Tree planting with TreePeople

The Guide to Earth Day Events in Los Angeles

04/18/2018

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The first Earth Day took place on April 22, 1970 and activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life. Those peaceful demonstrations across the country are widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed. Twenty years later, Earth Day went global, mobilizing 200 million people in 141 countries and lifting environmental issues onto the world stage. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.

The theme for Earth Day 2018 is End Plastic Pollution. In Los Angeles and around the world, Earth Day participants will be marching, signing petitions, planting trees, and cleaning up beaches and roads. Read on for Earth Day events in L.A. taking place on or near Sunday, April 22.

The Broad viewed from across Grand Avenue

The Broad Achieves LEED Gold Certification

04/19/2016

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The Broad is the first major art museum in Los Angeles and one of only a handful of museums in the country to achieve LEED Gold status. The Broad’s environmentally friendly features include electric car charging stations, bike parking spaces, rooftop drains routed to street level gardens that filter runoff, and high-efficiency plumbing fixtures that help reduce indoor water use by 40 percent. In addition, with easy walking access to residential and commercial buildings, restaurants and other cultural amenities, and close proximity to public transit and adjacency to the new Metro Regional Connector station at the corner of 2nd and Hope Streets (anticipated opening in 2021), The Broad aims to be in the top tier of eco-conscious, efficient and sustainable museums.

City Hall viewed from Grand Park

The Sustainable City pLAn of Los Angeles

08/11/2015

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.

LA Auto Show at Los Angeles Convention Center

Los Angeles Convention Center Green Initiatives

05/15/2015

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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

Meeting at the Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles

The Guide to Green Meetings in Los Angeles

05/15/2015

Tanja Laden

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.

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