Project Videos

Project Videos


Video: Univision Covers LAANE’s Construction Careers

The Port of LA recently adopted LAANE’s Construction Careers project, creating 6,000 good jobs for local residents. These jobs will go to communities that have been hard-hit by the recession. See the Univision special report on LAANE’s work securing good jobs.


Video: Don’t Waste LA

Help Don’t Waste L.A. bring more recycling to our city and reduce reliance on toxic landfills in the coming months.

Your view is your vote. Please watch this 60 second video now and pass it on to your friends and family using this link.

This video was featured at the LAANE 2010 City of Justice Awards.


Video: Construction Careers: On the Right Track

LAANE is on track to create a quarter-million green careers. Find out how.

Please watch this video now and pass it on to your friends and family using this link.

This video was featured at the LAANE 2010 City of Justice Awards.


Video: A Tale of Two Women: Crossing L.A.’s Grocery Divide

“A Tale of Two Women: Crossing L.A.’s Grocery Divide” features two women–one who lives in a food desert, the other who lives in a neighborhood with full-service supermarkets–as they switch places. The video also highlights LAANE’s effort to pass a citywide policy that will bring supermarkets to underserved communities. This video was featured at the Women for a New Los Angeles Luncheon on June 3, 2010.


Video: Congressional Hearing on U.S. Port Trucking

On May 5, 2010, the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee held a Congressional hearing on the negative economic and environmental impacts of U.S. port trucking. The Subcommittee is chaired by Peter DeFazio (D-OR). Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) announced that he is introducing legislation to help reform the port trucking system. A port driver, labor union leader, environmentalist, port executives and industry representatives testified during the hearing.

Passover ‘Food Desert’ Bus Tour on CNN
On CNN American Morning, Elissa Barrett, Executive Director of the Progressive Jewish Alliance, shares the story of our work to transform the food deserts of Los Angeles. The show also highlights our recent Passover bus tour of East L.A., where faith leaders, health care providers, educators, students, and residents joined together in calling upon elected leaders to adopt a city-wide policy for ending the grocery divide between communities in Los Angeles. For more information about the tour, click here.


East Los Angeles Lacks Healthy Food Options
There are communities in Los Angeles that do not have access to healthy foods and produce either because the supermarkets don’t carry them or because these stores refuse to open in undeserved communities of color. This video shows community members taking a tour to East Los Angeles in search of answers.


Housekeepers Take To The Streets
Hotel housekeepers marched in Downtown Long Beach to raise public awareness of the high risk of injuries for room attendants in Long Beach hotels.


L.A. City Council Increases Living Wage for LAX Workers
With a long overdue update to the citys living wage ordinance, thousands of private sector LAX airline service workers today gained access to quality family healthcare. Supporters hailed the city council vote to update the law as a victory for working families and for passengers at LAX.




Blue Ribbon Commission Explores L.A. Grocery Industry Crisis
A Blue Ribbon Commission reconvened last May to explore the current crisis of the grocery industry in Los Angeles.


Breathing Easier: The Los Angeles Clean Trucks Program
In October 2008, the Port of Los Angeles passed the Clean Trucks Program. The program aims to clean up the air and protect our environment from port trucking pollution by improving the working conditions of drivers.


L.A. City Council Says “Yes” to Middle Class, Union Jobs
On April 23, 2008 the L.A. City Council approved a landmark policy that will provide middle-class, union jobs to workers in the building trades for city-funded projects.


Community and Workers Stage “Banquet in the Streets”
Community members, workers and elected officials s held a “Banquet in the Streets” in front of the Hilton LAX on October 2, 2008. The celebration marked the second anniversary of a boycott of that hotel.

Swine Flu Fears Expose Gaps in LAX Health Care
Airport workers marched on April 29, 2009 to highlight the need for health care as swine flu fears mounted.