Archive Tag: Environmental Justice

UCLA’s Luskin Center for Innovation will conduct a statewide water needs analysis of the systems that provide drinking water to Californians. The analysis, which is funded by a $3 million contract with the California State Water Resources Board, will help ensure access to clean and affordable drinking water across the state of California.

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In 2015, the California Center for Sustainable Communities (CCSC) at UCLA released the L.A. Energy Atlas project, a first-of-its-kind interactive website that enables policymakers and the public to sort energy consumption and emissions by building size, neighborhood and other metrics like sociodemographic data. The 2.0 version (released August 2019) now includes information about buildings’ capacity for solar power in the County.  

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The LA County Chief Sustainability Office released a “Discussion Draft” of the first-ever county sustainability plan entitled “OurCounty” on Friday, April 5. The plan seeks to equitably address a range of sustainability challenges facing Los Angeles County including energy use, water sourcing, transportation infrastructure, workforce development, housing, and air quality. 

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On October 16, 2018, UCLA senior Valeree Catangay was honored with the Brower Youth Award, an annual national award that recognizes young leaders in the environmental movement. Catangay co-founded the Environmentalists of Color Collective, UCLA’s first environmental justice club. The club advocates for environmentalism to include narratives of communities and people of color.

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