Celebrating Environmental Stewards

Last year, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors adopted its first countywide sustainability plan, Ourcounty (ourcountyla.org), which is focused around the themes of resilience, sustainability, and equity.  The Plan is the boldest, most comprehensive regional approach to sustainability ever adopted by a county in the United States.

LA County cannot move toward a greener future through government action alone. Throughout the County, residents, businesses, nonprofit organizations, community groups and cities develop and employ innovative initiatives to enhance the region’s sustainability, making communities healthier, more livable, more equitable, economically stronger, and more resilient.

The 2020 “Green Leadership Awards Program” is designed to recognize outstanding community efforts that support sustainability as well as to create opportunities to engage and inspire all of us about the strategies that make every day Earth Day.

The awards were established by the Board in 2008, to promote community involvement in energy and water conservation, environmental sustainability and the preservation of our natural resources. They are open to all County residents, public agencies, businesses, and nonprofit organizations.

Past winners include the Los Angeles Convention Center for their Next Level Sustainability project, the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) for its six-County community outreach and advertising campaign, Go Human Active Transportation, and GRID Alternatives Greater Los Angeles for its Non-Profit Solar Opportunities program.

Applications for the 2020 Green Leadership Awards should be emailed to Greenleadership@lacbos.org by 5:00 p.m. on February 14, 2020. The application can be found at lacounty.gov/greenleadership/ The Green Leadership Awards gathering will be held on April 22, 2020, which is the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day.

Vector illustration – Green Brain