Sustainable Future LA

submission by LA_Worlds_Fair

About Your Application

Organization(s) name(s):

Los Angeles World's Fair, FPC

Organization(s) website(s):

www.laworldsfair.org

Organization(s) twitter handle(s):

www.twitter.com/LAWorldsFair

Organization(s) facebook handle(s):

https://www.facebook.com/Los-Angeles-Worlds-Fair-543396465697684/

Organization(s) instagram handle(s):

https://instagram.com/laworldsfair/

Please share the direct link for voters to sign up for your newsletter(s):

http://laworldsfair.org/contact/

Describe Your Organization(s)

Non-profit organization

For-profit organization

Government

Other (please specify below):

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Flexible Purpose Corporation

In one sentence, please describe what your organization does.

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With a theme of "The Connected City; A World Connected," we are bringing the World’s Fair to Los Angeles in 2022-2024!

In one to three sentences, please describe your proposal.

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We propose to develop and implement a sustainability curriculum targeted to elementary school students. The fun and engaging educational content and related activities will provide a broad overview of sustainability, and emphasize how everyone is connected and how personal actions can have global effects. Our objective is to personalize climate change, and help develop an aware generation with the skill set to make and advocate for environmentally friendly choices.

Where will you be working? Please be specific (e.g. Third Street Middle School; Boyle Heights; LA County).

Central LA

East LA

San Gabriel Valley

San Fernando Valley

South LA

Westside

South Bay

Antelope Valley

County of Los Angeles (countywide)

City of Los Angeles (citywide)

LAUSD

Other (please specify below):

How do you plan to use these resources to make change? (check all that apply)

Conduct research

Engage residents and stakeholders

Implement a pilot or new project

Expand a pilot or program

Mobilize for systems change

Advocate with policymakers and leaders

Implement and track policy

Other (please specify below):

How will your proposal improve the following “Live” metrics? (check all that apply)

Access to healthy food

Healthcare access

Exposure to air toxins

Number of households below the self-sufficiency index

Percent of imported water

Obesity rates

Housing affordability

Rates of homelessness

Walk/bike/transit score

Acres and miles of polluted waterways

Rates of mental illness

Prevalence of adverse childhood experiences (Dream Metric)

Percentage of LA communities that are resilient (Dream Metric)

Percentage of residents receiving coordinated healthcare services (Dream Metric)

Percentage of tree canopy cover (Dream Metric)

Describe in greater detail how you will make LA the healthiest place to live.

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Cities now house the majority of the population on the planet, and will bear the brunt of climate change-related impacts. We propose to develop and implement a sustainability curriculum for elementary school students that will personalize climate change, and help develop an aware generation with the skill set to make and advocate for environmentally friendly choices, and thereby help make Los Angeles a better place to live.

Our proposal consists of a pilot sustainability curriculum to be delivered online so students can access it both in class and at home. The fun and engaging educational content and related activities will provide a broad overview of sustainability -- climate change and greenhouse gases, transportation alternatives, energy, water, waste, heat island effect, healthy food and sustainable living -- and emphasize how everyone and everything is connected and how personal actions can have global effects.

As part of the curriculum, students and parents would be encouraged to implement related activities, such as exploring environmentally friendly transportation options (walking, biking, public transit), and reducing waste, energy and water use on campus and at home. Schools would be encouraged and supported through the pilot to connect students, their families, and other community members in collaborations to implement environmentally friendly projects such as planting trees on and around campus to reduce the heat island effect in their community, or install rain barrels and rain gardens. The Los Angeles World’s Fair will work to develop partnerships in furtherance of this goal.

Successful implementation of the pilot, and subsequently scaling to schools in other communities, would improve the resiliency of these communities by helping reduce the impacts of climate change -- for example, climate change is expected to increase the number of extreme heat days by 50% -- increasing tree canopy coverage would create a virtuous cycle -- reducing the heat island effect and therefore the need for additional energy and water to run air conditioning, which in turn would reduce the generation of additional greenhouse gas emissions.

Based on the success of the pilot, additional modules would be developed in the future to provide deeper dives into specific sustainability topics.

Please explain how you will evaluate your work.

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We will:
- Survey pilot schools to determine their bike/walk/transit scores before and after delivery of the curriculum.
- Track the number of trees planted through the program, and project tree canopy coverage at maturity.
- Assess students’ knowledge about sustainability issues at the beginning and end of the curriculum.
- Engage and track numbers of family and community members involved in curriculum supported activities.
- Track the number of schools willing to participate in the initial and subsequent phases of the pilot.

How can the LA2050 community and other stakeholders help your proposal succeed? (check all that apply)

Money (financial capital)

Volunteers/staff (human capital)

Publicity/awareness (social capital)

Infrastructure (building/space/vehicles, etc.)

