Soctt Peer: For a typical Los Angeles utility user, it turns out that using one watt continuously for one year costs about one dollar. Hence the “Buck A Watt” name.
Scott Peer worked as an engineer in the aerospace industry for decades, contributing to projects including the Cassini Mission to Saturn and Spitzer Space Telescope. He noticed that as we accumulate more and more science data, we are not taking more actions to reduce the causes of climate change. So he changed fields, and is now an entrepreneur in the energy efficiency field.
Sikivu Hutchinson: Black Skeptics Los Angeles spearheaded its First in the Family Humanist Scholarship initiative, which focuses on providing resources to undocumented, foster care, homeless and LGBTQ youth who will be the first in their families to go to college.
Carl Matthes: Despite the much-heralded 2008 success of Prop 8 in California to stop same-sex marriage, that vote, and it’s subsequent ramifications, provided not only 18,000 lesbian and gay couples with legal marriages, but the accelerant for the Prop 8 case currently being decided by SCOTUS.