Save Water, Energy, Money and the Environment

Volume 7, Number 3

March / April 2011

In This Issue...
Calling Volunteers!
Cities Receive $$$
Earthquake Preparedness
Energy Champion Program for Non-Profits
Cash for Kitchens
No Drugs Down the Drain
Going Broke at the Pump?
City of Torrance
Volunteer Spotlight
March Events/Workshops
April Events/Workshops

Calling Volunteers!
There has never been a better time to help out and be recognized.

Email Martha, call 310.371.7222, or complete our volunteer application and submit by email or fax.

You make the difference!

 Visit Our Cities

El Segundo
Hermosa Beach
Manhattan Beach
Palos Verdes Estates
Rancho Palos Verdes
Redondo Beach
Rolling Hills
Rolling Hills Estates

SCE Customers in San Pedro & Harbor City

County Unincorporated Areas in South Bay


2011 Rebate Info
The Gas Company
Southern California Edison West Basin Municipal Water District

Energy Upgrade California


Home Energy Makeover Contest


En Espaņol
The Gas Company
Southern California Edison Sanitation Districts of LA County
County of Los Angeles 

Find us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

Sign Up for the Home Energy 

Makeover Contest!


Last Day to Enter is March 31!  




Program Manager's Message


SBESC is proud to announce that we have been named the Call Center for  Energy Upgrade California for all of Los Angeles County!  We also offer a drop-in center for those individuals who might need assistance in navigating the Energy Upgrade California website.  Please remember to sign up for the Energy Upgrade California Home Energy Makeover Contest.  As stated above, your application must be in by March 31st.  


Of course, if you have further questions, please call SBESC staff at (310) 371-7222

- Marilyn Lyon,
Program Manager

[email protected]
Inglewood:  Energy Leader

Cities Receive  $$$

The City of Inglewood -

A True Energy Leader

The City of Inglewood received a check in the amount of $18,366.76 as part of the South Bay Cities Council of Governments / Southern California Edison Energy Leader Partnership Program at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, March 1, 2011.  Inglewood, Manhattan Beach and Hawthorne have all received checks.  Your city could be next!

More on the City of Inglewood and See Who's In the Picture


The Gas Company

The Gas Company

Worth Repeating

The Gas Company issued a Press Release just about a year ago in response to an earthquake and, in light of the recent tragedy in Japan, it is worth repeating.

Earthquake Preparedness Tips



Energy Upgrade Logo
Energy Upgrade California
Energy Champion Program for
This June, the County of Los Angeles is launching Energy Champions in the South Bay as a way for non-profit organizations to promote the Energy Upgrade message for the greater good of our communities and the environment. Energy Champions is an innovative way for non-profit organizations to raise money by introducing energy efficiency upgrades to homeowners in their community network.   An enrolled Energy Champion will earn up to $500 for each homeowner they contact who completes an Energy Upgrade.
More on Energy Champions



West Basin Municipal Water DWest Basinistrict
 Cash for Kitchens Continues in 2011
The SBESC is working with West Basin Municipal Water District to bring the Cash for Kitchens program to commercial kitchens in the South Bay.  Any commercial kitchen can qualify - there are no size requirements and the kitchen can be in a business, restaurant, organization, church or city facility.  The program consists of a FREE assessment of water and energy usage, with a follow up of specific recommendations that the owner / manager can do to save money. 
More About Cash for Kitchens

Sanitation Districts of LA County

Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County

No Drugs Down the Drain

Proper disposal of medications helps our environment in so many ways.  Click here for all the reasons why this is important.

Click here for South Bay drop off locations.
L.A. Metro
Going Broke at the Pump?vanpool


We have a solution for that.  It's called Vanpooling.  Some people call it Ridesharing.   Either name gets the same results: less stress, less commute time, and with current incentives you can save money while arriving at your destination calm and relaxed.
SBESC has partnered with LA Metro to promote this program and we would be happy to come to your business, club or service organization to explain all the advantages of this timely program at no charge.
Just give us a call at (310) 371-7222 to schedule a speaker.


City of Torrance
City of Torrance

3rd Annual Environmental Fair


On Saturday, March 26, 2011 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm the City of Torrance will host its 3rd Annual Envronmental Fair.  Come learn more about environmental concerns, energy conservation and what you and your family can do to help make the community more environmentally friendly. 


