Leading up to Earth Day on April 22, companies and organizations across the world will be calling attention to issues of sustainability, the impact of climate change and the importance of conservation and preservation of green spaces. Research has linked environmental crises to other crises facing our communities, including homelessness, gentrification and racial injustice. We hope that while you take time to enjoy the outdoors this month, you remain mindful of Equity, one of the "three E's" (equity, environment and economy) that make up the pillars of sustainability.
This issue is dedicated to the inclusive fight for environmental justice and the work of Bruins and the greater University of California community.
The University of California will launch its Center for Climate Justice next week. Join in the launch event to learn about how the new systemwide initiative will address climate change as a social justice and equity issue.
Faculty from UCLA, USC, UC Irvine and Occidental College expressed concern for the displacement of the homeless encampment at Echo Park Lake in a joint letter to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and the executive director of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, Heidi Marston.
UCLA School of Law Emmett Institute on Climate Change & the Environment hosts its Spring 2021 Symposium this month with topics including climate justice in the U.S., clean air for everyone, Indigenous lands and people, and growing the intersectional environmental movement.
UCLA acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (Los Angeles basin and Southern Channel Islands). As a land grant institution, we pay our respects to Honuukvetam (ancestors), 'Ahiihirom (elders) and 'eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging.
Find out what native lands you are currently occupying here.