Best Management Practices

Five Eco-Resolutions You’ll Keep

Let’s be honest. The lifespan of a typical New Year’s resolution is roughly that of a housefly. Somewhere around 15 to 30 days after making a solemn vow to go to the gym every morning, we start getting sluggish. We hit the snooze button a few extra times and promise to make up lost workouts…

LA Launches LACityBag.com

City of Los Angeles officials today launched LACityBag.com as part of its Bring-Your-Own-Bag Campaign and in anticipation of the Single-Use Carryout Bag Ordinance that takes effect on January 1, 2014.  “LACityBag.com provides useful information for both shoppers and retailers about the Single-Use Carryout Bag Ordinance and its benefits to our marine environment,” said Commissioner Barbara Romero of the Board of…

Got Leaves?

Leaves, leaves, everywhere!  Anyone with trees and shrubs around their home is experiencing a bounty of fallen leaves this time of year. And while fall colors can be visually stunning, what does one do with all those fallen leaves after the kids are finished having leaf fights and jumping into leaf piles? Here are a…

Don’t Be A Trash Monster!

Halloween will be here before you can say, “Boo!” So, as you prepare for that spooky, kooky holiday coming up at the end of this month, take a few minutes to incorporate these simple stormwater-friendly tricks and tips into your autumn activities.  Batman – Ban that Bag! When your little super heroes and princesses go…

Environment Plus Edibles Equal Eden

If you’re looking for inspiration for your own garden or scouting out amazing weekend outings for the family that are fun, educational and free, then look no further than the fifth annual Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase on Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. This annual tour, located in the heart of…

Keeping LA’s Beaches Green

This is the time of year when green is the “it” color. Between St. Patrick’s Day and the many hues of springtime green popping up on foliage all around us, we’re happily “swimming” in emerald…jade…chartreuse…sage…hunter…pistachio…the shades of green can go on and on. And, as the plant world around us begins to wake up from winter,…

Resolve To Give Back to Our Bays

2013 is here and with a new year comes new beginnings and lots of resolutions. Why not make a few to keep Los Angeles cleaner? In that spirit, below are a few ways that you can resolve to give back to our bays. Consider adopting one (or all!) of these simple resolutions in 2013 and…

New SAFE Center Opens In Granada Hills

Late last month, LA Sanitation cut the ribbon on the new Nicole Bernson SAFE Center located at 10241 North Balboa Blvd. in Granada Hills. Standing for Solvents, Automotive, Flammables and Electronics, the new SAFE Center will provide residents of the Northwest San Fernando Valley a convenient way to dispose of their unwanted household hazardous waste…

Littering is Wrong, Too!

So what do littering, networking at a funeral and gas station sushi all have in common? They are all wrong according to a new ad campaign launched by Keep Los Angeles Beautiful in partnership with Keep California Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful to get people talking about littering. By equating littering with ridiculous, irrational and thoughtless “wrongs,”…

Do Put Some Spring in Your Step

By Joyce Amaro, Los Angeles Stormwater Public Education Manager As I drove into the office this morning, it wasn’t hard to believe that Spring has sprung. Budding trees, flowering bushes, blue skies, warmer temps – it all reminded me that spring is here – a time of renewal and rebirth that we can count on…

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