UCI Sustainability Initiative

Earth Day Conversations about Climate Change

In observance of Earth Day 2016, Research Impact and Integration Team lead Abby Reyes and Project Manager Kim Serrano joined Orange County community leaders in Mission Viejo for a conversation on local climate impacts such as sea level rise. Convened by the Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club in cooperation with the Surfrider Foundation and Orange County Coastkeeper,… Read More

Compassion in Action for Climate Resilience at UC Irvine

“We have to make an effort, so that even if we fail we have no regret”—His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Action coupled with compassion was a key theme from the Dalai Lama’s public talk on climate change at UC Irvine on July 6, 2015 as part of the Global Compassion Summit commemorating the world leader’s… Read More

Local Indigenous Leaders Discuss Sustainable Land Development in UC Irvine Panel

On April 8, 2015 leaders and scholars from the Juaneño Band of Mission Indians, Acjachemen Nation came together for a panel discussion at UC Irvine entitled Chamyúuy~wóoyilash: Where we bow our heads out of respect. Panelists discussed the history of the lands now known as Irvine and Orange County, and the relationships between the… Read More

Special Issue of UC Irvine Magazine Highlights Importance of FloodRISE Project for Community Resilience

The FloodRISE project and Research Impact and Integration Team Lead Abby Reyes headline UC Irvine Magazine’s newest special issue focused on climate change. In a story about FloodRISE, UC Irvine reporter Janet Wilson illuminates the project’s tremendous potential to have real, lasting impacts on local communities by closing the gap between what scientists know… Read More