Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES

This Sunday, Nov 21, John Quigley / Spectral Q will create a mixed media installation at The Cornfields in Los Angeles Historic State Park.  The installation will form the shape of a ‘Solar Eagle Taking Flight’, combining solar photovoltaic film sheets accented with up to 1000 people.

The L.A. event is designed to show the world how the people and businesses of Los Angeles are implementing global climate solutions including everything from “Earth to Sky.” Urban gardeners from around the City will be involved to show how increasing numbers are growing food in their yards as well as in community gardens, saving money as well as reducing the fossil fuel emissions from growing and transporting food from distant agri-businesses.

John commented on his vision for the event, “For over 200 years the eagle has been a symbol of America.  The Solar Eagle represents an America based on a clean green energy economy.  As the Solar Eagle takes flight, so too will our prosperity.”

The City of Los Angeles launched the Green LA initiative in 2007 to reduce the City’s carbon emissions to 35 percent below 1990 levels. The cornerstone of the aggressive plan is to increase LADWP’s Renewables Portfolio Standard to 35 percent by 2020.  A major component of this is the Solar LA program which is the largest solar plan undertaken by any single city in the world. It will create a 1.3 gigawatt solar network of residential, commercial, and municipally owned solar energy systems, which will lower carbon emissions in Los Angeles and increase the City’s solar portfolio by nearly 100-fold.

Solar LA also represents a major opportunity to turn environmental solutions into economic opportunities for Angelenos by investing in and stimulating the local economy. Since every 10 megawatts (MW) of solar can create 200 to 400 jobs, the opportunity for green-collar jobs in Los Angeles is substantial and reaches across a broad range of occupations including research and development, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance.

Sponsors of ‘Solar Eagle Taking Flight’ include Olin Brass and Madico, both providing solar panel elements. The image will also be photographed with a helicopter, so be there rain or shine!

We need 2 dozen strong individuals on Saturday (the day before the photo) to help unload and place the solar panel parts.  BRING GLOVES.

To VOLUNTEER and help set-up the image on Saturday, Contact:

Kacy Palmieri +1 310 849 9253, kacypal@gmail.com

WHAT: ‘Solar Eagle Taking Flight’ – satellite aerial art in Los Angeles, California, USA.

WHEN: SUNDAY, Nov. 21. Arrive at 9:30 AM.

WHERE: Project will take place at The Cornfields at Los Angeles Historic State Park, 1245 N. Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

For More Information/Interviews Contact: 

John Quigley/Spectral Q +1 310 927 3013, jq@spectralq.com

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