Long Beach Funds Environmental Projects

This week the Port of Long Beach will fund 16 area projects that improve air quality and energy use. More than $1.3 million was given by the port through its Community Grants Program, which was created in 2016 to help curb environmental impact to port operations.

Those that received funding include YMCA of Greater Long Beach ($16,538); Pacific Baptist School in Long Beach ($26,288); Gaines Elementary School in Paramount ($22,431); The Salvation Army Long Beach Corps and Community Center for two projects ($333,068) and Camp Fire Angeles for two projects at DeForest Park ($111,137).

“We facilitate the nation’s trade at the Port of Long Beach, but it’s important for us to share the economic benefits more directly with our surrounding communities,” said Harbor Commission President Bonnie Lowenthal. “These projects will help people using these facilities breathe cleaner air and result in less electricity being used.”

By Karen Robes Meeks