Long Beach, California (PRWEB) September 04, 2014
Century Villages at Cabrillo’s 27 acre complex in Long Beach, California will celebrate the Grand Opening of its Urban Forest and Solar Carport on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 9:30 am. This unique complex which serves the homeless and homeless veterans has expanded its landscape barrier development with over 100 additional trees serving as a natural filter for localized air pollution and sequestering carbon dioxide. Called the Urban Forest, major health benefits of this project include eliminating harmful airborne particulate matter (PM) generated by diesel and automobile exhaust from the Terminal Island Freeway, a major route for cargo trucks traveling to and from the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach as well as adding a walking path, seating area and light fitness points. The Solar Carport facility will generate nearly 150,000 kilowatt hours of clean electricity per year, promoting the benefits of energy conservation. These two projects exemplify CVC’s efforts to “green” the campus and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
CityFabrick’s principal Brian Ulaszewski will serve as Master of Ceremonies and will include special recognition to the Port of Long Beach, Southern California Edison, Wells Fargo and the City of Long Beach. Native American Spiritual Leader James “Jimi” Castillo will perform a ground blessing at the ceremony. This community event is open to the public. Please RSVP to Melissa Rain at 562-388-8107 or mrain(at)centuryvillages(dot)org. For more information on the Villages at Cabrillo, please visit: www:centuryvillages.org.
CVC’s Urban Forest and Solar Carport are supported by grants from the Port of Long Beach Mitigation Grant Program for Schools and Related Sites, Southern California Edison’s Multifamily Affordable Solar Housing (MASH) Program, Wells Fargo Bank, and the City of Long Beach.
The Grand Opening will take place at CVC at the intersection of San Gabriel Avenue and William Street, in Long Beach, California.
About Century Villages at Cabrillo
Century Villages at Cabrillo (CVC) is a 27 acre supportive housing community established to break the cycle of homelessness. An affiliate of Century Housing, CVC operates on a former U.S. Naval housing site and serves more than 1,000 residents on any given night, including veterans, families, and children. CVC owns, manages, develops and serves as steward of the campus. Supported by a collaboration of nonprofit and government agencies, CVC maintains a continuum of supportive housing ranging from shelter, to transitional and permanent housing, all supported by essential wrap around services such as case management, life skills, employment counseling among others. For more information, please visit http://www.centuryvillages.org
About Century Housing
Century Housing has assisted in the development of more than 21,000 safe, decent and affordable homes for families, homeless veterans, senior citizens, runaway and emancipated youth, and victims of domestic violence, providing a place for them to recover, raise their children and age gracefully. Since 1982, Century has invested more than $740 million in supportive housing, homeless facilities and homes for working families in Southern California, and is expanding its impact to all parts of California. For more information, please visit http://www.centuryhousing.org