Long Beach environmental sustainability

Long Beach Receives Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award

city-of-long-beach The City of Long Beach has received a Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award for “Sustainable Practices, Communities or Facilities” for the Downtown Plan, including successes with the new Civic Center, Mobility Element and LED streetlight conversation.

Port of Long Beach’s ‘Green Port Policy’ Turns 10

Courtesy of the Port of Long Beach Courtesy of the Port of Long Beach The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners on Monday celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Port of Long Beach’s historic Green Port Policy by honoring its originators and reaffirming their commitment to environmental sustainability.

Great Wall of Mulch Will Block Noise in West Long Beach

Great Wall of Mulch Mayor Bob Foster and Councilmember James Johnson add the final buckets to finish off the “Great Wall of Mulch.” Photo from the City of Long Beach Today, Mayor Bob Foster and Councilmember James Johnson, 7th District, topped off the 600-foot-long Great Wall of Mulch, which is believed to be the only Mulch Wall constructed in the United States.

$1 Billion Budget Approved by Harbor Commissioners

In 2012, more than 5,000 jobs were created because of the Port-related projects. This is a significant increase compared to 2,985 new jobs in 2011 and in just 880 in 2010. (Photo from the Port of Long Beach) The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners has approved a $1.02 billion budget for fiscal year 2014 that includes the Port of Long Beach’s largest-ever capital improvement spending plan. A total of $788 million in capital spending ― 6 percent more than last year ― leads the planned expenses in the budget that covers the fiscal year set to begin Oct.

City Celebrates the 43rd Anniversary of Earth Week

earth-week-2013 To kick off the 43rd annual celebration of Earth Day, Long Beach is continuing its commitment to environmental sustainability and awareness by inviting the community to a free “Grow Eco LB” event on Saturday, April 20, from 10 am to 3 pm at Longfellow Elementary School, 3800 Olive Ave.

Governor Awards Aquarium for a Decade of Environmental, Economic Leadership

Aquarium of the Pacific - Photo by Barbara Holbrook. Aquarium of the Pacific – Photo by Barbara Holbrook. Governor Edmund G. Brown has recognized the Aquarium of the Pacific for its role in California’s environment and economy. The Aquarium of the Pacific is the first among museum, zoos, and aquariums to receive the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA).

New Electric Car Charging Station Installed; Community Hospital Long Beach Goes “Green”

community-hosp-charging-station2 Vu Phan, M.D., and the CHLB engineering team turned CHLB into a greener hospital with the addition of the new GE WattStation™ Wall Mount to charge electric cars After months of research and hard work, a physician’s “green” dream has become a reality.

“Let’s Talk Port” Concludes With Centennial Documentary Screening

long beach port centennial celebration The Port of Long Beach will host the fourth in a series of Centennial-related “Let’s Talk Port” forums on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at the Long Beach Main Library, 101 Pacific Ave., Long Beach, 90822, from 7 to 8 p.m.

Arts Council for Long Beach Presents “A Lot Symposium and Performance Series” at Chantilly Clad

Chantilly Clad Chantilly Clad The Arts Council for Long Beach is passionate about activating underutilized public spaces. On Saturdays June 11 and 18, the space located at the corner of Ocean Blvd. and Lime Ave. and the site of the public art installation Chantilly Clad will come alive with live music, symposia, interactive workshops, and more, all free to the public.

Goodwill Launches Donate Movement to Help Consumers Reduce Waste

goodwill-california seminar “Charitable Giving & Estate Tax Laws” Goodwill Industries International has launched a new innovative public awareness movement to emphasize the positive impact that donating clothing and other household goods can have on communities and the planet. Through the “Donate Movement,” Goodwill is challenging people to rid their closets and homes of unwanted items and put them to good use by donating them.

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