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What to Do to Help the Earth This Weekend

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Tomorrow, April 22, is Earth Day, so it’s time to show the Earth some love. Here are some simple things you can do to help our planet:

Ways to Save Water:

  • Don’t let your automatic ice maker run constantly.
  • Install low-flow devices.
  • Water plants in the morning or evening when the least amount of evaporation is likely to occur.
  • Use your garbage disposal less. Purchase a sink strainer instead to trap food and other debris, or consider composting.
  • Wash full loads to conserve both water and energy.
  • Trust in the power of your dishwasher and stop pre-rinsing.
  • Install a spray nozzle to stop water from continuously running.
  • Check for and fix leaks.

Ways to be Sustainable:

  • Plant a tree.
  • Eat less meat.
  • Stop buying disposable plastic items.
  • Make your own garden or buy more locally-grown produce.
  • Go paperless.
  • Invest in solar powered gadgets.
  • Try carpooling, walking, or biking to work.

Ways to Get Involved:

 

 

Celebrate Earth Month With These Campus & Local Events!

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Green Globe On Moss - Envinronmental ConceptWe think every month should be Earth Month, and that we should always do what we can to protect this environment we live in.

This month in particular, however, is chock-full of activities on campus and in the community to celebrate our beautiful planet. This year's Earth Day is on Saturday, April 22.

Check out the list of upcoming events:

Professionals in Environmental Sustainability Roundtable
April 12, 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Luskin School of Public Affairs, Room 2355

Steering Connected and Automated Mobility in the Right Direction: The 10th Annual UCLA Downtown Los Angeles Forum on Transportation, Land Use and the Environment
April 13, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.Earth Day calligraphy on watercolor background
California Endowment, Downtown

Energy Innovation Conference
April 14, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
UCLA Anderson

BioBlitz 2017 at UCLA
April 14, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The Nest at Mildred Mathias Botanical Garden

4th Annual Impact Week at Anderson: Profit and Social Goods
April 17, 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
UCLA Anderson

Environmental Health Sustainability Fair
April 17, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Kerckhoff Grand Salon

4th Annual Impact Week at Anderson: Impact Across Careers
April 18, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
UCLA Anderson

Green Screens Film Festival: The Age of Consequences
April 18, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
James Briges Theater

4th Annual Impact Week at Anderson: Designing Inclusive Systems
April 19, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
UCLA Anderson

Sixth Annual SBC Industry Achievement Awards
April 19, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Moss Theater at New Roads School
Santa Monica

Municipal Green Building Conference and Expo
April 20, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Downey

E3's Earth Day Fair at UCLA
April 20, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Dickson Plaza

4th Annual Impact Week at Anderson: Investing for Impact
April 20, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
UCLA Anderson

Green Screen Films Festival: Death by Design
April 20, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
James Bridges Theater

Climate Day LA
April 21, 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
The Theater at Ace Hotel, Downtown

Green Screen Film Festival: Gatekeepers of the Art
April 21, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Patagonia, Santa Monica

Our National Parks at 100: Confronting Change & Committing to Science
April 23, 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Elkins Auditorium, Pepperdine University

E3'S Earth Month Speaking Panel
April 26, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
De Neve Plaza Room A/B

LA Business Council Annual Sustainability Summit
April 28, 7:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Getty Center

UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative 2017 Celebration #DreamRevolution
May 4, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sunset Canyon Living Ampitheater

Green Gala
May 24, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Carnesale Commons: Palisades Ballroom

 

Is Chevy Bolt Turning Point For EV Market?

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chevyboltGeneral Motors and Chevrolet recently released the first wave of new Chevy Bolt EV’s in the states of California, Oregon, Maryland, Virginia, and Massachusetts.

Marketed as a small crossover, the new Chevy Bolt comes equipped with the interior space and footprint of a subcompact vehicle, all of which is valued at the price of $30,000, after the $7,500 federal tax credit offered on all electric vehicles.

With an impressive mile range of 238 miles, the Chevy Bolt is the most affordable EV model to date, compared to the $70,000 price tag on all-electric Tesla models.

 

 

BruinBikeSmart Wins SCAG Sustainability Award!

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bruinbikesmart_blogThe UCLA BruinBikeSmart program has won the 2017 Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) Sustainability Award for active transportation. This award is the region's highest honor for projects that promote and improve mobility, livability, prosperity, and sustainability in Southern California.

UCLA BruinBikeSmart is a safety and education program that allows cyclists who receive a moving violation to have their citation dismissed by completing an online interactive bike safety course and paying an administrative course fee. This program is the first of its kind for LA County, and developing it required an extensive amount of coordination between Transportation, UCPD, and the LA County Superior Court.

A total of seven planning projects were selected this year, and will be honored at an awards luncheon on Thursday, May 4. Other recipients include the cities of Long Beach, Lynwood and San Bernardino, the Imperial County Transportation Commission, Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Transportation Corridor Agencies.

UCLA Transportation Awarded Energy Champions

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etaward_nov2016Sunday night's basketball game against Long Beach State at Pauley Pavilion was dedicated to UCLA Transportation and its efforts in promoting sustainable transportation.

Along with a Bruin victory, Energy Upgrade California—a state initiative aimed at saving energy and conserving natural resources—presented Renee Fortier, executive director of UCLA Event & Transportation; Penny Menton, director of communications, organizational development & commuter services; and Dave Karwaski, senior associate director of planning, policy & traffic systems, with the Energy Champion award.

The award recognizes UCLA Transportation's "leadership in making UCLA and California a model of clean energy and sustainability" by providing sustainable transportation options designed to encourage the entire UCLA community to carpool, bike, walk, vanpool and use public transit. UCLA Transportation has dramatically reduced traffic generated by single occupancy vehicles and the corresponding greenhouse gas emissions.

Congratulations for being Energy Champions!