GREEN In L.A.

Dec 172016
 
Healthy Meals At Home WITHOUT The Work

We all want – leave alone, need! – to eat healthier. If you are well, eating healthy is good for your health, your mood and your weight. If your health is less than perfect already or if you suffer from food sensitivities or food allergies, eating healthy is mandatory. Rationally, we all know that. But […]

Dec 172016
 
Hybrid Bikes Another Mode Of Green Transportation

In climate change-sensitive California, hybrid cars took off like wildfire. They use less gas, produce fewer emissions, are better for the environment and driving them costs less. In the same spirit of environmental awareness, bicycles have become trendy in the last few years. Bicycle shops have sprung citywide. There are special bike lines and routes, […]

Oct 162016
 
CicLAvia Sunday 10/16/16

CicLAvia is on, again! Los Angeles is celebrating another car-free Sunday. Many streets in Downtown LA, Boyle Heights, Chinatown and Westlake will be closed to cars (from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m) while cyclists, skaters, runners and pedestrians enjoy a day of physical activity, socializing and fresh air. Need more info? Download CicLAvia flier! Don’t […]

Oct 082016
 
Living Donor Donations

We all know that organ donation save lives. When we think of organ donation, we usually associate it with the decision made by a family at the end of someone’s life. But living donor donations are becoming increasingly common. We frequently see on the news how a loved one – or a friend – of […]

Sep 202016
 
Super Pollutant Restrictions For Healthier California

Governor Brown Signs Nation’s Toughest Super Pollutant Restrictions into Law On 09/19/2016 Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed SB 1383 by Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), which establishes the nation’s toughest restrictions on destructive super pollutants including black carbon, fluorinated gases and methane. If followed worldwide, these acts would help cut the projected rate of […]

Sep 182016
 
L.A. Is Getting Closer To Clean Energy

Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved legislation co-authored by Councilmembers Mike Bonin and Paul Krekorian to chart a path to 100% clean energy in Los Angeles. In the words of Mike Bonin: “Transitioning rapidly to 100% clean energy is about our health today. It is about our city tomorrow. It is about leading the way […]

Sep 132016
 
NEW OCEAN HAPPENING

First weekend in November Catalina Casino, Avalon, California The New Ocean Happening, directed by Doug Aitken and Cyrill Gutsch, brings together creative pioneers and environmental visionaries to focus on the critical issues of our time and concerns for our oceans. Unfolding against the backdrop of the City of Avalon on Catalina Island, within the stunning […]

Sep 112016
 
Los Angeles Special Needs Pets For Adoption

The pets featured on this page are in urgent need of being adopted. Each of them has special needs. All of them are long time residents of Best Friends’ animal rescue. Their personalities earned them special standing with the staff of the facility but none has found a home to call their own, yet. Look […]

Sep 102016
 
Best Friends Animal Society: A Pioneer, Pet Advocate And Pet Rescuer

Best Friends Animal Society, the national animal charity – with a chapter in Los Angeles – has a long record of achievements. The organization pioneered the concept of no-kill animal shelters, educates pet owners and advanced low cost – and free – spay and neuter programs. An excellent advocate and organizer, Best Friends Animal Society […]

Sep 092016
 
California’s Historic Climate Change Legislation

California Sets Most Ambitious Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Targets in North America Ten years after California adopted the toughest greenhouse gas emission reduction goals in the nation, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today strengthened that commitment, signing SB 32 by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) and AB 197 by Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella), which require […]

Sep 062016
 
Preowned Pet Adoption

A word on pet adoption: everybody loves a puppy or a kitten which is why baby pets get adopted first. But the pets that NEED to be adopted – whose lives literally depend on being adopted! – are adult. Many people are hesitant and even intimidated by the prospect of adopting a grown up, preowned […]

Sep 032016
 
FREE Composting Workshops

Say what?! Composting is a natural process of recycling that converts useless organic waste into a rich soil. It is a smart form of recycling that reduces waste while improving the quality of soil. There are several types of composting that involve different types of components from food scraps / leftovers to leaves and grass […]

Aug 242016
 
L.A. Builds New Stormwater Capture Facility

More than five billion gallons of water will be saved each year at a new stormwater capture facility now under construction in the northeast San Fernando Valley. Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilmember Nury Martinez, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works today broke ground on […]

Aug 192016
 
FREE CLASS California Friendly® Landscape Training

LADWP offers a free class that teaches water-wise gardening. This class is geared for residential customers and is provided at no cost. Learn six ways to make your garden California Friendly: 1. Using a holistic approach to gardening 2. Building a living soil sponge 3. Rethinking elements of your site 4. Right plant, right place […]

Aug 162016
 
Next CicLAvia In The Heart of L.A.

Fresh on the heels of the successful CicLAvia – Culver City Meets Venice which took place on August 9th 2015, CicLAvia is getting ready for the next! CicLAvia – Heart of LA is scheduled for October 16th 2016. It will feature its fifth-year anniversary route through the Heart of LA as Boyle Heights, Chinatown, DTLA, […]

Jul 052016
 
Healthy Homes

We say “Home, sweet home.” and “My home is my castle”. Home is the center of family life and the ultimate refuge from the elements, strangers and the world. We perceive home as the place of ultimate safety. Sadly, most of our homes aren’t as safe as we believe. The building materials, paints, synthetic floor […]

Jul 012016
 
Natural History Museum: Kids CAN Make A Difference

What We Can Do to Combat the Effects of Global Climate Change? The world is undergoing some of its greatest changes since the demise of the dinosaurs. The population of the planet is increasing at an unprecedented rate, having gone from 1 billion people at the start of 1800 to 6.7 billion by 2000. As […]