Angelenos Invited to Take Electrifying Selfies at LADWP Booth
LOS ANGELES (June 29, 2018) – The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) returns as the sponsor of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County’s annual Summer Nights in the Garden beginning today, Friday, June 29 and on select Fridays through August 10. LADWP and the Natural History Museum continue to demonstrate their long-standing commitment in creating positive social and environmental change through events like Summer Nights in the Garden. As in years past, LADWP will provide drinking water for the popular event. Visitors are also encouraged to stop by LADWP’s electric vehicle (EV) selfie station to snap a picture and learn about the benefits of EV and LADWP EV rebates.
The Natural History Museum’s Summer Nights in the Garden is an annual event series held throughout the summer. Regarded as one of the most enchanting events of the year, this multi-day event attracts both outdoor enthusiasts and nature newcomers to its accessible outdoor experiences, nature-inspired activities and a variety of appetizing culinary fare.
As the official sponsor of this event, LADWP will park our Mobile Water Station at the event on select days throughout the series so visitors can fill up their reusable water bottles with LADWP’s cool, refreshing tap water. LADWP will also have a staffed booth providing information about the benefits of clean energy, used EV rebates, EV charger rebates and other energy-efficiency programs.
“We are excited to be back at the Summer Nights in the Garden for another year,” said Nancy Sutley, LADWP Chief Sustainability Officer. “This is a great opportunity to further bring awareness to the public regarding our energy-efficiency programs that help us become better stewards of the environment and put us firmly on a path toward a sustainable LA.”
With LADWP at the helm, the City of Los Angeles has adopted one of the most aggressive EV procurement policies in the country, requiring all new vehicle procurement be at least 50 percent battery electric. To date, there are over 1,800 commercial charging stations in the City and LADWP has a goal of having 10,000 by 2022.
“Sustainability and environmentally conscious workplace and lifestyle practices are a priority for our staff and our visitors. We’re committed to making sustainability engaging and participatory,” said Dr. Lori Bettison-Varga, Natural History Museum President and Director. “I’m thrilled with our partnership with LADWP on Summer Nights in the Garden, because it’s a great activation of that commitment.”
To learn more about LADWP’s energy efficiency programs, please visit the Otis Booth Pavilion during the event. For more information on Natural History Museum’s Summer Nights in the Garden series, please visit www.nhm.org