Despite the last minute relocation of the Sustainability Fair into the Ackerman Grand Ballroom, hundreds of students, staff and faculty stopped by to visit booths and partake in educational activities designed to raise awareness about various facets of sustainability yesterday.

At the UCLA Transportation table, Matthew H. and Mike K. helped walk people through the calculation of their carbon footprint. Here’s a screenshot of mine:

My carbon footprint on screen.

Becky M., the sustainability analyst at UCLA Housing, quizzed us on what was recyclable by pulling one item at a time from her arsenal of potentially recyclable items behind her booth. Good for recycling: Cardboard pasta boxes and empty WD-40 cans. Not good for recycling: CD-ROMs…

One of Becky’s giveaways was a pen, which had this metal thing you could pull out — and voila, it was also an informational handout about recycling. Nifty!


Nifty, informative pen.

Also in attendance:

Maria C. and Brian O. from BruinBus Headquarters

Maria and Brian from BruinBus

Ethan from Chatsworth-based iZip:

Ethan from iZip

Sarabeth from UCLA Recreation. She showed off the new Felt bicycles that are a part of the bike library fleet. Already, 10 have already been checked out for the quarter and when I stopped by, another eight students had put their names down on an interest list. You can also rent one of these Felt commuter bicycles by the day ($5/day; $20/weekend; $30/weekly).

This Felt bike is gorgeous. You can rent it by the day or the quarter.

UCLA Transportation's booth

Representative from FlyAway educated people about the one-way service between Westwood and LAX, all for just $5.