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Help L.A. win the City Nature Challenge!

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and the California Academy of Sciences are getting ready for the 2019 City Nature Challenge! Over 130 cities from around the world are gearing up to compete against L.A., to see which city can find the most nature. Last year San Francisco won, so we need all [...]

By |2019-04-12T14:30:20-07:00April 12th, 2019|Blog, Sustainability|Comments Off on Help L.A. win the City Nature Challenge!

Plastic Straws Are Only Available By Request in LA, Beginning On Earth Day

Plastic pollution is a big problem for our oceans and waterways. Plastics do not break down in the environment, but instead break up into smaller pieces, which are ingested by marine life and poison, starve or suffocate them. To reduce the harmful effects of plastic pollution, the City of Los Angeles has adopted a plastic Straws-on-Request Ordinance to encourage everyone to [...]

By |2019-04-12T14:21:32-07:00April 12th, 2019|Blog, Sanitation, Sustainability|Comments Off on Plastic Straws Are Only Available By Request in LA, Beginning On Earth Day

Get Free Trees from City Plants + Read Their Urban Forestry Report

It's easy to be green thanks to the work of organizations like City Plants, a non-profit running a public-private partnership between the City of LA and six other non-profit organizations. Together they work with Neighborhood Councils, community groups, residents, and businesses to coordinate tree planting and care throughout LA. Spring is the perfect time to [...]

By |2019-04-12T15:05:01-07:00April 11th, 2019|Blog, Sustainability|Comments Off on Get Free Trees from City Plants + Read Their Urban Forestry Report

Share Your Neighborhood Council Story

What hot-topic issues has your Neighborhood Council had an impact on in your community? Share your story with us for a chance to be featured in story pitches to local news outlets interested in covering the 2019 Neighborhood Council elections. Fill out this form to submit your story for consideration: http://bit.ly/NCStoriesSubmission

Updates on Developing LA’s Urban Forest Management Plan

For the past year, a grant from Cal Fire and the US Forest Service has funded the development of an updated Urban Forest Management Plan for Los Angeles. Recommendations for the updated plan have been contributed by a working group of City officials and staff (including members of the Neighborhood Council Sustainability Alliance) in partnership [...]

By |2018-12-14T13:24:16-07:00December 14th, 2018|Blog, Sustainability|Comments Off on Updates on Developing LA’s Urban Forest Management Plan

LA Stormwater Video: Why Is Litter So Scary?

Halloween is just around the corner, so here's a treat you won't want to miss! Check out this video from LA Stormwater - the City's watershed protection program - to learn the scary truth about litter and what YOU can do to prevent pollution this season. Share this video with your Neighborhood Council and stay [...]

By |2018-10-26T14:57:24-07:00October 26th, 2018|Blog, Sustainability|Comments Off on LA Stormwater Video: Why Is Litter So Scary?

NC Sustainability Alliance Workshop: Great Green Space for a Climate-Smart LA (Aug 25)

story by NCSA Want to help your neighborhood maximize green space and be more climate resilient? Want to make the best and most equitable use of Measure A and Prop 68 funds for local parks? Join the Neighborhood Council Sustainability Alliance (NCSA) for a hands-on workshop with Fernando Cazares of the Trust for Public Land on how to make [...]

By |2018-08-17T15:58:53-07:00August 17th, 2018|Blog, Resiliency, Sustainability|Comments Off on NC Sustainability Alliance Workshop: Great Green Space for a Climate-Smart LA (Aug 25)

How to Build a Resilient LA: Civic U recap

story and photos by Aparna Mukherjee Expect the Unexpected: Building a Resilient LA, Block by Block Imagine surviving a natural disaster with no cell phone and being forced to live in your backyard for weeks, awaiting word on if it’s safe for you and your family to sleep in your house again. For EmpowerLA's John [...]

By |2018-08-17T15:53:27-07:00August 17th, 2018|Blog, Emergency Preparedness, Resiliency, Sustainability|Comments Off on How to Build a Resilient LA: Civic U recap

Sign Up for a Free Street Tree from LA Sanitation

Sign up with LA Sanitation to get a free street tree near your home! Visit http://tiny.cc/FreeStreetTrees to apply, and to learn more about the program. The application is available in both English and Spanish. Please submit only one application per address. If you rent your apartment or home, please discuss planting a street tree with [...]

By |2018-06-07T15:55:50-07:00June 7th, 2018|Blog, City Departments, Sustainability|Comments Off on Sign Up for a Free Street Tree from LA Sanitation

Valley Village Celebrates Earth Day With Paper Shredding, Tree Giveaway & a Food Drive

Submitted by Suzanne Lewis, NC Valley Village Earth Day 2018 was a great day for Valley Village and City Council District 2! Thousands of pounds of used batteries and light bulbs were collected; 50 trees were given away; 40 large bins of paper were shredded; and a truckload of groceries were donated to the North [...]

By |2018-04-27T12:41:02-07:00April 27th, 2018|Blog, Events, Sustainability|Comments Off on Valley Village Celebrates Earth Day With Paper Shredding, Tree Giveaway & a Food Drive
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