UCLA recognizes that health and sustainability are inextricably linked.
UCLA Sustainability works closely with the UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative on a number of initiatives including nutrition, active transportation, the tobacco free campus initiative.
The UCLA Health System, among the most comprehensive and advanced healthcare systems in the world, is committed to sustainability throughout its hospitals and clinical offices. UCLA Health is a member of Practice Greenhealth and the Healthier Hospitals Initiative and has been recognized with awards for practices in sustainability. UCLA has a full time Sustainability Manager for the Health System, James Evans.
The UCLA ASHE Center has also implemented sustainability in their operations in recycling, water, and energy.
UCLA Recreation is another major partner in connecting health and sustainability at UCLA. Recreation hosts the UCLA student garden at Sunset Canyon Recreation Center, managed by the student group DIG. UCLA Recreation also collaborated with UCLA Transportation and the Healthy Campus initiative on bicycle programs and active transportation initiatives, and led the greening of sports and recreation facilities at UCLA, such as the LEED Gold Spieker Aquatic Center, and the LEED Gold Pauley Pavilion renovation.