Resource Index


11:11 A Creative Collective: To provide a collaborative and educational multidisciplinary environment for artists and the public. We support collaboration between artists and their community and facilitate the creation of art in areas where there is little to no access to the arts.

5 Gyres: Our mission is to empower action against the global health crisis of plastic pollution through science, education, and adventure.

100 Hours: is a public engagement effort by the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) to explore and discuss real solutions for our worst traffic hot spots in the Los Angeles area so that Angelenos can spend more time on what really matters.

100 resilient Cities: Helps cities become more resilient to the shocks and stresses of the 21st Century.

1000 Gestalten: is the charitable culture association Neu am See e.V., which can already look back on several funded projects within the cultural and refugee aid context over the last few years.


A Better World: is a Social Enterprise. We make "Uplifting Games and Apps to Brighten the World."

AAAS: is an international non-profit organization dedicated to dedicating to advancing science for the benefit all people.

ACE connects students and faculty with nonprofit and governmental organizations that are dedicated to helping underserved communities. Students work collaboratively across Woodbury’s disciplines to combine their skills and test their fields of study on real projects for the public good. Projects include architectural design/build works where students build small tactical structures, business plans for organizations, graphic design including way-finding signage and logos, films and videos promoting a message, journalistic and creative writing, and other services.

Action Civics LA: is an initiative of Mikva Challenge, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization committed to developing youth to be informed & empowered.

AEA Consulting: is a global firm setting the standard in strategy and planning for the cultural and creative industries. We are known for our candid and impartial advice that draws on deep knowledge of the cultural sector as well as robust research and analytical insight.

Since 1991, we have successfully delivered more than 800 assignments, helping clients around the world plan and realize vital and sustainable cultural projects.

AECOMDelivers clean water and energy. Builds iconic skyscrapers. Plans new cities. Restores damaged environments. Connects people and economies with roads, bridges, tunnels and transit systems. Designs parks where children play. Helps governments maintain stability and security.

Alliance College-Ready Public Schools: Several Alliance schools focus on environmental education and are near the LA River, including the Leichtman-Levine Family Foundation Environmental Science High School and Tennenbaum Family Technology High School

Alliance Smidt Tech High School: The mission of Smidt Tech is to operate a small high performance school equipped to prepare each student to enter and succeed in college. The primary strength of Smidt Tech is the highly accountable educational model guided by five Alliance core values. Parents must remain actively involved in their child’s education and work in partnership with the school. Smidt Tech art students participate.

AltaSea: an initiative to develop new facilities at the Port of L.A. to bring together scientists, entrepreneurs, businesses and education institutions to expand science-based understanding of the ocean; incubate and sustain ocean-related business; and pioneer new ocean-related education programs.

American Meteorological Society (AMS): is the nation’s premier scientific and professional organization promoting and disseminating information about the atmospheric, oceanic, hydrologic sciences. Our more than 13,000 members include scientists, researchers, educators, broadcast meteorologists, students, weather enthusiasts, and other professionals in the fields of weather, water, and climate.

American River Conservancy: The American River Conservancy serves our communities by ensuring healthy ecosystems within the Upper American
and upper Cosumnes River Watersheds through land conservation, stewardship and education.

Americans for the Arts Action Fund: A Foundation for public art.

Americans for the Arts: serves to advance, and lead the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America.

Amplifier: With Grassroots Movements and other advocacy organizations, they create visual campaigns with artists, journalists, and storytellers to help move their messages through the world.

Art Agency Partners: Cultural Organizations That Deserve Your Attention.

Art Share L.A.: is a creative environment for artists to reside, develop, perform and exhibit in a 28,000 sq-ft warehouse in the heart of the arts district.

ArtivismWhen one pushes for change, socially, politically, or environmentally, by utilizing their creative ability to communicate in ways of their artistic activity.

Artolution: is a community-based public art organization that seeks to ignite positive social change through creative, participatory and collaborative art making. We facilitate projects around the world that connect diverse peoples in order to address common social objectives. Our projects bring together children, youth, families, artists, educators and community groups. Our founding objective is to address critical issues related to armed conflict, trauma and social marginalization by cultivating sustainable global initiatives that promote reconciliation, healing and community empowerment.

ArtPlace America (ArtPlace): is a ten-year collaboration among a number of foundations, federal agencies, and financial institutions that works to position arts and culture as a core sector of comprehensive community planning and development in order to help strengthen the social, physical, and economic fabric of communities.

Arts for Incarcerated Youth: is an interdisciplinary collaborative that provides exceptional arts programming in order to build resiliency and wellness, eliminate recidivism, and transform the juvenile justice system. 

Aquaai: Saving the Seas! We create systems for positive impact in our oceans and waterways.

Aquaseca: Property damage from water leaks is expensive - over $10 billion of damage annually in the United States alone. Unlike spot detectors or single point sensors, the AquaSeca system detects activity throughout the building from a network of inexpensive, non-invasive sensors.  Click the white arrow on video immediately below and find out how.


Bay Area Mural Program: is a non-profit organization that manages and facilitates the creation of public and private art murals.

BBAR: is the 501-c-3 nonprofit organization that built and now runs THEARC.  The mission of Building Bridges Across the River is to improve the quality of life for children and adults who reside east of the Anacostia River by providing leadership, management and financial oversight of the Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC).  Through a collaboration of partner organizations, THEARC provides access to high quality educational, health, cultural, recreation, and social service programs.  By providing these programs, BBAR and its partners aim to contribute to the revitalization of the community in southeastern Washington.

Beautify EarthEvery bare wall is an opportunity to empower an artist. We are painting our world in color, until every public facing wall is a beautiful one.

Biocitizen: LA gets your child “off the screen and into the green”! Our Place Summer School is designed to “unplug” your child by bringing them into direct contact with “Our Place” , the natural and urban environment of the Los Angeles River Basin Biome. We provide experiential learning for ages 6-14.

BioLargo, Inc.: BioLargo, Inc. is an innovative technology incubator and environmental engineering company driven by a mission to “make life better” by delivering robust, sustainable solutions for a broad range of industries and applications, with a focus on clean water, clean air, and advanced wound care.

Bloomberg Philanthropies: helping U.S. Cities Innovate.

Blue Robotics: Blue Robotics provides high-quality, low-cost components, parts, and supplies for marine robotics.

Boeing: Teams across the global Boeing network continue to transform how we design and build our products, the systems that enable us to work more efficiently, and the work we do to improve the environmental performance of our products and internal operations.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Los Angeles Harbor (BGCLAH): True to its mission since 1937, the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor helps young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens. We achieve this through a commitment to quality programs and services in an environment that is safe, nurturing and inspiring.

Branded Arts: offers a full spectrum of artistic services for communities and corporate settings alike. Whether it’s signature murals, sculptures, paintings, or pieces for full-scale development, we will take care of every detail from the concepts to the installation. With years of experience as curators and consultants, the Branded Arts staff has backgrounds in architecture, design, gallery planning and production. We also offer media packages, professional content production, time-lapse documentation, and social media exposure for each project.

Braid Space at AltaSea: Be a part of the LA Waterfront startup community. Be a part of Braid Space at AltaSea. Braid Space offers technical and business consulting to maritime-related businesses as well as occasional co-working facilities.

bridge the divide: Young people engaging in political conversation beyond party lines.

Brilliant Ideas: Full access to today's world of art.

Broccoli City:  is a social enterprise that roots itself in a triple bottom line strategy that focuses on people, planet, and profit. We are working to “redefine the cool” towards people being active and engaged participants in their community. We are creating a culture that celebrates and rewards people who are “getting active” and doing the work to make our communities healthier.

BuildCoin: The World's First and Only Digital Currency Built Specifically for the Construction Industry.


Cabrillo Marine Aquarium: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is a trusted resource that inspires exploration, respect and conservation of Southern California marine life.

C.A.V.E. Gallery: The Center for Audio and Visual Expression, known as C.A.V.E. Gallery, was first conceived in 2001 as a series of traveling art events showcasing visual art, film and music. Fueled by the exploding contemporary art scene in Los Angeles, C.A.V.E. established a permanent gallery space in 2008 in Venice Beach, California – a progressive community known for fostering radical movements in art and culture.

