Environmental Service Center at Exposition Park opens on Saturday

Join Supervisor Ridley-Thomas for the opening of the Environmental Service Center at Exposition Park. See the new one-stop shop for environmental resources and programs in the Second Supervisorial District. Join the Community Scientist Program and learn about the environmental research opportunities available for community leaders, teachers, and students. Enjoy a crash course in hydroponic gardens, biodiversity and bioacoustics.

The Environmental Service Center is a “one-stop” location for constituents to get information and assistance with several County initiatives to save residents money, fight global warming and promote economic development and job growth.

Adjacent to the California Science Center, the Science Center Elementary School, the County Natural History Museum and the California African American Museum, the Environmental Service Center is optimally positioned for cooperative educational events.

Below are some of the important resources it provides:

Energy Upgrade California: Los Angeles County has partnered with Southern California Edison and the Southern California Gas Company to save homeowners money. The energy upgrade program encourages homeowners to lower their utility bills by implementing energy-saving upgrades to their houses. Home improvements that qualify for up to $6,000 in rebates and incentives include the installation of sealing, HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning), VAC upgrades, energy efficient windows and tank-less water heaters. The program emphasizes a “whole house” approach, rather than installing individual improvements, as the most efficient and effective way to save money on energy bills. For more information, visit www.energyupgradeca.org.

Green
Building Program: Developers can come to the center to learn how to efficiently comply with the County’s Green Building standards. Residents can find ways to save thousands of dollars through programs such as energy-saving home improvement subsidies from utility companies.

Public Transit:
In partnership with MTA, the center will serve as a location to purchase TAP cards, find vanpool information and get other transit-related assistance.

Drought Tolerant Landscaping and Low-Impact Development:
The center will provide educational programs and information on financial incentives for homeowners, businesses and developers on state-of-the-art water conservation techniques.

Administrative Offices East
700 Exposition Park Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90037

Download the flyer here.

To RSVP, please contact Omar at (213) 741-9292.