L.A. Environment

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 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 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 […]

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 […]