Archive for 2010

Every Day With a Canvas Bag

by Joyce Amaro I stood in the check-out line at my local market with my filled shopping cart silently reprimanding myself for once again forgetting my canvas bags. “Why is this so difficult for me?” I angrily thought to myself as I remembered how I had left my canvas bags sitting at my back door.…

LID Ordinance Passes City Council!

If you haven’t already heard, allow us to be the bearers of some great news – the Los Angeles Low Impact Development Ordinance passed City Council! On Friday, December 17 the City Council passed the LID Ordinance on unanimous consent on the very last council meeting of the year. If you want to check out…

LID Ordinance Scheduled for December 17 City Council Meeting

Dear Clean Water Supporter: On December 14, 2010, the Los Angeles City Council’s Energy and the Environment Committee forwarded the proposed Low Impact Development (LID) Ordinance* to the City Council be considered at their meeting on Friday, December 17, 2010. The agenda for the meeting is available for viewing through this link. The LID Ordinance…

Day Without A (Plastic) Bag on 12/16

Actions always speak louder than words, especially when it comes to making a difference for the environment. On Thursday, December 16th, Heal the Bay is organizing its fourth annual Day Without A Bag, where the organization is raising awareness about the harmful effects of plastic bag pollution. The Algalita Foundation, which monitors plastics in our…

LID Ordinance at 12/14 Energy and Environment Meeting

Dear Clean Water Supporter: The Low Impact Development (LID) Ordinance* has been scheduled to be reviewed and discussed at a special meeting of the Los Angeles City Council Energy and the Environment Committee meeting on December 14, 2010. The agenda for the meeting is available to view through this link. Here are the details regarding…

LID Ordinance Continued to December 14, 2010 Meeting of Energy and the Environment Committee

Dear Clean Water Supporter, The proposed Low Impact Development (LID) Ordinance was discussed at the December 7, 2010 meeting of the Los Angeles City Council’s Energy and the Environment Committee.   Committee members voted to continue the LID Ordinance to a special meeting of the Energy and the Environment Committee on Tuesday, December 14, 2010.…

Proposed LID Ordinance To Be Heard at December 7 Energy and the Environment Committee Meeting

Dear Clean Water Supporter: The proposed Low Impact Development (LID) Ordinance* has been scheduled to be reviewed and discussed at the December 7, 2010 meeting of the Energy and the Environment Committee. The agenda for the meeting is available to view through this link. Here are the details regarding the Energy and the Environment meeting:…

Celebrate the Holidays by Celebrating the Environment and Community

We’re certain you have a busy month planned, but what better way to get into the spirit of giving this Holiday Season than to donate a few hours for a good cause. There are many volunteer and event opportunities early this month, so why not pick one and go for it! Holiday shopping can always…

LID Ordinance at Energy & Environment Council Committee on December 7th

Dear Clean Water Supporter, The proposed Los Angeles Low Impact Development (LID) Ordinance* will be scheduled to be heard at the December 7, 2010 meeting of the City Council’s Energy and Environment Committee. We will provide details regarding the time and location of the meeting once the agenda has been finalized. This is an important…

Share Your LA River Stories

by Joyce Amaro When I was student at Monterey Highlands Elementary School, my 5th grade class took a field trip to the Los Angeles Zoo. The experience I remember most about the day was driving up the Golden State Freeway on a slow-moving, yellow dinosaur-sized school bus and seeing, for the first time, all the…

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