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City of Long Beach

Beacon Participant Profile

The City of Long Beach Office of Sustainability was created to facilitate the process of developing and implementing model sustainability programs and provides leadership and supports practical solutions to improve the environment.

About Long Beach

  • Incorporated: 1897
  • Population: 462,267 (2010) 
  • Location: Los Angeles County
  • Area: 51.44 square miles
  • Elevation: 30 feet

Climate Action Activities

Climate Action Resources


Silver Beacon Award (2018)

Agency Energy Savings

  • Silver Level, 7% (2018)

Agency Natural Gas Savings

  • Platinum Level, 27% (2018)

Agency Greenhouse Gas Reductions

  • Gold Level, 16% (2018)

Community Greenhouse Gas Reductions

  • Silver Level, 7% (2018)

Sustainability Best Practices

  • Platinum Level (2018)
Case Story
L-R Karen Ramirez, Gareth Howell, Greg Jones, Linda Nguyen, Donnico Carter

Operation Mulch-a-Lot: Long Beach Chips Away at Blight and Green Waste

Vacant and abandoned lots in a community can attract crime, create health hazards or lead to depressed property values. City-owned lots are one area where local government can directly reduce neighborhood blight at a minimal cost. The City of Long Beach has a fairly simple, creative and easily replicated use for vacant city lots that also offers added benefits for sustainability, job training, community collaboration and access to healthy foods.

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