It is no secret that California is in the midst of a severe drought, and although state led conservation efforts are in effect with more slated to come, it is clear that these well-intentioned solutions may not be enough to stave off the inevitable restricted use of our most finite resource, WATER. It is a fact that 40 out of the 50 states are now experiencing or will experience some form of drought in this decade and indicators have shown that conditions will not get better any time soon. At the same time the average southern Californian wastes thousands of gallons of water per year and if we continue on this course, the consequences will most definitely lead to the implementation of drastic conservation methods that will have a pressing impact on our way of life. This important issue effects all of us, no matter who you are or where you live in this state; ALL of us especially the youth must understand that drought awareness and water conservation is key to a water and climate resilient future.
2015 Aspen Challenge: Los Angeles Competition
We Came, We saw, We Concord.
What We've Achieved
We started a club called the WESM-ASPEN club and to date we have 25 members.
As of March 1st we have partnered with the Rootstock Foundation to further the development of our water conservation program.
We will work closely with LAUSD board member Steve Zimmer to highlight water conservation efforts in the school district.
We have started our first project in conjunction with Cal-State Northridge.
Through an EPA grant that we have just submitted, we will replicate the water conservation program for implementation into other schools in California.