Did you know that 73 million sharks are killed each year for the shark fin trade? And did you know that one of the most effective ways to protect sharks is to eliminate the market for fins by prohibiting their sale?
Should Burbank ban the bag? Ask questions & get involved at the Burbank Community Forum: Banning the Bag & Fighting Plastic Pollution. This in-depth discussion with experts on plastic bags and plastic pollution asks what is the responsibility of producers to prevent plastic pollution and what are the next steps.
Let city council know you support a bag ban in La Cañada Flintridge. Each City Council Agenda provides an opportunity for the public to address and provide information to the City Council. During the "Comments from the Public" portion of the meeting, anyone wishing to address the City Council should complete a Public Comment Card and submit it to the City Clerk. Speakers will be called in the order that Public Comment Cards are received.
Clean Up Green Up, L.A.’s cutting-edge policy initiative to address toxic hotspots in the communities of Boyle Heights, Pacoima and Wilmington, will have its second hearing before the Planning and Land Use Management (PLUM) Committee on April 2. Join us at City Hall for the Clean Up Green Up PLUM hearing.
Almost every waterway in the Los Angeles County has been found to be contaminated with toxins, trash and pollutants at levels well above public health standards and Clean Water Act regulations, and 7 of the 10 most polluted beaches in California are in LA County.
Hundreds of activists and supporters from across a wide coalition of over 90 groups will march from Olvera St./Paseo de la Plaza and converge for the Forward on Climate Rally at City Hall (200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012) to deliver the message: "Solve the Climate Crisis! Take a Stand Mr. President!"
Wear Black to help form the Keystone XL Pipeline. Make a sign and bring a friend! Water and Food will not be provided, so bring what you need.
On Friday, October 5, supporters of clean water packed a Metropolitan Water District meeting room to fight for strong stormwater protections throughout Southern California as part of the "Take L.A. By Storm" campaign. On November 8, the L.A. Regional Water Quality Board will continue the public hearing regarding a revised permit. Written comments will no longer be accepted, but interested parties may present oral comments concerning revisions to the permit.
Now is the time for stronger protections, not weaker ones.
When it rains in L.A. County, millions of gallons of water flow over paved surfaces like rooftops, sidewalks, parking lots, and streets. This "urban runoff" picks up animal waste, metals, oil, toxic materials, bacteria, and pathogens, carrying them to our storm drain system to be dumped into our local rivers and beaches, usually with little or no treatment.