Take a look at the faces exemplifying sustainability. I invite you to get to know them.
Here at ART, it is a fresh new year full of optimism, commitment, and humility. Collectively, we project a unified voice that raises the bar in the name of sustainability for others to match. We aim to contribute and play an active role alongside stakeholders, faculty, and staff members whom dedicate their lives to reshaping our environment in the 21st century. Similar to UCLA's Grand Challenges Initiative, Action Research Teams is divided into phases that supply the teams with the tools necessary to successfully reach their goals.
As we begin the first phase of Action Research Teams, both team leaders and members gather to harness skill-sets, interests, and passions that will manifest into their two-quarter project. The interdisciplinary lenses you will see ranging from, Economics, Psychology, and Engineering, illustrates the zeal for sustainability across disciplines on campus. These students, together with Geography, Environmental Science, and Environmental Systems and Society majors and minors, will round up the holistic, multidisciplinary mission of ART. Topics and ideas for team research proposals have already been shared amongst the leads, but I'll refrain from spoiling the fun. You'll have twenty weeks to hear all about it.
2015 is the year where we highlight team members, leaders, stakeholders, and directors tackling some of the environment's most pressing issues. This is the year of the story. As the next twenty weeks unfold, one of our goals is to share Action Research Teams' stories with the world. You will have the chance to read, see, and hear, what the #ecobruins are up to. Each week, teams will present their goals, progress, challenges, and results here on our blog. The narratives will invite you into the joy of adventure and discovery surrounding sustainability related research. One of the ways we connect and learn from one another is through the stories we tell. That is what this blog is about.
Next week, the following teams will make their presence known and open their first chapter:
- Green Labs
- University Apartments
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