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The Sustainable City pLAn of Los Angeles


The Sustainable City pLAn is a roadmap for a Los Angeles that is environmentally healthy, economically prosperous, and equitable in opportunity for all - now and over the next 20 years. The pLAn focuses on both short-term results and long term goals that will transform our city.

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The Guide to Green Meetings in Los Angeles


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From sustainable hotels and meals to recycling and public transportation, there are several steps to keep in mind when planning a green meeting in L.A. Here is a handy guide to help get you started.

LA Auto Show at Los Angeles Convention Center

Los Angeles Convention Center Green Initiatives


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Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy

  • Solar generation plants, which feed renewable energy back to the local grid
  • Energy-efficient lighting, including LED and CFL technology
  • Saving Power Energy Management System, which manages and reduces energy consumption throughout the building
  • A “cool roof” and light defusing windows, which reflect sunlight and heat away from the building
  • Upgraded exhibit hall doors, which prevent air conditioning from leaking into unused areas
  • Low NOx and CO2 emission steam boilers

100 Free Things to Do in Los Angeles


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Here it is, folks! Our list of 100 absolutely free things to do in Los Angeles, the city where arts and culture, attractions, activities, health and beauty, concerts and recreation come free of charge. Why spend anything at all when you can see so much of LA for a whopping $0.

Los Angeles Hotels Go Green with Eco-Friendly Features


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Los Angeles is often associated with red carpets, but the city is increasingly embracing green, with sustainable practices implemented in every region, from cultural attractions to restaurants and public transportation. Hotels throughout L.A. are leaders in green design, earning Green Seal™ and LEED Certification with energy-efficient lighting and HVAC systems, water-saving fixtures and recycling programs. Enjoy your Los Angeles vacation and go green by staying at a Green Seal™ certified hotel. Hotels that earn the Green Seal™ are leaders in sustainability and have completed a certification process and on-site audit. Following are Los Angeles hotels that have been certified by Green Seal in collaboration with the City of Los Angeles Green Lodging Program (see below) as well as other eco-friendly hotels in the L.A. County area.

Play, Dine and Stay Green in Santa Monica


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Santa Monica provides many eco-friendly restaurants, hotels, attractions and transportation alternatives, so you can travel guilt-free while still protecting the destination you love to visit.