Our journey continues to make our community aware of environmental issues that must be treated.
Blood, Sweat and Tears: Our Path to constructing our Water Conservation system.
Working and constructing a rainwater catchment system, prepped for a drought tolerant landscaped area, built a spirulina micro farm, and performed maintenance on our student constructed Aquaponic greenhouse.
WESM ASPEN Drought Awareness Solutions Summit
March 7th event called the “1st Annual Drought Awareness Solutions Summit”. This summit is designed to offer the community alternative water saving workshops: such as new shower smart technology, bio char usage, reclaiming rainwater, available DWP rebates, and basic information that everyone can use on being aware of the role we all play in making wise choices related to our use of water.
Outreach in our community
the pictures above shows one of our members of ASPEN meeting with and presented to the Parent Teacher Organization, The Westchester Neighborhood City Council, DWP, The Rootstock Foundation, LAUSD board member Steve Zimmer, and LA city council member Mike Bonin’s staff.
Getting others involved.
In order to get the word out about our movement we aimed to involve other schools and challenge them to motivate their students and engage and bring awareness to their communities. To date, we’ve been able to get 4 schools to take on the challenge, a math class at Bret Hart middle school in Los Angeles, Chemawa middle school in Riverside, Incubator middle school here in Westchester, and Sylmar high school in the San Fernando Valley.