March 2019
Save Water, Energy, Money, & the Environment
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:
FREE E-Waste Collection in Torrance: Saturday, April 6th

West High School is having an e-waste collection event on Saturday, April 6th from 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M., in the student parking lot on Victor St. (corner of Victor St. and Del Amo). Bring computers, monitors, cell phones and associated accessories, and more! The following items will NOT be accepted: batteries, light bulbs, fluorescent lamps, auto liquids, and liquid chemicals.
SoCalGas Announces Vision to Be Cleanest Natural Gas Utility in North America
SoCalGas announced a bold plan to replace 20 percent of its traditional natural gas supply with renewable natural gas (RNG) by 2030. This recent announcement is part of SoCalGas' vision to be the cleanest natural gas utility in North America, delivering affordable and increasingly renewable energy to its customers. To kickstart the plan, SoCalGas will pursue regulatory authority to implement a broad renewable natural gas procurement program with a goal of replacing five percent of its natural gas supply with RNG by 2022. SoCalGas also recently filed a request with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to allow customers to purchase renewable natural gas for their homes. SoCalGas aims to have CPUC approval of its voluntary program by the end of the year.
Can Time-of-Use Rates Benefit Your Household?
Most of SCE’s residential customers are enrolled in the standard domestic (or “tiered”) rate plan. Yet, other options called Time-of-Use (TOU) rate plans may be a better fit for customers. A TOU rate plan looks not only at how much energy your household uses during the monthly billing cycle, but also what times of the day energy is used.
Landscape Transformation Class in Lawndale

West Basin will teach you how to remove your turf and successfully convert your landscape to a sustainable, drought-tolerant garden. The class will help residents understand and meet MET rebate program requirements.

Saturday, March 30, 2019
11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Celebrate at Earth Day Community Festival: Saturday, April 13th

Join Sanitation Districts on Saturday, April 13, as they celebrate their 13th Earth Day Community Festival at their main office in Whittier. The Festival features fun and educational activities for the whole family, including eco-friendly exhibitors with giveaways, tours of our facilities, arts and crafts, live entertainment, food, and, of course, a chance to see your neighbors.
Charge Up LA!
LADWP is offering Los Angeles residents in LADWP service territory the opportunity to participate in a new pilot program that will give a rebate of up to $450 to buy a qualifying used Electric Vehicle or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.
Only the first 2,000 approved applications will receive a rebate so eligible L.A. residents interested in purchasing an EV are encouraged to apply as soon as possible! The Program began on April 1, 2018, and expires on March 31, 2021.
SAVE THE DATE: Groundwater Festival on Saturday, May 4th
The Water Replenishment District (WRD) proudly hosts an Annual “Treasure Beneath Our Feet” Groundwater Festival. Every year since its inception, the Festival has featured more than 40 educational booths aimed at visitors of all ages. WRD’s Groundwater Festival aims to educate the public about water, conservation, and a wide variety of environmental issues. During this period of historic drought, public education about conservation and our natural resources is more important than ever. As such, the Groundwater Festival engages people of all ages.
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:

Celebrate Transit Driver Appreciation Day on March 18th
Transit operators have to keep a schedule, give directions, announce stops, remember stop requests, all while safely maneuvering an extra-large vehicle through unpredictable traffic, adverse weather conditions and some really tight spaces. It’s not an easy job…but it is easy to show your appreciation for the hard-working men and women who keep LA moving. Transit Driver Appreciation Day is taking place this year on Monday, March 18. LA Metro hopes you’ll join the celebration by making an extra effort to thank your operator on that day, or by simply smiling and waving when you board the bus or train.

Also, learn about other Metro programs such as Vanpool and ExpressLanes .
South Bay in the News
Carson Goes Platinum!

Carson achieves Platinum in the South Bay Cities Energy Leader Partnership program with Southern California Edison. Pictured from left to right: Public Works Director Maria Slaughter, Councilmember Jim Dear, Councilmember Lula Davis-Holmes, Civil Engineer Assistant Reata Kulscar, Mayor Albert Robles, SBCCOG's Marilyn Lyon, Mayor Pro Tem Cedric Hicks, Southern California Edison's Connie Turner.
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
Carson, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lomita, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills Estates

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