Join Dr. Elizabeth Hoover as she discusses her book project “From ‘Garden Warriors’ to ‘Good Seeds;’ Indigenizing the Local Food Movement”. This work explores Native American farming and gardening projects around the country: the successes and challenges faced by these organizations, the ways in which participants define and envision concepts like food sovereignty, and the importance of heritage seeds. Dr. Hoover is the Manning Assistant Professor of American Studies at Brown University.
Institute of the Environment & Sustainability
This award contributes funding towards UCLA Art & Global Health Center;s new collaboration with the UCLA Center for Climate Change Solutions, the UCLA Geography Muir Chair and Studio, the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, and the Visual and Performing Arts Education Minor to bring the award-winning photographer Gideon Mendel to campus to show and discuss his "Drowning World" project. Mendel, who hails from South Africa and now lives in London, takes photographs of people whose homes have been flooded.
This awards funds a proposal to bring speakers to campus to cover the question of "what makes a sustainable city?," covering the key areas of energy, water, transportation, the built environment (including affordable housing and shared public spaces), and the digital city & sharing economy (social and economic transformations engendered by digital communications).
A one-day workshop convening a group of experts to consider three topics: the broad question of the optimal use of land to meet deep decarbonization targets; the focused question of aviation and heavy-duty transportation sector, where many analysts foresee especially pressing need for low carbon liquid fuels; and to reflect on lessons learned from the last decade of experience with indirect land use change in biofuel policies—such as the competition between using lands used for carbon sequestration for production of food, fiber, and biofuels.
This series of events, to be held in Winter 2018, brings to UCLA two leading scholars who connect ethics, governance, changes to nature, and human systems. Jedediah Purdy teaches constitutional, environmental, and property law at Duke University . Dale Jamieson is Department Chair and Founding Director of Environmental Studies and Animal Studies, as well as Professor of Philosophy , Law, and Bioethics at New York University and is author of Love in the Anthropocene.
From public policy to installation art, this event explores all facets of modern environmental challenges and highlights efforts to make lives and businesses more sustainable. The program includes talks from top experts, workshops, local and national nonprofit organizations, art, a student film contest—and much more. We will highlight UCLA campus-wide sustainability while showcasing the new Luskin Conference Center and honoring the generosity of Meyer and Renee Luskin.