Highlights of events and activities across campuses during USC’s Earth Month Celebration across the month of April 2023. The USC community came together for sharing, workshops, demonstrations, neighborhood clean ups, conferences, gardening, open markets, and creative art exhibits.
President Folt’s Earth Month 2023 Message
Sustainable Stuff You Don’t See at USC
Climate Forward Conference Part 1
Climate Forward Conference Part 2
Trojan Tea Time Episode 11: Earth Day Special
Sandrah Eckel is an associate professor of population and public health sciences, and director of the PhD in Biostatistics program. Her latest research documents the actual impact of electric vehicle adoption in the first study to use real-world data to link electric cars, air pollution and health.
As climate change begins to have wider and more devastating consequences, climate journalism has never been more urgent. But reporters in this field face a variety of obstacles including the politicization of global warming and public distrust.
The Nile River is an important waterway facing an uncertain future. Essam Heggy, research scientist at USC, determines the issues facing the river and its communities.
News & Events
- USC Architecture Alumni & Faculty Named Winners in the 11th Annual A+ AwardsArchitizer named several USC Architecture alumni and faculty projects among the winners of the world’s most innovative and impactful contemporary designs.
- How Can You Combat Climate Change Today? IYA Alums Make Action EasierIovine and Young Academy alumni discuss how they help combat climate change with a website that calculates your carbon footprint so you can easily fund climate solutions that offset your lifestyle’s output.
- Saved from Extinction, Southern California’s Channel Island Foxes Now Face New Threat to SurvivalFoxes inhabiting six of Southern California’s Channel Islands were saved from extinction by the Endangered Species Act. Now, a new study shows they face a different threat: their own lack of genetic diversity.
- Holistic cattle farming, environmental boons: Students research regenerative agricultureStudents are conducting a research project to prove that holistically-raised food yields more nutritional benefits than traditionally-produced food while also benefiting the environment.
- Air pollution particles trigger cellular defense mechanismsNew research from the Keck School of Medicine of USC shows that air pollution particles activate a cellular defense mechanism known as autophagy, which may reduce the ability of cells to fight off other harms.
- Beyond Earth Month: Undergraduate scholars tackle environmental health challenges across Southern CaliforniaUndergraduate students in the EH MATTERS fellowship program are committed to improving the health and wellness of communities here in Los Angeles.
- Integrating Innovative Climate Education into CurriculumIn commemoration of Earth Day, students enrolled in the Health Promotion 448: Global Environmental Changes and Health course, wrote op-eds about the intersectionality of various public health issues in relation to climate change.
- Arbor Day at USC is the last Friday of AprilPresident Folt announces the last Friday of April Arbor Day at USC. Learn how you can help support our efforts to protect our trees.
- Academia to activism: Intersectional environmentalist talks with studentsLeah Thomas, the founder of Intersectional Environmentalist, shared her journey from academia to activism and answered questions with students.
- FINANCE: USC’s divestment from fossil fuels prescribed key updatesIn the two years after its commitment to its divestment from fossil fuels, USC has made significant progress.
- USC cuts waste and water use in efforts to fulfill Assignment: EarthChief Sustainability Officer Mick Dalrymple highlights both visible and invisible reductions in waste in the latest annual report for sustainability.
- Recap of event: How to be a sustainable TrojanWatch the recording and view presentation slides from a USC event educating students about sustainability practices.
- Students compete to innovate for a better future in LAAn urban-themed competition challenges students to develop high-impact solutions and compete for a $15,000 prize.
- How to be a sustainable TrojanUSC hosts events educating students about sustainability practices.
- USC organizations host Student Sustainability Town HallPanelists discuss USC’s new Trojan sustainability learning modules.
- Students gather for sustainability town hallStudents filled the Tutor Campus Center Tuesday eager to engage with faculty on the topic of sustainability.
- New Student Sustainability Training explores how USC is achieving its sustainability goals on campus and in the communityExplore how USC is achieving its sustainability goals on campus and in the community.
- Why Sustainable Filmmaking Should Matter to All of UsThe Media Institute for Social Change is hosting the Sustainable Filmmaking Panel on April 17 with panelists who work at a variety of companies in the sustainable filmmaking space.
- Environmental experts imagine a ‘Fossil-Free L.A.’ at an Earth Month festivalThe Arts and Climate Collective hosted its climate celebration in Founder’s Park.
- SDA wows in year’s biggest showUrinetown tells the dystopian story of city so affected by a drought that the citizens must pay to use public restrooms. The show ran at Bing Theatre from March 30 to April 5.
- USC Celebrates Earth MonthTo celebrate Earth Month, USC is providing programs, events, and activities to recognize the beauty of our Earth.
- USC hosts annual Climate Forward ConferenceProminent speakers discussed the importance of seeking common ground on Tuesday’s panel. The annual Climate Forward Conference brought together high-profile politicians and individuals to find common ground surrounding the climate crisis at a panel held … Read more
- As Earth Month kicks off, experts aim to “bridge divides, share solutions”Annual Climate Forward conference features former U.S. Reps. Adam Kinzinger and Val Demings, former White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy and New York Times columnist Bret Stephens.