Mario Gonzalez to Detail Port of Long Beach Green Initiatives at Sierra Club Meeting

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Mario Gonzalez Port of Long Beach Manager of Community Relations.

 

You may already know that the Port of Long Beach is one of the busiest ports in the world. Some 2,000 ships and millions of tons of cargo pass through the port annually.

The bad news is that those vessels and those calling at neighboring Port of Los Angeles are responsible for about 10% of the smog in the LA Basin. More pollution comes from the trucks that haul the cargo to warehouses and other areas.

Hear what the Port of Long Beach is doing to reduce emissions and improve air quality, at the April 1st meeting of the Long Beach Sierra Club.

Mario Gonzalez, Manager of Community Relations for the Port of Long Beach, will discuss the Green Port Initiative and detail the efforts the Port has made to mitigate the effects of its business operations on the community.

The presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Environmental Services Bureau, 2929 E Willow St, Long Beach. The meeting is free and open to the public.

The Long Beach Group is part of the Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club. The group has more than 2,500 members and serves Cerritos, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Los Alamitos, Signal Hill and Seal Beach.

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