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LOS ANGELES – February 21, 2018 – Environment Now announced today that it has shifted its programming and grant making activities under the management of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF) in an effort to collaborate and share resources as both organizations seek to address the most urgent environmental issues of our time.

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"The High Costs and Low Benefits of Attempting to Increase Water Yield by Forest Removal in the Sierra Nevada"
by Jonathan Rhodes and Christopher Frissell

Environment Now has been officially certified by The City of Los Angeles as a Green Business, April 13th, 2015-2018. EN has met the green business standards set by The City and The California Green Business Network (CAGBN), which demonstrate that you run your business in a sustainable manner, both in policy and in practice. For more information on the
certification please visit www.greenbizla.com.


Publication Date Top Achievements Report
Produced by Environment Now
March 2010 6th Annual Top Achievements of the Environmental Community in Southern California
(PDF file size 5.4 MB)
April 2009 5th Annual Top Achievements of the Environmental Community in Southern California
(PDF file size 2.4 MB)
April 2008 Top Achievements of the Environmental Community in Southern California 2007
(PDF file size 2.4 MB)
May 2007 Top Achievements of the Environmental Community in Southern California 2006
(PDF file size 9.7 MB)
August 2006 Top Achievements of the Environmental Community in Southern California 2005
(PDF file size 4.5 MB)
July 2005 Environment Now Year In Review Report
(PDF file size 8.4 MB)
Publication Date Environment Now Material
March 2011 Environment Now Annual Report 2010
(PDF file)
April 2010 Environment Now Annual Report 2009
(PDF file)
March 2009 Environment Now Annual Report 2008
(PDF file size 4.5MB)
May 2008 Environment Now Annual Report 2007
(PDF file size 1 MB)
January 2008 Environment Now Annual Report 2006
(PDF file size 1 MB)
July 2006 Environment Now Annual Report 2005
(PDF file size 1 MB)
July 2005 Environment Now Annual Report 2004
(PDF file size 1.2 MB)
November 2004 Environment Now Annual Report 2003
(PDF file size 1.7 MB)
January 2004 Environment Now Annual Report 2002
(PDF file size 3.4 MB)
July 2001 Environment Now Annual Report 2000
Publication Date Archives
June 22, 2007 Award Luncheon Photos
See Photos from the Top Achievements Report 2006 Awards Luncheon
  Key Southern California
Environmental Publications
June 2010

Air Quality Impacts of Airport Operations and Strategies for Sustainability: A Case Study of the Los Angeles World Airports

Winter 2010 The Myth of “Catastrophic” Wildfire :A New Ecological Paradigm of Forest Health
May 2009 California Coastkeeper Alliance
2008 Annual Report
Published 2008 Salmon, Steelhead, and Trout in California
Published 2008 Ecosystems and People of the Pacific Ocean - Threats and Opportunities for Action: A Scientific Consensus Statement
December 2008 Reuniting a River: After fighting for years over its water, farmers, Indians, and fishermen are joining forces to let the troubled Klamath River run wild again.
November 2008 The Benefits of Meeting Federal Clean Air Standards in the South Coast and San Joaquin Valley Air Basins
November 2008 California Climate Risk and Response
July 2008 An Implementation Strategy for the California Ocean Protection Council Resolution to Reduce and Prevent Ocean Litter
August 2008 Q & A on the Indirect Source Rule and Green House Gases
July 1, 2008 Reducing Global Warming and Air Pollution:  The Role of Green Development in California
August 2008 Summary of Reducing Global Warming and Air Pollution:  The Role of Green Development in California
April 10, 2008 State of Destruction:  Sierra Pacific Industries’ Impact on Global Warming
September 2008 More with Less: Agricultural Water Conservation and Efficiency in California
2008 Understanding Climate Change: An Equitable Framework
December 6, 2007 The State of the Region Report 2007
September 2004 Harboring Pollution: Strategies to Clean Up U.S. Ports
March 2004 Harboring Pollution: The Dirty Truth about U.S. Ports
(PDF file)
December 2003 Environment Now's Terry Tamminen to Lead California EPA
(PDF file size 80 KB)
November 2003 Agritoxins: Ventura County's Toxic Time Bomb
(PDF file size 1 MB)
December 2002 Santa Monica BayKeeper's Snapshot of the Bay:BeachKeeper's Storm Drain Report
(PDF file size 7 MB)
December 2002 Our Marine Community
(PDF file size 700 KB)
August 2001 Global Warming
July 2001 The Status of Ten Fisheries in the Santa Monica Bay
May 2001 Public Land Issues
September 2000 Crude Awakenings


Speaker Series

The Speaker Series highlighted an author, researcher, or activist working on precedent setting environmental issues. We featured research done by the Pacific Institute’s Heather Cooley on water conservation and Los Angeles Sustainability Collaborative Fellow, Clement Lau, on freeway cap parks and Laura Cunningham, environmental activist, artist and author. All events were open to the public.

