September 2019
Save Water, Energy, Money, & the Environment
FREE Eco Gardener Workshops in Torrance

Make your beautiful garden the envy of your neighbors while simultaneously saving water and creating a productive ecosystem in your backyard! WRD's Lillian Kawasaki Eco Gardener Program teaches homeowners about the multiple benefits of planting a sustainable garden through a series of in-person classes. Whether you attend one or all of them, you are certain to walk away with knowledge about sustainable garden design concepts as well as plant and material selections for creating an attractive, water efficient garden. All classes are FREE.

The Eco Gardener program educates residents on four popular topics: sustainable landscape design, drought-tolerant plants, edible gardening, and irrigation basics. Register below for the last class offered in the series.

Recognizing Companies for Being "Good Corporate Citizens"

The Sanitation Districts has recognized 391 companies with certificates for being "good corporate citizens" during 2018. These companies have met their limits for wastewater discharge for at least a year, maintained their environmental equipment and fulfilled all permit requirements. Of these companies, 82 have received this recognition for 5 or more consecutive years.
It's Never Too Late for Summer Savings
Did you know that water and electric usage tends to peak in the summer time when high temps lead to more outdoor watering and more frequent, longer A/C use? LADWP has you covered with a variety of rebate programs to help you save water, energy, and money on your bill.
Torrance California Friendly Landscape & Turf Removal 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 the upcoming Saturday classes scheduled below:

Grass Replacement Classes 2019
West Basin will teach you how to remove your grass and convert your landscape to a drought-tolerant, California Friendly garden. The classes will also help you understand rebate requirements. Choose to register from the list of upcoming classes below:

9th Annual Food Service Equipment Expo: October 7th & 8th
Come experience the ENERGY. SoCalGas' 9th annual Expo is one of the industry’s largest showcases of commercial kitchen equipment and brings together the best in the food service equipment manufacturing industry. A foundation of kitchen’s operational success which can drive down utility, labor, and food costs, and improve customer satisfaction and food safety. See the taste the latest culinary breakthroughs, experience new equipment and technology, and leave intrigued by bold insights from industry leaders. Experience learning opportunities that reflect today's business challenges and forward-thinking trends. The Expo helps you stay ahead of the curve. 
College Dormitory Safety: A Lesson in Preventable Hazards
It might not be up there with calculus, algebra and economics for students, but college dormitory safety should be in a class by itself. With millions of students already at or heading to universities across the country and September being College Fire Safety Month, Southern California Edison urges students to do their homework to stay safe from electrical shocks, injuries, and fires at housing on and off campus.
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:

TAP Mini Keychain Fobs Now Available at Metro Customer Centers
Wear your fare! TAP has launched a new line of products called TAP wearables. These include the TAP Mini keychain fob as well as the TAP Stretch and TAP Flex wrist bands. All can be purchased at Metro Customer Centers. The TAP Mini is a fob for your keychain. All TAP wearables function just like a regular TAP card — you can load Stored Value and passes onto them, and register them online at TAP wearables can be used on any agency that accepts TAP.

Also, learn about other Metro programs such as Vanpool and ExpressLanes .
An Interesting Read
Solar Jobs Census 2018

America now has over 242,000 solar workers, according to the National Solar Jobs Census 2018. These jobs are providing clean, affordable, renewable energy in all 50 states. To access the full report as well detailed analytics, click the link below.
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, Torrance

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