Los Angeles, Berkeley, Pasadena, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, and the County of Marin are part of the Green Cities California initiative! They’re starting out with a program to switch to 100% post-consumer recycled paper, which L.A. is finding hard to do with its paper needs, but hopefully, they’ll find a supplier very soon. That’s not the only thing in the works, however.
Each quarter, Green Cities California will announce a new eco-initiative, like eliminating bottled water, promoting manufacturer responsibility for solid and toxic waste, and purchasing local foods. Imagine what would happen to California agriculture if all municipal governments in California started demanding local and sustainably-produced foods from its food suppliers!
Definitely an exciting development. Now imagine what would happen to the U.S. if all the states got involved!