Elektra Grant

Elektra has 20 years of experience as a sustainability professional. She first became involved with the intersection of arts and sustainability in 2008 through Arts Earth Partnership, which was responsible for assessing arts and cultural facilities pursuing the LA Green Business Program Certification. Through this joint venture, Elektra performed comprehensive sustainability assessments of LA landmarks such as LACMA, The Natural History Museum, the Dolby Theatre, and Skirball Cultural Center. She started teaching the first required course for the Sustainability Minor at Otis College of Art and Design soon afterward, and since then has developed, taught and mentored eight sustainability-themed, interdisciplinary college-level courses. Elektra has contributed to two other City of Los Angeles sustainability projects. She assisted in the implementation of the RecycLA program, which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while diverting 90 percent of the City’s landfill waste by 2025. She currently is a board member of Westwood Greenway, Inc., which partners with LA Sanitation & Environment. The Westwood Greenway cleans stormwater through natural processes, while providing an island of native habitat for birds, butterflies and other animals next to one of Metro Expo Line’s busiest stops.  Elektra is a LEED Green Associate and a Certified Sustainable Building Advisor. She has a Master of Science in Regenerative Studies (Sustainability), and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film, Video and Animation. Elektra is from Los Angeles – when she was a public art muralist, she apprenticed with veteran Chicano muralists East Los Streetscapers, and contributed substantially to a Koreatown mural which has been replicated and is on permanent display at the Petersen Auto Museum.