Together we will explore environmental issues plaguing many South Los Angeles communities, while offering an opportunity for you to join!

Our Climate Equity Forum Series raises awareness about environmental issues plaguing many South Los Angeles communities, while offering an opportunity for attendees to join in on the upward battle. Each speaker will present on environmental topics and the speakers and participants will enjoy a hike toward climate change together.

This is a 2-day series event that will take place on both September 10 AND October 8 with each day offering different speakers and environmental topics and collaborative discussions.

Join us from 830 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 10 and Oct. 8. Event will start with 8:30 a.m. registration, with discussion at 9 a.m. If you participate in the post event hike, you may be around later than 11:30 a.m.

**This event will be held outdoors and we will be following local COVID-19 protocols.

Event Speaker

Adrian Hightower

Sustainability and Resilience Manager at the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Adrian Hightower is an experienced manager, educator and consultant with depth of knowledge in organizational change management and technical expertise in renewable energy and sustainable water treatment. He enjoys consulting as a licensed engineer and certified sustainability professional with innovative teams in the energy storage, electric vehicle infrastructure, photovoltaic and power utility industries. He has managed numerous teams in public sector, academic and industrial settings. Mr.Hightower conducted international research and facilitate entrepreneurial activities addressing Sustainability, Renewable Energy and the Water-Energy Nexus. Her has also published numerous papers in these fields, holds several patents, and has been an invited speaker at national and international conferences. My B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. is from the California Institute of Technology.

Thank you to our Climate Equity Forum Series Sponsor

Presenting Sponsor

Relevant Resources

Flex Your Power, Californians: In this video CPUC President Reynolds offers tips on how to save power and get compensated for it as California face is even more intense heat. More details about enrolling and other ways to save from your electricity provider at these links:

Save our water during drought conditions

Fire Prevention City of LA Fire Department

Disaster Preparedness LA County Fire Department

To stay safe in the heat, follow these tips:

  • Stay cool by avoiding direct sunlight, wearing lightweight clothing, or taking a cool shower or bath.
  • If your home does not have air conditioning, find a public indoor location to keep cool, like a library or mall.
  • To find a cooling center near you, visit this interactive map.
  • Stay hydrated! Drink more water than usual, and do not wait until you are thirsty to hydrate.
  • Never leave a child or pet in an unattended car, even for a minute. In 90-degree weather, the inside of a vehicle can quickly exceed 130 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Check in with your at-risk neighbors, friends, and family twice a day.
  • Keep pets indoors during the hottest part of the day and provide cool fresh water.
  • Stay informed and watch out for signs of heat related illnesses, especially heat stroke. If you suspect that you or a loved one has heat stroke, act quickly and CALL 911.