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We cannot wait for others to solve our environmental problems. Through education, we activate sustainable practices and behaviors to foster a safe, healthy and equitable world. The future of our planet lies with us.

Gov. Brown signs climate change bill to spur renewable energy, efficiency standards

California launched an ambitious effort Wednesday to expand renewable energy and increase energy efficiency, advancing Gov. Jerry Brown's plans for battling climate change.

Feds Decide That Sustainability and Nutrition Don't Mix

The revised federal nutrition guidelines won’t be released until the end of the year, but we already know one thing that won’t be included in the recommendations that inform public health policy and programs across the country: sustainability.

Help fight the drought with these simple steps

If you travel alongside a riverbed in parts of Southern California, you may not realize that water once flowed freely there. In its place are soil and dirt, the result of one of the worst droughts Southern California has ever seen.

'We can't relax our guard,' state water official warns as conservation effort lags

For the first three years of California's drought, calls for water conservation got little traction.

Then in April, Gov. Jerry Brown ordered a mandatory 25% cut, and California took notice. Through the summer, residents slashed water use dramatically, up to 31% in July.

But in August, conservation dipped for the first time since Brown's order took effect.

New federal EPA smog standard angers both sides of the issue

The U.S Environmental Protection Agency adopted a stricter smog limit Thursday that will force states to reduce emissions over the next decade, improving respiratory health for millions of people through pollution controls that will cost industry billions of dollars.

Metro receives average rating in statewide evaluation of rail transit stations

In a new statewide evaluation of rail transit stations, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority received an average rating while the best marks went to two Bay Area agencies.

Surviving The Drought: How to Maintain Trees for Cleaner Air, Higher Property Value, Energy Reduction

Santa Monica’s Recreation and Parks Commissioner Phil Brock says the city’s ability to maintain trees during the drought has provided numerous benefits to residents.

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