Community Holiday Series: Earth Day 2017

April 22nd, 2017



Mayor Eric Garcetti, First Lady Amy Elaine Wakeland, and the Getty House Foundation Board of Directors celebrated Earth Day by inviting more than 150 students from the Los Angeles Unified School District to the Getty House gardens for an environmental action mini-expo. Students learned how to compost from CompostLA, how to sign up and ride for Metro BikeShare, about recycled t-shirt printing, and what arts and crafts can be made with recycled materials.

Young Angelenos from Bravo Medical Magnet, Sonia Sotomayor Learning Academies’ Los Angeles River High School and Studio Middle School, Reseda High School Biotech Academy, and Carson High School Environmental Science, Engineering & Technology Academy also gave presentations to their peers, the Mayor, and the First Lady to answer the question “how can young people contribute to a sustainable Los Angeles?”

Student presentations were judged by a panel that included:

Gloria Walton – President and CEO, Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Policy Education

Nancy Sutley – Chief Sustainability and Economic Development Officer, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Iesha Siler – Policy Associate, Los Angeles Food Policy Council

Cindy Montanez – CEO, Treepeople

Emily Deschanel – Actor

The winner for best presentation went to Bravo Medical Magnet for their thoughtful proposal for a sustainable Los Angeles.