Education/training

Technical infrastructure (computers, etc.)

Community outreach

Network/relationship support

Quality improvement research

Other (please specify below):

Discussion
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This would be a pivotal event to help improve LA from both a connectivity and community perspective. These students are the future of LA an this curriculum is a powerful ignition for change and improvement.

by eringargan
6 months ago

Los Angeles can become a multi-generational City Of Climate Solutions through education, by 'CO2necting' older Angelenos like myself to the up-and-coming Angelenos of tomorrow. We need to 'CO2nect' today's students to the future they will inhabit by helping them understand that the way they and their families live TODAY -- the choices they make about food, transportation, consumption, life purpose, and more -- will shape their world of TOMORROW to an extent no previous generation has experienced!

by GregoryWright
6 months ago

Just came from a community meeting for this organization. Can't wait to see this project become a reality!!!

by Bigapplejen
5 months ago

Getting people out of their house and leaving their cars behind and trying news ways of transportation and coming together as a community and stepping into the future will be EPIC!!!! I can't wait to see how this all unfolds!!!!!

by MonicaWildWFINFO
5 months ago

A curriculum that encourages students and parents to implement related activities, such as exploring environmentally friendly transportation options (walking, biking, public transit), and reducing waste, energy and water use on campus and at home. BRILLIANT!

by bfair
5 months ago

The best way to connect our neighborhoods!

by irail
5 months ago

Empowering kids!

by dotkam1
6 months ago

This is the most transformative proposal I have seen!

by Cherianne
5 months ago

Great community outreach meeting last night in Venice! I voted.

by DKinLA
5 months ago

With Los Angeles becoming the number one Tech Start of Capital of the World.. It would be of great value to Host the Worlds Fair in LA>

by kent.w.purdy
5 months ago

I have been a public transit supporter for many years and I am car free. I love that our public transit s getting better and better. I am also n favor of this proposal to create a smarter LA.

by irail
5 months ago

I understood that Olympics and World's Fairs usually are NOT sustainable....leaving unused buildings and causing massive waste...but this one will be different. Curious to understand how?

by Bobvanech
5 months ago

Don't forget to sign up for the LA World's Fair Newsletter @ www.laworldsfair.org

by dotkam
5 months ago

The entire LA World's Fair Team is FANTASTIC!

by DKinLA
5 months ago

Check out the Flyover video of possible location site for a 1st pavilion.
Click here: https://youtu.be/pOZmHMwIC8M

by dotkam
5 months ago

A grassroots based movement to throw the biggest party in the world - exciting and perfect timing. The opportunities to demonstrate the use of technology to increase our capabilities and social development as a culture.

by ecinetworks
5 months ago

All the more reason to invest in imparting knowledge to the rising generation so that they know the real meaning of 'sustainability' and can call out the actors who use that term loosely--like labeling sugar laden breakfast cereal "natural". Consumers can see throught that because they have been educated about nutrition. We need a smart population similarly educated in what constitutes a truly sustainable society.

by vanman007
5 months ago

I am so very PROUD to be a part of this team! Good luck to us/we/LA!

by DKinLA
6 months ago

Another World's Fair Titanium member casting her vote for this great project!

by FASTHilaryNorton
5 months ago

We are do very PROUD of this proposal!

by LA_Worlds_Fair
5 months ago

A Grassroots process for making LA better. Love it.

by jeffperson
6 months ago

Very much needed!

by for2un
5 months ago

Educating kids in urban resources.

by xsibaja
6 months ago

A curriculum that demonstrates how the urban environment is sensitive to human activity would be a great tool for teachers. It could help a lot of inner city kids realize how the world they experience got to be the way it is, and what they can do to shape it.

by vanman007
6 months ago

Great idea! Good luck getting everyone off of their cell phones.

by gguarino
6 months ago

This is a great idea! Growing a generation with the tools to advocate for environmental responsibility is just what we need!

by laH2O
6 months ago

This Sustainable proposal is spot on! Brilliant idea!

by Preston1
6 months ago

This is a great concept, and there is a talented team of experienced professionals involved and committed to making it successful. A vote for this proposal is a positive step toward educating and inspiring families to get involved and make a difference in the lives of everyone who lives in the LA area, and everyone who visits. Vote for it now!

by wburr
6 months ago

This is the most bold idea I've ever heard to throw international energy towards a transformation of Los Angeles. Let's do it!!

by JStutes
6 months ago

Building Sustainability Education into the classroom and linking sustainability and transportation is a great way to "make it real".

by RobinShank
6 months ago

Awesome proposal :) could change the future of this city

by Madskaminsky
6 months ago

WE have great partners to work on this incredible proposal!

by dotkam
6 months ago

Los Angeles can become a multi-generational City Of Climate Solutions through education, by 'CO2necting' older Angelenos like myself, and our public school teachers, to the up-and-coming Angelenos of tomorrow.

