Climate Resolve Announces Honorees for 9th Annual Coolest in LA Gala

LOS ANGELES (March 3, 2022) — Climate Resolve will be hosting its 9th Annual Coolest in LA gala on Thursday, March 3, 2022, from 6:00pm-9:00pm, at the Banc of California Stadium, a LEED Silver certified building located within walking distance of the LA Expo line. In Coolest in LA, Climate Resolve sets out to celebrate and honor dynamic climate leadership in a room full of Angelenos seeking big, bold climate action.

This year, Climate Resolve will be honoring the following local climate leaders: Assemblywoman Luz Rivas, Emile Haddad, David McNeill, and the GAF Community Matters Program.

In two years, Assemblywoman Luz Rivas (D-San Fernando Valley) has pushed the legislative envelope by authoring four bills dealing with climate change. Her initiatives have ignited conversations around access to green space for school children and improved monitoring of dangerous air pollutants. Assemblywoman Rivas has also brought much-needed attention to extreme heat and its impact on low-income communities.

Emile Haddad is the Founder and Chairman Emeritus of FivePoint Holdings, LLC, a proud “purely California company” that designs and develops mixed-use communities. Emile is an innovator and a visionary. He has worked in development since the 1980s and, in 2009, he founded FivePoint. Emile has long been passionate about addressing the housing crisis, but his equal passion for sustainability is what separates him from his peers and has made him a pioneer in the industry.

David McNeill is the Executive Officer of the Baldwin Hills Conservancy, an organization whose mission is to acquire open space and manage public lands within the Baldwin Hills area. In his role at the conservancy, David is creating a first-of-its-kind climate resilience project. He’s striving to transform the Baldwin Hills Parklands by increasing access to green space, strengthening climate emergency preparedness, and fostering systems of sustainability. In completing these vital projects, the Baldwin Hills Parklands can soon serve as an innovative resource for the community.

GAF is North America’s largest roofing and waterproofing manufacturer. GAF’s commitment to protect what matters most includes making a positive difference as neighbors and partners in communities across the country. In Los Angeles, GAF is dedicated to urban heat reduction and mitigating the serious consequences of rapidly rising temperatures. Through its GAF Community Matters program, the company leverages its expertise, resources, and products to build resilient communities. GAF has played a vital role in sustainability and climate resiliency through its innovative technologies, from installing cool roofs to the application of reflective pavement coatings and so much more.

The emcee for the gala will be Randall Winston, an attorney at O’Melveny & Myers, who previously served as Governor Jerry Brown’s Executive Director of the California Strategic Growth Council, where he oversaw a total of $1.3 billion in climate investments. A specialist in environmental law and policy, Liane M. Randolph, Chair of the California Air Resources Board, will be the event’s keynote speaker.

Emmanuel Vega

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