AR-141228802 (1)Stella Ursua works for a greener Long Beach

December 22, 2014

LONG BEACH >> For Stella Ursua, an acre or so’s worth of carrots, kale, strawberries, tomatoes and other produce growing in the middle of the city is but an example of her vision for a greener city.

The crops grow at a place called Lincoln Spring Farms, near the crossing of Spring Street and Atlantic Avenue within site of Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. The catchphrase for such a place is “urban farming,” and Ursua herself doesn’t run the farm, she said. It’s an example of the kinds of activity her organization, Green Education Inc., seeks to promote.


May 2, 2014 by LBTV

Earth Day may be over but the “Green” in Long Beach continues to grow. On Saturday April 26th all sorts of environmental organizations and city departments gathered to celebrate many of our Sustainable Champions at the Green Prize festival held at Bixy Park

Flyer 2014Green Prize Festival Celebrates Sustainable Champions

April 25, 2014 By Jonathan Van Dyke

“Every day you can read about climate change, drought conditions and about these fires overcoming our forests that are becoming more common,” said Stella Ursua, president of Green Education Incorporated. “There are things we can do to help alleviate the consequence of that. This festival gives us a chance to bring people together, educate them and help with teaching them sustainable practices so that we can improve in the long run.”

Ursua’s company, in collaboration with Leadership Long Beach and Green Long Beach!, will be presenting the Green Prize Festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at Bixby Park. It will highlight urban farmers, green chefs, live entertainment, artists, green technology and various environmental organizations.

“What we wanted to do is recognize the leaders in our community for sustainability,” Ursua said. “We have a lot of people working hard every day to create sustainable change in our community.”



Photo by Brittany Murray Green Prize Festival aims to make Long Beach greener

April 21, 2014

By Richard Guzman, Press-Telegram

In commemoration of Earth Day, a few Long Beach organizations are hoping to make it easy for everyone to “be green” with the launch of the Green Prize Festival this Saturday.

The daylong festival at Bixby Park is all about urban farmers, green artists, chefs, green technology and even a few chickens and some bees. The goal is to turn Long Beach into a greener city and give those who are already working on local sustainability a little pat on the back.

“We have so much going on in Long Beach, we want to make this a yearly festival so the community learns about these communities and organizations,” said festival founder Stella Ursua, president of Green Education. “They may know about a few here and there, but when you bring them together and highlight their individual efforts, people will get more engaged, they’ll want to be part of it.”