2015 Los Angeles County Report Card

After nearly two years of gathering and analyzing data, the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA has developed an Environmental Report Card for the County of Los Angeles, the first of its kind in the nation 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.