The UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability (IoES) honored musicians Linkin Park, producer Lawrence Bender and U.S. Representative Henry Waxman for each of their environmental accomplishments at their Evening of Excellence fundraiser. The event was held at a private estate owned by Tony and Jeanne Pritzker in Beverly Hills. Visit http://www.environment.ucla.edu/ for more information.
Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles have created a synthetic “gene” they say can capture carbon dioxide emissions.
Omar M. Yaghi, a professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has developed thousands of so-called crystal sponges that absorb gases and have proven effective in the lab at storing CO2.
The synthetic crystals, which code information in a “DNA-like manner,” have nanoscale-sized pores that Yaghi says allow molecules to go in and out.
It is no secret that we need global participation in order to substitute our polluting ways. The World needs innovative and passionate leaders to bring about the change.
Athgo and UCLA are calling for Social and CleanTech entrepreneurs (or wannabes) with a passion for sustainability: On March 4-7 there will be a great event taking place in Los Angeles. If you’re a college student or young entrepreneur, this is the place to be. The 6th annual Global Clean Technology Forum at UCLA provides a platform for 200 selected young minds across the globe to learn and advance their causes toward achieving environmental sustainability. If you’re between the ages of 18 and 32 you might want to try and get one of the open slots. The deadline for applications is coming up fast, February 24.