C40 Cities: is a network of the world’s megacities committed to addressing climate change. C40 supports cities to collaborate effectively, share knowledge and drive meaningful, measurable and sustainable action on climate change.

California Arts Council: Strategic Plan is crafted to further the CAC’s mission of advancing California through the arts and creativity. It is intended to provide a road map for the CAC over the next three to five years.

California Chaparral Institute: Your best source of accurate information about native shrubland communities and California's most extensive ecosystem...

California Coastal Commission: The Commission is committed to protecting and enhancing California’s coast and ocean for present and future generations. It does so through careful planning and regulation of environmentally-sustainable development, rigorous use of science, strong public participation, education, and effective intergovernmental coordination.

California Conservation Corps: is a state agency that puts together young people and the environment, to the benefit of both.

California Lawyers For The Arts: is a non-profit organization providing legal services to artists and members of the creative arts community.

California State Coastal Conservancy: The Coastal Conservancy is a State agency established in 1976 to protect and improve natural lands and waterways, help people access and enjoy the outdoors, and sustain local economies along the length of California’s coast and around San Francisco Bay. 

California State Parks Foundation: supports programs including PORTS alliance between classrooms and parks, art fairs other opportunities to connect state parks and students.

California State Parks: Department of Parks and Recreation, Adventures in Learning programs include interpretive and resource sections for teachers and students of all ages.

California Strategic Growth Council: Transforming Dis-Advantaged Communities in Southern California.

California Stormwater Quality Association: The California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) is a professional member association dedicated to the advancement of stormwater quality management through collaboration, education, implementation guidance, regulatory review, and scientific assessment. 

California Water Fix: securing state water supplies.

California Water ServiceCal Water is the largest subsidiary of the California Water Service Group, which also includes Washington Water Service Company, New Mexico Water Service Company, Hawaii Water Service Company, HWS Utility Services, and CWS Utility Services. As a whole, the Group provides high-quality regulated and non-regulated utility services to approximately 2 million people in 100 communities. 

California YIMBY: YIMBY stands for yes in my backyard. California YIMBY is a grassroots movement that works to make our state affordable and accessible for everyone.

Calmatters: is a nonpartisan, nonprofit journalism venture committed to explaining how California’s state Capitol works and why it matters.

Caltrans: Their mission is to provide a safe, sustainable, integrated and efficient transportation system to enhance California’s economy and livability.

Catalina Sea Ranch (CSR): Catalina Sea Ranch has developed the first offshore aquaculture facility in federally regulated waters of the United States.  Its strategic plan anticipates the development of the initial 100-acre site to improve the technologies, validate the economics, and monitor and document any environmental impact.  It then intends to expand its aquaculture facility to 1,000 acres and include additional sustainable marine crops.

Catchafire: connects you with passionate, pro bono professionals looking to donate their skills through 1-hour phone calls and/or fully fledged projects. Learn more

Center for Biological Diversity: A Scientific Journal on the Reproduction and the carbon legacies of individuals.

Center for Public Impact: has worked with leading practitioners and academics from around the world to develop a framework that sets out how government can improve the results it achieves for citizens.

Center for the Study of Political Graphicsarchive of political and propaganda art.

Center For Urban Innovation: The Aspen Institute is a nonpartisan forum for values-based leadership and the exchange of ideas.

change the course: brings together the public, corporations, and on-the-ground conservation organizations to raise awareness about freshwater, reduce water footprints and works closely with sponsors to develop customized engagement programs for employees, clientele, students and other stakeholders to design and implement innovative projects that restore flows, expand habitats for fish and wildlife, boost water efficiency, and enhance overall water security. 

Charity Water: is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries.

Chip-N: is an “Economy for Good” that provides individuals with opportunities to create change through technology. Users are rewarded by exchanging their earned “chips” for sponsored incentives. Rewards range from products from popular brands to tickets for a broad range of events and experiences.

Citiscope: spurs innovations to help cities work better for all people through the power of independent journalism.

City of Chicago: Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) have designated 2017 the "Year of Public Art" 

City of Los Angeles Stormwater Program: The City of Los Angeles’ award-winning Stormwater Program focuses on both flood control and pollution abatement and employs a multi-pronged approach, utilizing education, engineering, enforcement and evaluation to ensure Los Angeles’ compliance with federal, state and local regulations and reduce the amount of stormwater pollution flowing into and through regional waterways.

City Project: The Healthy Living in the Parklands Initiative gets people active and healthy through parks, schools, museums, and health centers. Diverse allies are working on people, wildlife, places, and values, starting around the Baldwin Hills Parklands. Lessons here can benefit communities elsewhere.

City XChange: When startups do bump up against government, they often choose to disregard existing legal, regulatory and market structures, considering them outdated or unfair. When startups do address resilience issues, they often ignore the complexity of urban problems. The prevalent model for startups — build towards a minimum viable product that solves a particular problem, even if that problem is civic–often ignores the interrelated nature of city-challenges, let alone the complex web of stakeholders with needs and interests different from traditional customers.

CityGrows: In CityGrows, everything revolves around processes and process templates. A process can be any activity that happens inside of government, or between constituents and their government. A “process” could be: allowing local businesses to register their sustainable transportation plans, helping constituents receive a park use permit, or tracking a budget proposal through an interdepartmental approval chain.

CivicConnectprovides a suite of applications that leverage Augmented Reality (AR) and the latest mobile technologies to deliver a compelling user experience. With an initial focus on urban mobility, these applications are built on the CivicConnect Platform, a cloud-based platform, purpose-built for the public sector, that enables rapid deployment while providing the data and analytics needed to make smart decisions. Developers can use the platform and growing set of APIs to create their own Smart City applications.

Clean Water Action: Clean Water Action organizes strong grassroots groups and coalitions, and campaigns to elect environmental candidates and to solve environmental and community problems.

Clean Water Technology: Clean Water Technology, Inc. (CWT), a global provider of water and wastewater treatment solutions, specializes in skid-mounted and packaged treatment systems. An innovator in  wastewater technology, CWT’s products cover the entire realm of water and wastewater treatment with the highest degree of efficiency and sustainability as well as easy operability and flexibility.

Climate Change Solutions Fund: established by President Drew Gilpin Faust in 2014 supports research and policy initiatives intended to reduce the risks of climate change.

Clockshop: organizes and programs the Bowtie Project in partnership with California State Parks to activate and 18-acre post-industrial lot along the LA River with artist projects, performances and events. 2780 W. Casitas Ave.

Coindesk: Ian Simpson is head of marketing and communications at Lakeside Partners, an early-stage investment firm in Zug, Switzerland.

Colgate-Palmolive: Sustainability Initiative: Produced a water sustainability PSA.

Colorado River: Scientific Journal on the Colorado River

Community Arts Resources: We are a diverse collective of creatively minded planners and producers engaged in the changing dynamics of the urban environment. Based in Los Angeles, our work is centered on urban planning, event planning and production, public engagement and marketing. We partner with neighborhoods, nonprofits, foundations, cities, cultural institutions, developers and designers to create public programs and events that highlight the unique character and untapped potential of a particular place. With more than a quarter of a century of experience in activating the urban realm, CARS creates unique experiences where arts, culture, community and civic life collide.

Community Conservation Solutions: develops and supports projects like the LA River Greenway Trail & Habitat Restoration and other environmental problems where people and nature intersect.

Community Development: is a major national initiative aimed at increasing citizenship among eligible U.S. permanent residents and encouraging cities across the country to invest in citizenship programs. It is chaired by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, with support from the Center for Popular Democracy and the National Partnership for New Americans. Citi Community Development is the Founding Corporate Partner.

Community Water Center: The Community Water Center acts as a catalyst for community-driven water solutions through organizing, education, and advocacy in California’s San Joaquin Valley.

Community Works Instituteincludes the LA RiverLore program to provide teachers in local LA schools the training, inspiration, collaboration, and connections needed to create standards focused service-learning curriculum around the River and its neighborhoods.

