Sustainability Initiative

The UCLA School of Nursing's Sustainability Initiative strives to create a culture of sustainability among faculty, staff, students, and the health community at large. Through awareness, engagement, education, and commitment, our goal is to improve public health outcomes, reduce waste, and foster mindful consumption. As a part of the UCLA campus Sustainability Initiatives, we are committed to improving global sustainability, both in the environmental and public health spheres.

The School of Nursing Sustainability Committee, made up of faculty and staff, work with campus and community partners, vendors, and students, to facilitate positive changes in procedures and resources to reduce our environmental impact.

Recent News:

In April 2019, the School of Nursing was certified by the City of Los Angeles Green Business Program for employing sustainable practices in our operations.

LA City Green Business Certification

In Summer 2019, the School of Nursing piloted the implementation of the Tri-Waste system, which introduced composting to our waste management practices. Incorporation of the three-stream bins throughout the School of Nursing’s building is a critical part of the campus-wide, Zero Waste initiative.



LaWanda Bowles-Costello (Academic Affairs and Curriculum Analyst)

Dr. Emma Cuenca (Assistant Program Director, Prelicensure Program; Adjunct Assistant Professor)

Sheila Davis (Assistant Dean of Administration and Human Resources Director)

Amy Drizhal (Director of Development and Alumni Affairs)

Serena Jin (Student, BSN Program)

Soo Kwon (Student Affairs Officer, DNP Program)

Dr. Paul Macey (Director of Information Technology and Innovation; Professor)

Dr. Wendie Robbins (PhD Program Director, Professor)

Shelli Shepherd (Director of Student Services)



Bonnie Bentzin (UCLA Sustainability, Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer)

Antoine Kunsch (Cultural & Recreational Affairs, Sustainability Coordinator)

Rey Soto (School of Public Health, Database Administrator)