March 2022
Save Water, Energy, Money and the Environment
Register to attend the SBCCOG's 22nd General Assembly
Listen to inspiring podcasts on how property managers and local governments are making better energy use choices.

Nominate candidates to serve on Metro’s South Bay Cities Service Councils
West Basin Chat: How Do I Get My Grass Replacement Rebate?

Join West Basin Municipal Water District on Wednesday, March 30 at 6 p.m. for the next West Basin Chat, highlighting the Grass Replacement Rebate Program. West Basin staff will help answer questions on how to receive the available rebate starting at $3 per square foot of grass removed and begin saving water with a new drought-tolerant garden. 

This chat begins with a brief overview of the program, followed by a Q&A session.
Explore LAWDP's Available Rebates

LADWP offers a variety of rebates and programs for our residential customers (tenants, homeowners, and landlords) and commercial customers. These programs are available to assist our customers in using energy and water more efficiently, as well as saving money and resources while improving our environment.
Take a Virtual Tour of LACSD's Lancaster Water Reclamation Plant
on March 19
LA County Sanitation District (LACSD) is hosting virtual tours for its facilities again in March. Recordings of past tours are also available for public access. To see upcoming tour schedules and dates, click the link below.
Metro is Seeking Nominations for its South Bay Cities Service Council
South Bay Cities Council of Governments (SBCCOG) is actively seeking nominations to Metro’s South Bay Cities Service Councils.

How it works: SBCCOG makes nominations for the Service Council, and the Metro Board of Directors approves them — after which new members are sworn in and can begin their terms. Service Council members serve three-year terms with no term limits. Annually, three of the seats on each Council expire on June 30. The term of the three expiring seats is from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2025. 
Also, learn about other Metro programs such as Vanpool and ExpressLanes.
Take a Break from the News with a SoCalREN Podcast

SoCalREN recommends taking an energizing walk around the neighborhood while listening to its new podcast, “ReEnergizing Communities.” 

Listeners will hear:
  • from leaders across Southern California who are working to make a difference.
  • about how property managers and local governments are making better choices for energy use.
  • inspiring stores on how SoCalREN is providing opportunities for individuals in disadvantaged communities to pursue careers in energy and water efficiency.

This podcast connects listeners to conversations that can influence change at home, at work, and in the community.
Listen on:
SoCalREN's Multifamily Program Reduces Costs for Property Owners and Managers and Contractors

Property Owners and Managers 
With the SoCalREN Multifamily Program, you can add value to your property and reduce maintenance costs—even while social distancing. Learn how the Comprehensive Common Area approach can facilitate energy efficiency upgrades in a safe and simple way. For more information on eligibility requirements visit the SoCalREN website. 

Calling all Contractors! Stand out from the competition by offering multifamily property owners $1,200 per unit to make energy efficiency upgrades. Learn more about becoming a Participating Contractor today by clicking here

Get started and contact SoCalREN today. 

P: (877) 785-2237 
RSVP for Upcoming Eco Gardener Classes
The Eco Gardener program educates residents on four popular topics: sustainable landscape design, drought-tolerant plants, edible gardening and irrigation basics. For a brief introduction into all four topics at once, try WRD's Water Efficient Gardening class.

WRD is now offering virtual classes. WRD has both on-demand and 'live' webinar options. The on-demand classes are accessible anytime using the link received following an RSVP. The live webinar classes have a set date and time, and are led my an instructor who can answer questions. Please see the dates and times for upcoming classes below and click the link to RSVP. There are course descriptions for each class further down on this page. If there are no upcoming classes, sign up for the mailing list. 
Look Back at the Year in Review of 2021 for the City of Torrance

The City of Torrance is proud to release its inaugural Citywide report, a 2021 Year in Review. The City Manager’s Office, in collaboration with staff from each of the 13 City departments, compiled the information and produced the report to communicate with the city council and members of the public a highlight of projects across all departments for the 2021 calendar year. This report is a new tool to better engage with the public and provide an update of the depth of city services and accomplishments from the prior calendar year. Embedded QR codes and hyperlinks allow for convenient access to additional information on all of the included material.
Help to Unload Household Hazardous Waste is Here

LACSD's household hazardous waste and electronic waste roundups have resumed. Please adhere to all COVID-19 safety precautions for these events. Upcoming events in the South Bay are listed below:

S.A.F.E. (Solvents / Automotive / Flammables / Electronics) Center locations and days/hours of operation in Los Angeles can be found here.
California Green Business Network (CAGBN)
California Green Business Network Helps Businesses Through Uncertain Times
The California Green Business
Network (CAGBM) quickly switched to virtual assistance for small businesses and
is helping them adapt during this
challenging economic time. It will be critical in helping small and medium-sized businesses increase efficiency, bring in customers, and cut costs so they can bounce back.
Businesses in Torrance, Hawthorne and El Segundo can join the CAGBN by contacting Martha Segovia: (310) 371-7222 or
Presents the 22nd Annual General Assembly
This year’s forum will feature entrepreneurs from the private sector discussing how and where they are investing for the future. Their perspective and the projects will inform attendees on how cities should be imagining the future of the South Bay.

When: March 24, 2022
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (check in begins at 8:30 a.m.)

Where: The Juanita Millender-McDonald Community Center in Carson, 801 E. Carson St., Carson, CA 90745

Contact to join list of sponsors below.
Southern California Edison

Continental Development Corporation|Mar Ventures
So Cal News Group (Daily Breeze, The Beach Reporter, Palos Verdes Peninsula News)
LA County Supervisor Holly MItchell 
Port of Los Angeles
South Bay Association of REALTORS
American Dark Fiber
Chevron Products Company
Cox Communications
Kosmont Companies
LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Northrop Grumman
The Energy Coalition
Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)
Water Replenishment District (WRD)
Watson Land Company
West Basin Municipal Water District
 Links to Partner Resources En Español: