January 2019
Save Water, Energy, Money, & the Environment
Register for our 20th Annual General Assembly by clicking the flyer below!
Torrance Landscape Transformation Classes in 2019

Remove your turf and successfully convert your landscape into a sustainable drought-tolerant garden. These classes will help you understand and meet rebate program requirements. Register for any of the upcoming Saturday classes scheduled below:
Making Energy Saving This Winter Even Smarter with New Smart Therm Program
Customers who enroll in the program agree to allow their smart thermostats to be adjusted automatically by up to four degrees when a Smart Therm Event is called. Program participants are eligible to receive a $50 incentive, plus an additional $25 for staying enrolled through April 1, 2019.
Energy Advisor: 5 Minutes to Energy Savings
Ready to find simple and often low- or no-cost ways to make your home more energy efficient? Reducing your monthly bill could be easier than you think. SCE's Energy Advisor is an online survey that gives you customized savings recommendations. Plus, find out what uses the most energy in your home so you can maximize on your savings.
Rain Barrel Distributions 2019

Must be a resident in West Basin Municipal Water District's service area to participate.

Each rain barrel includes a 2-3’ flexible downspout, water hose connector, overflow fitting, and built-in mosquito screen. Barrels are made from recycled food barrels, and may be available in black or terra cotta colors. Product Dimensions (approximate): 24 inches wide x 40 inches tall; 16 pounds; 55 gallon capacity.

Register for one of the dates and locations below:
Savings Tips
Do you know how much electricity and money it takes to run your home appliances? To assist in conserving energy, LADWP offers tips to live a more energy efficient lifestyle at home. They also offer a wide variety of water and energy saving rebate programs.
Groundwater Tours
WRD conducts free tours throughout the year. The purpose of the tour is to acquaint you with the challenges faced in supplying water to southern Los Angeles County. For additional information or dates and times of upcoming groundwater tours, please contact Jenn Swart at jswart@wrd.org
Household Hazardous and Electronic Waste Collection Events

The Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste Collection Program (HHW) gives Los Angeles County residents a legal and cost-free way to dispose of unwanted household chemicals that cannot be disposed of in the regular trash. Click on date(s) below for more information about the next event taking place in the South Bay:

Blue Line Improvements Begin on January 26, 2019
During the southern segment closure, the Blue Line will be out of service south of the 103rd St/Watts Towers Station beginning at 4 am Saturday, January 26, 2019 to the end of May. During these closures, Metro is providing three levels of bus shuttle service. Additionally, rail service will be maintained between 7th St/Metro Center and 103rd St/Watts Towers Station. Plan ahead and allow extra time!

Also, learn about other Metro programs such as Vanpool and ExpressLanes .
Clearwater Project
With construction of the Clearwater Project beginning in early 2019, the Sanitation Districts has produced a 5-minute video that provides an overview of the project, including why the project is needed, what the project is, and how the project will be constructed. Click on this link to view the video. For more information about the Clearwater Project, please visit this website .
Interesting Read
The Most Exciting Corporate Sustainability Moves in 2018

A lot of companies said no thank to single-use plastic. Inspired by a push from a broad coalition of activist groups, Starbucks pledged to phase out single-use plastic straws by 2020. Other major players like American Airlines and McDonald’s are makings similar shifts. McDonald’s and Starbucks are also teaming up to develop a compostable coffee cup.
Learn more about South Bay sub-region & its member cities/areas here
Interested becoming a volunteer at SBESC? Fill out an application here
Where Does Your City Rank
in the SCE Energy Leader Partnership Program?

Platinum Tier: 20% Energy Reduction
Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lomita, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills Estates

Gold Tier: 10% Energy Reduction
Carson, El Segundo, Gardena, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, Torrance