The City of Paramount held its first annual “Sustainable Paramount” Eco-Fair at the Civic Center on March 24 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The event featured 26 agencies and vendors that shared information with hundreds of residents about water conservation, efficient use of energy through solar and other green alternatives, responsible reuse and recycling, and related topics. There were many hands-on activities for children, as well, to teach them the importance of sustainability.
The Fair also focused on the environmentally conscious initiatives the City itself has taken over the last two decades and that continue to produce savings and a smaller “carbon footprint” into the future. A full list of these initiatives can be viewed here.
Because of these efforts, the City has earned and maintained a silver-level Sustainability Best Practices Beacon Spotlight Award, which will be awarded at the League of California Cities Annual Conference and Expo in September 2018.
The vendors at the fair were South Coast Air Quality Management District, Dake Luna (Lower L.A. River master plan), GRID Alternatives of Greater L.A. (free solar installations), The Home Depot, UC Master Gardener Program, Long Beach Conservation Corps, City of Paramount, KTUA/KP&A, Gateway Cities COG, Amigos de los Rios, L.A. County Sanitation, Cal Met, Friends of the L.A. River, Discovery Science Center, Aquarium of the Pacific, Altair, Toyota of Cerritos, Hunter & Associates (good storm water practices), So. Cal. Edison, The Gas Company, Energy Upgrade CA Program, PACE Program/Ygrene, Office of Senator Ricardo Lara, Office of Assemblymember Anthony Rendon, Office of Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard.
Photos from the fair can be viewed and downloaded on the City’s Smug Mug account: cityofparamount.smugmug.com