Long Beach Recognized By The Climate RegistryRelease Date: 2017-05-18
Long Beach was honored to be recognized by The Climate Registry “In commemoration of their vision and environmental leadership.” The Climate Registry held a luncheon to commemorate its 10th anniversary and honor 6 organizations that were both founding members and participating in Southern California Edison’s Cool Planet Project. Long Beach’s Aquarium of the Pacific was also recognized in this group along with Bentley Mills Inc., Dean Foods Company, West Basin Municipal Water District, and Gills Onions LLC.
“On our 10th anniversary, we’re delighted to celebrate the organizations that have played such an important part in our history,” said David Rosenheim, Executive Director of The Climate Registry. “We congratulate these members for demonstrating how a smaller GHG and energy footprint supports long-term prosperity.” Mary Nichols, CARB Chair and TCR Board Member, and Diane Wittenberg, TCR's founding Executive Director, co-hosted the luncheon at the Huntington Library.
The Climate Registry is a non-profit organization that designs and operates voluntary and compliance GHG reporting programs globally, and assists organizations in measuring, verifying and reporting the carbon in their operations in order to manage and reduce it. The Cool Planet Project is operated in partnership with The Climate Registry to reward Southern California Edison customers who install efficiency projects and/or participate in Demand Response programs. The program provides membership into The Climate Registry along with training and education, and tools to calculate, verify, and report greenhouse gas emissions and reductions.
Long Beach is proud to be a founding member of The Climate Registry and is dedicated to reducing its carbon footprint and creating a more livable and resilient community. This year the City started work on the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP) to fulfil its commitment under the Covenant of Mayors and create the best strategy for a sustainable Long Beach. Find out more about the planning process and share what’s most important for your neighborhood on the CAAP website.