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March, 2023

Save Water, Energy, Money and the Environment


U.S. Asst. Energy Secretary of Electricity to Keynote SBCCOG's General Assembly

The West Basin Water Lab is Open

Learn About Green Career Paths with SoCalREN

Take a Free WRD Workshop at Home or In-Person.

WRD is now hosting virtual and in-person workshops about water efficiency and sustainable gardening. Attend one or all of them from the comfort of your home or in-person. Get your questions answered by a live instructor.

  • Sat, Apr 22 | 10 a.m. - noon Sustainable Landscape Design

  • Wed, Apr 26 |10 a.m. - noon Drought-Tolerant Plants


  • Sat, Apr 29 | 10 a.m. - noon Edible Gardening

For full details and to sign up Click Here

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Sign up Today for Free Water Lab Opportunities


West Basin Municipal Water District continues to offer free educational opportunities through its Water Lab Program: a collection of water education classes, tours and Q&A sessions for interested community members.

KNOW YOUR H2O Classes (In-Person)

  • May 17, The Politics of Flowing Water
  • July 19, Water Quality and Monitoring
  • September 13, Emerging Water Saving Technologies

Recycled Water Facility Tours (In-Person)

  • June 17, 10 a.m. - noon
  • August 19, 10 a.m. - noon

West Basin Chats: (Online)

  • April 5, 6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • June 7, 6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • September 27, 6 - 6:30 p.m.

For more information on classes, tours, and online chats Click Here.


In preparation for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023-2024 Budget, West Basin will host a series of budget workshops.


For dates and times Click Here

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City of Torrance Offers Free Classes on Water Efficiency Landscaping

Take advantage of the many conservation programs and water efficient landscape classes offered by the City of Torrance and the Metropolitan Water District.

Current workshops include the following:

  • The Basics: California Friendly and Native Plant Landscaping Training

  • Turf Removal and Garden Transformation Workshop

  • Garden Design Workshop

Register for one of these workshops and you’ll be enjoying a new watershed wise landscape in no time. For complete details Click Here.

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Join the Carpool Loyalty Program for a Chance to Win Free Credits.

Carpoolers who use the Metro ExpressLanes earn rewards through the Carpool Loyalty Program. The Carpool Loyalty Program automatically enters Metro ExpressLanes FasTrak account holders who use the lanes as carpoolers into a monthly drawing for a chance to earn toll credits.

For more details on Metro ExpressLanes Click Here.

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It's Time to Take a Tour at the Bixby Marshland

Bixby is back and open to the public for tours.

Its next public open house will be on Saturday, April 1. Please see the flyer for more information.

Did you know that in addition to operating wastewater and solid waste facilities, the Sanitation Districts own and maintain a marshland? Yes, it’s true. The Bixby Marshland, a 17-acre marsh, is located to the northwest of the Joint Water Pollution Control Plant near the intersection of Figueroa Street and Sepulveda Boulevard in the City of Carson.

The marsh was restored by the Sanitation Districts and reopened to the public in 2009. Now that the marsh has been rejuvenated, a large variety of plants, birds, fish, and animals call the Bixby Marshland home.

The marshland is open the first Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to noon. Docents are onsite to provide tours to those interested or self-guided tours are also available.

Tours for groups may also be scheduled by appointment by calling 562-908-4288, extension 2301. For more information Click Here.

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Save on Your Water Bill with Free Water-Saving Shower Heads and Aerators

LADWP customers, get water-saving showerheads and aerators for free.

For more information and for water conservation tips visit or Click Here.

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Build a Bright Future for Local Youth and Southern California's Workforce


Energy efficiency is one of the fastest-growing career fields in the United States.

More than 2.35 million Americans work in energy efficiency with more jobs being added each year. Despite this growth, more than 75% of employers report difficulty in recruiting qualified workers, due to a lack of experience, training, or technical skills.  

Green Path Careers is a program designed to help individuals who are ages 18 and up and are neither in school or working by preparing them for a career in the energy efficiency field. For complete details

Click Here.

SoCalREN Kits for Kids Program Teaches the Importance of Energy Efficiency to 3rd and 4th Graders

What’s great about SoCalREN Kits for Kids Program, is that it teaches students the importance of energy efficiency in a fun and interactive way! Plus, the Kits for Kids Program offers teachers a $1,000 incentive. To learn more about the benefits today

Click Here.

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Did You Know?

According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, Water demand is projected to grow by 55 % by 2050 (including a 400 % rise in manufacturing water demand.)

U.S. Asst. Energy Secretary for Electricity to Address Energy Reliability, Resilience and Climate Change as 23rd General Assembly's Keynote

Our program “The South Bay: Leading the Way in Resilience and Adaptability” will explore how the South Bay is adapting to the impacts of climate change and working to create a more resilient future.

In addition to our speakers, county, state, and federal legislators representing the South Bay are invited to attend. Registration for the GA is required. To Register Click Here.

Thank You to Our Current 2023 GA Sponsors


Chevron Products Company

Continental Development Corporation | Mar Ventures, Inc.

Daily Breeze

LA County Supervisor Holly Mitchell

Port of Los Angeles

South Bay Association of REALTORS


California State Dominguez Hills

Clean Power Alliance

Geo Search, Inc.

Kosmont Companies

LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Socal Gas

The Energy Coalition

South Bay Galleria

Southern California Association of Governments

Southern California Edison

Studio One Eleven

Water Replenishment District of Southern California

Watson Land Company

West Basin Municipal Water District

If you are interested in being a sponsor, please contact Rosemary Lackow at 310-371-7222 or by email at

Click Here for the March 2023 Calendar of Events and Workshops

What is the Green Business Program?

The California Green Business Program is a network of local programs operated by counties and cities throughout California. Businesses in El Segundo, Hawthorne and Torrance are eligible to join the CAGBN.

Businesses that apply receive personal attention from the public agencies and utilities that serve them. The program is funded by grassroots contributions from local government and utility partners to make it accessible to small to medium-sized businesses in California.

Participation is free and easy.

To apply, go to the California Green Business Network website, or contact Martha Segovia for help getting registered, and start saving today.

Contact Martha Segovia:

(310) 371-7222 or

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Learn About South Bay Subregion and SBCCOG Member Cities
Apply to be a Volunteer with SBESC

Contact Martha Segovia:

(310) 371-7222 or

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