The Education for Sustainable Living Program (ESLP) is part of the California Student Sustainability Coalition, a statewide program centered on the education and promotion of sustainability. UCLA was one of the first campuses to start the program in 2004. ESLP is a student-initiated, student-designed, and student-facilitated program offered through the Institute of the Environment & Sustainability (IoES). The program is twofold: In the fall, students are invited to attend a Lecture Series, where they will hear from professionals, academics, and activists in sustainable fields. In the winter/spring, students participate in Action Research Teams (ART) where they are partnered with a stakeholder to research, rethink, investigate, and tackle UCLA's greatest sustainability issues.
Funding for ESLP is generously provided by the Dart Foundation and ASUCLA's TGIF fund.