Hermosa Beach Wins Wyland’s Competition For ‘Greenest City’
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Hermosa Beach fended off strong challenges from Redondo Beach, Gardena, Long Beach, Villa Park, Agoura Hills, Torrance and Monrovia to claim the title after a 30-day competition among Southern California mayors to see whose city could be the most water wise for the month of April.
Mayors from more than 20 cities, actively participated in the challenge, which was developed by famed artist and conservationist Wyland. KCAL/KCBS have partnered with the Wyland Foundation for Earth Month to recognize citizens, teachers, and leaders in the community who recognize the importance of our environment to our future.
As part of the competition, residents throughout southern California made a series of online commitments on behalf of their city at MY WATER PLEDGE to save water, energy, and reduce pollution over a one-year period. As the city with the highest percentage of residents to make pledges, residents who participated will receive prizes ranging from tickets to an Angels Game to Park Hopper Passes to Disneyland to reduced price admission to the Aquarium of the Pacific.
Wyland Mayor’s Challenge – Final Results
Top Ten Cities
1. Hermosa Beach
2. Redondo Beach
3. Villa Park
5. Long Beach
6. Signal Hill
9. Huntington Beach
10. Mission Viejo
*Agoura Hills and Vernon were disqualified for insufficient data
Cumulative Totals for All Participating Cities
• Water Saved 897,787,504.5 gallons
• Dollars Saved $2,187,799.16
• Less In Landfill 3,184,095 lbs.
• Fertilizer Not In Waste Stream 151,760 lbs.
• Water Bottles Not Used 208,800
• Hazardous Waste Avoided 11,224 lbs.
• Oil Saved 54,288 gallons
• Co2 Saved 27,936,170.2 lbs.
Cumulative Totals for Hermosa Beach
• Water saved 121,540,821 gals
• Dollars saved $289,285.81
• Less in landfill 421,711 lbs
• Fertilizers eliminated from waste stream 19,280 lbs
• Water bottles saved 28,125
• Hazardous waste avoided 1,496 lbs
• Oil saved 7,312.50 gals
• CO2 emissions reduced 3,651,388.80 lbs
To learn more about the Wyland Foundation, click here.