Posts Tagged Community

Working Together To Beautify LA

The City of Los Angeles, Board of Public Works, Office of Community Beautification (OCB) aims to “Keep Los Angeles Beautiful” and free of graffiti and litter.  To accomplish this, OCB provides graffiti removal services, clean up assistance and programs that empower the community to take action towards beautifying their neighborhood. OCB encourages residents and community…

Community Empowerment Starts with You

By Ida Talalla Community is where my home is and my home is my community. I believe that community is an extension of ourselves and that the community’s environmental needs and public spaces are the collective responsibility of all who feel a connection to place. This civic responsibility drives Echo Park Trash Abatement Project (TAP),…

May(be) This is the Month You Volunteer?

It’s May! Do you know what that means? It means it’s time for you to pick up a shovel and plant a tree. Or something along those lines. Below is a list of events (some of which do not include manual labor) that perhaps will entice you to help green our City. >On Thursday, May…

April Showers Bring … A Month Full of Eco-Events!

March came in like a lion and went out like a lamb and now April is here! That means it is time to pull out those work gloves, pull on your jacket and head to a local community event. Below is a list of a few events you’ll find in the area. >Cabrillo Marine Aquarium…

Big Change Happens in Small Ways at New School-West

by Kristin Sherman As a preschool director I’m witness to change over time and certain shifts in social consciousness. The philosophy in our school, The New School-West Preschool, is influenced by schools in Reggio Emilia, Italy. There’s a great respect for the children’s ideas, and curriculum is based on their reactions and interests in the…

November Stormwater Events: A Bountiful Month of Environmental Fun

Fall is in full swing and there is no better time to lend a few hours to better our environment! There are a lot of great opportunities this month to lend a few hours and also some great events you won’t want to miss. Volunteering is like Thanksgiving every day! So come on out! >Have…

Monthly Events: Kick-start Fall with a Little Community Building!

What better way to welcome the change in seasons than with a volunteer or community event this month? If you didn’t have a chance to lend a hand for the environment this past summer, it’s not too late to jump right in to help green L.A. this fall. And if you did volunteer, we’re sure…

Monthly Events: Sunshine and Volunteering: A Recipe for a Great July

Summer is in full swing here in Southern California. This month is packed full of great events and volunteer opportunities, so pick a weekend to check out a local eco event or donate a few hours of your time to a good green cause! On Saturday, July 10th there are a number of events to…

Monthly Events: This MAY Be the Time to Volunteer for a Greener LA

Spring is officially in full swing and May is the month you should consider volunteering to green our great city and improve water quality conditions. For more info on the following events, including time and location, please visit the embedded links or check out our calendar. >Every Thursday during the month of May TreePeople will…

An Angeleno Shares her Rainwater Harvesting Program Experience

by Sherri Akers The keyword is “We”… the collaboration between the Mar Vista community and LA Stormwater set the bar for what is possible when the community gives up the ‘why don’t they…’ attitude and works with the city towards a greener LA! The LA Rainwater Harvesting Program was an incredible example of what can…

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