THE INTERNATIONAL URBAN SUSTAINABILITY STUDENT CORPS
The International Urban Sustainability Student Corps is UCLA's newest innovative environmental think-tank designed to study foreign sustainability policies and how we can apply them to Los Angeles for a more sustainable future.
A Message from the President
Hope is Where the Heart is
For all of us, whether or not we are from Los Angeles, this city has come to embody a certain sense of home and permanency. From that came our collective desire to protect Los Angeles and to ensure its long-term environmental safety. The idea for this organization budded when I met my co-founder, Peter Redublo, in a class that taught academic researched-based writing with a focus on environmental sustainability.
This class opened both their eyes to two things: firstly, that much of Los Angeles’ waste/trash problem had remained unfixed for a long period of time, and secondly, that megacities in foreign countries had somehow found solutions that addressed or alleviated many of the same problems Los Angeles was experiencing locally. With this knowledge in mind, we developed a conviction to recruit passionate students and utilize the plethora of resources offered at UCLA to examine parallels between foreign cities and Los Angeles in order to develop unique and out-of-the-box solutions for a sustainable future.
Our organization has grown from that budding conviction into a full-fledged, self-automated think tank with students from all disciplines working tirelessly towards one goal: to produce solutions. We view it as our duty to use the resources provided to us and the education we are receiving to give back and establish a solution-generating entity to help assure a more sustainable Los Angeles. We pledge to work tirelessly towards this goal, and we hope you can accompany us on this journey by following our updates, keeping in touch, and most importantly, donating towards our cause.
To a more sustainable future,
Research local and foreign policy and infrastructure. Collect data, make calls, film interviews, ideate.
Attend our yearly joint summit with a university in the foreign country of interest.