The 2014 'Sustainable Earth Decathlon' (SED) held in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, October 25 -- and co-sponsored by LA Metro -- led to several 'community-defined' CleanTech solutions. SED focused on youth innovation that built community capacity to overcome the negative effects of climate change. Student finalists gave a live ‘fast pitch’ to a Blue Ribbon Committee. Each team presentation included a PowerPoint, a short video, and a poster depicting their CleanTech innovation. There were three awards: $3000 (1st Place), $2000 (2nd Place), and $1000 (3rd Place).
SED also included a Global Health Symposium, co-sponsored by UCLA Center for Global & Immigrant Health, that tackled youth engagement in practice, policy, and research. Event sponsors included California Department of Public Health - Office of Health Equity, The California Endowment, LA Metro, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), SoCal Gas Company, and UCLA Center for Global & Immigrant Health.
Congratulations once again to The DROUGHTINADORS (1st Place), Communities for a Better Environment/Youth EJ (2nd Place), and H2GROW (3rd Place)! A special recognition goes out to Prof. Lucy HG Solomon for her dedication and hard work.