Join us on Saturday, January 21st to help us celebrate the official opening of our 2022 Legacy Project, the Survivor’s Healing Garden!
About this event
Please join us on Saturday, January 21st at 10:00 AM for our ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the official opening of our Survivor’s Healing Garden. This will be an opportunity to honor the work of The Reverence Project, our volunteers, and our community partners in building a beautiful space of ecological, emotional, and communal restoration. Live music and food will be provided!
The Survivor’s Healing garden will represent innovation in conservation, improve LA’s resilience, and protect human health. While LA actively protects “sensitive ecological areas,” this project illustrates the sensitivity of the overbuilt areas of LA. Watts experiences temperatures 4.7°F degrees hotter than the city average. The project will train Watts residents in the value of urban greenery and in the methods of civic engagement that will help secure funding for more of it. In addition to those actively engaged in its creation and our ongoing programming, signage will educate the passersby. Just as important, we will work to educate greater LA about the importance of equitably distributing urban greenery to the resilience of the region as a whole.
The USGBC-LA Legacy Project began in 2016 with the goal of bridging the gap between social equity and environmental resiliency as we recognize certain communities are more impacted by effects of climate change. Historical injustices, de-facto segregation, and geographic location collaborate to create the resource disparities seen in Los Angeles today, making equity a critical component of building a sustainable city for all residents.
Date: Saturday, January 21st, 2023
Time: 10:00 am-1:00 pm PT
Address: The Reverence Project, 1673 E. 108th Street, Los Angeles CA 90059
Have questions about this event? Please contact the USGBC-LA Legacy Project Committee Chair Katie Freeze at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our 2023 Legacy Project Request for Proposals is open!
We’re accepting submissions for the 2023 Legacy Project to receive… $20k in funding! The annual Legacy Project is our gift to the under-served communities in our region from the USGBC-LA members who assist in designing, building, and supporting it.
Learn more, check the RFP timeline, and submit your proposal here!
*Proposal Submission Due Date: Monday, December 5th, 2022
The Legacy Project Committee was created for the purpose of selecting the recipient of USGBC-LA’s annual Legacy Project Grant. The Legacy Project is intended to empower local individuals and organizations to implement programs that nurture sustainability and social equity within their respective neighborhoods. The Legacy Project Committee strives to ensure the selected project is community-supported, has an educational and sustainable focus, is replicable, and serves a variety of socio-economic conditions.
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