With California’s drought taking center stage in the media lately, it’s important to recognize that all Angelenos and Californians alike can take immediate action to reduce water usage in our everyday lives.
Climate Resolve staff began the new year working with partners to improve biking and walking across the region at the Complete Streets Meeting hosted by the Los Angeles County Active Transportation Collaborative.
The Los Angeles City Council unanimously passed an update to the Municipal Building Code on December 17th, 2013 making Los Angeles the first major city to require all new and refurbished homes to have a “cool roof.” Climate Resolve held the “Hot City, Cool Roofs” conference earlier this year, which energized City Leaders to pass this groundbreaking legislation.
Since 2011, Climate Resolve has had its boots on the ground in Los Angeles, working alongside city leaders, renowned researchers, and trusted organizations to make the global threat of climate change real, local, and manageable.
There’s already an uncomfortable difference on a hot day between a tree-covered park and a barren asphalt street, yet our changing climate is projected to only make this effect a greater public concern.
Amongst the bustling streets and towering skyscrapers of downtown, the Richard Riordan Central Library is a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument, and has been an iconic part of Los Angeles since it was first constructed in 1926.