UCLA Health Earth Month: April 2024

Earth Month provides an opportunity each year to recognize the progress made regarding
environmental conservation and acknowledge the work still to be done in protecting and sustaining our
natural resources to ensure a habitable planet for future generations. We hope you can join us for some
of our exciting Earth Month activities!

UCLA Health Earth Week 2024 Events

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

  • Where: Corner of Le Conte and Westwood
  • When: Monday, April 22nd, 2024 from 10 am – 11 am

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

  • Where: Corner of 16th and Arizona
  • When: Tuesday, April 23rd, 2023 from 11 am  – 12 pm

Help us clean our campus by participating in our Tobacco Waste Clean Up event, led by our EH&S
team. You can be a part of the movement to eliminate trash pollutants by collecting trash and cigarette
butts in the surrounding areas of the UCLA Health medical centers in Westwood and Santa Monica.
Prizes will be awarded to the person or team that collects the highest volume of cigarette butts. Don't
miss out on this opportunity to make a difference!

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

  • When: Monday, April 22nd, 2024 from 11 am – 2 pm

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

  • When: Tuesday, April 23rd, 2023 from 11 am  – 2 pm

Enter to win drawings for sustainability giveaways! Visit with UCLA Health team members and vendors
about Sustainability at UCLA Health, ways to get involved, and provide valuable feedback.

Hydration Station Celebrations & Fairs

April 1st & April 8th at Santa Monica Medical Center Dining Commons
April 2nd & April 9th at Ronald Reagan Medical Center Dining Commons

  • In celebration of our newly installed Elkay hydration stations, we will be hosting games, prizes, and
    giveaways to promote refillable water bottles and reduction of plastics!


Tree Planting Opportunities

Join UCLA Health Sustainability and HAN Environmental Justice Committee team members in planting
trees throughout the month with TreePeople. Tree planting can and urban greening helps improve
local air quality, reduce the heat island effect, and promote the human-nature connection.

Sustainability Tips

Your voice and your time matter – contribute towards environmental conservation and justice in your community

 Plant based diets are up to 50% less carbon-intensive than eating meat. 

 Take advantage of public transit options, organize a carpool, or ride your bike/walk when you can in order to reduce your emissions.

Bring your own bags to the grocery store; refill staple foods from bulk food containers; bring your own coffee mug and water bottle for refills at work. 

Help prevent methane emissions from landfilled food waste by composting at home and at work.

Upgrade to LED bulbs at home, or request updates in your office. Turn off lights when you leave a room to avoid waste. 

Use a timer for your showers and turn off the water while brushing your teeth or lathering your hands, while also keeping best hygiene practices in mind. 

Avoid printing documents at the office and at home unless necessary, convert to electronic processes, and print double-sided.

For information about UCLA Campus Sustainability Earth Month Events, please visit: https://www.sustain.ucla.edu/events/