Concurrent Technologies Corporation: Concurrent Technologies Corporation’s (CTC’s) water recycling technologies purify and treat wastewater to potable standards so that it can be safely recycled and reused, addressing pressing water needs in multiple markets.

conscious city: An events hub for building civic education.

Coro: is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization focused on cultivating the next generation of diverse leaders through hands-on, collaborative, cross-sectoral learning.

Council for Watershed Health: CWH was founded in 1996 to facilitate an inclusive, stakeholder driven process to preserve, restore and enhance the Los Angeles and San Gabriel Watersheds. CWH's programs and projects are built upon three key strategies outlined in our Strategic Plan: education and engagement; research and monitoring; and integrated planning and management. 

Creative Time: We are committed to presenting important art for our times and engaging broad audiences that transcend geographic, racial, and socioeconomic barriers.

Current:LA Water: LA's new public Art Biennial will focus on an issue affecting Los Angeles and other global cities to inspire civic discourse and use contemporary art to deepen connections between people by featuring temporary art projects and public programs at outdoor locations, taking art out of the museum environment and into LA's diverse neighborhoods. 


D&AD Impact: Branding for non profits.

David Ryu: represents the 4th Council District which includes the neighborhoods of Sherman Oaks, Toluca Lake, Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, Los Feliz, Silverlake, Miracle Mile, Hancock Park, Windsor Square, Larchmont and a portion of Koreatown.

Dear Climate: began by looking for a new way to talk about the weather. We wanted a different vocabulary from the one we were hearing from the “survival community”: instead of crisis and catastrophe, we wanted the familiar and ordinary; instead of desperation and heroism, playfulness and friendliness. Instead of imagining mass movements or calling for community action, we were interested in finding a more personal relationship to climate change. Remembering the Sixties slogan, “the personal is political,” we wondered if the politics of climate change had evaded the personal for too long? Of course we were well aware of the emphasis on personal responsibility in the environmental movement—the injunctions to practice simplicity, recycle paper and plastic, avoid waste, and reduce consumption. But what about deeper realms of the personal, like pleasure, fantasy, fear, desire, sensation, vision, imagination?

Department of Cultural Affairs Los Angelesis a leading, progressive arts and cultural agency, DCA empowers LA’s vibrant communities by: supporting and providing access to quality visual, literary, musical, performing, and educational arts programming; managing vital cultural centers; preserving historic sites; creating public art; and funding services provided by arts organizations and individual artists.

Designing Local: believe that when taking the time to plan and design your community, the goal should be to make it extraordinary. This is achieved by exploiting locally-remarkable cultural, historic, and aspirational designs and economic development ideas to create inspired plans and projects of every kind. We're passionate about creating revered, competitive places that people and businesses naturally want to be a part of.

Detroit Future City: is a nonprofit organization that plays a crucial role in Detroit as an independent think tank, policy advocate and innovation engine focused on the future of the city, and the implementation of strategies that advance the recommendations laid out in the DFC Strategic Framework.

DigDeep: DigDeep is a human rights non-profit working to ensure that every American has clean, running water forever by helping empower communities to develop water access projects and invest in education and advocacy programs.

Digital Chalkboard: is an online community of California public school and district educators. California educators collaborate through group participation and discussions, upload educational classroom and administrative resources that help other educators access what works best in California schools and districts. As of the summer of 2014, over 70,000 educational resources have been contributed to the resource libraries.

Digital Environment Legislative Handbook: A Curated List of Environmental Laws That Both Protect The Environment and Support Economic and Job Growth.

Digital Mural LabThe Digital/Mural Lab is a unique research and teaching facility, bringing state-of-the-art computer technology to the production of community-based art. Led by Professor Judith F. Baca, UCLA students collaborate with community members to create public art for public settings.

Do Art Foundation: supports policy making, installation of projects, and urban curation with private, public and corporate organizations throughout the Los Angeles region and beyond.  

Drop in the Bucket: Our mission is to build wells and sanitation systems at schools throughout sub-Saharan Africa, enabling youth to fully harness the
life-changing power of an education. Our goal is to provide schools and communities with tools they need to improve child health, increase school enrollment rates and promote gender equality.

dropping knowledge: is an online community founded in Berlin, Germany and San Fransisco, California designed to create a place for dialogue. 

Dwell on Designbrings together the brightest people, latest products, and curated content in modern design under one roof. Held each year at the Los Angeles Convention Center, the exhibition and conference showcases the best in modern design materials, furniture and accessories, home technology, garden and outdoor materials, kitchen & bath, and international design.


Earth Genome: is an environmental data analytics organization that can provide you with those insights — with pinpoint relevance to your planning and bottom line.

Earthjustice: Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health, to preserve magnificent places and wildlife, to advance clean energy, and to combat climate change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.

Eartheos: Travel to the infinitely beautiful and mysteriously spiritual heavens above. Dock into the International Space Station to explore our beautiful planet from above. Learn about our world, our galaxy and the Universe from this magical vantage point.

ECOncrete: ECOncrete®provides high quality cost effective concrete products including, bio-enhancing concrete additives, science based designed forms and form liners, applied to precast or cast-on-site ECOncrete®elements. 

Elsevier: A Scientific journal on Urbanization and the reach of urban water infrastructure.

Environmental Justice Coalition for Water: The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water (EJCW) is a statewide coalition of grassroots groups and intermediary organizations building a collective, community-based movement for democratic water allocation, management, and policy in California.  EJCW empowers the most under-served communities, including those of low-income and communities of color throughout California to advocate for clean, safe, and affordable water.

Empowerment Congress: Founded in 1992 by then Los Angeles City Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas, the Empowerment Congress, a distinctive and deliberate national model of civic engagement built on the core principles of participatory democracy, reciprocal accountability, and intentional civility, is a dynamic partnership among neighborhood groups, residents, nonprofit organizations, businesses, religious institutions, and community leaders within the diverse communities of Los Angeles County’s Second Supervisorial District. The Empowerment Congress served as a model and precursor to the City of Los Angeles’ Neighborhood Councils. It is now serving over 2.0 Million residents in the Los Angeles County Second Supervisorial District.

Environment California: Through our research reports, news conferences, interviews with reporters, op-ed pieces, letters to the editor, blogs and more, we raise awareness of environmental issues and promote sensible solutions. Our canvassers meet people where they are — in public places or door to door — raising awareness, recruiting new supporters and activists, and raising funds to support our work.

Environmental Water Caucus: EWC and its members employ political, legal and economic strategies to restore ecological health, improve water quality and protect public trust values throughout the San Francisco Bay-Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta estuary and the Central Valley/Sierra Nevada watersheds.


flo: Meet Flo, the all-in-one security system for your home water. Say hello to smarter plumbing. is a platform for civic arts and education partnerships, programs & projects supporting water resiliency

Food & Water Watch: Food & Water Watch champions healthy food and clean water for all. We stand up to corporations that put profits before people, and advocate for a democracy that improves people’s lives and protects our environment.

ForYourArt: (FYA) at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. is an open platform for exploring “art related to life” through short-term and spontaneous activities in our storefront space at 6020 Wilshire Boulevard across from LACMA. The space functions as a conference room, program venue, and alternative space and will be a collaborative effort between FYA and artists, writers, curators, collectives, publishers, and organizations in which to explore and encourage encounters with art in L.A.

Fourth Regional Plan: The continued success of our region depends on our ability to meet these challenges head-on. The New York-New Jersey-Connecticut metropolitan area must become a place that fulfills its promise of equal opportunity; a coastal region that shows the rest of the world how to adapt and prosper in an age of rising seas and temperatures; and a global hub that harnesses its immense resources and innovative talent to make this fast-paced, expensive metropolis an easier, healthier and more affordable place to live and work.

Friends of the Los Angeles River: integrates connecting power of the LA River with hands-on educational experiences for students of all ages to better understand, appreciate and sustain our watershed through school programs and the LA River Rover

Friends of the RiverFriends of the River is nationally recognized as an authority on the adverse impacts of dams on rivers and ecosystems and is the most effective grassroots organization working on behalf of rivers. 

