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November, 2022

Save Water, Energy, Money and the Environment


Get a Free AC from LADWP

Make Plans to Plant a Tree This Winter

Become a Green Business and Be Merry

Gratitude Drives Sustainable Actions

With the long-distance travel and extravagant meals, it could be concluded that Thanksgiving is an unsustainable holiday. But don’t despair. It's possible to "have your turkey and eat it too."

Thanksgiving is about gratitude. And gratitude can actually drive sustainable action, including extracting fewer resources, according to a recent study.

This Thanksgiving, learn how programs offered through partner SoCalREN Public Agency can help local public agencies conserve through energy upgrades at your facility.

Perform Energy Upgrades and Grow Your Business

Are you a contractor interested in performing energy upgrades? Talk to the SoCalREN Multifamily Program team about how you can grow your business while providing a valuable service to local multifamily property owners.

Click for Multifamily Program Details

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Attend the Drought Tolerant Plants and Winter Gardening Workshops

The WRD Eco Gardener program educates residents on four popular topics:

  1. Sustainable landscape design
  2. Drought-tolerant plants
  3. Edible gardening and
  4. Irrigation basics

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.

Click Here for the Remaining 2022 Schedule

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Torrance Offers Residents Exclusive Recycling Events

The City of Torrance is offering two free recycling events exclusively to its residents.

Recycling Event

Get rid of the paper and old electronics by attending the free confidential paper shredding and electronics recycling event on Saturday, November 19, 2022 from 9 a.m. to noon. No hazardous material can be dropped off at this event.

Click Here for Complete Details on this Event

Oil and Filter Recycling

Recycle a used oil filter and get a new one for free. Residents may receive up to two new filters in exchange for two used filters.

Click Here for Complete Details on this Event

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Plant a Tree for Free

The West Basin Grass Replacement program offers a program specifically designed for priority neighborhoods in its service area. The program offers the following free benefits:

  • custom landscape design
  • a drought-tolerant tree

Residents in the West Basin service area are currently eligible to apply for rebates starting at $3 per square foot of grass removed (up to $15,000 total) for projects that conserve water, reduce runoff, and benefit the local environment.

Landscape design and tree selection is provided with the support of TreePeople, an environmental organization that promotes sustainable urban ecosystems in greater Los Angeles.

Click Here for complete details and to see if you are in the West Basin Service Area

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Save Money in ExpressLanes By Driving A Clean Air Vehicle

Metro ExpressLanes on the I-10 and I-110 are designed to reduce congestion, improve traffic flow and provide travel options in Los Angeles County. 

Customers with a clean air vehicle (CAV) are eligible for a 15% discount off the posted toll rate on the I-10 and I-110 Metro ExpressLanes.

To receive the discount, customers with a clean air vehicle need a valid DMV-issued CAV decal and a copy of the vehicle’s official California DMV vehicle registration.

Other CAV vehicles, including those with legacy yellow (expired 2011), green, white or red decals, will not be eligible to receive any CAV discounts.

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The Clearwater Project Aims to Preserve Local Waterways

The Los Angeles Sanitation Districts Clearwater Project will protect local waterways by addressing aging sewer infrastructure.

A new seven-mile long tunnel is being built to provide a reliable way to convey cleaned water from the Joint Water Pollution Control Plant in Carson to existing ocean outfalls at Royal Palms Beach in San Pedro.

Click Here to Watch a Video and Learn More

Get a Free AC from LADWP and Stay Cool Year Round

LADWP customers have many ways to save water, electricity and money. Now customers have an opportunity to receive an AC unit for as low as $0. This opportunity is only for a limited time.

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Click Here for November 2022 Calendar of Events and Workshops
California Green Business Network (CAGBN)

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 can join the CAGBN.

Businesses that apply receive personal attention from the public agencies and utilities that serve them. The program is funded by grass-roots 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 Volunteer Coordinator

Martha Segovia at:

(310) 371-7222 or

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