Imagine a place where community and culture come together, creatively charged by both its architecture and by its urban surroundings. Located in Downtown Los Angeles, Los Angeles Convention Center proudly offers free or low cost community events which serve more than 4,065,585 people in the Los Angeles area each year!
See a list below of what's happening NOW at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
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Youth & Community EventsYouth. LACC's "Get In Touch With Your Future" youth and education enrichment program encourages hundreds of elementary, middle, high school, and vocational students to obtain higher education, protect the Earth, contribute to society, and succeed. In its fourth consecutive year, this program has been developing learning excursions, collaborative programs with events hosted on site, and internships in the hospitality, culinary, engineering, and automobile industries for students in Los Angeles and abroad.
From programs such as "LACC Student Tours" and "Bring Your Kids to Work Day", students learn about the many job and internship opportunities at LACC, receive an exclusive tour of the facility's inner-workings, and an all-access tour of prominent select events. At the April "Earth Aware, Doing Our Share" Event, students learned about LACC's earth-friendly programs and practices of our City partners to create a more sustainable environment.
Community. LACC has hosted several community events attended by thousands of local Angelenos. Notable events included the November Turkey Give-Away where turkeys were distributed to over 2,200 local Angelenos, and the March "Get out the Count" Census Awareness Day, an event in line line with the Mayor's Office of the Census.
Supporting the Economy
Supports the Environment
In September 2008, LACC became the first U.S. convention center and the first City of Los Angeles building of its size and age to be awarded certification in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings (LEED-EB) from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).
This fiscal year, LACC continues this stewardship in its efforts to advance towards the next level in LEED-EB.
Some of these efforts include solar panels on the South Hall exterior and Cherry Street parking garage, addition of newer energy efficient lighting, partnership with Geo Green Biofuels to recycle up to 100 gallons of used trans-free cooking oil on a weekly basis, installation of approximately 190 low flush urinals throughout the Center to help conserve an estimated 1,000,000 gallons of water annually, and modification of exhibit hall doors so that they maintain the air conditioning within the hall.
Some other methods include:
• Using cooking oil transformed into biodiesel fuel
• Organic waste composting
• 100% biodegradable and compostable serviceware products
• Water efficient kitchen dishwasher that saves close to 630,000 gallons of water annually
• Recycling of glass, plastic, paper and other materials
• Increased purchases of organic and locally grown or sourced products
GREEN TIPS A-Z
A. After drying clothes, clean your lint filter to save energy, cash and reduce fire hazard.
B. Buy in bulk and save big on waste and money.
C. Check out local farmers markets – it saves fuel and helps farmers in your community.
D. Donate old newspapers to your local humane society, ASPCA or pet shop.
E. Energy Star qualified electronics and appliances use less energy and are more efficient.
F. Fix leaky faucets. One drop per second can add up to 165 gallons per month.
G. Glass bottles and jars can be recycled.
H. Help your community. Donate old clothing and household goods.
I. Insulate walls and attics to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
J. Junk mail can be reused as scrap paper or recycled with your newspaper
K. Keep drinking water in the refrigerator, a running faucet uses 3 – 5 gallons per minute
L. Leftover drinking water is good for watering plants
M. Makes sure you turn off lights, appliances, fans, etc. when leaving a room.
N. Natural landscaping reduces pollution and preserves natural resources.
O. Only run your dishwasher and washing machine when they are full.
P. Paper bags can be recycled. Ask for these instead of plastic.
Q. Quit using disposables. Use reusable mugs, lunch containers, batteries, razors, etc.
R. Recycle paper, aluminum, steel, plastics, glass, scrap tires, cell phones and electronics. Save energy and cash.
S. Switch to compact fluorescent lights.
T. Thaw food in the fridge the night before you need it to save water and energy.
U. Use cold water instead of hot in your clothes washer to conserve energy and cash.
V. View and pay your bills online. We'd save 18.5 million trees per year.
W. Walking short distances instead of driving means saving on gas and less air pollution.
Y. You can compost organic byproducts like leaves, grass, paper towels, napkins, food scraps, etc.
Z. Zoom around town on a bike or take mass transportation to work, to the store, etc.