The Los Angeles County Chief Sustainability Office hosted a #SustainLACo kick-off event on November 16, 2017 at the L.A. County Natural History Museum to mark the beginning of the development of a countywide sustainability plan. Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and the County’s first Chief Sustainability Officer Gary Gero kicked off the morning by pointing to past improvements in the region, such as air quality, and with an emphasis to take an equitable approach to sustainability in developing and implementing the plan.
UCLA Associate Vice Chancellor for Environment and Sustainability and leader of the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge, Mark Gold, was part of the programmatic portion of the morning. He spoke about his experiences developing other regional sustainability plans, lessons learned, and his vision for the county alongside other regional sustainability leaders, including Long Beach City Councilmember Rex Richardson and Veronica Flores, CEO of Community Health Councils.
This blog post originally appeared on UCLA Grand Challenges.