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.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Meet Joe Bravo

Internationally-recognized artist Joe Bravo, known for his Tortilla Art, is the newest Million Trees LA contributing artist. He explains his innovative use of this unique medium as "...an integral part of the Hispanic Culture and my heritage. For the subject matter of my tortilla paintings, I use imagery that is representative of Latinos, conveying their hopes, art, beliefs and history. As the tortilla has given us life, I give it new life by using it as an art medium."

Joe made this tortilla painting especially for Million Trees LA. It is called "We reap what we sow" and will be on exhibit at the Environmental Youth Conference on November 4. Come and see it for yourself!

"We reap what we sow", Acrylic on Flour Tortilla, 28"x28" framed, 2009