Legacy Project

The annual Legacy Project is a gift to the under-served communities in our region from the USGBC-LA members who assist in designing, building, and supporting it. The Legacy Project team strives to ensure the project is community-supported, has an educational and sustainable focus, is replicable, and serves a variety of social-economic conditions.

The USGBC-LA Legacy Project Committee invites you to submit a proposal for the 2021 Legacy Project! The selected project will receive $20,000 in funding and expert project support from USGBC-LA’s wide network of professionals.
2021 Legacy Project Timeline:
    • Issuance of RFP: Monday, October 12, 2020
    • Deadline for Submission of Questions: Friday, October 23, 2020
    • Posted Responses to Questions: Friday, November 6, 2020
    • Proposal Submission Due Date: Friday, January 8, 2021 (midnight)
    • Finalists Selected and Notified: Friday, January 15, 2021
    • Final Presentations/Judging: Week of January 18, 2021
    • 2021 Awardee Notified: Week of January 25, 2021
    • MOU Signed: February 2021
    • Project Kickoff: February 2021
    • Project Completion & Ribbon Cutting: November 2021

Submissions for the 2021 Legacy Project are now closed! Stay tuned for more information!


The 2020 Legacy Project was awarded to The West Adams Resiliency Garden
The West Adams Resiliency Garden will support formerly incarcerated people with employment and healing through building and caring for a rooftop garden at McCarty Memorial Christian Church.

Read our latest Press Release on The West Adams Resiliency Garden

Partners for the 2020 Legacy Project:
  • Angels City Urban Farms
  • Everytable
  • McCarty Memorial Christian Church

Watch this presentation on our 2020 Legacy Project held during our Municipal Green Building Conference and Expo: Resiliency and Reentry in the Garden: The Sunflower That Grew From Concrete


Watch the below episode of Go Green Radio with Jill Buck, as they discuss USGBC-LA’s 2020 Legacy Project: the West Adams Resiliency Garden project

2019 USGBC-LA Legacy Project was been awarded to Eco Urban Gardens’ Regenerative Learning Garden at Arroyo High School!
Eco Urban Gardens (EUG) garden installation at the Arroyo High School (AHS) Campus in El Monte, CA focuses on environmental education and its connection to our health and wellness. The Regenerative Learning Garden (RLG) demonstrates a variety of techniques for drought conditions including a Hugelkultur bed, swale, berms, meditation labyrinth and California native plant garden. The community will learn the principles of climate change and how to support healthy watersheds and regenerative landscapes. The project features the Community-supported agriculture (CSA) model and promises to reach over 2,200 high school students, as well as students’ families, school staff and the community surrounding the high school.

Email to get involved with the Legacy Project!

Download the 2019 Legacy Project “Opening” Announcement

Our Legacy Project is featured in the news! Watch our feature here
Our Legacy Project is featured on KCET’s blog, please read it here

View our Request for Proposals for the 2021 Legacy Project

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