Our Activities in 2022:
Earth Month 2022
SoCal Climate Champions Grant Initiative
2022 SoCal Climate Champions include:
LA Compost: Funding helped to develop community composting systems for food scrap collection, compost education, creation and use, especially within LA County neighborhoods most vulnerable to climate change.
The Ecology Center: Funding provided support toward expansion of their compost operation with the goal of strengthening the growing number of satellite and school farms served.
Amigos De Los Rios – The Emerald Necklace Group: Funding helped to plant 350 trees & 1000 native shrubs in critical areas along urban river corridors and at two schools. The project engage students, Conservation Corps and community members in transforming segments of urban river from barren areas to places with robust urban forest canopy, multi - use trails, habitat, enhanced air quality and reduced urban heat islands for benefit of adjacent underserved communities.
Cal Poly Pomona Philanthropic Foundation: Funding supported research and development of low-cost energy storage using repurposed waste produced during desalination. During the desalination process, salt and other minerals are removed from a target substance such as wastewater. This project aims to repurpose the salt collected during desalination and use it as a low-cost energy storage medium.
San Diego State University Research Foundation: Funding helped the organization’s Farms of the Future project will pave the way toward a deep understanding of the carbon footprint from the agriculture sector in the Imperial Valley.
A complete list of the 2022 grant recipients can be found here.