* Compton Creek Pollution Prevention Partnership Program.
California Greenworks instituted a first-of-its-kind watershed pollution prevention partnership. The two-year project sponsored by the Regional Water Quality Control Board is geared to raise community awareness of watershed pollution prevention. Polluted water and trash flowing into storm drains is the greatest danger to the wellbeing of birds and animals that live in the coastal wetlands drained by the Compton Creek Watershed. The partnership provides a low impact solution by installing storm drain catch basins and screens preventing trash from entering the waterways.
* Energy Efficiency Water Conservation Outreach Program.
* EarthFest LA.
California Greenworks directs its efforts to the communities in south Los Angeles – the neighborhoods having the most need. Our projects revolve around environmental education programs, revitalization of urban open space to reduce blight, promote water quality and advocating for green jobs. Each year we celebrate Earth Day with a public awareness program known as EarthFestLA.
Beginning in 2006, California Greenworks produced its first environmental fair in the city of Watts, then called “South LA Earth Day Festival.” Since then, EarthFestLA has been an annual, family oriented event focusing on environmental education and community health awareness. The event is billed as a concert for the environment and expo program. Typically, this event takes place during the 3rd week in April or the 3rd week in May each year. In 2012, it will be held in September. Read more about EarthFestLA on our website www.EarthFestLA.org.
* Water Links! Urban Watershed Education Program.
This program is an environmental education program that Links the urban watershed to the Ocean targeted to 5th grade student and is a 4 week pilot program that raises awareness for environmental stewardship, pollution prevention, and water conservation within the urban communities.
* Environmental Art Contest.
Our organization developed a poster contest for Earth Day design to engage elementary grade students on the importance of protecting the environment through Art. The success of this project has sparked interest among elementary school teachers utilizing art as a tool to inspire students in the field of earth science.
The poster art contest was designed to provide visual illustration of youth interpretation on how we should protect our planet, conserve energy & water, recycling and reduce global warming. Winners are selected from these topic areas and will be announced during our earth day event each April. Art Contest Application-Form (.pdf)