Our cities are divided, and different sections often feel completely disconnected. These divides, including those between areas in a city, or on a bigger scale, between countries, are not beneficial for humanity to tackle the real issues we are facing. In order for humanity to really address climate change and environmental degradation, we must all work together. Conservation and activism should not be an exclusive endeavor for those in a privileged position to undertake, but rather an opportunity for communities and individuals to innovate and Inspire Hope Through Action. This problem is quite evident in Los Angeles, where communities are separated by freeways and distances, and some may live in the city for years without knowing about any other parts of the city. This lack of understanding and communication hinders our growth and the potential for significant change. Conservation has been framed as a task to be undertaken as a necessity to counterbalance progress and its all consuming appetite. However, a new way of thinking purports that conservation is a great opportunity for collective growth and prosperity. Connecting our cities and the many challenges this poses, is a path for building bridges of understanding and the cross-pollination of ideas. Innovation and new ventures are in the future for those who are willing to connect.