Marc Merson (1931-2013)

An environmental leader and dear family friend, Marc Merson, passed away on September 28.

Cool Roofs: Climate-Ready Today

On North Figueroa Street, in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, is an unusual apartment complex built in a faux-Tudor style.

Merging National and Local Action on Climate Change

During the August recess, President Obama called on members of Congress to visit their home districts to share the White House’s climate change plan and promote local action and support.

E.P.A. Tackles the Urban Heat Island Effect

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.

Local Voices: How One River Can Change the Course of LA



This post marks the first installment of the “Local Voices” series on our blog.

A Cool Upgrade to the Central Library: An LA Icon’s New Cool Roof

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.

Kroger Co.’s Waste Recycling Solution Electrifies Compton Hub

Unsold produce helps a Compton facility meet its energy needs. 

6 Takeaways on Obama’s Climate Plan

On the steps of Georgetown University, Barack Obama gave the best-ever environmental speech by a sitting president.

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