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.
ABOUT THE VAN NUYS NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL SUSTAINABLE PLANNING INITIATIVE
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.
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.