2021 Sustainability Year In ReviewRelease Date: 2022-01-13
- Planted 230 street trees in parkways
- Planted 36 fruit trees in front yards of residents in disadvantaged communities
- In partnership with the Long Beach Conservation Corps, delivered 293 tons of free mulch through 515 deliveries
- Completed 1 Urban Heat Island Reduction Toolkit
- Hosted the first Earth Day Summit
- Hosted the City Nature Challenge
- Trained 18 youth workers at Willow Springs Park
- Hosted 6 office interns
- Hosted 5 workshops
- Diverted 360,883 gallons of water with the water retention basin at Willow Springs Park
- Removed 0.5 acre of invasive plants and replaced them with natives at Willow Springs Park
- Held 9 Sustainable City Commission meetings
- Certified 12 green businesses
The Office of Sustainability will continue its services to residents in 2022, planting trees, delivering mulch, providing workshops and volunteer opportunities, and helping to create a more sustainable Long Beach.
Fruit tree plantings in front yards continue in 2022 with funding from CalFIRE. If you live in a priority neighborhood, there is still time to apply.
Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @lbsustainability for updates on programs throughout the year!