Long Beach go green
Following the release of a new report from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory that California is on track to meet its 2020 target for greenhouse gas reductions, but not its 2050 target, Long Beach City Councilmember and State Assembly candidate Steve Neal released the following statement.
A sculpture depicting two humpback whales made of trash now hangs in the Aquarium’s Great Hall. Special effects artist Greg Aronowitz worked with the Roddenberry Dive Team to create the sculpture, which the group named George and Gracie.
Nine-year-old Caine Monroy and the Imagination Foundation are joining with the Aquarium of the Pacific to encourage children to use cardboard and their creativity to create solutions that allow people to live in harmony with Southern California’s urban ocean.
On April 19 the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held a press event at the Aquarium of the Pacific in which representatives of the federal agency presented the President’s Environmental Youth Award to six students from Oak Park High School, which is located about 15 miles inland from Malibu, California.
The Aquarium of the Pacific will be hosting its second Trashin Fashion Show and Contest during its annual Urban Ocean Festival on May 5 and 6, 2012. A $500 cash prize will be awarded to the most creative eco-friendly design.
On February 22 Aquarium of the Pacific President and CEO Jerry Schubel will speak at the University of California, San Diego’s (UCSD) Greenovation Forum.
Holly branches and pine boughs aren’t the only green signs of the holiday season – mailers and shippers can also count on the Postal Service to help them go green, save green, and be green this time of year.
After a thorough application and auditing process, the City of Long Beach Office of Sustainability has named the Aquarium of the Pacific in its Green Business Recognition Program.
Residents who want to learn how harvesting rainwater can lower water bills and reduce stormwater pollution are invited to attend a free presentation at the Long Beach Main Library, 101 Pacific Avenue, on Saturday, October 29, from 2 – 4 pm.
The Aquarium of the Pacific honored the Molina Family and Molina Healthcare, Inc. as the recipient of its 2011 Ocean Conservation Award during the Aquarium After Dark event on June 11, 2011.