One of our efforts to reduce climate change is making our streets more green. We have worked on getting attendees to the Oscars in hybrid vehicles with our "Red Carpet, Green Cars" campaign and now we are working with the city of Santa Monica on trying to get a bike sharing program for the city....
If we want to be “greener”, we should live in cities.
This statement may seem counterintuitive. But in developed countries, and increasingly in emerging markets, city dwellers are able to be more environmentally friendly than those in the countryside, because of the concentration of people, vital infrastructure and amenities, and the efficiencies that this proximity brings.
THE LOS ANGELES TIMES. SPETEMBER 3, 2010. By Tiffany Hsu
Low-income can also be environmentally friendly, with a little help.
Kendrick Harris, a high school dropout who has been homeless and jobless, has had more pressing things to worry about than the environment.
But in the last year the 22-year-old South Los Angeles resident has planted community gardens, cleaned up abandoned industrial sites and learned how to install solar panels.
SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS. SEPTEMBER 1, 2010. By Nick Taborek
SMMUSD HDQTRS — The rooftops at nine Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District campuses could soon be getting solar panels designed to generate two-thirds of the district's electricity needs, under a deal expected to receive approval from the school board at its meeting tonight.