Held the third Thursday in December, Heal the Bay’s annual A Day Without a Bag gives Southland shoppers an early holiday present, courtesy of a reusable bag giveaway at locations throughout Los Angeles County.
Each year, people around the world come together on the third Saturday in September to clean local beaches, parks, schools, river banks and neighborhoods. It’s the largest volunteer day on the planet, and we hope you’ll be there for the next Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, Sept.15, 2012, 9 a.m. until noon.
Two celebrated writers deeply influenced by the riparian and other landscapes of the American West will read from their work and explore how storytelling – in the tradition of Thoreau and Emerson – can give voice to natural resources.
*Volunteers must be at least 12 years old or accompanied by an adult. PLEASE NOTE that anyone under the age of 18 must have a liability waiver signed by their parent or guardian in order to participate in these events. Both the English and Spanish waiver can be obtained in advance from www.healthebay.org/waivers.
The Good Food LA: Festival is the culmination of a citywide event on March 31, spanning more than 40 sites and a myriad of workshops and projects all focused on building a more healthy, fair and sustainable food system.
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.
Wilder Utopia and Burbank Green Alliance are hosting a screening of “Tipping Point- The End of Oil” with a discussion on the Alberta Tar Sands and how to heal our impact (by breaking the addiction to fossil fuels).
This is a rare chance to hear First Nations Activist and Actress Tantoo Cardinal. She will be discussing “The Impact of the Tar Sands on Indigenous Cultures and Healing Our Mother Earth Connection.” The discussion also includes Rae Breaux, national organizer for Tar Sands Action who will speak on “Nonviolent Resistance and the Future of the Keystone XL Pipeline.”