PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
333 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

4/3/2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM040319-2
Subject:
City Encourages the Community to Take the ‘Go Green Pledge’ for Earth Month
Contact:
Courtney Chatterson
Communications Specialist
Office of Sustainability
562.570.6396
Courtney.Chatterson@longbeach.gov




Yesterday, Mayor Robert Garcia officially marked the beginning of Earth Month activities by proclaiming April as Earth Month and April 22, 2019 as Earth Day in Long Beach. Community events highlighting sustainable actions are scheduled throughout the month. Community members will have opportunities to learn more about simple ways they can help protect the environment.

“I’m excited to celebrate Earth Month with the ‘Go Green Pledge,’” said Mayor Garcia. “By considering simple, sustainable actions as a community, we will make a positive impact on our city’s environmental footprint, not just for us, but also for future generations.”

For each week throughout the month of April, the City will highlight a different aspect of environmental sustainability. The weekly highlights include saving water, waste reduction, urban nature and green transportation. Each topic corresponds to a pledge. Residents can choose to take one pledge or commit to all the pledges for the month. Prizes will be raffled to pledge participants each week and at the end of the month. Community members can take the pledge online at www.longbeach.gov/gogreenpledge and participate and follow on social media using #GoGreenPledge.

“The ‘Go Green Pledges’ are simple, interactive and offer residents the chance to make a positive change by taking shorter showers, using green transportation once a week or volunteering at a local event,” said Larry Rich, Sustainability Coordinator. “Residents will experience how simple changes can make a big difference when we all make them together.”

The Office of Sustainability created a calendar of events to promote opportunities for Long Beach residents and visitors to celebrate, volunteer and learn during Earth Month. Calendar posters have been distributed around the city, and the community can visit the Green Events Calendar at http://www.longbeach.gov/sustainability/about-us/events-calendar for the Earth Month events and more ways to get involved all year.

The ‘Go Green Pledge’ is offered by the Office of Sustainability in partnership with the Environmental Services Bureau, Algalita, Long Beach Water, Parks and Recreation, El Dorado Nature Center, Public Works’ Mobility Team, Aquarium of the Pacific, the Climate Action and Adaption Plan, and Long Beach Transit.


About the City of Long Beach
Home to approximately 470,000 people, the multiple award-winning and innovative City of Long Beach offers all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods nestled together along the California coast. Long Beach is home to the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, several museums and theaters, a highly-rated school district, Long Beach Airport, the Port of Long Beach, as well as many award-winning City departments such as Health, Parks, Recreation and Marine, Development Services and more. The City also has a highly-respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, five golf courses, 170 parks, miles of beaches, marinas, bike paths, and a Bike Share program.

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About the Office of Sustainability
The City of Long Beach Office of Sustainability works to create a more sustainable community by engaging with individuals, neighborhoods and government to reduce our impact on the environment and protect our local natural resources. Our mission is to provide policies and programs that advance environmental stewardship, support local sustainability practices, and create a more livable and resilient Long Beach. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @LBSustainability for updates on programs and events.