Chic sunglasses aren't the only things providing shade in Los Angeles. Residents can get up to seven free trees to plant around their homes by taking a short workshop from the city's utilities department. In addition to lowering household energy bills, pines, oaks, and others improve air quality and reduce water runoff. Trees for a Green L.A., initiated in 2000 and modeled after a program in Sacramento, has beautified neighborhoods with almost 50,000 trees so far. Find out more at ladwp.com/trees.
(Illustration by Josef Gast)