Len Shaffer brought the "Get Connected"
presentation from the Valley Regional Congress to the Los Angeles
Neighborhood Council Coalition (LANCC) and a robust and energetic crowd
enjoyed an overview of the social media tools that NC's are using to
enhance their communications and outreach campaigns.
the day was over, the Sunland Tujunga NC had jumped in feet first and
had their Twitter and Facebook pages up and was giving the East
Hollywood NC a run for the money in the "Well Connected NC" race.
you'd like to follow the EHNC or the STNC on Twitter or Facebook, here
are the links. Give them a shout, connect with them, watch to see how
they create a network and communicate with their stakeholders.
exclaimed "These tools complement our traditional methods such as
postcards and newsletters and allow us to give our stakeholders more
options for connecting and participating.!
looks like the next "Get Connected" presentations will address Constant
Contact and newsletters and will take place somewhere in the Harbor
area. Watch for the smoke signals! Until then, join us at www.ConnectTheLinks.Ning.com and share your journey with us.
Sustainable Film Production
East Hollywood Neighborhood Council (EHNC) has just become the first NC
to endorse a film. Typically, film related issues are limited to film
permits and street closures but the EHNC has embarked on a journey to
establish NC standards for sustainable film production. The Film
Industry has established procedures for filmmakers in LA that address
behavior and hours of operations, etc. but nothing that lays down a
zero-impact, sustainability standard. The
film is entitled AT WHAT PRICE and it is produced by Rebel Without A Car Productions. Enci is the Writer/Director, Christine Jerian and
Catherine MacKinnon are the Producers, and the remaining crew will be
locals who all take an oath of sustainability as part of their
commitment to the project.
film will be shot locally and a "Footprintologist" will be monitoring
and advising the production so that the net result will be a carbon
footprint of zero when the film shoot is wrapped.
who know Enci know of her commitment to sustainability and of her
desire to leave things better than she found them. To assist in this
endeavor, the film crew will also include a Citizen Forester and an
Urban Arborist, both of whom will work with the production team on tree
plantings and a community garden.
the spirit of sustainability, there will actually be two films being
shot in East Hollywood, one is AT WHAT PRICE and the other is a
documentary film by Dustin Slaughter that simply asks the simple
question, "Can Hollywood go Sustainable?"
it all, Enci intends to celebrate the diversity of the community (101
languages!) involve the neighbors (most of the crew are within walking
and riding distance) explore local sources for everything from
equipment and gear to food and wardrobe (why do we have to drive to
Burbank to shoot a film in Hollywood?) establish an industry standard
for sustainable film production (Greensters on bikes will replace the
Teamsters) and...oh, yeah...make a great film!
To follow the journey, join us on the Rebel Without A Car Productions facebook page and share your ideas for sustainable film production.
Day LA hits the streets of Los Angeles on Friday, September 18th, as community activists, neighborhood leaders and urban planners throughout the
city step up to the curb, put a quarter in the meter, and proceed to
transform curbside metered parking spots into temporary public parks.
that end, Park[ing] Day LA is an opportunity for community members to
engage passers-by, motorists, members of the press, city leadership and
yes, even the authorities, in a rational and respectful dialogue of
everything from our city's parks and public space to the environment
and allocation of land to mobility issues and local beautification
your concerns, whatever your inspiration, and whatever your message,
Park[ing] Day LA is an opportunity for you to create community, engage
the public and create a dialogue, all while taking advantage of one of
the best real estate deals in town, the public park(ing) space.