Chasing Zero: The story of how the busiest US ports cut pollution, reshaped industries, and influenced geopolitics in the ongoing quest for clean air is a testament to human ingenuity and collaboration in addressing environmental challenges. This book pays tribute to the many people who have dedicated decades to tackling these complex issues, including those who are no longer with us. Their stories and contributions are honored within its pages, serving as a testament to their remarkable achievements in creating a sustainable, prosperous future.
The author, Kat Janowicz, is the president of 3COTECH Inc. and a leading environmental and business strategist in the fields of energy, transportation, technology, infrastructure, and international trade. Her book focuses on the “Think Globally, Act Locally” narrative and the remarkable transformation of the Ports of LA and Long Beach, as well as their impact on international trade. Kat traces the history of the ports’ environmental reformation, discusses the challenges of eliminating pollution from international trade, explores the promise and realities of technology, and highlights the roles local government, the private sector, communities, and residents have played in the process.