Clean Up, Green Up
Resources to Clean Up & Green Up Your Business
We believe in Green Communities
Los Angeles currently has some of the worst air quality in the nation, but low-income communities of color face an even larger pollution burden.
On Earth Day, 2016, Mayor Eric Garcetti signed a groundbreaking environmental justice policy known as Clean Up, Green Up that establishes green zones in the pilot neighborhoods of Boyle Heights, Pacoima and Wilmington—communities that have been overburdened by pollution.
The goal of Clean Up, Green Up is to implement solutions to minimize the overconcentration of environmental hazards in overburdened neighborhoods, reduce pollutants, and help businesses adopt greener practices while creating more jobs.
Our partners Communities for a Better Environment, Pacoima Beautiful, Union de Vecinos, and Coalition for a Safe Environment began planting seeds for the policy almost ten years ago.
The targeted neighborhoods contain a concentration of pollution sources adjacent to residential areas such as schools, playgrounds, and homes, raising the risk of pollution-related illnesses—asthma attacks, heart disease, respiratory distress, cancer, and premature death.
Hidden Hazards: A Call to Action for Healthy Livable Communities
This report provides new evidence of the high density of air pollution hazards and exposure in certain areas of Los Angeles – hazards that are “hidden” from the view of regulatory agencies because they are not contained in their official databases.
Guide to Green: A Resource Guide
The Guide to Green directories list financial and technical assistance programs for businesses. We currently have two Guides, one for the City of Los Angeles and another for the City of Commerce. Want to green your business or share some tips? Liberty Hill’s new resource guides for businesses summarize nearly 50 assistance programs. Find grants, loans, tech training and more when you download our “Guide to Green.”