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County Presents Second Annual Green Leadership Awards

Board of Supervisors Recognizes Outstanding “Green Leadership” Projects

The County Board of Supervisors on April 20 will present its second Annual Green Leadership Awards, recognizing outstanding community energy conservation and environmental efforts.

The awards will be presented at 9:30 a.m. during the Board of Supervisors meeting at the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration in Los Angeles.

Receiving the Chair’s Green Leadership Award will be LA Creek Freak blogger Joe Linton, a longtime advocate for the revitalization and restoration of the Los Angeles River.

Recipients of the four Green Leadership Awards are:

• Natural Gas Port Truck Project, California Cartage Company
• Sustainability Metrics Program, City of Pasadena
• Community-Driven Change, Ashley Zarella Hand
• Elmer Avenue Neighborhood Retrofit Project, Los Angeles and San Gabriel Rivers Watershed Council

VIDEO: SUPERVISOR RIDLEY-THOMAS LAUNCHES LENNOX ENERGY MAKEOVER

Last month, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas joined an unprecedented collaboration of environmental experts and public utilities to launch a week-long series of programs in the Lennox area that will help businesses and residents reduce energy use.

As part of the initiative, Southern California Edison, West Basin Water District and the Golden State Water Company installed energy and water conservation resources, including new lighting, refrigeration and heating, low-flush toilets and kitchen resources, in more than 90 businesses.

The goal of the initiative was to demonstrate how small businesses can easily achieve about 15 to 20 percent in energy savings with retrofits and taking advantage of available resources.

In addition to the business retrofits, a series of education forums coordinated took place to ensure that everyone in Lennox – from students to residents to seniors – learned how they can become more energy efficient.

The Lennox Park also received upgrades to ensure that the entire facility meets the highest standard of energy efficiency.

“Our energy makeover demonstrates that small communities can improve their carbon footprint and benefit their bottom line through minor improvements in their homes and businesses,” Supervisor Ridley-Thomas said during the kickoff event at a shopping center in Lennox, “This is an effort to drive good, green and local jobs – jobs you can’t outsource.”

VIDEO: Supervisor Ridley-Thomas Launches Lennox Energy Makeover

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas yesterday joined an unprecedented collaboration of environmental experts and public utilities to launch a week-long series of programs in the Lennox area that will help businesses and residents reduce energy use.

During the next couple of days, Southern California Edison, West Basin Water District and the Golden State Water Company will install energy and water conservation resources, including new lighting, refrigeration and heating, low-flush toilets and kitchen resources, in more than 90 businesses.

Supervisor Ridley-Thomas said the goal is to demonstrate how small businesses can easily achieve about 15 to 20 percent in energy savings with retrofits and taking advantage of available resources.

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Supervisor Ridley-Thomas To Help Launch Energy Makeover Week In Lennox Area Monday

Goal is to help businesses and residents achieve 15 to 20% savings in utility costs

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Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas will kick off the first in a week-long series of activities in the Lennox area during which an unprecedented collaboration of environmental experts and public utilities will launch coordinated retrofits and educational programs to help businesses and residents reduce energy use and save money by implementing energy and water efficiency upgrades.

Southern California Edison, West Basin Water District and the Golden State Water Company will be installing energy and water conservation resources, including new lighting, refrigeration and heating, low-flush toilets and kitchen resources in local businesses. The goal is to demonstrate how small businesses can easily achieve about 15 to 20% in energy savings with retrofits and by taking advantage of available resources.

WHEN: Monday, March 22 (10:00 A.M.)

WHERE: Carniceria Los Tapatios Market, 11045 Hawthorne Blvd, Lennox, CA 90304 (cross street 111th Street)

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DOWNTOWN BUSINESS RETROFITS
March 22 (10:00 A.M.), Downtown Lennox
Southern California Edison, West Basin Water District and Golden State Water Company will install energy efficiency and water conservation measures in Lennox’s eligible businesses at no-cost!

ENERGY FOR THE ELDERLY
March 23 (10:00 A.M.), Lennox Senior Center, 10828 Condon Avenue, Lennox CA 90304
Seniors will learn how to reduce their utility bills and stretch their dollar. Participants will receive free tools that will help them save energy and conserve water!

AN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION ON ENERGY
March 25 (1:00 P.M.), Lennox Middle School, 11033 Buford Ave, Lennox CA 90304
500 students from the Lennox Middle School Recreational Program will learn how to save energy and save the planet.

ENERGY 101
March 25 (6 P.M. – 8 P.M.), Lennox Park Community Room, 10828 Condon Avenue, Lennox, CA 90304
Residents will learn how to prioritize energy and water projects to get the most for their money, review available utility rebate and incentive programs, and discover no-cost and low-cost projects that they begin today. Participants will receive free energy and water conservation resources!

RETROFITTING LENNOX PARK
Week of March 22nd
The County of Los Angeles, in partnership with Southern California Edison will complete a retrofit of Lennox Park to ensure that the facility optimizes efficiency techniques!

FREE Gardening and Landscape Workshop at Lawndale Library

What You Will Learn: You will learn how to develop an ocean friendly garden using native plants, water-efficient irrigation devices (such as “smart” sprinkler controllers and drip irrigation), permeable materials and on-site water retention techniques (to reduce dry-weather run-off pollution to our oceans).

When: Saturday, February 13, 2010

Hours: 10 A.M. to 1 P.M. (refreshments provided)

Where: Lawndale Library, 14615 Burin Ave., Lawndale, CA 90260

To register call Grace at 310-371-7222 x208, or register online at www.sbesc.com.