USGBC-LA + The Reverence Project’s Survivor’s Healing Garden Volunteer Day

November 12, 2022

10:00 am


USGBC-LA + The Reverence Project’s Survivor’s Healing Garden Volunteer Day

Join us for a fun day with our community for our final volunteer date for our 2022 Legacy Project!

*Register below!


About this event

Join us for our final volunteer day in the Survivor’s Healing Garden at The Reverence Project! We will be building a kiva with mosaics evocative of the nearby, iconic Watts Towers. A fire feature will serve as a focal point for this gathering space, which will host healing circles and other restorative justice and peace-building practices.

We hope to integrate upcycled materials from throughout LA in the kiva’s mosaic, just as creator Simon Rodia did in Watts Towers. Please consider offering hope and healing to Watts by bringing an object that symbolizes resilience to you.

Join us from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM! Please remember to wear sturdy shoes, work clothes, sunscreen and hats, and your reusable water bottle. Refreshments and joy will be provided!

The Survivor’s Healing garden will represent innovation in conservation, improve LA’s resilience, and protect human health. While LA actively protects “sensitive ecological areas,” this project illustrates the sensitivity of the overbuilt areas of LA. Watts experiences temperatures 4.7°F degrees hotter than the city average. The project will train Watts residents in the value of urban greenery and in the methods of civic engagement that will help secure funding for more of it. In addition to those actively engaged in its creation and our ongoing programming, signage will educate the passersby. Just as important, we will work to educate greater LA about the importance of equitably distributing urban greenery to the resilience of the region as a whole.

The USGBC-LA Legacy Project began in 2016 with the goal of bridging the gap between social equity and environmental resiliency as we recognize certain communities are more impacted by effects of climate change. Historical injustices, de-facto segregation, and geographic location collaborate to create the resource disparities seen in Los Angeles today, making equity a critical component of building a sustainable city for all residents.


Date: Saturday, November 12, 2022

Time: 10:00 am-1:00 pm PT

Address: The Reverence Project, 1673 E. 108th Street, Los Angeles CA 90059

Have questions about this event? Please contact the USGBC-LA Legacy Project Committee Chair Katie Freeze at



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The Legacy Project Committee was created for the purpose of selecting the recipient of USGBC-LA’s annual Legacy Project Grant. The Legacy Project is intended to empower local individuals and organizations to implement programs that nurture sustainability and social equity within their respective neighborhoods. The Legacy Project Committee strives to ensure the selected project is community-supported, has an educational and sustainable focus, is replicable, and serves a variety of socio-economic conditions.

USGBC-LA advances the passions and elevates the expertise of our members through curated community groups. Learn more about our member groups, and open doors to collaborating with a network of authentic, purpose-driven advocates.

We look forward to having you be a valuable part of our organization — volunteering alongside our passionate members to be a change maker in your local community!


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