Please get involved with the new Sustainability Committee - now approved by the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council. Submit your qualifications and interest today!
The Sustainability Committee will work to develop a building-by-building greening strategy for Downtown Los Angeles. Through partnership and planning, we will develop the tools necessary to get the participation of all downtown stakeholders – whether residential tenants, building owners, business owners, or homeless. We will make resources available to all stakeholders to foster a healthy, sustainable neighborhood and assist our community in establishing their own sustainable goals.
A website will be maintained to facilitate the distribution of information, accessibility and compliance with the Brown Act, and engage the community in this project. The intent is to plan and design the program over the first 9-12 months. Implementation will follow with a period of review and revision before the completion of the 2008-2010 Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council term. A project summary and committee recommendations will be published with the hope that the program will continue in the hands of the community.
Local chapters of organizations such as the USGBC (United States Green Building Council), headquartered Downtown, have already expressed interest in participating and we continue to solicit interest from all stakeholders for this exciting project and opportunity for involvement. We want this committee to broadly represent and reflect the needs of our community (public and private sector employees, business owners, residents, property owners, homeless, students, and those who have an active role in an organization downtown) as we work towards a better future for our neighborhood.
The committee will meet once a month to develop the building-by-building greening strategy and there will be many opportunities for your involvement. Please contact us at with your qualifications or interest and contact information – this will become part of our project as we appoint members of the committee, volunteers for outreach and awareness, and participants in the greening of our neighborhood. You can contact me either by completing our form, posting to this blog or by emailing me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to working with you. In the meantime, check out our initial blog and post your ideas at http://downtownsustainability.blogspot.com/ Thank you Downtown!