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Metro Sustainability

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Metro is committed to creating a sustainable region and future for the more than 9.6 million people who live and work in Los Angeles County.

Our commitment towards a better environment begins with public transit. But we go well beyond buses and trains, with local bike and pedestrian improvements, and innovative solutions in alternative fuels, emissions controls, countywide planning, and more.

Vision

Metro will be the leader in maximizing sustainability efforts and its benefits to LA County’s people, finances and environment.

Mission

Metro will provide leadership in sustainability within the LA County region without comprising our core mission of moving people efficiently and effectively.

Programs

The agency has focused its sustainability efforts in two primary areas:

  • Countywide Planning: Plans and implements a countywide transportation system that increases mobility, fosters walkable and livable communities, and minimizes greenhouse gas and environmental impacts.

Past Meetings

Ad Hoc Sustainability Committee

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
10am - 12pm
One Gateway Plaza, 3rd Floor Board Room
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013
10am - 12pm
One Gateway Plaza, 3rd Flr. Board Room
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012
10am - 12pm
One Gateway Plaza, 3rd Floor Board Room
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Background

The Committee provides policy recommendations to the Board on sustainability programs across the agency, including providing oversight and direction for the advancement of:

  • Countywide Initiatives to plan and implement a countywide transportation system that increases mobility, fosters walkable and livable communities, and minimizes greenhouse gas and environmental impacts, and
  • Sustainable Businesses Practices to minimize environmental impacts from the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of Metro's facilities and operations.

Here are some simple ideas for your home or office to conserve resources, reduce energy costs, and help preserve the environment:

Water

Solar/Electric/Energy

Air/Climate/Pollution

Waste Reduction/Recycling



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Happy Anna Howard Shaw Day…now show how you LoveMetroLA!
Posted by Anna Chen on February 14, 2014 9:20 am
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LoveMetroLA: how to participate and what you could win
Posted by Anna Chen on February 12, 2014 8:01 am
Participate in LoveMetroLA Instagram photo contest for a chance to win great prizes from some of Metro’s Destination Discounts partners! The contest will be open from 8 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 14 to ...
Caltrans launching statewide campaign urging Californians to conserve water
Posted by Anna Chen on February 11, 2014 3:49 pm
Though the last few days have been a little damp, California is still experiencing one of the most severe droughts on record. To spread awareness and help educate more people about the problem, ...
Transportation headlines, Wednesday, November 13
Posted by Steve Hymon on November 13, 2013 12:38 pm
Have a transportation-related article you think should be included in headlines? Drop me an email! And don’t forget, Metro is on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Pick your social media ...
Get even greener with Metro’s green tips
Posted by Anna Chen on October 15, 2013 1:50 pm
If you want to go green, go Metro. Riding public transportation is one of the easiest ways to reduce your carbon footprint, but what about in other parts of your daily life? Luckily, Metro can help ...
California Transportation Agency joins Caltrans and Air Resources Board in supporting new sustainable transportation research
Posted by Anna Chen on September 24, 2013 3:57 pm
Sustainable transportation: it’s super important, especially when it comes to mitigating the negative effects of climate change such as more frequent and intense flooding (hello, Colorado) and ...
Go Metro Weekends, Sept 20 – 22
Posted by Anna Chen on September 20, 2013 7:53 am
A truly alternative mode of transportation. Photo courtesy of AltCar Expo Final reminder for Alfred Hitchcock at Union Station - Strangers on a Train screens tonight at 8 p.m. in the North ...
Climate change in California; state summarizes the ongoing impacts
Posted by Steve Hymon on August 12, 2013 11:14 am
Click above to see larger. The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment last week released its latest report on the impact of climate change on the Golden State. As the above chart ...
Metro achieves Platinum level recognition from APTA
Posted by Anna Chen on July 24, 2013 5:28 pm
The American Public Transportation Association will be awarding Metro’s efforts in sustainability on July 29. Metro is the first public transportation agency in North America to receive ...
Pam O’Connor new chair of Expo Line Construction Authority
Posted by Kim Upton on July 12, 2013 10:42 am
Metro Board Member and Santa Monica Mayor Pam O’Connor yesterday became new chair of the Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority Board of Directors, AKA Expo Line. As all transit watchers ...

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