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2021 Sustainability Year In Review

Release Date: 2022-01-13

Long Beach continued making progress towards a more environmentally friendly and resilient city in 2021. Here are some highlights from the Office of Sustainability for 2021:
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  • 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!