How much UCLA ground has ART really covered?

By Anjana Amirapu

Alex and I presented highlights of our analysis of the past seven years of ESLP ART to the Sustainability Committee in Murphy Hall. We made a quick five minute powerpoint presentation in which we presented the overall impact of ESLP ART which included the total number of enrolled students, 204, the total number of stakeholders we have had, 46, and the total number of credit hours logged, over 39,000 credit hours. I created a map that labelled all the areas on campus ESLP ART teams have worked in the past seven years, ranging from "the Hill", Facilities, Ackerman Union, Westwood Village, fraternity houses like ZBT, Bunche Hall, and so on. It is obvious that we have been everywhere! 

Alex then highlighted some data from our stakeholder survey and found that from our sample population of 21 stakeholders, 88% were interested in being stakeholders again. On a scale from 1 to 5, with 5 being strongly agree and 1 being strongly disagree, stakeholders believed ESLP ART has had a positive impact on sustainability (at an average of 4.11) and it has had a positive impact on what students can do on this campus (at an average of 4).

Being in the meeting was one of the many highlights I had throughout my years in this program because it was really eye-opening to see how interested and excited all of the professionals were for the work we students have done, and how eager they are to start teams next year and keep building on the program's good work. 

I felt excited to hear people ask about particular projects and give ideas for new ones and it was amazing to see that we, as students and young adults, can accomplish things that established professionals find exciting and want to continue.

A campus map of locations targeted by Action Research Teams throughout the seven years of the program.

A campus map of locations targeted by Action Research Teams throughout the seven years of the program.