Welcome to the Environmental Youth Conference blog!

The City of Los Angeles believes that today's youth are our biggest allies in our fight against climate change and global warming.

The Environmental Youth Conference engages young Angelenos to play a critical role in not only participating in our greening initiatives, but helping us educate others as well. This conference, the largest of its kind anywhere in the world, is for the youth and by the youth. Our youngsters run it, conduct workshops, publicize it, experience it and enjoy it.

Be part of it today! If you've attended the Environmental Youth Conference in the past, tell us what you think!

For more information, visit www.milliontreesla.org.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Boyle Heights gets 54 new trees at East LA Day of Service

Hundreds of volunteers young and old joined Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today in greening Mission Road in Boyle Heights. All converged at the newly-opened Million Trees LA (MTLA) Tree Center and Environmental Facility at 850 N. Mission Rd. to kick-off the Community Day of Service activities in East LA.

Fifty-four 24-inch box trees, all California-friendly, were planted by volunteers along the industrial area of Mission Road between Cesar Chavez and the 5 Freeway. Residents also picked up bags of free mulch and adopted fruit trees for planting on their private properties.

The MTLA Tree Center and Environmental Facility will be the site of Million Trees LA's environmental workshops, tree adoptions and mulch pick-up for the East LA area. The parcel is also home to an air treatment facility owned and operated by the Department of Public Works, Bureau of Sanitation.

More photos from this event at http://tinyurl.com/muauj7.
To learn about events at this new facility, visit www.milliontreesla.org.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Mark your calendars! NOVEMBER 4, 2009

Save the Date! The 2009 Environmental Youth Conference (EYC) is scheduled for Wednesday, November 4th at the LA Convention Center.

The timing of this year's EYC is critical. We are having it in November so that we can solicit all your input about how to address climate change, and submit it to the Los Angeles delegation who will attend the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in December. Be heard and truly see how your local efforts translate globally.

Keep checking back for more developments on the EYC!