What is your wish for this project?
I wish to increase awareness on the environmental consequences of relying on nonrenewable sources of energy for transportation. By the end of the project, I want students to advocate for renewable energy within Downtown Los Angeles and beyond.
How did it go?
Overall, identifying the "energy assets" in our Downtown LA community was highly engaging for students. Many students stood out as "community experts" since they live and go to school in the area. These students led the class through identifying the various sources of alternative transportation. For some students, this was the first time they perceived these sources as "community assets", increasing sense of pride in their neighborhood.