The Green the Block Pilot, is a collaborative effort led by Green Education Inc., a 501c3 organization, along with 5 other local organizations based in Long Beach, CA., which will transform one residential block of homes in the West Long Beach area most impacted by GHG emissions. We will create the following conditions upon completion:
Healthy, energy efficient homes (attic/crawl space insulation, HVAC system, new windows, appliances and water-saving retrofits)
Native/drought tolerant front yard to replace lawn (to include bioswale – storm water runoff catchment system) and gray water system
Victory Farm in back yard provides family with approximately 3-5 vegetable/fruit choices
Community Gardens/Teaching Environment
Green Education is submitting the Green the Block Pilot as part of the LA2050 Challenge to make LA the healthiest place to live by 2050! Winners of the challenge could win $100,000!!