Day: June 20, 2018

Why Los Angeles is Painting its Streets White

Why Los Angeles is Painting its Streets White

Why Los Angeles is Painting its Streets White

06/20/18

“Why is the City of Angels painting its streets white?”

 

Something very exciting and innovative is happening right now in my hometown of Los Angeles. To combat climate change, the city is starting to paint some of its streets white. Since the lighter color will reflect more sunlight, less heat will be trapped on the streets, causing local temperature levels to drop up to 10 degrees Fahrenheit (5.5 degrees Celsius)  and lessening the need for energy-intensive HVAC systems!