LA Sanitation Receives Environmental Awards

LA Sanitation received three 2017 National Environmental Achievement Awards (NEAA) on February 6th during NACWA’s 2017 Winter Conference. These prestigious national awards were granted for three different LA Sanitation environmental projects. LASAN received the Operations & Environmental Performance Award for the Avalon Green Alley Network, where abandoned and trash-filled alleys were redeveloped using permeable pavement and native plants…

Show Mother Earth Some Love

With love and relationships taking center stage on February 14, we’re highlighting a few relationships you won’t hear much about on Valentine’s Day – relationships that will make Mother Earth smile.  Celebrate A Long-Term Relationship! LA Sanitation has been implementing a recycling program for more than 25 years. Now that’s a committed relationship! Crews collect…

Wandering LA’s Wetlands

February 2 was World Wetlands Day, which has us thinking about how much we love LA’s wetlands. A haven for a wide variety of wildlife and plants, wetlands also help filter, clean and store water. When it rains, they act like a big sponge, soaking up water and preventing flooding. They’re also a great place to…

Score Big For Team Earth!

Let’s face it, whether or not you’re a football fan, you’ll probably be attending or hosting a Super Bowl party this Sunday as the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons battle for the NFL title. Yes, it’s a chance to get together with family and friends and yell and cheer, but don’t forget that it’s also…

Machado Lake To Shine In 2017

With more than 90% of its land area developed, Los Angeles’ Dominguez Channel Watershed is undoubtedly the southland’s most impervious. Located in the southern portion of the Los Angeles Basin, the watershed includes more than eight cities as well as portions of unincorporated LA County. Its 70,000 acres of drainage area include several bodies of…

Is California’s Drought Over?

Wow! Los Angeles has seen a lot of the wet stuff in the last few weeks! It’s been a long time since we’ve been able to say this, but Los Angeles is currently above average in the amount of rainfall it has received this winter. Add to that images of raging waterfalls in Yosemite, reports…

The Gift of Green

From recycling wrapping paper to composting our Christmas tree, we’ve all heard ways that we can make our holidays “greener.”  And, while we should all continue to make these “green” practices a part of our holiday traditions, this year, we’re challenging Angelenos to take it one step further. Here are some fun and simple ways…

Setting a Green(er) Thanksgiving Table

As you begin to plan for Thanksgiving dinner, how will you set your table this year? Paper plates and plasticware? Or reusable plates and utensils? Although you might think that using paper plates will save water, the production and afterlife of those plates actually use more water (as well as create additional landfill waste and…

Good News…Bad News

Do you want the good news first or the bad news? Let’s start with the good news. Californian’s plastic bag ban was upheld by voters with the passage of Proposition 67 last week. This means that effective immediately, single-use plastic bags will no longer be distributed by most grocery, convenience and liquor stores, as well…

TreePeople To Host Rainwater Harvesting Workshops

We’re not used to seeing rainy weather in October here in LA, but that’s exactly what we got earlier this month. The showers reminded those with rain barrels that it was time to get them ready for the coming winter rains. And, the falling rain drops were the prefect prompt for those Angelenos who are…

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