On Tuesday the Mar Vista Community Council decided to partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to become an EPA Green Power Community.
The EPA’s Green Power Communities program recognizes cities, towns and villages in which the local government, businesses, and residents collectively buy green power in amounts that meet or exceed EPA's Green Power Community purchase requirements. The EPA has invited Mar Vista to participate in a pilot version of the program that will specifically address green power purchasing in urban neighborhoods.
Based on EPA guidelines for a community the size of Mar Vista, three percent (3%) of neighborhood electricity must be purchased through clean, renewable sources within six months in order to qualify for the EPA Green Power Community program. According to data provided by LADWP and other sources, Mar Vista is already purchasing green power for 4.7% of neighborhood electricity – well above the 3% EPA qualifying requirement.
of participating in the EPA program include national recognition, expert resources and media/communications
support to assist the neighborhood in reaching our goal of 100% clean electricity by 2018.