Volume 31



The End of Lawns in Los Angeles

Audrey Herrera

Would you dump your lawn for more eco-friendly landscaping in aid of the environment? LADWP (Los Angeles Department of Water and Power) and California officials are urging home owners to do just that.

“Our world is not as eco-friendly as it was a thousand years ago with technology and stuff,” Alice Lee ’27 said.
As the threat of climate change bears down on the world it may be time to make choices with the environment in mind.
Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass is the latest to join the efforts, as the city will receive $19.1 million from California for climate resilience projects as stated in a recent press release. This includes transforming residential yards into eco friendly environments. The direct installment program could replace up to 1.75 million square feet of lawn over the next three years, translating into potential water savings of 77 million gallons each year, enough to serve nearly 3,000 LA customers per year.

“We will continue to lead Los Angeles to a new era of sustainability that supports frontline communities while making major investments in water efficiency and creating good-paying jobs in the process — and this funding does just that,” Bass said in a press release. “I urge every eligible resident to embrace this opportunity. Together, with shared vision and collective action, we can ensure a resilient, equitable, and sustainable future for all. Let’s rise to the occasion and make Los Angeles a beacon of hope in the face of climate change.”

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