Tag Archives: Greenhouse gas emission reduction

Learn Lawn Replacement Using Climate Appropriate Plants

Join Mike Brown to learn how to replace your lawn with climate appropriate plants on Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 11 am to 12:30 pm.  This class helps answer questions about how to get started with removing your lawn, while Mike also guides you to determine the right design and plant choices. From retro-fitting an irrigation system to choosing the best drought tolerant plants, you will gain insights to begin the first steps in lawn removal and drought tolerant landscape design. If you are thinking about complete or partial lawn removal, this is the class for you. You can RSVP on Meet Up. Please note space is limited and Mike’s classes tend to fill up fast from his various activities, so don’t count on Meet Up as your attendance reference. Book early if you want a seat at Jackalope.


Jackalope Pottery
10726 Burbank Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 91601

Using Complete Streets best practices on Van Nuys Blvd can lead to economic gains

Last month, Smart Growth America released study findings of economic benefits to communities that develop Complete Streets. Listen to the findings and learn the case studies here as Van Nuys Neighborhood Council helps shape City of Los Angeles’ Complete Streets plans along Van Nuys Blvd.

The VNNC needs YOU to join local academics, budget advocates, Van Nuys small businesses, historic preservationists, ecological conservationists and community-centric land-use advocates to help shape Van Nuys Blvd into a complete street.  California’s climate laws and innovative local leadership offer us a once in a lifetime opportunity to create a strong community designed for climate and economic resiliency.


In March, the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council hosted its first sustainable planning summit to inform the community about City of Los Angeles initiatives and local quality of life advocacy driven by California’s climate laws. This post continues dialog that began at the summit.

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.