Open House at "People's Place"
365 West Sixth Street, San Pedro, 90731
5:30 - 8:00 pm
Healthy communities are characterized by equitable access to recreation facilities such as parks and community centers to promote physical activity; grocery stores and healthy foods; safe active transportation options such as bicycling and walking; health services; affordable housing; economic development opportunities; healthy environmental quality; and safe public spaces.
Reducing energy use and the waste we create is at the core of “greening”. While public agencies work to make the sources of power that we use to light and heat our homes cleaner at the source, individuals can find ways to use less electricity, purchase less packaging, buy fewer disposable items and recycle effectively. Projects that raise consciousness on these issues could become a part of our Urban Greening Plan.
This project could green our watershed and improve the quality of the water that flows in streets and storm drains on the way to the ocean. Improvements that allow stormwaters to be absorbed into the ground can recharge ground water supplies, filter out pollutants and reduce storm drain system loads. Vegetated swales, rain gardens and other storm water retention planters that replace unnecessary paving fit this typology.