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Ahead of Earth Day, Mayor Bass Plants Trees Continuing Effort To Build a Greener Los Angeles

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LOS ANGELES – Ahead of Earth Day, the City of Los Angeles is working to transform parks into more sustainable and resilient places that help combat climate change. Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass today joined community members in removing invasive species and planting native plants in Griffith Park, the largest municipal park with urban wilderness area in the United States. This continues work to transform parks into more sustainable and resilient places that combat climate change. 

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“The climate crisis is one of the greatest challenges of our time, and it requires us to not only work to transform our city, but also to transform the way we address this crisis,” said Mayor Bass. “Only together can we really curb the impacts of climate change and make Los Angeles a greener, more sustainable and resilient City for the future. Thank you to all the volunteers for participating in our Earth Day celebrations and who are working to make our parks healthier and more sustainable for all Angelenos to enjoy.”

Mayor Bass was joined by Councilmember Nithya Raman, Recreation and Parks General Manager Jimmy Kim and representatives from Climate Resolve and City Plants. City Departments are hosting and participating in Earth Day events all month to celebrate Earth Day and encourage community participation to raise awareness of climate change. 

Building on the work of former Mayors Antonio Villaraigosa and Eric Garcetti, Mayor Bass has been able to deliver major investments as Los Angeles continues to lead on climate. During her 2024 State of the City address, Mayor Bass announced the creation of her new Climate Cabinet which will bring forward a new wave of accountability for city departments in order to reach Los Angeles’ goal of 100% clean energy by 2035 in partnership with all city agencies.