Five Ways to Get Ready For The Rain

Winter rains will be here before we know it! And, while we’re not quite ready to pull out the umbrellas and rain boots, there are a few things you can do now to get your home, car and neighborhood ready.  After all, it’s better to be safe than sorry! Discovering that your roof is leaking…

Changing Seasons, Changing Habits

Leaves on trees will start changing colors. Mornings will develop a brisk chill. The holiday spirit will soon fill the air. Keep an eye out, for these are the signs that fall has arrived. September 22nd was officially the first day of fall, and although we Southern Californians know that summer often extends through September…

Go Green Activities for Your Family

The school year is well underway and days are filled with sitting in classrooms learning the three R’s. We suspect that many of you are longing for that fourth “R” – Recreation – remembering the long days of summer spent outdoors and in the open air. Fear not! School may be in session, but there…

Green With Native Garden Envy

Autumn is the perfect season to start a native garden. The soil is still warm, which helps the root system of young plants grow healthy and strong, and the outdoor temperature turns cooler, putting less stress on the new plantings. And fall is water-wise. Shorter days, milder temperatures and (knock on wood) the occasional rain…

One Less Spark May Mean One Less Wildfire

The recent local fires and Santa Ana wind conditions here in Southern California are a reminder that fire season is here. Additionally, the increased vegetation in local hills as a result of the heavy rains this last winter means that there’s more fire fuel out there. To keep Angelenos safe during the next few months,…

Turning Favorite Polluters Into Favorite Neighbors

We all have a “favorite polluter” in our community. That one person who doesn’t pick up after their dog on walks or allows their dog to run free to leave “presents” all over the neighborhood. So, how do you deal with them? How do you get them to change their polluting ways and begin picking…

Dog Days of Summer

Summer is here and the livin’ is easy! For your family, your friends and especially your pets, summer is probably a time to have fun, relax and soak in some sun. However, summer can also be a constant battle to escape the heat. You likely have a game plan that includes water fun and popsicles…

Woofing Around LA’s Watersheds

Calling all dog owners: keep your pets active this summer by heading to a paw-friendly park in your local watershed! Wait, what’s a watershed you might ask? Simply put, a watershed is an area of land that collects water and redirects it to a river, lake, or ocean. Did you know that any surface street…

Tips For An Ocean-Friendly Barbecue

People always say that Los Angeles doesn’t have seasons. We disagree. We can always tell that it’s summer by the inescapable desire to fire up the grill and throw a good old fashioned backyard barbecue. Celebrate the season with pride, Angelenos! Just be sure to also honor Mother Earth with these ocean-friendly tips that save water,…

LA Sanitation Launches recycLA

LA Sanitation has launched a new business and multifamily waste collection program, “recycLA.” This trailblazing program will provide waste and recycling services to 80,000 commercial and multifamily accounts in Los Angeles, many of which have not had the opportunity to recycle under the current system.   With Los Angeles being the first city in the U.S.…

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