Green Festival Speakers

Glen Dake

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Glen Dake helped to found the LA Community Garden Council in 1998, and helped to build the Echo Park Community Garden and the Stanford Avalon Garden in Watts, and to purchase the Vermont Square Community Garden with the Trust for Public Land. Dake is a landscape architect and leader in building community-designed landscapes, transportation and school improvements in Southern California neighborhoods, where he has practiced since 1987. He joined Los Angeles Council Member Eric Garcetti’s staff to lead his successful green agenda between 2001 and 2005, and assisted in bringing the City into compliance with the Clean Water Act, the successful campaign for Prop O, adoption of the Renewable Portfolio Standard for energy, and developing thirteen new parks. Mr Dake’s design work includes prominent campus improvements at UCLA and at UCSD’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography; as well as the innovative outdoor learning environment for Los Angeles’ High Tech High School, and numerous playgrounds and childcare environments. He has also designed numerous local solutions to protect Southern California watersheds and enhance groundwater and surface water resources.