Join us and GRID-GLA as we partner to bring new solar to Debs Park! We’re launching out fundraising efforts to support job training, clean energy, and community access to an off-grid nature center. We hope you can support and make it out for the movie!
GRID Alternatives Greater Los Angeles is teaming up with Audubon Center at Debs Park to host a summer outdoor screening of The Lorax! The evening will feature entertainment, food trucks, and beer courtesy of Firestone and Lagunitas. All proceeds will go directly towards a new GRID-installed solar system for the Audubon Center.
About Audubon Center at Debs Park
The Audubon Center at Debs Park opened in 2003 as an environmental education and conservation center, and first LEED platinum certified building in the country. The Center’s mission is to inspire people to experience, understand and care for the local natural world. The nature-based education and community programs at Debs Park are designed to engage children and their families in the outdoor world, and to give them a personal stake in its protection by making environmental issues relevant to their lives. The Center is operated by Audubon California, a state field program of National Audubon Society, and is a vital part of Audubon’s national outreach initiative to engage Latino audiences. The Center, which is surrounded by predominately Latino neighborhoods, is a unique gathering place and dynamic focal point for outdoor recreation, environmental education and conservation action.
About GRID Alternatives Greater Los Angeles
GRID GLA is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit dedicated to bringing the benefits of solar technology and green job training to under served communities. We believe in a transition to clean energy that includes everyone. To date, we've installed systems for 1,497 systems for low-income families creating $42,000,000+ in life-time savings, preventing 93,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions, and opening up career pathways for 5,200+ trainees and volunteers.
The Audubon Center at Debs Park is proud to hold the distinction of being the first LEED platinum-certified building in the nation; however, the solar system is in desperate need for renovation. The renovation project would entail tearing down the roof of the Discovery Room and replacing it. Last year, we were able to remove tubes from the roof of the Center that were part of its old solar-powered HVAC system. Collaborating with GRID Alternatives, we hope to be able to replace our outdated solar system for one that will last another 15 years.