Category Archives: Earth Day

Calling All Urban Forest Advocates!

Calling All Urban Forest Advocates!

LA’s sidewalks have reached a tripping point!

Join us on June 10th, along with our partners Investing in Place, Los Angeles Walks, AARP California, and others for The Tripping Point: Advocacy Summit for Completing Streets in LA! Broken sidewalks, dangerous crosswalks, missing bus shelters and hot, unshaded streets are the norm in too many neighborhoods. Angelenos deserve better!

At this half-day summit of keynotes, interactive trainings and workshops, you and other urban forest champions will learn the skills, tools, strategies, and insights to become better advocates for:

  • Healthier street trees;
  • Accessible, safe sidewalks;
  • Safe crosswalks; and
  • More bus shelters

Ready to dig in? Join us and our partners KYCC for a community organizing workshop at the Summit, “Urban Forestry: Growing a Healthy Street Tree Canopy for All.” Here, you can share experiences and learn solutions on how to work with the City of LA and the Urban Forestry Division to protect trees and people.

LA depends on trees for their life-saving benefits.

Stand up. Join the movement for a safer and accessible LA.

RSVP Today!

Earth Day LA – April 22 @ 10:00 am

Earth Day LA

Mark your calendars for LA Sanitation’s second annual Earth Day LA on Saturday, April 22nd from 10am to 2pm at Exposition Park! ABC7’s Leslie Sykes will be the Mistress of Ceremonies. Enjoy free food, beverages, games, and giveaways, while supplies last. Kids can meet our mascots, explore City vehicles, and learn sustainability lessons. Admission is free, and all are welcome. In the spirit of sustainability, attendees are encouraged to use public transportation. Learn more atwww.lacitysan.org/earthdayla or www.facebook.com/lacitysan

Earth Day LA – April 22

Earth Day LA

LA Sanitation is holding its 2nd Annual citywide “Earth Day LA” event on Saturday, April 22 from10am to 2pm at Exposition Park.  Admission is free!  With over 50 exhibitors, free food (while supplies last), City vehicles to explore, games, giveaways, a Kids Corner, and photo ops, attendees of all ages will enjoy the family festival experience while learning about sustainability.  In the spirit of Earth-friendly fun, everyone is encouraged to use public transportation. Want to let us know you’re coming?  Sign up at earthdayla.eventbrite.com.

LASAN’s Earth Day LA on Saturday 4/23 at Hansen Dam

LASAN’s Earth Day LA on Saturday 4/23 at Hansen Dam

LA Sanitation is hosting its first annual citywide Earth Day LA event to be held on Saturday, April 23rd from 9am to 2pm, at Hansen Dam Park, just outside Discovery Cube Los Angeles. The theme is Zero Waste – One Water. We would be honored to have you join us.

A few event details:

  • 2000 to 3000 attendees
  • DJ and local performers
  • community bike ride/walk in conjunction with CicLAvia
  • local neighborhood clean-up
  • city vehicles to explore and take photos in
  • booths, games, mascots, educational materials, giveaways
  • free food & beverages
  • Kids Corner with pony rides and activities
  • Eco-Challenge Scavenger Hunt

The first 1000 attendees will receive a free pass to Discovery Cube Los Angeles! All are welcome, and the event is free. A flyer is attached for you to share.

Special thanks to our key partners:

  • Council District 7
  • Discovery Cube Los Angeles
  • Recreation & Parks
  • Los Angeles Public Library
  • LAPD & LAPD Cadets
  • Park Rangers
  • CicLAvia
  • City Plants

We’re truly grateful for the partnerships and look forward to an educational day of Earth-friendly fun on April 23! We hope that you ​will join us​ for our new flagship event​.

Van Nuys Neighborhood Council votes unanimously for strict Citywide greenhouse gas emission reduction targets

A journal of Science study published Thursday reports if climate change continues rapidly, one in six species could face extinction. And in a timely Earth Day vote at last week’s Special Meeting, Van Nuys Neighborhood Council voted unanimously to support Councilmember Paul Koretz’s motion to implement a Los Angeles citywide greenhouse gas emission reduction target of 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. We’re committed to work toward a climate resilient solution including protecting local Valley resources at the Sepulveda Basin and recharging the San Fernando Valley aquifer.

