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The 2017 Energy and Air Quality report card examined 21 indicators in five categories to assess energy use, greenhouse gas emissions and air quality in Los Angeles County.
UCLA

The UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge released the 2017 Sustainable LA Environmental Report Card on Energy and Air Quality for Los Angeles County on April 27, 2017. After analyzing roughly a decade’s worth of key energy and environmental data, UCLA researchers gave a C grade for energy and air quality within Los Angeles County in the latest environmental report card. Read more

Mark Gold, associate vice chancellor for environment and sustainability at UCLA, speaks in favor of the new government-run utility.
(Ivan Penn / Los Angeles Times)

On Tuesday, April 18, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve the public energy program, a community choice aggregation program (CCA) which will lower utility bills and provide easier access to clean-energy options. The program has the potential to become California’s largest CCA and will allow L.A. County to buy and create new Read more

UBC President Santa J. Ono is UCLA’s Second #DepressionHero

About President Santa J. Ono

Santa J. Ono is the President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of British Columbia (UBC). Before serving as UBC’s president and vice-chancellor, Santa J. Ono earned his BA in Biological Science at the University of Chicago and his PhD in Experimental Medicine at McGill University. He then worked as a professor of Medicine and Biology
at Harvard, Johns Hopkins, University College London and Emory universities. His principal research interests focus on the immune system and eye disease.

Why He’s a #DepressionHero

UCLA recognizes President Ono for sharing his personal struggles with depression with his campus community. By doing so, he showed the students at UBC and elsewhere that they are not alone and that there is hope. Read more

Current UCLA Students are invited to Participate in the internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (iCBT) Study

UCLA is currently recruiting students for an iCBT Study as part of the Depression Grand Challenge (DGC) campus initiative. The iCBT Student Study is the first attempt by the DGC to implement a tiered treatment plan for depressed individuals dependent on severity of symptoms of depression or anxiety. Using an initial online screening tool, participants will be Read more

Sustainable LA Grand Challenge (SLA GC – URSP). Now Accepting Applications through May 15.
Sustainable LA Grand Challenge Undergraduate Research Scholars Program (SLA GC-URSP)

The Sustainable LA Grand Challenge Undergraduate Research Scholars Program (SLA GC-URSP) is accepting applications for the 2017-18 course. SLA GC-URSP is a year-long course for undergraduates looking to gain experience in sustainability research and contribute to the goals of the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge: 100% renewable energy, 100% local water, and enhanced ecosystem and human health by 2050. Read more