For the second year in a row, the Gateway Cities Council of Governments (COG) has recognized the City of Paramount’s leading environmental advocacy with a Gold-Level Energy Action Award. Of the 27 Gateway cities, Paramount is only one of six to receive the top honor Gold level.
“I am very proud that our City has been recognized as a leader in environmental sustainability,” said Mayor Vilma Cuellar Stallings. “We have been dedicated to sustainability for over years and will keep a strong focus on furthering our adopted Climate Action Plan goals.”
This prestigious designation acknowledges cities for their actions to improve energy efficiency and sustainability while promoting progress through friendly public agency competition. There are three award tiers: Bronze, Silver and Gold. Nancy Pfeffer, Gateway Cities COG Executive Director, presented the award to the City Council during its January 24 meeting.
Among the achievements highlighted included Paramount’s efforts to upgrade the City’s fleet to electric vehicles and the completion of a Climate Action Plan to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
For decades, Paramount has championed environmental stewardship. The City continues to seek innovative, eco-friendly conservation solutions for energy use. These efforts have been recognized in a variety of ways:
Los Angeles County’s Green Leadership Award.
The National Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree City USA designation.
The League of California Cities’ Beacon Award, received numerous times.
The South Coast Air Quality Management District’s Model Community Achievement Award.
To learn more about the City of Paramount’s commitment to sustainability, visit: ParamountEnvironment.Org/Energy/Clean-Energy-Projects-In-Paramount/