Sustainable Living


The Sustainable Living Community provides a living and learning environment that encourages students to consciously expand their awareness and apply their knowledge of sustainability through environmental responsibility and advocacy. This community focuses on the social, economic, political, and scientific issues affecting our Earth’s urban, rural, and global environment. The Sustainable Living Learning Community provides students with opportunities to work alongside campus partners in both structured and informal methods to explore ways in which UCLA students can lead more sustainable lifestyles.

All students, regardless of major, are invited to participate in this community as we explore different methods of sustainability and how it affects the world around us.

The Sustainable Living Experience

Recent Programs

  • Green Mondays Panel: Learn about the new UCLA Dining initiative “Green Mondays” at Bruin Plate! John Salley of the LA Lakers will join us, along with faculty and dining representatives!
  • Community Gardens: Join the student group Dig at UCLA and explore UCLA’s community gardens! Take part in helping keep the gardens clean and learn about community solutions to food insecurity.
  • You See a Green LA: Take a tour of the Co-Generation Plant on the UCLA campus! Learn about how the plant provides UCLA with clean water and energy and why it is sustainable.
  • Factory Farming: Learn about where the food on your plate comes from, and how the meat and dairy industry impacts workers’ rights and animal rights.
  • Animated Advocacy: Join your floormates in viewing an animated film about environmental challenges, and engage in a discussion on the importance of advocacy through mass media.
  • Santa Monica SMURRF Trip: Spend a day in sunny Santa Monica! Learn about how the Santa Monica Urban Runoff Recycling Facility (SMURRF) is using runoff water to save water in the Los Angeles Community and be sustainable.

Resident Perspectives

  • “Living on the Sustainable Living floor has been a great way to connect with floormates because you already know you have a common interest. Even if you don’t know anything about being green, it’s a fun place to live.”
  • “We’re focused and do fun things. We have plants on our floor and that’s nice; I like looking at our lounge and seeing our plants in the pots that our floor painted.”
  • “For a greener future!”

Campus Partners

Hammer Museum
Team Green
UCLA Sustainability

Affiliated Student Organizations

E3: Ecology, Economy, Equity

Awards & Grants

2015 Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Best Practice Awards - Student Sustainability Program
The Green Initiative Fund - Reusable Dishware Program (over $1600 in grant funds)


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