HAWTHORNE PRESS TRIBUNE: ECHS Tackles Sustainable Urban Planning

Environmental Charter High School 9th graders Julian Foster, Junior Torress-Powell, and Kalen Bell with Lawndale Mayor Robert Pullen-Miles at culmination of ECHS’s “Intersession” program. Student teams were asked to design around the theme, “Quality of Life: Sustainable Design + Urban Planning.” The teams competed for best project in a live forum in front of their classmates, proud parents and teachers. A panel of judges such as Gardena Mayor Paul Tanaka, Inglewood City Councilman Ralph Franklin and Lawndale City Councilman Jim Osborne, as well as LEED-accredited architects and happiness specialists, critiqued and scored the presentations. Photo by David Montejano.