We need to 'CO2nect' today's students to the future they will inhabit by helping them understand that the way they and their families live TODAY -- the choices they make about food, transportation, consumption, life purpose, and more -- will shape their world of TOMORROW to an extent no previous generation has experienced!

by GregoryWright
6 months ago

Thank you for voting! Please visit our website to sign up for future important updates.

by dotkam
6 months ago

World's Fairs are still alive and well, but haven't been in the U.S. since 1984! I would love a world's fair in Los Angeles and this sustainable future program is a great catalyst.

by mkaminsky
6 months ago

This is a really good idea. I'm glad I voted for this project

by pirkl66
6 months ago

Appreciate the support! #AbetterLA

by dotkam1
6 months ago

Thank you for your commentary! We agree it would be a great community builder. Thank you for voting. Please tell your friends.

by dotkam1
6 months ago

The Los Angeles World's Fair will be a profound catalyst to inspiring how world and it's future. The role that young people play in this and empowering them with the education and insights affects all of us on every level. This is great work and there's great work to be done! So proud to be a part of this initiative.

by koalab
6 months ago

Having kids bring their families into the discussion and activities, is a wonderful idea. The tree canopy plan alone should win this approval.

by Sticks
6 months ago

Yes! Thank you for your support!

by irail
6 months ago

Cool! I hope my school gets to do this. : )

by conkam
6 months ago

Connectivity and Educating our youth!

by bfair
6 months ago

Getting families together to connect and interact is so important. As a society, we all need to get off our smartphones and physically talk, engage and connect with one another. This will help us all to open our eyes to help improve overall life and a better environment in our City of Angels.

by gguarino
6 months ago

Getting kids off their smartphones and outside to experience our city and improve our environment is a worthwhile cause...and a World's Fair is a fun way to celebrate it!

by Bobvanech
6 months ago

That is exactly what we are trying to accomplish.

by dotkam1
6 months ago

Please share with your networks...we need ALL Angelenos to get board for this effort!

by LA_Worlds_Fair
5 months ago

Yes!

by LA_Worlds_Fair
5 months ago

A Better LA Awaits!

by LA_Worlds_Fair
5 months ago

Awww....thank you! @LAWorldsFair

by LA_Worlds_Fair
5 months ago

Yes! Read more about our mission at www.laworldsfair.org

by LA_Worlds_Fair
5 months ago

Couldn't agree with you more, Monica!

by LA_Worlds_Fair
5 months ago

Thank you Kent!

by dotkam
5 months ago

We appreciate and are very grateful for your vote!

by LA_Worlds_Fair
5 months ago

Thank you and of course we agree!

by LA_Worlds_Fair
5 months ago

Thank you for your vote of support. We agree their are many opportunities here for a better LA!

by LA_Worlds_Fair
5 months ago

Indeed! Creating a smart population.

by LA_Worlds_Fair
5 months ago

Our model is centered around our new transportation system with a sustainable "second life" for the pavilions. Re-use and the ultimate in cutting edge sustainability to help solve the homeless problem in LA.

by dotkam
5 months ago

Thank you for joining us! We meet monthly in different communities.

by dotkam
5 months ago

You rock Hilary! Thanks for your support and being an early adopter of the fair.

by dotkam
5 months ago

A proud Titanium member! : ) www.laworldsfair.org/titanium

by LA_Worlds_Fair
5 months ago

Thanks so much for voting!

by LA_Worlds_Fair
5 months ago

LA's future is bright. Will be brighter with our kids engaged in the progress!

by dotkam
6 months ago

We agree! Thank you for voting.

by LA_Worlds_Fair
5 months ago

Brilliant!

by dotkam
5 months ago

Thanks so much for your vote! Please share with your networks.

by dotkam
5 months ago

Thank you for your vote!

by dotkam
5 months ago

Thank you for vote of confidence!

by dotkam1
6 months ago

OK! Spread the word and thank for the support!

by dotkam1
6 months ago

WE dot too! Thanks for your vote!

by dotkam1
6 months ago

Thank you for the vote! Check out our website www.laworldsfair.org

by dotkam1
6 months ago

We agree! Thanks for voting for us.

by LA_Worlds_Fair
6 months ago

Thank you for taking the time to support us by voting and taking the time to leave a comment!

by dotkam
6 months ago

Thank you for your vote! Please share with your friends and family. Voting closes Nov 4th @ 12noon.

by dotkam1
6 months ago

Excellent and thoughtful comment. Thanks for voting and supporting the LA World's Fair submission to pave the way!

by dotkam
6 months ago

Indeed!

