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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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On Earth Day, take transit & fight climate change
Posted by Steve Hymon on April 22, 2016 7:00 am
Go Metro, Go Green, Save the Planet: an Expo Line test train in the Northvale Trench in Cheviot Hills. Photo by Steve Hymon/Metro. Sure, that headline is a self-serving message. But hey, I work in PR ...
Metro’s new ‘green’ Division 13 officially opens
Posted by Steve Hymon on February 8, 2016 9:45 am
A ribbon cutting was held Monday morning. Many of you have probably seen the facility, which sits catty-corner to Union Station and Metro HQ at the corner of Cesar Chavez Boulevard and ...
Metro wins Clean Air Hero award from SCAQMD
Posted by Steve Hymon on October 1, 2015 4:15 pm
View this document on Scribd A nice nod for an important program at Metro that seeks to conserve electricity, water and fuel, among other environmental-friendly practices. The news release from the ...
WTS honors Metro as employer of the year
Posted by Steve Hymon on August 14, 2015 3:14 pm
The announcement from Metro CEO Phil Washington: I am proud to announce that LA Metro has been selected as 2016 Employer of the Year by WTS Los Angeles.  As you know, WTS Los Angeles is the largest ...
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