Environment + Climate

UCLA chancellor and L.A. mayor to co-chair new L.A. Sustainability Leadership Council

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UCLA and Los Angeles are collaborating on a new L.A. Sustainability Leadership Council to guide the city's efforts to build a sustainable future for Los Angeles.

Chancellor Gene Block and L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti co-chair the 42-member council, which includes eight UCLA deans and vice chancellors.

The L.A. Sustainability Leadership Council, announced Friday, April 28, demonstrates the partnership between the city and UCLA to advance sustainability goals for the region, as outlined in the Sustainable City pLAn and the UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge five-year work plan. Members of this new leadership council include prominent leaders from business, academics and the community working toward the common goal of a sustainable future for Los Angeles in public, private and academic sectors.

"The creation of a high-powered leadership council, chaired by Mayor Garcetti and Chancellor Block, will result in a more focused, coordinated effort to make Los Angeles the world’s first sustainable megacity,” said Mark Gold, associate vice chancellor for environment and sustainability at UCLA. Gold is responsible for leading the effort to meet the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge goals.

To learn more about the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge work plan, click here.

To learn more about the L.A. Sustainability Leadership Council, click here.

To learn more about the Sustainable City pLAn, click here

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