Friends of the Watt's Towers: was revived in 1996 to support and promote the Watts Towers Arts Center through advocacy, fund raising and community outreach.

Frog Creek Partners: Frog Creek Partners provides stormwater filters. A filter that could protect the watersheds of the world and can be installed in any catch basin.

Frogtown Artwalk: A yearly free tour of the studios of artists and artisans run by the Elysian Valley Arts Collective.

Garden School Foundationis dedicated to providing an interdisciplinary program of education through garden-based learning in outdoor living classrooms.


Gehl Institute: has made a science of people watching, and his unique methodology — which basically involves recording detailed pedestrian data — has spurred redesigns in Melbourne, Australia, and New York City’s Times Square, among many other cities, to make public spaces work better for, well, the public.

GEMINI G.E.L.: Founded in 1966, Gemini G.E.L. is an artists’ workshop and publisher of fine-art limited edition prints and sculptures.

General Electric: Making aircraft engines more efficient. Powering the world with flexible gas turbines. Crunching big data. Pioneering the Industrial Internet. Creating greener ground transportation. At Global Research, we work every day to see, move and create the future. This is all about positioning GE for the long term, making the world a better place and partnering with our business teams serving our customers.

General Public: At GENERAL PUBLIC we curate great art from within the walls of our studio and from artists across the globe. All artists receive a royalty from each SYNOGRAPH ™ sold.

Generation Citizen: inspires civic participation through a proven state standards-aligned action civics class that gives students the opportunity to experience real-world democracy. Through student-driven projects, youth learn how to effect policy change by engaging with local government and leaders to solve community problems.

Generation Earth: Environmental Education program for LA County Teens. Providing sustainable water solutions to the global water crisis, one community at a time.

Generosity Network: These networks are facilitated by technological connections like Facebook and the Internet itself, but ultimately they are social, intellectual, and spiritual constructs. 

GitHub: Support your workflow with lightweight tools and features. Then work how you work best—we'll follow your lead.

GiveLove: GiveLove is a skills training organization dedicated to the teaching and promotion of Ecological Sanitation and composting.
We work hands-on with schools, communities, and Non-Governmental Organizations to provide affordable toilets and on-site treatment solutions for high-need and water-scarce areas.

GKFF’s arts initiatives: make Tulsa an inspired and interesting place to live and work. The Foundation’s investments in Tulsa’s Arts District and Greenwood neighborhood create an environment where artists can flourish.

Glam up the Midterms: Adding excitement to midterm elections.

Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy: is an international alliance of cities and local governments with a shared long-term vision of promoting and supporting voluntary action to combat climate change and move to a low emission, resilient society.

Global Cultural Districts Network: (GCDN) is a federation of global centers of arts and culture that fosters cooperation and knowledge-sharing among those responsible for conceiving, funding, building, and operating cultural districts and/or clusters

with a significant cultural element.

Global Mural Conference: The biennial Global Mural Conference is the exclusive property of the Global Mural, Arts and Cultural Tourism Association, convened under the patronage of the Founder Dr Karl Schutz who continues to invest his time on an honorary basis along with a management team composed of elected members. Sessional Presidents are appointed after each Global Conference and Dr Gordon Prestoungrange, Baron of Presatoungrange, is serving 2012/ 2014.

Global Green USA: Global Green works to create green cities, neighborhoods, affordable housing, and schools to protect environmental health, improve livability, and support our planet's natural systems; to address climate change and create resilient and sustainable communities.

Glow Santa Monica: an all-night cultural experience featuring original commissions by artists that re-imagine Santa Monica Beach as a playground for thoughtful and participatory temporary artworks.

Green Bank Network: The Green Bank Network (GBN) is a membership organization formed to foster collaboration and knowledge exchange among existing Green Banks, enabling them to share best practices and lessons learned. The GBN also aims to serve as a source of knowledge and a network for jurisdictions that seek to establish a Green Bank.

Green Living Fairis an event presented by the Studio City Neighborhood Council and The Village Gardeners. Seminars take place on a host of topics such as: using rain barrels, safe biking, what energy saving rebates are available (including water efficiency) and maintaining drought tolerant yards and gardens.

Greenway CourtTheater: A theater arts group located at  544 North Fairfax Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90036

Greenway Institute for the ArtsPaired with professional artists, young people are presented with opportunities for creative partnerships in performing, visual and literary arts. In the spirit of ensemble, programs work together to produce a culminating event in multidisciplinary performance.


H2O Radio: Award-Winning Reporting about the World's Most Vital Resource

Hammer Museumchampions the art and artists who challenge viewers to see the world in a new light, to experience the unexpected, to ignite imaginations, and inspire change.

Harvard Westlake: school is within walking distance of the LA River and has participated in a variety of prototypical science and art educational events at an outdoor classroom on the river as well as community service programs with environmental and other related organizations.

Hauser Wirth & Schimmelis the Los Angeles location of Hauser & Wirth, the international gallery devoted to contemporary art and modern masters. A new destination in the heart of the burgeoning Downtown Arts District of Los Angeles, the gallery is located at 901 East 3rd Street.

Heal The Bay: offers educational watershed programs from Pre-K to Adults with hands-on citizen science experiments and research in the field, including the Creek Education Program for high school students along the LA River and beyond.

High Line Network: is a group of infrastructure reuse projects—and the people who are helping them come to life.


iCivics: iCivics exists to engage students in meaningful civic learning. They provide civics teachers well-written, inventive, and free resources that enhance their practice and inspire their classrooms. Their mission is to ensure every student receives a high-quality civic education, and becomes engaged in – and beyond – the classroom.

Imagine H2OEmpower People to Develop and Deploy Innovation to Solve Water Challenges Globally is to find, foster and fund creativity and entrepreneurship in children around the world to raise a new generation of innovators and problem solvers who have the tools they need to build the world they imagine.

Imgur Imaging: Every River In The U.S.: The veins of America: Stunning map shows every river basin in the U.S. offers a website to collect observations from citizen scientists that are geo-located and grouped by projects including many along the LA River and vicinity exploring biodiversity of flora and fauna.

Inner City Arts: Visual & Media Arts Institute: provides workshops for high school students to explore their creativity with access to studios, resources and mentorship.

Institute for Local Self-Reliance: exploring how cities are restricting chain stores in order to give local startups and independent businesses a chance.

Intellisense Systems: We innovate, design, and manufacture a wide range of standard and customized integrated electronic systems. These products become part of an OEM, prime contractor’s system, or government direct procured equipment.

Into Action: is a large scale pop-up art exhibition, cultural gathering and community organizing action hub in Los Angeles featuring hundreds of inspiring works of art. INTO ACTION will also house dozens of professionally crafted installations by world-renowned artists, as well as over 25 hours of live performances, symposiums/panels, and workshops.


Junior Achievement of Southern California: JASoCal's programs seek to inspire and empower over 70,000 young people through financial literacy, workforce readiness and entrepreneurship education; all concepts that are reinforced through JA's volunteer mentors who lead students through JA Classroom, Job Shadow and Finance Park programs!


Kanban: An organizing method found on airtable

Kering: A global Luxury group, Kering develops an ensemble of luxury houses in fashion, leather goods, jewellery and watches: Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Brioni, Christopher Kane, McQ, Stella McCartney, Tomas Maier, Boucheron, Dodo, Girard-Perregaux, Pomellato, Qeelin and Ulysse Nardin. Kering is also developing the Sport & Lifestyle brands Puma, Volcom and Cobra.

Kid Wiseman: gives students the chance to participate in large scale multi-media street art, express themselves, and positively shape their community.

Kitchen Community: builds Learning Gardens in schools and inspires healthy cooking connecting communities, and provides related Lesson Plans focusing on STEAM targeted instruction.

Kresge Foundation: $3.6 billion private, national foundation that works to expand opportunities in America’s cities through grantmaking and social investing in arts and culture, education, environment, health, human services and community development in Detroit.


LA 2024 | Los Angeles 2024 Olympic Bid: designed a plan centered on sustainability and fiscal responsibility. That means maximizing the use of our existing world-class facilities, civic spaces, unique geography, and iconic backdrops.

