For many of its residents, it seems like Los Angeles County is the winner of the environmental lottery. Sun, sand, beaches, water, mountains, what haven't we got? Turns out that all that sun can cause significant droughts. And that ocean, it can be significantly polluted, especially after rains.

We encourage you to think about your natural environment, right along with the built environment that bleeds into it. Spend some time leafing through these datasets, familiarizing yourself with what we know and what we don't know. Consider how we might more evenly distribute some of this natural environmental wealth. What? You've never considered that access to greenspace might actually play a role in health? No time like the present to begin to learn more and make positive change.