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Silicon Beach April Meeting
Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM PDT
Category: Silicon Beach

Sustainability at UCLA

UCLA’s Chief Sustainability Officer, Nurit Katz, will give a virtual sustainability tour of the campus highlighting innovations across energy, water, transportation, food, landscape, and more. The campus serves as a living laboratory and demonstration site for sustainability across the region. You’ll get a glimpse of parts of campus you’ve never seen on the usual campus tours.  Nurit will also talk about ways to build sustainability into our daily lives and opportunities to get involved with the sustainability effort at UCLA.  For a snapshot of UCLA projects and organizations in this dynamic area, check out the UCLA Sustainability website at:

About the Speaker:

UCLA’s first Chief Sustainability Officer, Nurit Katz is working to foster partnerships among academic, research, and operational departments to facilitate creating a world class living laboratory for sustainability at UCLA. As Executive Officer for UCLA Facilities Management, Nurit provides strategy support to make the university more operationally efficient and coordinates with Emergency Management on resilience planning. Facilities Management provides energy to the campus through a highly efficient cogeneration plant, as well as managing landscaping, renovations, operations, and maintenance. Nurit is also an Instructor for UCLA Extension’s Sustainability Certificate Program. Prior to UCLA, Nurit worked in environmental and outdoor education in a variety of roles including for the LA County Department of Parks and Recreation and the Americorps Garden Education Program.

Nurit holds an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, a Masters in Public Policy from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, and a BA in Environmental Education from Humboldt State University. Nurit was honored as one of 100 Inspirational Alumni for the 75th Anniversary of UCLA Anderson. Her course Principles of Sustainability I was recently included in LA Weekly’s Best of LA 2012 as one of the 10 Best Classes in LA. In 2017 she received the Dean’s Award from UCLA Extension for outstanding instruction and contributions to the UCLA Extension community. Recently she was recognized as one of the top 100 business trailblazers in the Women Worth Watching 2015 issue of Profiles in Diversity Journal. She serves on the Executive Committee of the Luskin Center for Innovation and on the Advisory Boards of Sustainable Works and the Green Business Council of Southern California as well as the Steering Committee for the USGBC Resilience LA Initiative, the Built Environment Advisory Board for the LA Cleantech Incubator, and the leadership team for Path to Positive LA. Nurit is also working on building statewide collaboration and best practice sharing through the CA Higher Education Sustainability Conference Steering Committee.  

Time will be set aside for attendee introductions, so using the video feature throughout the meeting is encouraged. Please watch the training and read the documents on the BP ZOOM Resource Center, so you are prepared for the meeting.

Cost: Free


Contact: Tony Price | [email protected]