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.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Wanted: Green Documentaries, Video Journals, Podcasts and other multi-media projects

If you are 12-18 years old or know of any teen who has a one-minute (or less) multi-media project about the environment (e.g. documentary, video journal, podcast et al) that can be shown or highlighted at the EYC, please email Dr. Haco Hoang from Million Trees LA at Haco.Hoang@lacity.org by 12noon on September 21, 2009. Please include the following information in your email:

- Complete contact information of youth involved in the project (name/s, age/s, school/organizational affiliation, e-mail address/es and phone number/s)

-Brief description (1-2 paragraphs) of the project and how it addresses environmental issues
- Hard copy sample of the project on a DVD with high quality resolution (preferably 720dpi or higher) that is non-returnable.
- All environmental multi-media projects will be considered. However, this year’s panels will emphasize the issues of:

1) water conservation, 2) alternative energy and 3) sustainable consumption.Sample projects include storm water capture through tree plantings, green technology such as solar and wind power, and eco-friendly clothing.

Applicants whose projects are selected will be notified by September 30th and must accept or decline by 5pm on October 7th.

If you have any questions, please email Haco.Hoang@lacity.org or call 213-473-9950. For more information about MTLA, please go to our website at www.milliontreesla.org.