LA County ArtsThe Arts Commission funds 364 nonprofit arts organizations through a two-year $9 million grant program, implements Arts for All, the regional initiative dedicated to restoring arts education to 81 public school districts, programs and operates the Ford Theaters.

LA County Strategic Plan for Economic Developmentour region’s collaborative effort to define priorities that will lead to creation of well-paying jobs, and help our key industries and workforce navigate the challenging transition to an Information Age economy.

LA School of Thought is a proposed series of lectures by outstanding high school teachers for adults to support Mountains to Sea and other programs for students of all ages. Please contact Unycyn Civic Arts for more details.

LA Waterkeeper: Our mission is to protect and restore Santa Monica Bay, San Pedro Bay, and adjacent waters through enforcement, fieldwork, and community action. We work to achieve this goal through litigation and regulatory programs that ensure water quality protections in waterways throughout L.A. County. 

LA Works: is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, volunteer action center that creates and implements hands-on community service projects throughout the greater Los Angeles area. We strive to empower Angelenos to address pressing social issues through volunteerism and community collaborations.

LA><ART is an independent nonprofit art space presenting experimental exhibitions and public art initiatives, offering the public access to a new generation of artists and curators in Los Angeles. 

LA2050is a community-guided initiative driving and tracking progress toward a shared vision for the future of Los Angeles. We achieve this through research and reporting, digital and physical events, as well as capital development. LA2050 was launched in 2011 by the Goldhirsh Foundation to inspire an outbreak of civic activism and to develop a roadmap for the future of the Los Angeles region. Access to open space and park facilities Metrics Report

LACMA: presents ART + TECHNOLOGY LAB projects and school programs

LALA Arts | LA Freewalls: is a community-endorsed LA project, bringing incredible murals and art to the downtown Los Angeles environ, contributing viscerally to the perception of the community from down-and-out to up-and-coming.  

LAND: Los Angeles Nomadic Division: curates site-specific public art exhibitions in LA and beyond through commissions, collaborations and programs from large-scale multi-media exhibitions to single events.

LaPlacaCohen: works with an unrivaled roster of leading museums, performing arts organizations, architecture firms, educational institutions, botanical gardens, and foundations to ensure the enduring relevance of culture in the 21st century, and the powerful impact on ever-changing and diversifying audiences.

LARABA: has been a dynamic nonprofit organization devoted to the advocacy of the artists, businesses, and community of the Los Angeles Downtown Arts District for more than twenty years.

LAUSD: operates several campuses near the LA River including the Sotomayor Learning Academies which includes 4 High Schools and 1 Middle School situated next to the LA Historic State Park, Bowtie Parcel and LA River.

Library Foundation: funds several programs dedicated to HELPING STUDENTS SUCCEED at public libraries throughout Los Angeles.

Lifewater International: Lifewater is a Christian clean water organization. For more than 40 years, we’ve been bringing clean water, improved health, and hope to vulnerable women and children living in extreme poverty.

LIFEWTR: believes inspiration is as essential to life as water, because it moves us forward by unleashing our creative potential. That’s why we’re excited to partner with artists and turn every LIFEWTR bottle into a canvas for new art.

Los Angeles Almanac: is a unique online reference work focusing strictly on Los Angeles County, the City of Los Angeles and the county's many other communities. It lays claim to being the first comprehensive almanac* for Los Angeles and Los Angeles County. It also has the distinction of being the first online almanac to focus exclusively on any of the world's major metropolitan areas. The Almanac is packed with 2,000 pages of information culled from hundreds of public and private sources, most of which are referenced with hyperlinks.

Los Angeles Business Council (LABC): is renowned for its effective advocacy and educational programs throughout the region, and is a vital representative of business leaders from all industry sectors.  The LABC provides its members with strong conduits to local, state and federal officials through targeted policy recommendations and key issue briefings, and annually hosts the influential Mayoral Housing, Education and Sustainability Summits and Los Angeles Architectural Awards luncheon.

Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI): We utilize state-of-the-art programs, proven tools and connections to partners, mentors and advisors, while providing the kind of oversight and long-term commitment that’s crucial to your success

Los Angeles County: Department of Public Works,Generation Earth Environmental Education program for LA County Teens.

Los Angeles Maritime Institute: The Los Angeles Maritime Institute (LAMI) serves to empower youth to discover their greater potential through extraordinary at-sea experiences aboard educational sailing vessels built to train and equip young people with 21st century leadership skills, and inspire maritime and STEM career paths.

Los Angeles Urban Cooling Collaborative: is a multi-disciplinary, national partnership of universities, nonprofit organizations, community groups and government agencies focused on designing data-driven, dynamic, inclusive strategies for cooling urban areas using trees, vegetation and reflective surfaces.

Luskin Center for Innovation: released the Los Angeles River Greenway Guide, a roundup of small and large projects that have been implemented all along the the river. It spotlights 14 projects, including parks, bike paths, hiking trails, bridges, river access points and even areas with free exercise equipment.  

LVMH: corporate philanthropy program supports arts and culture by sharing a passion for artistic disciplines and creativity with the widest possible audience


Machine Project: is a place for artists to do fun experiments, together with the public, in ways that influence culture.

Magenta is a Google Brain project to ask and answer the questions, “Can we use machine learning to create compelling art and music? If so, how? If not, why not?” Our work is done in TensorFlow, and we regularly release our models and tools in open source. These are accompanied by demos, tutorial blog postings and technical papers. To follow our progress, watch our GitHub and join our discussion group.

Main Museum: is an evolving institution focused on L.A. art and artists. With a residency program at its center rather than a collection, The Main situates artists prominently and supports their continued engagement within the city's evolving landscape.

Maker City LA: is a workspace collective for creative businesses, makers, and entrepreneurs, housed on the 11th floor of The Reef in downtown Los Angeles.

Mapping the Future: is a powerful interactive planning and real-time design process that gives leaders a strategic window on their business today and in the future. It enables leaders to create Future Value.

Melanie Walker: is the former director of the President's Delivery Unit and senior advisor to President Jim Yong Kim at the World Bank Group.

Mission Blue: Mission Blue is uniting a global coalition to inspire an upwelling of public awareness, access and support for a worldwide network of marine protected areas – Hope Spots.

Mixografia: produces and publishes handmade paper prints, multiples and sculptures in all media that expand the language of traditional editions by allowing the artist greater choice. Since its inception, the workshop has aspired to help the artist realize a vision through the production of artwork they may not have thought possible. With our processes, the artist is not limited by the boundaries associated with traditional techniques or by the selection of their materials. Our processes accommodate the unique working style of each artist, and preserve the identifiable traits of their artwork. This collaborative environment is an exciting and freeing experience, while at the same time challenging and gratifying.

MixR: is the community engagement engine for women-driven networks.

MOCA: Established in 1979, the only artist-founded museum in Los Angeles is dedicated to collecting and exhibiting roughly 7000 objects of contemporary art created after 1940. Located at three distinct venues in Los Angeles—MOCA Grand Avenue, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, and MOCA Pacific Design Center—and Michael Heizer’s seminal artwork Double Negative (1969-70) in the Nevada desert, to engage audiences through exhibitions, educational programs, and publishing.

Mountains Recreation And Conservation Authority: provides nature parks in urban areas of So. Cal. and works toward revitalization of the LA River. They operate the Richard Lillard Outdoor Classroom, LA RIver Center and Gardens, and other parks, projects and paths along the LA River.

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI): MBARI’s mission is to achieve and maintain a position as a world center for advanced research and education in ocean science and technology.

MPavilion: is a new civic space, a cultural laboratory in which to experiment and experience, an event hub and a meeting place. The fourth MPavilion, arriving in spring 2017, is designed by Netherlands–based architects Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten of OMA. 

Mujeres de la Tierra: an avant-garde environmental non-profit focused on healing la Madre Tierra and re-defining the traditional “green” dialogue in Los Angeles, California. 

Municipal Art Society: Founded in 1893, the Municipal Art Society is five years older than the consolidated City of New York itself.

