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March 2017

Wendy Cohen, Small Business Owner

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  • As a small business owner, will reduce water use, carpool more often, purchase an EV and offer incentives to employees who take public transportation.

U.S. Green Building Council, L.A. Chapter

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  • Develop a Resilience Rating System for Los Angeles that will advance many of the goals of the Sustainable City pLAn.  By helping buildings, organizations and neighborhoods implement strategies for resilience, this initiative will prepare Los Angeles for the disasters of tomorrow in ways that make us stronger today.

UCLA

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  • Replace 73,000+ square feet of ornamental turf with drought tolerant plants.  This change will save 4.9 million gallons of water per year.
  • Pilot its first Zero Waste building, moving close to goal of Zero Waste to Landfill by 2020.
  • Partner with the LA Better Buildings Challenge to intensify the campus focus on energy efficiency in buildings.
  • Partner with City of LA Green Business Certification Program to certify departments and offices.
  • Integrate other pLAn elements in the campus sustainability efforts.
  • UCLA commits to fund at least 10 graduate fellows to work on LA region sustainability issues this year, including an offer to house at least one of these fellows with the city.

Tree People

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  • Support the Neighborhood Council Sustainability Alliance to engage people across LA to adopt sustainable practices in their homes, neighborhoods, parks and schools and support the advocacy needed to make our city more resilient.

Trust for Public Land

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Help advance the pLAn through three funded commitments:

  • Technical assistance from Arizona State University to integrate globally unique carbon emissions mapping for L.A. developed through the Hestia Project;
  • Development of a web-based GIS decision support tool to help apply data from the pLAn to green infrastructure development; and
  • Project design and development to help export the LA Green Alleys model to additional neighborhoods beyond existing pilot area.

Reformation

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  • Report the water footprint of all products, and engage customers in understanding the “embedded” water use of their clothes.
  • Calculate the water footprint of their supply chain, and commits to sourcing lower-impact fabrics to reduce water use by 25% in 2015.
  • Partner with a local water restoration program to offset the cumulative water impact–an estimated 50 M gallons of water a year.
  • Offer tours of their graywater irrigation system and sustainable garden to inspire CA-friendly landscaping for other businesses in LA.

L.A. Business Council

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  • Will be launching a three year targeted education and outreach strategy with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to double participants of the LADWP California Friendly Landscape Incentive Program.

L.A. Better Building Challenge

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  • Will double their commitment from 30M square feet to 60M, ramping up their work in the affordable housing sector, and rolling out an exciting new water conservation initiative. Modernizing LA’s buildings is a key piece of making LA a sustainable City, and keeping affordable housing affordable is crucial; not just from a social perspective, but because housing affordability affects every aspect of the economy.

Kilroy Realty Corporation

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  • Reduce energy and water use and increase recycling in our LA buildings owned by Kilroy

Enterprise Community Partners and Global Green

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  • Provide green urbanism assistance in 3 additional low-income neighborhoods (including in the Crenshaw Corridor, and a neighborhood in the Promise Zone), based on work initiated in Little Tokyo where Enterprise and Global Green are working to implement a long term community plan in collaboration with neighborhood groups and community stakeholders to reduce resource use, articulate sustainable development practices, and enhance the historic and cultural qualities of the neighborhood.