Preparing for a Parched Future – The South Bay Takes Steps to Minimize Dependence on External Water Resources

The South Bay is taking steps to minimize its dependence on external water resources.

2023-06-19T10:57:19-07:00June 8, 2023|

Perspective – The Future of Electric Service Will Be Decentralized and Democratized, with Cities Leading the Way

Today, new climate-driven energy needs and the emergence of clean, high-performing “distributed energy resources” (DERs) are challenging this paradigm with possibilities for local decision-making and investment in electricity production, supply and use.

2023-04-13T16:22:28-07:00March 5, 2023|

SBCCOG Launches the 2023 South Bay Energy and Climate Recognition Program

The South Bay Cities Council of Governments (SBCCOG), in partnership with the Southern California Regional Energy Network (SoCalREN), has launched the 2023 South Bay Energy and Climate Recognition Program to celebrate South Bay cities for their efforts in pursuing energy efficiency initiatives and sustainability-related tasks. South Bay cities that are [...]

2023-04-19T09:23:15-07:00March 5, 2023|

Building Sustainable Cities – Facility Equipment Inventory Program Aims to Help Cities Identify Go-Green Opportunities

Douglas Krauss, Environmental Programs manager, City of Hermosa Beach, observes as Shawn Fujioka, project coordinator, SBCCOG inventories the serial number of a refrigerator at Hermosa Beach City Hall to determine its manufacture date, make and wattage. South Bay Cities Council of Governments (SBCCOG) team members Shawn Fujioka and [...]

2023-06-14T14:03:38-07:00March 5, 2023|

A “People-First” Mission – AS U.S. Space Force Celebrates Third Birthday at Los Angeles Airforce Base in El Segundo, it’s Leadership Credits Community Relationships as Key to Success

In 2021, the U.S. Space Force (USSF) announced that one of its three major field commands would be headquartered at Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo. The renamed Space System Command (SSC) would be responsible for identifying, prototyping and fielding innovative, space-based solutions to support and meet the demands of the National Defense Strategy.

2023-03-06T15:31:33-08:00March 5, 2023|

U.S. Assistant Energy Secretary for Electricity to Address Energy Reliability, Resilience and Climate Change as 23rd General Assembly’s Keynote

United States Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm speaks with Gene Rodrigues as he is sworn in as assistant energy secretary for electricity at a recent ceremony in Washington D.C. The General Assembly is an opportunity for thought leaders to gather, share ideas and discuss important issues that impact [...]

2023-03-06T12:55:12-08:00March 5, 2023|

SBCCOG Works with West Torrance Girl Scouts to Provide Kindness to Unhoused

Laurie Jacobs, project coordinator, SBCCOG Homeless Services programs, loads welcome kits made by west Torrance Girl Scouts in preparation for distribution to formerly unhoused neighbors who have been newly placed in permanent housing. The South Bay Council of Governments (SBCCOG) recently worked with a west Torrance Girl Scout [...]

2023-01-18T13:00:19-08:00January 18, 2023|

Perspective – Help Make #HeatSafeLA a Reality

By Lynn Hur, research and communications intern, Los Angeles Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability (LARC) Heat is a year-round threat to health in Los Angeles County. New UCLA research ( shows that on extreme heat days, emergency room visits increase by 1,500 patients. Estimates ( show 16 additional people [...]

2022-11-28T19:04:52-08:00November 28, 2022|

Drought Developments – Manhattan Beach Moves One Step Closer to Water Sustainability as it Constructs a New Peck Reservoir

The City of Manhattan Beach is building a new drought-busting reservoir to replace its aging system.

2022-11-28T14:16:55-08:00November 22, 2022|

Sustainability Under Our Feet – Water Replenishment District Refills Ancient Aquifers to Meet Region’s Growing Water Needs

As Southern California faces the worst drought on record in 1,200 years, water is at the forefront of the minds of many. Some communities are facing water restrictions imposed by cities and utility companies. Many are asking, “why?” The Water Replenishment District (WRD) manages southern Los Angeles County’s groundwater supply. [...]

2023-04-13T17:42:54-07:00November 22, 2022|
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