Mural Conservancy of Los AngelesIn 1987, a coalition of artists, public art advocates, city and state officials, and restoration specialists established the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles to restore, preserve, and document the murals of Los Angeles. MCLA is committed to preserving the artists heritage of Los Angeles as one of the mural capitals of the world.

MURAL festival:is THE North-American destination for all things urban art. We are the merging point of creative spirits. We are the festive and innovative soul of a city burning with artistry. Located in the heart of Saint-Laurent boulevard, MURAL’s mission is to democratize urban art. Our program is bold and daring and offers the public the opportunity to witness the making of murals in real time, to attend exclusive musical events and unique seminars, to enjoy outdoors exhibitions, various installations and sublime gastronomy, all of it in the streets during the 11 days of the festival. MURAL opens a portal to new artistic dimensions and unites the community around an authentic vision.

Museum of Latin American ArtThe Museum of Latin American Art expands knowledge and appreciation of modern and contemporary Latin American art through its Collection, ground-breaking Exhibitions, stimulating Educational Programs, and engaging Cultural Events.


Nasa Climate Change: Climate Kids website brings the exciting science of climate change and sustainability to life, providing clear explanations for the big questions in climate science. Targeting upper-elementary-aged children, the site includes interactive games, hands-on activities, and engaging articles that make climate science accessible and fun. With a special section for educators, Climate Kids is great for parents and teachers as well.

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory: JPL is the leading U.S. center for robotic exploration of the solar system, and has 19 spacecraft and 10 major instruments carrying out planetary, Earth science and space-based astronomy missions.

National Action Civics Collaborative (NACC): to create a world that invites young people to take collective action inside and outside the classroom–transforming their schools, neighborhoods and cities. We are a growing network of educators, researchers, organizations, and youth workers working to reform civic education, amplify youth voices, and ultimately transform democracy.*

National Geographic Sea Lion: The National Geographic Sea Lion is designed to navigate narrow inlets and wildlife-rich passageways inaccessible to larger ships, while comfortably accommodating 62 guests in 31 outside cabins. Along with spacious viewing decks, these nimble vessels carry innovative exploration tools, including a SplashCam and a hydrophone that enable us to look and listen beneath the waves.

Natural Heritage Institute: The Natural Heritage Institute (NHI) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to the mission of restoring and preserving natural functions in major river basins to maintain their water-dependent ecosystems and the services they provide in sustaining and enriching human life.

Natural History Museum of LA County: has begun a long-term biodiversity study of urban habitats and surrounding natural areas to increase knowledge of local wildlife and involve the local community through citizen science projects and a mobile museum program.

Natural Resource Defense Council: combine the power of more than two million members and online activists with the expertise of some 500 scientists, lawyers, and policy advocates across the globe to ensure the rights of all people to the air, the water, and the wild.

Nautilus Data Technologies: Nautilus’ patent-pending water cooling technology is at the core of its design, delivering  a waterborne data center that operates more efficiently and less expensively than traditional land-based facilities, while achieving higher environmental standards.

NCSOFT: The company operates many of the most successful and influential massively multiplayer online games on the market, games that have been enjoyed by tens of millions of players around the world.

New York Live Arts: is a center of diverse artists devoted to body-based investigation that transcends barriers between and within communities led by world-renowned artist Bill T. Jones. We are a place that brings people together to explore common values through live gathering and performance reminding us of our humanity and elevating the human spirit.

NewCities: is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to making cities more inclusive, connected, healthy and vibrant. Focusing on people, places and policies, we bring together a global network of public and private sector leaders and Urban Tech innovators to foster results-oriented collaboration. We also produce actionable research that can be implemented by decision-makers across sectors.

Next 10: Looking for an online tool to educate your community about budget priorities? License the Budget Challenge for your municipality or nonprofit!

Next City: is a nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire social, economic and environmental change in cities through journalism and events

Notre Dame High Schoolis a private, Catholic secondary school. Founded by Brothers of the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1947, Notre Dame has been co-educational since 1983. Located in Sherman Oaks, CA, Notre Dame has a diverse community with students from varied cultural and economic backgrounds.

Now and There: is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating impactful public art projects in Greater Boston. Our projects are temporary and site specific, hence our name.


Obey: is a mural arts movement designed to provoke thought and action towards social responsibility.

Ocean Exploration Trust (OET): Our international programs center on scientific exploration of the seafloor and many of our expeditions are launched from aboard Exploration Vessel (E/V) Nautilus, a 64-meter research vessel operated by the Ocean Exploration Trust. In addition to conducting scientific research, we offer our expeditions to explorers on shore via live video, audio, and data feeds from the field. 

Openbox: is a design and innovation studio.

Origin Materials: We tackle the hard problems in chemistry, in service of the world's great companies.

Otis College of Art and Design: explore major concerns that define the 21st century: biodiversity, environmental conditions, climate change and exchange among cultures.

Our LA2040: As we look to the future, our changing population and changing environment are calling for a new roadmap toward an economically prosperous and sustainable Los Angeles.

Our Water LA: Our goal is to secure clean, safe, affordable and reliable water for all the ways we live, work and use water now and for the future. Our coalition works with community groups, environmental and clean water advocates, labor leaders, business leaders, municipalities and other public agencies. 

OxFam: To end the inequality crisis, we must build an economy for ordinary working people, not the rich and powerful.


Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. Led by the Getty, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is the latest collaborative effort from arts institutions across Southern California.

Paddle 8curates auctions of art and design and partners with nonprofits on benefit auctions, offering collectors the chance to bid on carefully sourced works.

PermaCity: PermaCity is a leading solar energy design and installation company who shares your belief that sustainable non-polluting energy is the only way to secure the future for our environment and our well-being. 

Perseevis a new breed of digital magazine curating the news of the day through pictures.

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust:  has helped to transform a downtrodden section of Downtown into a world-class Cultural District that stands as a national model of urban revitalization through the arts. Touring Broadway, contemporary dance, family events, education and community engagement programs, and cutting-edge visual arts are among the variety of arts and entertainment the Trust presents and exhibits. Hundreds of artists, thousands of students, and millions of people expand their horizons in our theaters, galleries, and public art environments.

Platypus LLC: Platypus, LLC is the world leader in low cost water data collection.  We provide monitoring solutions globally using autonomous, co-operative robotic boats.

Portraits of Hope: Through their participation in Portraits of Hope, students of all ages engage in interdisciplinary sessions in which they learn about, discuss, and express themselves about important current affairs, civic issues, individual and social responsibilities, goals and achievement, decision-making, and -- the power of teamwork.

PowerShares Water Resources PortfolioInvesco Water Resources ETF

PowerShares S&P Global Water Index Portfolio: Invesco S&P Global Water Index ETF

Presidential Public Service Fellowship: Supports a broad range of summerlong opportunities that serve the common good. Our Fellows are involved in meaningful projects that affect communities across the United States. They are active in programs that focus on education, the arts, and government; work in social services and human rights organizations; and seek improved outcomes in health, the environment, and the justice system.

Primary Ocean Producers: Primary Ocean Producers and our team of highly experienced macroalgae entrepreneurs and researchers are designing the most efficient, large scale macroalgae cultivation system for seeding, farming, and harvesting to be deployed on exposed open ocean., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit nonpartisan public charity, provides professionally-researched pro, con, and related information on more than 50 controversial issues from gun control and death penalty to illegal immigration and alternative energy. Using the fair, FREE, and unbiased resources at, millions of people each year learn new facts, think critically about both sides of important issues, and strengthen their minds and opinions. 

projectarttransforms public libraries into vital cultural hubs through artist residencies where contemporary visual artists teach free, after-school art classes to underserved youths, while developing new artwork in the library.

Public Banking: Make affordable loans to small businesses, farmers, government entities, and students


Radford Art Walk: was conceived years before it finally became a reality. Local artist Karl Johnson was creating so many sculptures that he was running out of room to store them. They came to the attention of CBS President Michael Klausman, who liked the sculptures and very kindly offered Karl a storage area on the lot. CBS also put one of the sculptures just inside the main gate.

