"Coolest In LA" Shines A Light On Southern California Climate Solutions

Mar 10, 2016, 14:44 ET from Climate Resolve

LOS ANGELES, March 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Climate Resolve, LA's homegrown climate change organization, is presenting "Coolest in LA" tonight at the Teragram Ballroom (1234 W. Seventh Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017).

Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila J. Kuehl will be honored for her climate leadership in LA County, as well as her many years of service in the California legislature. Kuehl was an early supporter of California's landmark climate legislation, AB 32, and other local efforts to address climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Also celebrated at the event are five (5) LA-area climate projects that are explicitly or indirectly tackling climate change. KCET's Val Zavala will host an informative panel discussion with representatives from the projects. Video of the projects: https://youtu.be/TEy8ZlUF9CM

  • Mark Herrema of Newlight Technologies will address how they are making everyday products out of methane
  • Shane Stephens of FirstElement Fuel will discuss how hydrogen fueling is spreading across the Southland
  • Jonathan Kessler of Cargomatic will show how his company is revolutionizing freight logistics as well as reducing emissions at the ports
  • Brian D'Andrea of Century Villages at Cabrillo will tell how they are creating green affordable housing along transit lines
  • Mia Lehrer of Mia Lehrer + Associates will address how climate-resilient landscaping can be beautiful with the Natural History Museum's Nature Gardens

"There is no way around it -- the evidence is in -- climate change is making our region hotter," says Jonathan Parfrey, Climate Resolve's Executive Director. "With new and innovative ways to reduce greenhouse gases, we can keep things cool. With this event, we're elevating local projects that are reducing greenhouse gases."

Climate Resolve is a Los Angeles-based nonprofit dedicated to creating real, practical solutions to meet the climate challenge while creating a better city for Angelenos -- today and in the future.

Contact: Jonathan Parfrey, 213-634-3790 x101


SOURCE Climate Resolve