News & Press Releases

City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and Arts: Earth Partnership announce New ‘Green Arts’ Program Launch Event at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (March 5, 2014)

LA Board of Public Works Approves AEP Partnership in Los Angeles City Green Business Program (July 2013)

Argonaut Online Article: New green programs recognize environmentally sustainable businesses in Los Angeles (July 2013)


International Association of Museum Facility Administrators Papyrus article (January 2013) "Sustainability Certification for Cultural Facilities" 

"Art for the Planet" Contest Sponsored by AEP and Green Festival Los Angeles

LA County Home to US's First Green Certification for Arts Organizations (August 2, 2012)

Synergy= Music + Sustainability Event on August 4th is the magical event of the Summer of 2012 (July 13, 2012) 

City of Los Angeles – Announces Motion to Support AEP as the Adminstrator for All Green Cultural Certications in LA (January 17, 2012)

DCA Los Angeles – LA Sector Leading by Example (July 28, 2011)

City of Santa Monica – The Arts Go Green (June 26, 2010)

City of Los Angeles – AEP Becomes the First Organization to Obtain a City Contract to Green Certify All City-Owned Cultural Facilities (May 18, 2010)

City of Santa Monica – AEP Launches at Santa Monica Museum of Art (June 8, 2009)

Letters of Recommendation

Councilman Bill Rosendahl of Los Angeles' 11th District


"The people at Arts:Earth Partnership understand the cultural sector and have been invaluable in helping to chart a course of cost savings and sustainability at all of our cultural facilities, even in these difficult economic times. I encourage all municipalities and arts organizations to get involved" – Olga Garay, Los Angeles DCA Executive Director
"AEP has been an indispensable partner to the Historic Lankershim Arts Center. The certification process revealed wasteful tendencies we were not even aware of. Many of the changes required to qualify for the partnership were quite easy to make. Thanks to AEP, we are now on a path to a sustainable future." – Joe Calarco, Managing Director, Lankershim Arts Center
"We learned so much in the process of becoming certified. Knowing how to become environmentally responsible is extremely motivating.." – Suzzane Isken, Executive Director, Craft and Folk Art Museum