Sustainability Committee wins 2009 LA Section American Planning Association Award for Grassroots Initiative
The Los Angeles Section of the American Planning Association has announced that the Sustainability Committee of the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council will be recognized for work underway with a Planning Excellence Award for Grassroots Initiative. The Sustainability Committee is developing a community greening strategy for Downtown Los Angeles and was recently named a recipient of a 2009 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT) Grant. The SDAT grant will bring $15,000 in professional resources to our neighborhood to better inform our community-based group as we develop long-term sustainability goals for Downtown Los Angeles.
The Sustainability Committee has been developing a community greening "toolkit" as a means to maximize awareness of existing resources, increase program participation, and improve public understanding about sustainability. Through community engagement, the Sustainability Committee has identified topics of interest that would have a substantive impact where we live, work, and play. By fostering partnerships among individuals, nonprofits, government, and the private sector, the Sustainability Committee will leverage our community resources to maximize accessibility and efficiency. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to get involved or have a project you think we should know about!