by dotkam1
6 months ago

TEAMWORK!

by dotkam1
6 months ago

WE do too! Thank you for your vote! Now share with all your friends!

by dotkam1
6 months ago

Educating the next generation! Here, Here!

by socialinla
6 months ago

We couldn't agree more! Thanks for the support.

by dotkam1
6 months ago

That is exactly what we are trying to accomplish. Thanks.

by dotkam1
6 months ago

Exactly!

by dotkam1
6 months ago

Thank you for your vote!

by dotkam1
5 months ago

Thank you Greg! Join a Flex Team today and share your expertise with Los Angeles @ www.laworldsfair.org

by dotkam1
4 months ago

Absolutely true!

by LA_Worlds_Fair
5 months ago

It's all about the kids! Thank you.

by LA_Worlds_Fair
5 months ago

Thanks for the follow on twitter! Please share with your network.

by LA_Worlds_Fair
5 months ago

Visit our website and sign up for future announcements www.laworldsfair.org

by LA_Worlds_Fair
5 months ago

Thanks for attending the meeting...it was a great conversation!

by LA_Worlds_Fair
5 months ago

Hope to win to be able to start the pilot program

by LA_Worlds_Fair
5 months ago

We intend to build structures or repurpose buildings to use for the Fair and have a "2nd life" for the buildings i.e. homeless shelters, community centers and the like that will transform our city into the model for the rest of the world to follow.

by dotkam
5 months ago

How about utilizing the fair structures for low income housing for underserved Angelenos?

by LA_Worlds_Fair
5 months ago

Yes!

by dotkam
5 months ago

Thank you for your question. We intend to change the current antiquated model of past World's Fairs by creating or repurposing structures that will transform LA into a World Class city! We intend to have a strategic plan that allows usage for the fair structures to make this THE MOST sustainable World's Fair to date! We want to show with rest of the Globe how it is done!

by LA_Worlds_Fair
5 months ago

Many of the structures and infrastructure built for the Fair will be converted to public use after the event—a physical legacy to serve our communities for future generations. You can find many of our FAQ's on our website @ www.laworldsfair.org.

by LA_Worlds_Fair
5 months ago

A Better LA Awaits. Check us out on You Tube: https://youtu.be/-cj1vPWlAdo

by dotkam
5 months ago

also must add the Los Angeles World's Fair is distributed through Los Angeles County. (along existing and to be built transportation lines) it is about connectivity on a local, regional and even a national and international level. The sustainable curriculum focus is about interconnectivity of humanity and the planet. Big Ideas and a very important effort

by jeffperson
5 months ago

Thank you for your support. Now please help us get out the VOTE!

by dotkam
5 months ago

Bobvaneck - you're completely right, that has been the historic legacy of large public events, but that's the "old school/ business as usual" way of doing it. Fortunately, that doesn't cut it anymore, especially in Los Angeles.
Olympics, World's Fairs, and other marquee events like America's Cup and the Super Bowl are all competing to be increasingly sustainable.
That's the path the Los Angeles World's Fair is on with some great aspirational goals, such as low carbon transit, net positive energy pavilions, meaningful community engagement, healthy and local food, and pavilions designed to have future uses after the Fair.

This is exactly why this proposal is so great. Providing a sustainability curriculum to elementary school kids will help them be responsible citizens able to choose sustainable options, and help make LA a better place to Live!

by laH2O
5 months ago

WE agree! Please share and help AMPLIFY our message and mission. Thanks for your comment.

by LA_Worlds_Fair
5 months ago

Thank you for joining us and for voting.

by LA_Worlds_Fair
5 months ago

We need all Angelenos on board for this EPIC endeavor.

by LA_Worlds_Fair
5 months ago

Please share with all of your friends!

by LA_Worlds_Fair
5 months ago

Thanks Venice and Santa Monica!

by LA_Worlds_Fair
5 months ago

A proud Titanium member! : ) www.laworldsfair.org/titanium

by LA_Worlds_Fair
5 months ago

Thank you for all your expertise you have shared to help us move this movement forward.

by LA_Worlds_Fair
5 months ago

Couldn't agree more. Thanks for the vote and comment.

by LA_Worlds_Fair
5 months ago

Grateful for your vote!

by dotkam1
6 months ago

Thanks Gregory! Now go get others to vote...please!

by dotkam
6 months ago

Thank you and now go tell everyone else what the LA World's Fair is proposing to do!

by dotkam
5 months ago

Thank you for supporting all of our efforts!

by LA_Worlds_Fair
5 months ago

Thanks Erin. Please help us make history!

by dotkam1
4 months ago

Thank you for your vote and please share our grassroots effort within your circles!

by dotkam1
6 months ago

Thank you and spread the word to vote for us!

by dotkam
5 months ago

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