Happy Chinese New Year to You and Your Dog!

What do the Los Angeles Stormwater Program and Chinese New Year have in common?! Believe it or not, the answer is… dogs! Chinese New Year is tomorrow and it’s the Year of the Dog! In case you don’t already know, here are a few fun facts about Chinese New Year: It is probably the most…

Kickoff the Super Bowl with a Zero Waste Party

Let’s face it, whether or not you’re a football fan, you’ll likely be attending or hosting a Super Bowl party this Sunday as the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles 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…

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, Valentine’s Day can be Green for You!

According to the National Retail Federation, Americans spend about $2 million buying flowers for Valentine’s Day each year. That’s more than chocolate/candy and more than cards as well! We thought it might be worth taking a deeper look into the flower industry this Valentine’s Day; specifically, the environmental impact of those $2 million spent! Did…

Watersheds Ahead! Discover your #H2OMoment Today

A new year brings new knowledge. Many Angelenos are aware of LA’s watersheds, but some of you may be asking…what exactly is a watershed? Simply put, a watershed is an area of land that collects water and directs it to a body of water such as a river, lake, or ocean. Here in LA we…

Don’t Fir-get to Recycle your Christmas Tree

The holiday festivities are now only a memory. The presents have all been opened. Friends and family are on their way home. You’re getting ready for the new year! It’s time to begin thinking about taking down the decorations and what you should do with the Christmas tree. Fortunately, LA Sanitation allows you to recycle…

New Year, Green Beginnings

2018 is just around the corner!  If you decide to watch the ball drop on TV, host your own party, or paint the town red, check out our simple tips to ring in the new year in an environmentally-friendly way: If you’re staying in: Use candles instead of lights to cut back on electricity usage.…

Gifts For Everyone – Even Mother Earth

We’re all wrapped up in the holidays now. Between planning for holiday gatherings and making your home festive and bright, you may think it’s just too difficult to find time to remember our environment. But, you don’t have to be a Scrooge to Mother Earth this time of year. Here are a few simple ways…

City to Host Van Nuys-Pacoima Green Street Project Workshops

The City of Los Angeles invites you to provide input on the Van Nuys-Pacoima Neighborhood Green Street Project, which will enhance the water quality of LA’s rivers and ocean, increase groundwater recharge in the San Fernando Groundwater Basin and alleviate nuisance flooding.  Project construction is expected to start in summer 2018 and be completed in…

Two Ways to Join America Recycles Day

November 15th is America Recycles Day, a national initiative of Keep America Beautiful, which is a nonprofit organization that has a wide variety of initiatives and programs with the goal of greener communities. America Recycles Day in particular, aims to educate Americans on the importance of recycling for our environment and our economy. Here at…

Time for Hallow-Clean!

The Jack o’ lanterns have all been carved. The treats have all been given out. Now it’s time to make sure the Halloween festivities don’t turn into tricks for our local rivers, creeks and ocean. Here are three easy Halloween Clean-Up activities that you can adopt with your little ghosts and goblins to keep LA’s…

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