Rain Systems: Rain Systems injects a polymer that is EPA tested, environmentally safe and 100 percent biodegradable. It is fully effective for 5 years. This polymer will absorb over 100 times its weight in water. It will then give back over 95% of the water that it stored directly to the plants, as they need it, via its reservoir action.

Random Acts of Kindness Foundation: lead a kindness project or form a kindness club.

Ready To Succeedhelps emancipated foster youth graduate from college and launch successful careers.

R.E.A.L. Coalition: The work of the R.E.A.L. Coalition is coordinated, developed, and accomplished by statewide conference calls and in-person strategy sessions throughout the year. As a Coalition, we advocate on statewide legislative and policy items that address California's economic health, education and workforce, water and the environment, and transportation infrastructure.

Real Reef Manufacturing: Currently this eco-reef friendly wild rock alternative (Real Reef) is being sold to hundreds of pet retailers and used by hobbyist worldwide. It is becoming a brand synonymous with saving the reefs and creating some of most beautiful aquariums to date.

Rebuild By Design: Our cities were built in response to yesterday’s problems. As the world faces rising populations, climate change, and economic challenges, communities can’t afford to wait until after the next hurricane or flood, or ignore chronic stresses such as aging infrastructure and pollution, to plan for the future. Rebuild By Design is reimagining the way communities find solutions for today’s large-scale, complex problems.

Recycling Technologies: Recycling Technologies offers waste operators Sustainability as a Service™ to chemically recycle the majority of their unsorted plastic waste back into a valuable low sulphur hydrocarbon we call Plaxx®.

Reinventing Cities: A global competition for innovative carbon-free and resilient urban projects.

Restore the Delta: Restore the Delta is a grassroots campaign of residents and organizations committed to restoring the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta so that fisheries and farming can thrive there together again.

River LA 2017 Impact Report: It seems like just yesterday we began this journey of creating a more coherent vision for all 51 miles of the LA River. As we celebrate the future of this great public space, it's exciting to thank you, our supporters that have gotten us here. As we look forward, it's humbling to think how far we've come. What's even more exciting is the potential of our collective impact! With Gratitude, Omar Brownson, President of River LA

RiverLA engages and empowers communities along the river through data driven, people-focused public engagement such as The River LA Advocates Program, the LA River Index and the Rio Vistas Project which invited LA River High School students to reimagine their neighborhood streets that dead-end into the LA River, three of which were realized with funding from Disney. 

RiverPark: Located along a scenic stretch of the Los Angeles River and just steps away from the vast 40-acre Rio de Los Angeles State Park.

Robert Berman Gallery: has been in business in Santa Monica, California since 1979.

Robert M. Hertzberg: is the first former Assembly Speaker in 86 years to be elected to the California State Senate, and one of only six lawmakers in California history to serve as Assembly Speaker and subsequently win a seat in the Senate.


Sacramento River Preservation Trust: Our organization serves California to protect, preserve, and enhance, the natural and cultural values of the Sacramento River, while also supporting ecologically sound farming practices within the Sacramento River Watershed.

Sacramento River Watershed Programs: The program provides a network for building a basin-wide context to improve watershed health. It operates through consensus-based collaborative partnerships, coordination of research and monitoring, and enhancing mutual education among the stakeholders of the Sacramento River Watershed.

San Francisco Baykeeper: Using water quality monitoring, science, and on-the-water patrols, Baykeeper identifies the greatest threats to the health of the Bay’s ecosystem. Then they strategically use advocacy, public education, and legal action to secure smart solutions that stop pollution and restore water quality.

Save the Bay: Save The Bay mobilizes thousands of Bay Area residents to protect and restore the Bay for future generations, both as advocates in their community and volunteers on the shoreline. In this era of climate change and a growing population, we work with scientists and policymakers to protect the Bay as our region's most important natural resource--essential to our environment, economy, and quality of life. 

SCI-Arc: provides undergraduate and graduate urban design studios for students to study and propose projects revisioning the LA River. 

Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI): Schmidt Ocean Institute works to advance the frontiers of global marine research by providing state of the art operational, technological, and informational support to the pioneering ocean science and technology development projects at sea.

Seabin Project: The V5 Seabin unit is a floating debris interception device designed to be installed in the water of marinas, Yacht Clubs, ports and any water body with a calm environment and services available.

Self Help Graphics: inspires the creation and promotion of new works by chicano and latino artists through experimental and innovative printmaking techniques and other visual art forms/ media. Since 1973, SHG has been the intersection where arts and community meet, providing a forum for local and international artists.

Serpentines Galleries: comprises two galleries situated 5 minutes walk from each other on either side of The Serpentine Bridge in the heart of the Royal Park of Kensington Gardens in central London. The Serpentine Gallery, established in 1970, and the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects in 2013, present world-renowned exhibitions of art, architecture and design throughout the year.

Shanghai Project: has been an experiment, a laboratory for testing the boundaries of existing assumptions, and for considering how ideas might expand beyond the confines of individual silos of knowledge. With each new chapter, the ever-unfolding structure develops further beyond the biennial format to which it first responded.

Sidewalk Labs: is reimagining cities to improve quality of life.

Sierra Club: The purposes of the Sierra Club are to explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth; to practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources; to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.

Skion GmbH: SKion GmbH is an investment company based in Bad Homburg v. d. H., Germany. We focus on companies with forward-looking technologies and innovative business models in industry and the service sector.

Skirball: This dynamic professional development program prepares K–Grade 12 teachers to integrate film, dance, visual arts, theater, and music into core curricula. The program is aligned with LAUSD’s 2012–2017 Arts Education and the Creative Cultural Network Plan.

Smithsonian Institution: Urban waterways and Education.

Southern California Marine Institute (SCMI): SCMI’s mission is to foster marine research and education, focusing on urban impacts of the greater Los Angeles region on the coastal ocean.  We seek to improve scientific understanding and the development of solutions that will enable coastal waters and watersheds to thrive, adapt and become resilient to ongoing environmental stressors. 

Southern California Coastal Water Research Project: The Southern California Coastal Water Research Project (SCCWRP) is a leading U.S. environmental research institute that works to develop a scientific foundation for informed water-quality management in Southern California and beyond. 

Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System (SCCOOS): The regional observing systems work to collect, integrate, and deliver coastal and ocean observations in order to improve safety, enhance the economy, and protect the environment. The principal goal of SCCOOS is to provide observations and products to a diverse stakeholder community of managers and planners, operational decision makers, scientists, and the general public.

Spark Actions: Spark Actions highlights daily the most important issues and why they matter and tells you how to take simple actions with impact.

Sparkassen: are a group of savings banks born of the need to invest in the country, German society, and they maintain close ties to local communities.

statista: a chart where renters get the most and least amount of space globally.

Stella Artois: For most of us, getting water wherever, whenever takes no time at all. However, 663 million people in the developing world lack access to water - and some spend up to 6 hours a day collecting it. This is something many of us take for granted every day. Watch what happens in our experiment when people learn they don’t have instant access to this fundamental need.

Street Art House: Street Artist Collective

Studio Ludo: We are conducting a research project at Waterloo Playground in the Norris Square neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA, mapping movement patterns and physical activity within the park using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) smart tags in conjunction with onsite antennas. The data from the technology will result in heat maps of use, paths of travel, and energy expenditure, allowing us to better understand how the design of the built environment impacts health of local residents.

Super School Project: In service of educators and entrepreneurs, parents and pioneers, business leaders and administrators, youth and education experts, in the endeavor to remake America’s high schools for today. We want to create a new model of learning that we call XQ. 

Surfrider Foundation: The Ocean Friendly Gardens program (OFG) sees landscapes and streets as solutions to water pollution - and more. OFG standards use this simple approach everywhere possible: contouring landscapes for rainwater retention; creating living soil to sponge up water, filter pollution and sequester carbon; and installing climate-appropriate plants to create wildlife habitat and a sense of place.

Sustainable Works: Sustainable Works activates sustainable behaviors through education and interactive events that foster healthy and equitable communities and heal our natural environment.


Taschen: is an art book publisher founded in 1980 by Benedikt Taschen in Cologne, Germany.