December 2010
Heather Cooley, Pacific Institute, Author of “California’s Next Million Acre-Feet: Saving Water, Energy, & Money

Cooley writes: We are reaching the economic, ecological, and social limits of traditional [water] supply options: continuing to rely solely on building new infrastructure will fail to solve our impending crisis. We must expand our thinking about supply, away from costly new dams and toward other options for expanding supply (e.g., recycled water, stormwater capture, and integrated groundwater banking and management) and reducing statewide water demand. See the report..

January 12, 2011
Clement Lau, Los Angeles Sustainability Collaborative Fellow

Mr. Lau will present on his research on four freeway cap parks proposed for the Los Angeles Region, including the Hollywood Central Park, PARK 101 in downtown, and two smaller cap parks in Santa Monica. His policy briefing paper is intended to help policy makers, environmental advocates, and the general public to better understand cap parks, and the associated environmental and public health issues. Mr. Lau is a doctoral candidate in the Policy, Planning, and the Environment Program at University of Southern California.

February 23, 2011
Laura Cunningham, Environmental Activist, Artist, and Author

Ms. Cunningham will be giving a presentation about her new book, “A State of Change: Forgotten Landscapes of California.” Based on over twenty years of research, travels and sketching throughout the state, “A State of Change” provides an unforgettable view of the abundance and diversity of life that was once found in California’s landscapes, and offers inspiration for the current efforts to restore these ecosystems. This beautiful book was just released in November and it is already appearing on lists of the best books of 2010, and was recently highlighted as a recommended holiday gift book by the San Francisco Chronicle.

“Talk about high-class detective stories! What Raymond Chandler did for L.A., Laura Cunningham does for the forests, meadows, and riverbanks of the Golden State. This brings a lost world straight back to life—and one hopes it will help us work to restore it in the real world, not just the pages of a book.”

March 2011
Patrick Burns, Economic Roundtable Senior Researcher, Author of “Job Impacts of Water Recharge, Re-Use and Conservation”

Patrick Burns will present his year-long study: Job Impacts of Water Recharge,
Re-Use, and Conservation. Burns has worked with professionals from public and private organizations to identify the current size and trends of industries that make up the water sector. Burns has used the latest data to estimate the potential for the water sector’s job growth and economic impact.

May 11, 2011
Peter Greenwald, Southern California
Air Quality Management District

Powering Clean Air, Transportation and Our Economy.
In order to attain federal air quality standards, Southern California will need to reduce air pollution substantially beyond the benefits of current emission control measures. Broad deployment of zero and near-zero emission technologies powered by clean energy such as electricity will be needed. Peter Greenwald’s presentation will describe the air quality challenges facing this region, the importance of clean energy, key technology applications, and potential co-benefits for our economy, climate and mobility.

June 8, 2011
William Roschen, President of the Los Angeles City Planning Commission and
Alexis Lantz, Planning and Policy Director for Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition

LA City Bike Master PlanLos Angeles City Bicycle Master Plan
Join us in conversation with Commissioner Roschen and Alexis Lantz discussing the Los Angeles City Bicycle Master Plan, approved in March by the City Council. The Bicycle Master Plan calls for an eventual network of 1,680 miles of interconnected bikeways, including more than 200 miles of new bicycle routes every five years. It also calls for a safety campaign to educate drivers about sharing the streets. Learn how the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, Los Angeles City Planning Commission, and Department of Transportation collaborated to make this vision come true.

August 10, 2011 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wade Graham, Professor at Pepperdine University School of Public Policy

American Eden: From Monticello to Central Park to Our Backyards: What Our Gardens Tell Us About Who We Are.
Join us in conversation with Wade Graham, the Los Angeles-based garden designer, historian, and writer whose work on the environment, landscape, urbanism, and the arts has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, the Los Angeles Times, Outside, and other publications. Graham will read from and discuss his recently published book American Eden: From Monticello to Central Park to Our Backyards: What Our Gardens Tell Us About Who We Are.

September 14, 2011 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Matt Ritter, Author of "A Californian's Guide to the Trees among Us"

A California's Guide to Trees among UsMatt Ritter will be presenting his new book, A Californian's Guide to the Trees among Us (Heyday Books, 2011), which profiles over 150 types of trees found in the urban environs of California, including both native and cultivated species. Used as a field guide or read with pleasure for the liveliness of the prose, this book enables readers to learn the stories behind the trees that shade our parks, grace our yards, and line our streets. Matt is currently a botany professor at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and director of the plant conservatory there. To learn more about his book, visit here.

"This is a great tree guide for all who also appreciate the historical perspective of our trees in California and their impact on our society, culture, and environment."

Pamela Geisel, coordinator, Statewide Master Gardener Program

"Matt Ritter's fascination with trees shines through in this wonderful book. Accurate and thorough but also very readable and well-illustrated, this is an excellent identification guide and at the same time a celebration of the trees that grow in California's cities and towns. Anyone who is curious about trees is sure to find education and inspiration in these pages."

David Sibley, author of The Sibley Guide to Trees and The Sibley Guide to Birds