Long Beach Sustainability Spring Newsletter, April 2020
LB Sustainability Quarterly Newsletter
Dear Friend,

Each quarter we create a newsletter with updates on sustainable programs, projects, and events from our office and others in the City of Long Beach.
The Long Beach Environmental Alliance is a community organization that seeks to connect individuals and groups in the Long Beach area dedicated to addressing pollution and climate change. Co-founders Sokha Ny and John Kindred started the Long Beach Environmental Alliance in 2017 when they realized there was a need for more advocacy for environmental policy that focused on pollution reduction. Their efforts encourage local solutions to environmental issues through action, passion, and advocacy in the city of Long Beach.

“Our goal is to foster a community where various groups work together to accomplish the end goal of creating a healthier environment for people and all living beings,” said co-founder Ny. “We want people from all walks of life to feel empowered and to get involved with sustainability efforts.”

Sustainability Workshops
Our workshops have gone online! Check out our Workshops Playlist on Facebook to view all our workshop videos.
Join us for our virtual Native Plant Workshops on Facebook and Instagram @LBSustainability. View the schedule of upcoming workshops at:

Check out these Native Plant workshop videos:
Join us on Facebook and Instagram @ LBSustainability for our virtual Edible Garden Workshops! View the calendar of upcoming workshops at:

Check out these Edible Garden workshop videos:
Sustainability Spotlight: Bring Your Own Long Beach
We’re putting the spotlight on Bring Your Own Long Beach, Long Beach’s first Green Business Innovator!

Bring Your Own Long Beach (BYOLB) is a local Long Beach business that aims to inspire local residents to reduce their trash consumption and focus on reusable alternatives. BYOLB started in 2017 as a pop-up shop to provide the Long Beach community with bulk refills for personal care and cleaning products. Today, BYOLB has two brick and mortar locations, one at the marina located inside Algalita Marine Research and Education and one downtown in the East Village. Both locations became Certified Long Beach Green Businesses in 2019. BYOLB also attends pop-ups and market events across Long Beach in an effort to expand the accessibility of their products.

Meet Our Team
Meet the Sustainability team:

Diana Hazas joined the Office of Sustainability in January 2017 as a field intern. Diana teaches the Edible Garden's monthly classes and supports the rest of the team with tree planting and the Willow Springs Restoration site.

Diana also works for LB Holistic Tree, a Long Beach Local Arborist. She believes trees and sustainability go hand in hand.

Prior to working with the Office of Sustainability, Diana interned at the Botanical Garden of San Francisco. She is currently in a California Naturalist Program at USC.
Meet the Sustainable City Commission
Commissioner Carla Dillon has served on the commission for three years and is happy to see the progress made and the City’s on-going commitment to Sustainability. She has worked in the environmental sector for over 25 years, with experience in water, wastewater, noise, odor control, air, storm water, groundwater cleanup, and industrial waste. She is currently the Public Works Director in the City of Lomita. She holds BS and MS degrees in engineering, a doctorate in Public Administration, and is a licensed professional engineer. Carla and her husband Peter have lived in Long Beach’s Fifth District for seven years.
Join us for the next Sustainable City Commission meeting: 
Thursday August 27 at 4pm via teleconference
Presentations: TBD

LB Sustainability | 562-570-6396 | Sustainability@longbeach.gov | www.LBSustainability.com