City Receives Green Leadership Award from County
From left: Gary Gero, Los Angeles County Sustainability Officer, Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn, Paramount Mayor Tom Hansen, and Paramount Public Works Director Adriana Figueroa.
City Honored at April 23rd Meeting
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors named Paramount a winner of the 11th Annual Green Leadership Awards during its April 23 meeting.
The awards recognize outstanding efforts by individuals, cities, businesses, and public agencies that raise the bar in improving the County’s environmental sustainability through water conservation, expansion of urban forestry, infrastructure improvements, development and promotion of non-motorized transportation, and programs and initiatives that reduce reliance on fossil fuels and sustain the region’s rich biodiversity.
The City was recognized for “Growing the Urban Forest of Sustainable Paramount.”
In 2017, Paramount embarked upon a campaign of citywide tree plantings throughout parks and public open spaces. This active expansion of the urban forest improves air quality by filtering emissions. The yearly planting events have created opportunities to engage the community as volunteers and to educate them on the City’s other sustainability efforts. In the past two years, the City has planted more than 300 trees.
“Whether it is discovering new ways to conserve water, planting trees, or utilizing renewable energy, this year’s winners inspire us to make every day Earth Day,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn.