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Port orders $35 million in clean, environmentally friendly trucks

August 1, 2008

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The Port of Long Beach has placed a $35-million order for 300 heavy-duty trucks to jumpstart its landmark Clean Trucks Program, which will begin replacing the existing port drayage trucking fleet to improve air quality later this...

Sundance airs season 2 of It’s Not Easy Being Green

July 24, 2008

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It seems as if everyone's going green, but for most people that means recycling, buying environmentally friendly products and maybe driving a hybrid vehicle. However, at least one family is taking “green" to another level. On Tuesday, July 29...

Long Beach PD trades in its blue to go green

July 24, 2008

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The Long Beach Police Department has added 10 Toyota Priuses to its fleet and will be replacing additional vehicles in the fleet with Priuses as older vehicles are routinely retired. The Toyota Prius is a gasoline-electric hybrid...

Sweet Treasures Home shares 10 tips for getting green

July 24, 2008

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Submitted by Sweet Treasures Home Shop Locally. When you shop locally you're doing your community and your environment a favor. You will support your local retailer and decrease the environmental cost from shipping and car e...

Local parks’ water play both keeps kids cool and saves water

July 17, 2008

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A seasonal way to save 50 gallons of water per day and keep cool during the hot summer months is water play. Kids can run through sprinklers during the recommended watering hours in early morning or late afternoon, or, during...

Long Beach Water Board calls for conservation measures

July 17, 2008

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The Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners has again called on southern California cities to implement more aggressive, permanent, extraordinary conservation measures in light of dismal new projections for critical in-state water...

Lakewood resident Rudy Vietmeier honored by Sierra Club

July 10, 2008

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Lakewood resident Rudy Vietmeier has been honored by the Los Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club for what the selection committee described as his leadership in building “one of the most effective programs in the Chapter." Vietmeier is the...

Regional Occupational Program fosters green careers

July 10, 2008

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As the public continues its ongoing quest to “think green," Long Beach Unified School District's Regional Occupational Program (ROP) is offering two classes that are a perfect match for those seeking an ecology-minded career....

Governor proposes cut to California transit systems

July 10, 2008

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Just as spiraling gas prices are sending hordes of new riders to public transit, the latest state budget proposal from Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger would cut nearly $8 million in available funding for Long Beach Transit—the...

The Undershirt Inc. now offers environmentally friendly attire

July 10, 2008

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The Undershirt Inc., a local Signal Hill logo apparel company is now offering organic products both to wear and to utilize as promotional products for companies. These eco-friendly, socially responsible products respect the planet and...

Don’t worry, be happy … and think GREEN

July 10, 2008

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By Kelly Nielsen Special to the Signal Tribune It's my nature to look for the positive aspects of negative situations. This nonsensical rise in fuel prices has me looking vigorously to find some feel good reasoning. I came u...

City of Signal Hill seeking sustainable committee volunteers

July 10, 2008

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Signal Hill residents and business owners who “think green" and want to impact their community are encouraged to apply to be a member of the Sustainable City Committee. The City of Signal Hill is going green and seeks three...

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