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California Must Reassess to Continue Reaching Environmental Targets

64th Assembly District candidate Councilmember Steven Neal 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.

Artist Greg Aronowitz Turns Ocean Debris into Whale-size Sculpture

George and Gracie by Greg Aronowitz George and Gracie by Greg Aronowitz will hang on display at the Aquarium of the Pacific through the end of the year. See the video below and listen to the artist talk about making this amazing art piece. A sculpture depicting two humpback whales made of trash now hangs in the Aquarium’s Great Hall.

Aquarium Takes on Caine’s Cardboard Challenge With Imaginative Exhibit December 8

Caines Arcade at the Long Beach Aquarium Cain Monroy inspired people everywhere with his cardboard arcade. Photo by Nirvan Mullick – Imagination Foundation 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.

U.S. EPA Awards High School Students for Efforts to Protect Whales

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.

Eco-Friendly Entries in the Trashin Fashion Contest Due March 23

The winner of the Trashin Fashion contest will receive $500. 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.

Aquarium President Slated to Speak at UCSD Greenovation Forum

Ocean experts will discuss ecosystem-based planning at Greenvation Forum in San Diego. 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.

The U.S. Postal Service Keeps the Holidays Green With Eco-Friendly Shipping

usps green shipping options 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. “The Postal Service is one of the greenest mailing and shipping companies in the world,” said Thomas G.

City of Long Beach Names Aquarium of the Pacific a Certified Green Business

Solar panels on the roof of the Watershed Exhibit are just one of the reason the Aquarium of the Pacific was named a Green Business by the Office of Sustainability. 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.

Free Presentation Explains How to Harvest Rainwater, Reduce Pollution

barrels for harvesting rainwater Rainwater harvesting is a way to conserve water while also reducing local pollution. 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.

Aquarium Presents Ocean Conservation Award to Molina Family and Molina Healthcare

Molina Family receives the Conservation Award from the Aquarium of the Pacific. Pictured: Aquarium of the Pacific President & CEO Jerry Schubel, Michelle and John Molina, Janet Watt, Faustino and Martha Bernadett, and Mario and Theresa Molina.

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