Thursday, May 10, 2012

GOOD Competition: $500 for a Day of Car-Free Fun

Dear community,

GOOD LA just announced a competition, and Local to Global Life Works (LTG) would like to invite you to participate in creating a group submission. 

GOOD LA's competition is to come up with a great idea for how LA (or part of LA) can go car free for a day. The winner will be awarded $500 to make their vision happen. Local to Global Life Works would like to submit as an organization by gathering ideas from you. We have one week to make this happen, so if you are interested in shooting out an idea, let us know! See below this message for more details.

Just to add a bit on bicycle magic, at the last CicLAvia it was announced that Los Angeles will be installing bike share stations, which will help more people in Los Angeles get around car-free while stimulating LA bike culture (at least, this is the idea behind this). This will be a for-profit endeavor, but hopefully bikes will be affordable. Bike sharing was also an idea called for at LTG's GOOD Growth event last year. The strategy paper is still in progress, however, it will soon be fully available thanks to LTG's new Development Coordinator, Meghan Smith. :)  

As for more LTG event calls to action, I am currently building a vegetable learning garden at a school in response to dialogue on how to stop food waste in America following a screening of the film Dive! at the Los Angeles Eco-Village. Look out for some work parties later this year.


Scroll down to see the competition announcement from GOOD.

Thanks and much love,

Nisha Namorando Vida
Founding Director // Local to Global Life Works

* We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children * 

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: GOOD LA <>
Date: Tue, May 8, 2012 at 1:28 PM
Subject: We're Giving Away $500 for a Day of Car-Free Fun
To: GOOD LA Team <>

Design Your Ideal Car-Free Day in Los Angeles. You Could Win $500 to Make It Happen.

The Daily GOOD LA
Tired of Angelenos complaining that this city doesn't move? GOOD has teamed up with LA/2B, a project of the Los Angeles Departments of City Planning and Transportation, to envision the future of mobility in LA. As part of that partnership, we're challenging you to come up with creative ideas for an amazing car-free day in the city. From the Santa Monica pier to Griffith Park, there's lots to do in LA. Where do you want to go—by bus, foot, bike, or even horseback? Submit an idea this week for the chance to win $500 to bring it life.
The deadline to submit is Tuesday, May 15, at noon PST. At that point, we’ll open up all ideas for voting, so rally your colleagues and friends to join the GOOD community and decide which idea is most deserving of the cash. Voting is open May 15-31. The top-voted idea will take home $500 to make it happen.
Connect with this challenge on Twitter at @GOODmkr and follow the conversation via #LAcarfreeday. If you’d like to be notified of future GOOD Maker Challenges, let us know here. If you have any questions, please email GOOD's own Manasa Yeturu at

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