the globe. You can hear straight from our students doing applied research on campus through the Sustainability Action Research (SAR) Program, and learn about examples of applied research on campus on the Living Laboratory Projects page.
UCLA and the UC system have a comprehensive Policy on Sustainable Practices that covers all aspects of the way the campus operates including:
- Green Building Design
- Clean Energy
- Climate Protection
- Sustainable Transportation
- Sustainable Building Operations
- Zero Waste
- Sustainable Procurement
- Sustainable Foodservices
- Sustainable Water Systems
We report annually on progress towards these goals. Read the 2019 Annual Report:
The previous years annual reports are available here: https://www.ucop.edu/sustainability/policy-areas/annual-reports.html
In our centennial year, UCLA is undertaking a sustainability master plan that will create a bold vision for a sustainable, healthy, and resilient future for UCLA. The plan will span our curriculum and research, operations, and engagement and outreach programs and integrate the many areas of sustainability. You can learn more and participate here:
As part of that process we will be launching a redo of this website, so please pardon our dust.