The Education for Sustainable Living Program (ESLP), ESLP is a student designed, student developed, and student facilitated program offered through the Institute of the Environment. The Speaker Series brings guest speakers from UCLA and across the country to speak on specialized subjects including food systems, green business, organic gardens, sustainable living, the green economy, environmental justice, transportation, as well as sustaina...more
This survey course introduces students to the important and basic material on human fertility, population growth, the demographic transition and population policy. Topics include: the human and environmental dimensions of population pressure, demographic history, economic and cultural causes of demographic change, environmental carrying capacity and sustainability. Political, religious and ethical issues surrounding fertility are also addr...more
Two guest speakers share their experiences in changing the food environment in their local communities. Melina Shannon-DiPietro describes how the Yale Sustainable Food Project changes people's connection with food at Yale and reflects a growing national and academic trend. Jennifer McTiernan describes the development and goals of CitySeed, highlighting the power of individuals and communities to make change.
Kal Patel, president of Best Buy Asia, speaks about sustainable growth in the Chinese market. Co-sponsored by the Center for Responsible Business and the Dean's Speaker Series, the event features a conversation between Patel and Aron Cramer, president and CEO of Business for Social Responsibility. They discuss the challenges of maintaining Best Buy's top corporate responsibility and sustainability standards while at the same time meeting m...more
February 25, 2009 lecture by Jacques Bouchard for the Woods Energy Seminar (ENERGY301). In his talk "Can Nuclear Energy be a Sustainable Contribution to Address Climate Change Concerns? The French Experience," Jacques Bouchard gives a comprehensive overview of France's development and innovation of nuclear energy technology.
Tzuo explains that with a free trial product model, a high percentage of customers don't end up buying the product. However, it is still important to provide post sales service. A good point of sustainability is when customers have been using the product for some time and it is difficult to unplug them from it, he says.
The rate at which a company grows will vary for each individual venture, says Levinson. Sustaining the growth can be a tricky thing. He explains Finisar's rapid growth and weighs the pros and cons of quick growth and sustainability.
Scale is very difficult in the non-profit sector, says Smith. The franchise model is not successful because there is no authority or ability to take away value if a franchise is not performing.
"When would we know our financial system is working?"
Professor Brownell reviews the energy costs of modern food tastes. Specifically, he discusses how agribusiness and what people choose to eat has consequences on the depletion of water, land, and fossil fuels, and contributes to global warming. In addition, he considers whether food production and the earth's resources can keep pace with the demands of global population growth, and whether we can enhance sustainability in our food environment.
The Greening of Health: the Convergence of Health and SustainabilityIndividual and collective actions are impacting the quality of the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, and the ecosystem we leave for our children and grandchildren. Our behaviors are catalyzing changes in the environment that in turn are causing changes in our physiological health, psychological well-being and social infrastructure. An exceptional panel o...more