LA County Home to US’s First Green Certification for Arts Orgs

LA County Home to US’s First Green Certification for Arts Orgs

Thu, 08/02/2012 (All day)

Arts:Earth PartnershipWhen Joel Shapiro and Justin Yoffe oversaw the installation of solar panels on the roof of the Electric Lodge in Venice, California, in 2001, they may not have realized they’d also made the first step in what would become a countywide movement to make the arts into green businesses.

Santa Monica Adds "Arts & Culture" to Sustainable City Plan

Santa Monica Adds "Arts & Culture" to Sustainable City Plan

Mon, 05/14/2012 (All day)
Advocacy Team (if applicable): 

Santa Monica Beach Art by cbucka21, on Flickr

On May 8, the Santa Monica City Council added an “arts and culture” goal area to its Sustainable City Plan, becoming the first city in California to include cultural indicators as part of an overall evaluation of sustainability. 

Through inclusion of this goal area, Santa Monica resolves to:

Art and Urban Sustainability

Keisa Davis of Community Build

 

Keisa Davis, Member of the City of LA Advocacy Team and Administrative & Scholarship Manager for Community Build, guest blogs about art-based interventions, social services and urban sustainability.