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Coolest in LA 2023

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It may seem odd to use the word cool when we’ve just experienced our warmest summer yet — an extended heatwave that made its way all across the state, the country, and even various part of the world.

Our organization, Climate Resolve, knows heat. This summer, we continued to push for innovative solutions such as sun reflecting solutions to cool down our heat-burdened neighborhoods. In June, we hosted Reflecting Sunlight: Albedo as a Means to Reduce the Greenhouse Effect, a webinar to raise greater awareness of the radiative forcing benefits of cool surfaces, and the carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) quantification thereof.

In July, along with our partners at GAF, Pacoima Beautiful, and community members, we were able to implement reflective material on a 10-block radius of streets, including a school and a park, where about 7,300 people live within half a mile.

We must continue the momentum for our health and climate resilience to create a cooler LA and beyond. . . which is why we want to see you in-person on Thursday, March 16, 2023 at our Coolest in LA gala.

This year’s Coolest in LA, our 10th gala celebrating local climate achievements, will be held at the LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes in Historic Downtown Los Angeles. It’s shaping-up to be our biggest and most glamorous event to date.

We’re excited to honor the following climate leaders at this year’s gala:

  • Kellie Hawkins Davis • EKA • Ms. Hawkins Davis served as a healthcare investments advisor to the Obama Administration. Prior to her federal service, she served the administration of former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, where she served as a policy advisor and later as a general manager for a city agency. Ms. Hawkins Davis is currently a partner at EKA PR firm.
  • Andy Lipkis • ARLA • Mr. Lipkis is the Founder of TreePeople, a practical visionary who began planting trees to rehabilitate smog and fire damaged Los Angeles. Mr. Lipkis is the current Project Executive at Accelerate Resilience LA (ARLA)
  • GuardTop • CoolSeal • GuardTop offers innovative, solar-activated engineering to deliver a higher performing, longer-lasting asphalt sealcoat for forward-thinking communities and institutions. They reduce surface temperatures, preserve and protect surfaces.
  • 41st Mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa • Governor Newsom’s Infrastructure Lead • Mr. Villaraigosa is currently a partner and co-chair at Actum where he focuses on strategic and crisis communication consulting to senior executives in large public and private sector organizations.

As always, there will be delicious food and drinks and a “great room” . . . a who’s who of Los Angeles.

For a look at last year’s event, visit the gala website — — or check out our organization’s website if you want to read more about Climate Resolve’s recent accomplishments.

We’re excited about gathering to celebrate a better future together!

Thank you to our sponsors!

If you have any questions, contact:
Mayra Catalán-Orozco
Development Manager
(213) 634-3790 X405

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