Location:  Madrona Marsh

3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance, CA  90503


Nancy Goodson 

Volunteer Spotlight

Nancy Goodson


Nancy Goodson first came to the South Bay Environmental Services Center to exchange her outdated inefficient Christmas lights for new LED Christmas lights in December 2010. Little did she expect to find a whole world of sustainability and California energy programs behind those doors. Since that day Nancy has been an active volunteer with SBESC.
More About Nancy



March Events and Workshops

SCE Solar Fair
Thursday, March 24, 2011
5:00 - 8:00pm
DoubleTree Hotel
21333 Hawthorne Blvd.
Torrance, CA  90503
Space is Limited - Call (
866) 970-9221 to Pre-Register


Inglewood Town Hall Meeting - 4th District
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Hollywood Park Casino
3883 W. Century Blvd.
Inglewood, CA  90303


City of Torrance - 3rd Annual Environmental Fair

Saturday, March 26, 2011

10:00am - 2:00pm

Madrona Marsh

3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance, CA  90503


Wyland Foundation's Whale of an Event
Thursday, March 31, 2011
10am - 4pm
Shade Hotel
655 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277


April Events and Workshops
Bixby Marshland Open to the Public - Tours
Saturday, April 2, 2011
8:00am - 12:00noon
Near Figueroa & Sepulveda Blvds, Carson, CA
Open the first Saturday of every month
Click here for more information
Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council Health Fair
Saturday, April 2, 2011
10:00am - 2:00pm
Rosecrans Recreation Center
840 W. 149th Street, Gardena, CA 90247
West Basin Municipal Water District
Ocean Friendly Garden Workshop

Thursday, April 7, 2011
6:00 - 900pm
Nakaoka Community Center
1670 W. 162nd St., Gardena, CA   90247
Pediatric Therapy Network Community Resource Fair
Saturday, April 9, 2011
10:00am - 1:00pm
Pediatric Therapy Network
1815 W. 213th St., #100, Torrance, CA
West Basin Municipal Water District
FREE High Efficiency Toilet Exchange - Manhattan Beach
Saturday, April 9, 3011
Must Be Pre-Qualfied - Call (866) 861-0784 for more information
City of Hawthorne Earth Day
Saturday, April 9, 2011
10am - 2pm
Hawthorne Memorial Center Park
3901 W. El Segundo Blvd., Hawthorne, CA 90250
City of Hawthorne - 2nd Annual Service Provider Fair
Saturday, April 9, 2011
10:00am - 2:00pm
Hawthorne Memorial Center Park
3901 W. El Segundo Blvd., Hawthorne, CA 90250
Energy Upgrades for Remodeling Workshop
Monday, April 11, 2011
7:00 - 9:00pm
South Bay Adult School
701 E. Peck Ave., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Energy Upgrade California Workshop for Peninsula Seniors
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
10:30 - 11:30am
Hesse Park
29301 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA  90275
Rolling Hills Estates Annual Earth Day
Saturday, April 16, 2011
12:00 noon - 4:00pm
Promenade on the Peninsula
550 Deep Valley Drive, Rolliing Hills Estates, CA 90274
Sea Lab's 10th Anniversary Earth Day 2011 Celebration
Saturday, April 16, 2011
10:00am - 2:00pm
The SEA Lab
1021 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Earth Day at Polliwog Park
Saturday, April 16, 2011
11:00am - 4:00pm
Polliwog Park
1600 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA  90266
South Bay Cities Green Task Force Meeting
Thursday, April 21, 2011
1:30 - 4:30pm
El Segundo Library
111 W. Mariposa Ave., El Segundo, CA  90245
Click Here to Register - April 21
West Basin Municipal Water District
Free High Efficiency Toilet Exchange - Inglewood
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Must Be Pre-Qualfied - Call (866) 861-0784 for more information
Energy Upgrade California in LA County / Water Reliability 2020 Workshop
Thursday, April 28, 2011
6:00 - 8:00pm
Manhattan Beach Police/Fire Department Conference Room
400 15th St., Manhattan Beach, CA  90266