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Entries Tagged as 'Thinking Green'

Water department set to increase water and sewer rates

August 1st, 2008 · No Comments · Thinking Green

The Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners has recently approved an increase in water and sewer rates paid by all Long Beach Water Department customers, subject to the above public hearing. The Board of Water Commissioners’ approved increase will raise water and sewer rates citywide a combined 15.8 percent for all Long Beach Water Department […]

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LB City Council approves new utility billing system proposal

August 1st, 2008 · No Comments · Thinking Green

At its July 22 meeting, the Long Beach City Council voted unanimously in favor of seeking professional services for the selection of a new customer information system to replace its antiquated utility billing system for gas, sewer, refuse and water. The action was in follow up to a motion co-authored by Councilmembers Suja Lowenthal and […]

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Port orders $35 million in clean, environmentally friendly trucks

August 1st, 2008 · No Comments · Thinking Green

The Port of Long Beach has placed a $35-million order for 300 heavy-duty trucks to jumpstart its landmark Clean Trucks Program, which will begin replacing the existing port drayage trucking fleet to improve air quality later this year. “We want to bring as many clean trucks to Long Beach as soon as we can, and […]

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Sundance airs season 2 of It’s Not Easy Being Green

July 24th, 2008 · No Comments · Thinking Green

It seems as if everyone’s going green, but for most people that means recycling, buying environmentally friendly products and maybe driving a hybrid vehicle. However, at least one family is taking “green” to another level. On Tuesday, July 29 at 9 p.m., Sundance Channel will present the U.S. television premiere of season two of the […]

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Long Beach PD trades in its blue to go green

July 24th, 2008 · No Comments · Thinking Green

The Long Beach Police Department has added 10 Toyota Priuses to its fleet and will be replacing additional vehicles in the fleet with Priuses as older vehicles are routinely retired. The Toyota Prius is a gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle with a four-cylinder engine and self-charging battery. The hybrid system requires less gas than an ordinary car […]

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