LA Leads

Energy Efficient Buildings

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L.A. is named #1 city with EPA certified ENERGY STAR buildings (public and private).

Waste & Landfills

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L.A. has the highest recycling rate of any big U.S. city.

Carbon and Climate Leadership

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L.A. is the first U.S. city to use the Compact of Mayors globally recognized methodology for calculating a city’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Preparedness & Resiliency

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L.A. is the first U.S. city to test on-road use of cool pavement to combat urban heat.

Energy Efficient Buildings

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L.A. adopted the most ambitious and comprehensive energy and water efficiency law for existing buildings of any U.S. city.

Environmental Justice

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L.A. is the first city to roll out an electric vehicle carshare program designed to serve low-income residents.

Environmental Justice

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L.A. is the first big city to require all city farmers markets to accept EBT.

Local Solar

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L.A. is the first U.S. city to offer expedited online permitting for residential solar projects.

Local Solar

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At 291 MW, L.A. has the most installed solar power of any city in the U.S.

Prosperity & Green Jobs

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L.A. is the first big city in the U.S. to raise the minimum wage to $15/hr.