Water entering the Los Angeles Aqueduct.
Water and Power Blitz is the next Pando Hubs initiative to launch, designed to help create more mindful consumers of water and power as we work to create a more ecologically sustainable Los Angeles. The project is in collaboration with the Los Angeles United Methodist Urban Foundation and is made possible by a community partnership grant of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP).
Over the next six months, we’re bringing together twelve change-makers from six faith communities in Los Angeles Council District 5 to innovate new ways of helping LA become more water- and power-wise.
We then test out innovative, small-bet ideas, and help kick-start the most promising.
“We focus on a broad diversity of faith communities,” says Anne Hawthorne, the Urban Foundation’s Executive Director, “because they reach into the community, including historically under-served areas, and can come up with innovative, effective approaches.”
Water and Power Blitz is being facilitated by Pando Creative Director John Bielenberg, who has led countless businesses, government entities, and academic institutions into thinking wrong about every stage of their development.
"Status quo approaches to water and power are no longer working in a climate-changing world," says Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz. "We’ve got to change the game."
Stay up with Rootball to follow the progress.