Posts Tagged Pollution Prevention

A Day Without A Bag, By Heal The Bay

By Meredith McCarthy, Heal the Bay Programs Director The holidays are a time for giving thanks – for family, for friends, for good will among all people. Here in Southern California we should also remember to be thankful for our oceans, which provide so much therapeutic and economic value to millions of beachgoers each year.…

LA Stormwater Is Waving Thanks!

November is always a nice break from wagging our fingers, telling people not to do things, and start putting our hands together for all the amazing work that our followers, partners and volunteers have done to assist and promote the efforts of LA Stormwater. First of all, we’d like to say, to all of our…

8 Pollution Prevention Tips

Since 1993, the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (NPPR) and the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) have observed the third week of each September as Pollution Prevention Week, also known as P2 Week. Unlike most environmental awareness programs, P2 Week focuses not on the usual activities such as clean-ups and renewal programs, but instead…

How Are You Celebrating National Water Quality Month?

Did you know that the month of August is National Water Quality Month? Yeah, we knew there was a reason we loved this month so much. It’s a perfect time to look at how we can improve local water quality by following a few simple tips! How are water quality and stormwater related? Here’s how:…

Combating the Litter Problem is a Team Effort

Take a moment to think about the last time you saw a piece of litter on the ground. Did you see a soda can, a plastic bag or maybe even a cigarette butt? Aside from being an eye sore, litter also has a tremendous negative impact on our environment. Here in the Los Angeles area,…

Santa Monica Baykeeper and Ballona Creek Need You!

Do you want to help improve LA rivers’ and coastal water quality? If the answer is yes then you ought to consider volunteering with Santa Monica Baykeeper‘s new DrainWatch program, which is in need of dedicated clean water supporters like yourself! DrainWatch will help to identify and address sources of pollution that impact the LA…

Top Ten Water Pollution Facts

Below are a few water pollution facts that all clean water lovers should know (and share with their friends)! #1: When it rains water runs directly into L.A.’s storm drains where the water flows into our local waterways and then the ocean. This stormwater is much different than sewer water, as it is not connected…

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),…

Clean Water Begins with You

When it rains it pours. At least that was the case for part of December here in Southern California, with more rainfall likely in the near future. As we’ve noted before, rains can wash unwanted trash through our storm drain system where it ends up polluting our watershed and ocean beaches. Friends of Ballona Wetlands…

The Coast is Clear(er)

We live in an age where cutting edge technology is everywhere, making our lives and its related challenges easier to solve. Often times we aren’t aware or able to understand the technology that makes our lives easier. It just happens in the background, without us knowing. We simply reap the benefits. And so it is…

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