How to be a sustainable Trojan

USC hosts events educating students about sustainability practices.

President Folt’s Earth Month 2023 Message

Watch President Folt’s Earth Month 2023 message to the USC community.

It’s USC Takeover Week on NPR Academic Minute
Academic Minute

For Earth Week 2023, NPR will air an episode daily, dedicated to USC research in sustainability and environmental justice. Today, Robin Craig of USC Gould School of Law discusses tribal water rights.

Crafting a Superstar Enzyme that turns CO2 Emissions into Useful Products
Smoke stacks emitting smoke

Mork Family Department Assistant Professor Shaama Sharada was recently awarded a Sloan Fellowship and a Scialog grant for her CO2 reduction research.

USC Sea Grant celebrates 50 years, leads new efforts to assess impact of toxic pesticide DDT in ocean near LA
aerial view of a beach with beachgoers, during sunset

A recent discovery of nearly 800,000 pounds of the banned chemical near Santa Catalina Island sparks new research for an institution that has spent five decades helping Southern California manage its coasts.

USC Aquaculture lab wows South Los Angeles high school students
Professor Sergey Nuzhdin shares a sea urchin with students from King/Drew Magnet High School of Medicine and Science during their visit to Nuzhdin’s marine science lab. (Photos: Mike Glier.)

Learning about the blue economy and aquatic farming enables students from King/Drew Magnet High School of Medicine and Science, some of whom have never visited the ocean or a lab, to see science career possibilities.

Mulyana explores sustainability with yarn
Mulyana Exhibit

Marking Indonesian artist Mulyana’s first solo show in Los Angeles is the newest exhibition at the USC Fisher Museum of Art. “Mulyana: Modular Utopia” centers around climate change and the relationship between human beings and nature.

Making LA: USC Architecture students design sustainable structures for LA2028 Olympic Games
Students in lab

The semester-long project encourages students to design sustainable structures for the city while retaining the spirit of Los Angeles.

Mulyana: Modular Utopia Exhibit at the USC Fisher Museum of Art
The Abyss exhibition at the USC Fisher Museum of Art.

Watch the installation of the Mulyana: Modular Utopia exhibit, now on view at the USC Fisher Museum of Art.

New honeybee vaccine offers hope for protecting more than just honeybees
Bees and Flowers

An expert on bees and other pollinators discusses the recently approved vaccine to protect honeybees from a bacterial scourge and gives tips for helping these ecologically crucial species survive.