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Ever Driven On A Turnpike? Thank Ike!

May 25th, 2016 Posted by Environmental News No Comment yet

It’s hard for most people to fathom the difficulty faced by travelers in the years before the creation of the Eisenhower Interstate Highway System. While paved highways, such as the iconic Route 66, did exist before sprawling multi-lane interstates, they were nowhere near as large, capable, or as crucial to the nation’s infrastructure as the 46,876 miles of concrete & asphalt we’ve become reliant upon today.

However, a large component of its creation was to bolster the nation’s ability to protect itself by being able to rapidly transport military and aid vehicles anywhere in the nation. This largely stemmed from President Eisenhower’s personal experiences as a young Lt. Col. in the Army back in 1919. As part of a convoy traversing the United States, he was taken aback by the poor condition of the nation’s roads at the time. Upon becoming President, he enacted the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956.

The Coalition for Responsible Equitable Economic Development (CREED LA) proudly supports environmentally-responsible construction projects throughout Los Angeles that not only have a positive impact on the local community, but support LA’s working families as well. CREED LA fights to ensure that developers pay fair wages to all the hard working construction professionals throughout the industry while simultaneously providing them with quality health care, continued training, and trustworthy retirement plans.

To learn more about how our non-profit organization supports those building a better, greener world for us all, contact CREED LA at (877) 810-7473.

Why Our Carbon Footprint Matters

January 29th, 2016 Posted by Enviroment, Environmental News, Green Construction, Los Angeles Construction Projects No Comment yet

Much focus has been given in the last decade about the need for citizens of developed countries to reduce the carbon footprint of their citizens in order to meet CO2 emission goals that climatology experts believe will mitigate the damage of anthropogenic (human-caused) climate change.

What Are Carbon Footprints?

Carbon footprint refers to the total amount of CO2 directly & indirectly produced by humans as a result of our daily activities, expressed in units of tons per year. These activities include everything we commonly do in modern society: driving, flying, using computers/other electronics, and the production of electricity. But many people are also shocked to learn that carbon footprint is also impacted by activities we rarely consider such as producing beef or making plastic bottles.

There are many calculators available to help homeowners and businesses track their carbon footprint allowing us all to see how small changes in our lifestyle today can have a big impact on tomorrow.

The Coalition for Responsible Equitable Economic Development (CREED LA) proudly supports environmentally-responsible construction projects throughout Los Angeles that not only have a positive impact on the local community, but support LA’s working families as well.

Creed LA fights to ensure that developers pay fair wages to all the hard working construction professionals throughout the industry while simultaneously providing them with quality health care, continued training, and trustworthy retirement plans. To learn more about how our non-profit organization supports those building a better, greener world for us all, contact CREED LA at (877) 810-7473.

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