Add your voice to the solution by participating at our monthly general meetings the second Wednesday of each month in the conference room of the Marvin Braude Constituent Service Center at 6262 Van Nuys Blvd in Van Nuys. And bring your ideas to VNNC committees.  Several projects are starting up in Van Nuys that you can contribute to if greenhouse gas emission reduction matters to you.

On the 45th Anniversary of Earth Day, Van Nuys Neighborhood Council Voted to Support Rim of the Valley Expansion

At a Special Van Nuys Neighborhood Council Meeting on the 45th Earth Day, the board voted to support Alternative D in the Rim of the Valley Expansion Draft Study, and to join the Rim of the Valley Coalition to inform the public about our opportunity to link urban LA with rural LA for better hiking, wildlife corridor connectivity and habitat conservation. Public comment is open through June 30 and VNNC recommends Angelenos voice your support for Alternative D – a 313,000-acre addition. For more information visit here.

To take action, sign the Rim of the Valley Coalition’s letter of support.

You also can attend any of the U.S. National Park Service public hearings on the Rim of the Valley draft study to make public comment about what hiking trails, expanded wildlife corridor connectivity and habitat conservation mean to you. All meetings start with a short presentation followed by time for comments questions:

May 4, 7 to 9 p.m. La Crescenta Public Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta, CA 91214

May 5, 7 to 9 p.m. William S. Hart Regional Park, Hart Hall, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall, CA 91321

May 6, 7 to 9 p.m. Conejo Parks and Recreation District, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

May 21, 7 to 9 p.m. Mason Recreation Center, 10500 Mason Ave., Chatsworth, CA 91311

June 2, 3 to 5 p.m. El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument, Hellman-Quon Building, 130 Paseo de La Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012

E-mail your comments to pwr_rimofthevalley@nps.gov. Or mail your comments to National Park Service, 570 W. Avenue 26, Los Angeles, CA 90065. Public comment period ends June 30.

Happy Earth Day: Here’s what you said you’re fighting for

President Obama celebrated the 45th-annual Earth Day by spending the afternoon exploring the Everglades in southern Florida. As a 1.5-million-acre wetland ecosystem, the Everglades is home to more than 350 species of birds, both alligators and crocodiles, and a wide diversity of plant life that gives shelter and beauty to the region.

See the highlights from the President’s trip here.

Unfortunately, the Everglades is currently threatened. Each day, climate change is negatively affecting the nature, species, and beauty of the region. But climate change isn’t just hurting the Everglades — it’s hurting our parks, ecosystems, and outdoor spaces in every state and every region of America.

That’s why on Monday, we asked you to join us in taking a stand. We called on you to help make this real for your friends, family, and followers on social media by sharing a photo of your favorite outdoors spot that you’d fight to protect. And we were overwhelmed by your responses.

Here are a few of the places that people said they’re fighting for:

Deer at Berryessa Snow Mountain

“I will fight to protect the Berryessa Snow Mountain region in California. It’s home to hundreds of animal species, including one of my favorites, the Black Tailed Mule Deer.” — Mary H.

Exploring eucalyptus forests

“Every eucalyptus forest in the United States. This, for example, is Mount Sutro Open Reserve in San Francisco. It is one of the most fragrant places a city can ever have, and I think the most divine places in Northern California.” — Jarrod B.

Sea turtles hatching on Florida beach

“Protecting our Florida Gulf Coast beaches, to save endangered Sea Turtles and their Nesting habitat. With the threat of rising sea levels along with ocean garbage and litter, sensitive sea turtle nesting areas are under threat.” — Shari L.

The President is taking steps to reduce the causes of climate change and prepare our communities for its impacts, and it’s not too late for you to join in.

Share a photo of your favorite outdoors spot that you’d fight to protect — then share it with your followers on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram with the hashtag #ActOnClimate.

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