TaskForce: is a Los Angeles based independent agency that builds capacity and community for the most influential not-for-profits, brands and people who are taking on some of the most pressing challenges facing our state, our nation and our world.

Tetra Tech Inc.: Tetra Tech’s innovative, sustainable solutions help our clients address their water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development challenges. 

The Bay Foundation: Our mission is to restore and enhance Santa Monica Bay through actions and partnerships that improve water quality, conserve and rehabilitate natural resources, and protect the Bay’s benefits and values.

The Bigger Picture: inspires young people to change the conversation about Type 2 diabetes by exposing the environmental and social conditions that lead to its spread.

The Feast: We believe in the beauty of every person. That each of us has a story, a gift, and that when we bring these to the table and share them with each other, we create abundance. This is what makes a meal, a Feast.

The GettyThe J. Paul Getty Trust is a cultural and philanthropic institution dedicated to critical thinking in the presentation, conservation, and interpretation of the world's artistic legacy.

The Longest Swim: Follow Ben Lecomte and his team as they prepare for an epic swim from Tokyo to San Francisco, and the first citizen science expedition of its kind.

The Ocean Cleanup: The Ocean Cleanup is a non-profit organization, developing advanced technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. By utilizing the ocean currents to our advantage, our passive drifting systems are estimated to clean up half the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in 5 years’ time.

The Trust for Public Land: At the Trust for Public Land, we don't just save land—we save land for people to enjoy, from neighborhood parks to national parks. We depend on the ongoing support of individuals to make sure our work carries on well into the future.

The Waterbearers: We work with world leaders and strategic partners who take a no-nonsense attitude toward making global change. We use the most advanced, hollow fibre membrane filters that are small, portable, easy-to-use, reliable, inexpensive, AND can last a decade without needing to be replaced.

The Wildlands Conservancy: The Wildlands Conservancy (TWC) is dedicated to preserving the beauty and biodiversity of the earth and to providing programs so that children may know the wonder and joy of nature. 

Thirst Project HQ: Our mission is simple: Build a socially-conscious generation of young people who END the global water crisis. We do this by educating students about it and activating them to rock the clean water cause & build real water projects all over the world. 

Topanga Creek Watershed Committee: The mission of the Topanga Watershed Committee is to refine and develop a consensus based, voluntary watershed management plan which effectively minimizes negative impacts to the watershed. 

Tree People: Offers hands-on professional development training and technical workshops designed for school communities, school project toolkits, sample outdoor classroom landscape plans and more! The Generation Earth Program provides environmental service learning trainings throughout LA County.

Turnaround Artsbrings arts education resources into priority schools as a strategic tool for targeting larger school challenges and opportunities. There are several schools in California where the program was initiated with support from the CA Arts Council and Frank Gehry.


U.S. News: Statistics on the best states in the U.S.

UCLA Arts: is the official site of UClA Arts and Architecutre serving  a vital role in the cultural and artistic life of the campus and the broader community.

UCLA Blue Print: Designs for a new California.

UCLA, Luskin Center - LA River Greenway Guide: The UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation presents Creating a Complete Los Angeles River Greenway: Stories and Guidance (Guide) to recognize the achievements of those who have successfully developed portions of the Los Angeles River (LA River) greenway while providing advice to those interested in promoting a continuous greenway in their community. 

UCLA,Sustainable LA: Scientific journal says Los Angeles could become independent of imported water if it increases the use of recycled water, cleans up groundwater and steps up conservation measures.

ULI: works to make the world a better place by supporting the research and programs of the Urban Land Institute, which provides leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide.

UN Water World Water Development Report: The WWDR is an annual and thematic report that focuses on different strategic water issues each year and aims to provide decision-makers with the tools to implement sustainable use of our water resources.

Underground Museum: A Museum dedicated to artists of color.

Union Station: The Los Angeles Union Station Forecourt and Esplanade project will enhance pedestrian and bicycle access and safety to and from Los Angeles Union Station and reestablish the connection between the station and surrounding communities.

United States Artists (USA): awards $50,000 fellowships to the country’s most accomplished and innovative artists working in the fields of Architecture & Design, Crafts, Dance, Literature, Media, Music, Theater & Performance, Traditional Arts and Visual Arts.

United States Artists: Motivated by the study and in response to the NEA’s severe budget cuts, four inspiring leaders of the Ford, Rockefeller, Rasmuson, and Prudential Foundations spearheaded the launch of an organization to illuminate the value of artists to American society and address their economic challenges.

USC Dornslife - Sea Grant: USC Sea Grant contributes to solving the problems of the Urban Ocean, while recognizing the opportunities for coastal commerce, recreation and improving the quality of life in coastal regions such as Southern California.

US Army Corps of Engineers LA Dirstrict: is responsible for the operation and maintenance of 16 dams and 54 miles of flood control channels. The dams and recreation areas host more than 7 million visitors a year. Ecosystem restoration projects for the improvement of aquatic and riparian habitat form a major part of the district’s workload. These include the Rio Salado and Tres Rios projects in the heart of Phoenix and Los Angeles River projects and studies.

US Water Allianceis the hub for the one water movement, and this webpage is a gateway to connect with resources and fellow one water leaders. Check out the following resources and offerings to help shape your community’s one water future.

US Water Taxi: 

Utilis: Using technology that is used to look for water on other planets, Utilis analyzes satellite imagery to detect leaks and non-revenue-water. The result? Images that cover 3.500 square kilometers at once. The leaks are displayed in user friendly GIS reports including street locations, with great accuracy, saving significant labor associated with finding leaks with current methods.


Village Gardeners: proposed and maintains greenway projects including the North Valleyheart Riverwalk Greenway where the Richard Lillard Outdoor Classroom is located along the LA River.

Vision LA '15: was the instigator for our premier Mountains to Sea Conversation about Water, Biodiversity and the LA River with artists, scientists and educators.

Volunteer Match:  believe everyone should have the chance to make a difference. That's why we make it easy for good people and good causes to connect. We've connected millions of people with a great place to volunteer and helped tens of thousands of organizations better leverage volunteers to create real impact. We also offer corporate solutions.

Voters’ Right to Know: project has a simple goal: make the money that influences our elections and laws transparent to voters.


Waterfund: Waterfund is a leader in global water risk management. By pioneering the first flexibly tailored financial products benchmarked to the cost of water production, decision makers no longer have to subsidize water to the detriment of investment in infrastructure. 

Water and Power, A California Heist: A documentary by Marina Zenovich and Alex Gibney, this feature doc uncovers the exploitation of California's water supply.

Water Education Foundation: The mission of the Water Education Foundation, an impartial, nonprofit organization, is to create a better understanding of water resources and foster public understanding and resolution of water resource issues through facilitation, education and outreach.

Water LA: Water LA provides homes and communities with the tools they need to capture, conserve, and reuse local water sources throughout Los Angeles.

Water SummitThe Atlantic gathered the leading voices in water, from environmentalists and policymakers to growers, industry leaders and community representatives, to forge a dialogue around the critical water issues of our time. With an eye toward the future, The Atlantic discussed the challenges, the solutions and the ways that the latest innovations can work to make water safe, reliable and accessible for years to come.

Wells Bring Hope: Providing clean water is only the first step. We must also educate people on things that will ensure sustainability: sanitation, hygiene, drip farming and well maintenance. That is why we continue working with every village for 15+ years after a well is drilled. We are the only safe water cause that does this.We are also the only safe water cause to provide micro-finance training to women in every village where we drill a well.

WeTapimproves awareness, access and use of public drinking fountains, reducing dependence on single-use plastic, and improves public health.

Wide Open Walls: mural festival is taking place from August 10th through the 20th, 2017. It will bring over 40 artists – local, national and international – to the Sacramento area. This year’s event adds to the region’s already venerable history of mural painting – which has produced over 600 murals over the last 40 years.

Women’s Center for Creative Work is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to cultivate LA’s feminist creative communities and practices.

World Bank: reaffirm the world’s commitment to the fight against climate change.

World Economic Forum; committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation.


YA Arts for Learning: Young Audiences Arts for Learning is an association of affiliated organizations that are each dedicated to local education and community development on a national level.