Events

18th Annual Kids Ocean Day Screams “Kelp Us!”

It’s been eighteen years since the very first Kids Ocean Day, and this year’s event was the largest to date. On June 2nd, over 6,300 students along with teachers and volunteers from the Los Angeles area cleaned up Dockweiler Beach and formed a massive talking fish that said “Kelp Us!” The 18th Annual Adopt-A-Beach Clean-Up…

It’s June and the City’s in Bloom, So Why Not Get Out & Volunteer?

It’s almost summer here in sunny Los Angeles, and that means a lot of us are getting excited about heading to the beach! We bet you wouldn’t be quite as excited if our beaches were always littered with debris, like plastic bags and soda cans. Well, help ensure that our local waterways and beaches are…

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…

Check Out the Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase on April 30th!

by Sherri Akers The MVCC Green Committee wanted to host a community event to celebrate Earth Day 2009 that would inspire our neighbors to conserve water.  Ideas were tossed around –eco block parties? An event with speakers on sustainability issues? What about a garden tour that featured sustainable and edible gardens? Could we even get…

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…

March into Spring Being Green: Volunteer or Attend an Eco-Event

Winter is almost over and spring is right around the corner. The changes coming our way aren’t as stark as in some parts of our country, but most of us certainly enjoy the days getting longer and the temperature getting a little warmer. So, why not welcome in Spring by attending an eco-friendly event this…

Thinking Outside the Box Creates a Booth in a Box

Are you the organizer of your local farmer’s market?  Is your neighborhood council planning a Spring resource fair? Are you helping a local rescue group host a dog adoption festival? Would you like to have free City of Los Angeles Stormwater information and outreach materials at an upcoming community event? If you answered yes to…

Give a Little Love (to the Environment) this Valentine’s Month

Show some love this February and come out for a volunteer or eco-friendly event. Below is a list of some of the happenings taking place this month in and around Los Angeles. All are LA Stormwater approved!  > We like clean beaches! We bet you do too. So come on out on Saturday, February 5th…

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…

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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