LA's Green Economy

Cleantech Incubator Is Growing L.A.'s Green Economy

What if under one roof you could see your idea go from concept to incorporation? That’s exactly what happens at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator. Home to a portfolio of diverse companies, LACI is helping scientists, engineers and community leaders create innovative clean technology. Cara Santa Maria visits green business entrepreneurs, such as the founders of Local Roots Farm, a company bringing fresh produce to food deserts around the world, one shipping container at a time.

Since this piece was produced the L.A. Cleantech Incubator has a new CEO and President Matt Petersen.

Featuring Interviews With: 

Fred Walti, Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator 

Eric Ellestad, Local Roots Farms 

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Life In Plastic: California’s Recycling Woes

As California deals with the fallout of a global waste crisis, plastic manufacturers continue to spread misleading information about recycling, while spending big on lobbying efforts to keep their products on the shelves.

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Who Killed Josiah?

A Humboldt town is polarized over allegations of racism and police incompetence surrounding the death of college student Josiah Lawson.

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Access Denied

An investigation reveals how the state and many cities have let developers get away for decades with not paying their fair share when they replace affordable lodging with luxury hotels up and down California’s coast.

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Born to Run

LA’s oldest youth running club fights to stay competitive in a local track and field scene that may be running out of steam.

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