L.A. is named #1 city with EPA certified ENERGY STAR buildings (public and private).
L.A. has the highest recycling rate of any big U.S. city.
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.
L.A. is the first U.S. city to test on-road use of cool pavement to combat urban heat.
L.A. adopted the most ambitious and comprehensive energy and water efficiency law for existing buildings of any U.S. city.
L.A. is the first city to roll out an electric vehicle carshare program designed to serve low-income residents.
L.A. is the first big city to require all city farmers markets to accept EBT.
L.A. is the first U.S. city to offer expedited online permitting for residential solar projects.
At 291 MW, L.A. has the most installed solar power of any city in the U.S.
L.A. is the first big city in the U.S. to raise the minimum wage to $15/hr.