on August 22, 2012
Long Beach wants to follow in the footsteps of Santa Monica by selling carbon credits to regulated GHG emitters in the state’s cap-and-trade program.
Hoping to continue caring for its 393,000-tree urban forest without dipping into the city’s tight budget, Long Beach Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske is asking the city’s office of sustainability to review her proposal for such a plan. The Long Beach urban forest would first have to be inventoried to see how many credits they could apply for.
Read more about Long Beach’s efforts to maintain its urban forest here.