Here are the Growing a Greener Workforce online classes available in May


Angelenos have been staying at home in the interest of public health, and as a result we are learning many new lessons about sustainability. We have seen significant improvements to our surrounding environment, such as better air quality and more wildlife, but also an increase in landfill waste as many of us are relying on take out containers, disposal gloves, shipping materials and more. These changes mean we may need to start looking at how we balance public health and creating a long-term, healthier environment differently.

In order to facilitate discussion and see what lessons can be learned from how our current green practices have changed and become prioritized, Metro has moved our Growing a Greener Workforce classes online. Learn about sustainability while staying safer at home so you’re prepared to bring new sustainability practices into your personal and professional lives in the future.

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May Classes

Envision — The Envision Rating System is an international standard for assessing the sustainability of projects across a variety of categories. This two half-day training provides instruction in the rating system through presentations, group exercises, and case studies. This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn about selecting the right sustainability solution for a project, especially planners, engineers, architects, operators, maintainers, and procurers.

May 6 (1 to 5 p.m.) & May 7 (8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)

Essentials of Native Plant Horticulture — A successful native plant garden depends on picking the right plants for the site and proper on-going care. This class provides basic information on plant selection, planting, establishment, watering, pruning and pest management. Helpful handouts and resources for more. This class is free!

May 21 (10 to 11:30 a.m.)

Coming in June

  • Right Plant, Your Place (June 3)
  • G-PRO Fundamentals (June 4 & 11)
  • G-PRO Operations and Maintenance (June 11, 18 & 25)
  • Building Resilient Communities (June 16)

To register, visit Questions? Contact Katya Balakhovsky

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  1. In the interest of public health they need a class to teach why providing toilet facilities for train customers is a beneficial and healthy green human rights issue.