LA Stormwater Promotes Good Pet Practices

So what do our pups have to do with stormwater issues? Unfortunately, plenty. But fortunately, LA Stormwater has you covered with our pet program information. What’s the connection between dogs and stormwater anyway? Well, when we don’t pick up after our furry friends, their waste can make its way into our storm drain system where…

Reminder: LID Ordinance Stakeholder Meeting on Thursday

Dear Clean Water Supporter: We wanted to remind you to attend this week’s Low Impact Development (LID) Ordinance Stakeholder Meeting. The meeting details are as follows: Date:  Thursday, January 20, 2011 Time:  1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Location:  City of Los Angeles, Bureau of Sanitation, Media Technical Center 2714 Media Center Drive Los Angeles, CA …

Lawn Be Gone: Score Some Cash by Removing Your Grass

Maintaining a grass lawn can be a hassle. Keeping your grass green and looking healthy means watering and mowing on a regular basis. We bet there have been plenty of times when you just wanted to give up and tear it all out. Well, if you really want to go green and stop all that…

Follow the Green Paved Alleys

 In Hollywood’s 1939 movie, The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy and her three pals walk along a yellow brick road on their way to the Emerald City to visit the mysterious wizard in her quest to get back home.  Similarly, the City of Los Angeles has embarked on a journey to transform our City streets and…

LID Ordinance Stakeholder Meeting Scheduled for January 20, 2011

Dear Clean Water Supporter: We invite you to attend a Low Impact Development (LID) Ordinance Stakeholder Meeting. The meeting details are as follows: Date: Thursday, January 20, 2011 Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Location: City of Los Angeles, Bureau of Sanitation, Media Technical Center 2714 Media Center Drive Los Angeles, CA  90065 Upstairs Training…

Kick off 2011 Right: Volunteer for a Greener LA!

We bet you made a New Year’s resolution or two, but it’s not too late to add one to the list. How about committing to participate in a few volunteer events this year? We’ll help by listing great events every month right here on the Team Effort blog. Below are some of the events you…

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…

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