2015 Environmental Report Card Cover

2015 Environmental Report Card for Los Angeles County


Los Angeles, Water, Air Quality, Ecosystem Health, Energy, Greenhouse Gases

The challenge of moving towards sustainability in Los Angeles County is daunting: it is the most populous county in the nation and consists of 88 individual cities. After nearly two years of gathering and analyzing data, the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA developed an Environmental Report Card for the County of Los Angeles, the first of its kind for a major metropolitan area.

The aim of this report card is three-fold:

  • to provide a broad picture of current conditions,
  • to establish a baseline against which to assess the region’s progress towards environmental sustainability,
  • and as a thought provoking tool to catalyze policy discussion and change.

In collaboration with the Goldhirsh Foundation and the LA2050 initiative, our hope is to start a conversation within the community about what our overall goals should be for LA County’s environment, how we can better measure our progress, and what we can do to make substantial strides toward reaching these goals.

Report


2015 Environmental Report Card for Los Angeles County

Los Angeles, Water, Air Quality, Ecosystem Health, Energy, Greenhouse Gases