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.
Energy Upgrade California in Los Angeles County invites you to an Open House in Canoga Park.
This is a great opportunity to see the various elements of a completed Energy Upgrade home achieving over 40% energy savings. You can also win a $300 coupon for money off your own home assessment cost!
As Chair of the state Senate Subcommittee on Urban Rivers, Sen. Fran Pavely will be hosting a joint hearing on the Los Angeles River with Assemblymember Felipe Fuentes, the Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on the Revitalization of the Los Angeles River and the Pacoima Wash.
The hearing will focus on the San Fernando Valley portion of the 51 mile-long L.A. River and will include updates from community groups as well as city, county, and federal officials about efforts to revitalize the river.
October 17, 2011 - 8:30am - October 18, 2011 - 4:00pm
Green california schools summit & expo
The Green California Schools Summit is organized by the non-profit Green Technology, a partner with Cal/EPA for EEI outreach and teacher training.
The Summit offers a once-a-year chance to get up to date on the technologies, policies, teaching strategies and best practices that are contributing to progress in the Golden State’s green schools movement.
NATIONAL TOUR BEGINS OCTOBER 15 AT UCLA ROYCE HALL
Performance and purpose collide in a world stage premiere that illuminates the plight of the Pacific Islands. Scientists report the vulnerable coral atolls of Kiribati Tokelau and Tuvalu are already experiencing rising sea levels as the result of global warming and climate change. Thirty-six dancers and musicians express their deep connection to nature and their ancestral past through multi-part harmonies, poetry, and gracious movement, cascading over dynamic rhythms and inspiring us all to be better stewards of our shared planet.
The Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) would like to encourage its members and allies to join the International Plastic Bag-Free Day on July 3, 2011 being organized by Fundació Prevenció de Residus i Consum.
LADWP's newly released budget proposes to dramatically slash investment in essential environmental initiatives including energy efficiency, water conservation and stormwater capture.
LADWP will present their budget categorized into two types of costs: basic business needs (minimum to meet regulatory mandates and basic operations) and “strategic investments.” “Strategic investments” include a higher percentage of support for such programs as: water conservation, energy efficiency, water reuse, groundwater recharge, water recycling, smart meters and stormwater capture.
Both “basic costs” and “strategic investments” are critical to ensure water sustainability.
Visit www.ladwp.com/laforward to learn more about the 2011 Rates Process and to RSVP.