Sustainability at UCLA is broad and encompasses every aspect of the university, from training the leaders of tomorrow to have the skills to face complex global sustainability issues, to how we operate the university throughout housing, medical centers, classrooms and all of our facilities. UCLA, along with the UC System is working towards a number of significant sustainability goals, set forth in the UC Policy on Sustainable Practices.
UCLA tracks our progress towards sustainability across a wide variety of metrics and areas and reports to a number of different organizations including the UC Office of the President, the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), The Climate Registry (TCR), The California Air Resources Board (ARB) and others. Below you will find helpful links to guiding documents and reports.
The policy addresses seven operational areas. UCLA, and the other UC campuses report annually on progress towards these policy targets. A link to the annual reports is below as well as summaries for each area.
Additionally, in 2011, UCLA completed a comprehensive assessment of sustainability using STARS- the Sustainability, Tracking, Assessment and Reporting System. STARS assesses sustainability at the univerity across Education and Research, and Planning, Administration and Engagement, as well as campus operational areas.
You can find more detailed information about our initiatives by exploring the different areas linked in the menu.