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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+00:00December 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+00:00October 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+00:00August 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+00:00August 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+00:00June 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+00:00April 27th, 2018|Blog, Events, Sustainability|Comments Off on Valley Village Celebrates Earth Day With Paper Shredding, Tree Giveaway & a Food Drive

“I Spy” Sustainability Contest: Win a Free Tote Bag from LA Stormwater!

In honor of Earth Month, LA Stormwater - the City's watershed protection program - is holding a contest where you (and your stakeholders) can win a free tote bag! Entering the "I Spy" Sustainability Contest is easy: just visit the contest webpage at http://woobox.com/h2tvfx and follow the instructions to guess what common watershed pollutants are depicted [...]

By |2018-04-09T10:23:54+00:00April 5th, 2018|Blog, City Departments, Sustainability|Comments Off on “I Spy” Sustainability Contest: Win a Free Tote Bag from LA Stormwater!

Earth Day Paper Shredding Event – Valley Village April 21st

Are you tripping over old files, tax returns, or health records, but can't throw these items in the trash due to the danger of identity theft? Do you have stacks of newspapers, magazines and mail to get rid of? Neighborhood Council Valley Village is coming to your rescue! The NCVV Earth Day Celebration & Shredding [...]

By |2018-04-06T10:47:55+00:00April 3rd, 2018|Blog, Events, Sustainability|Comments Off on Earth Day Paper Shredding Event – Valley Village April 21st

Sustainability Outreach Gets Simpler With LA Stormwater’s “Booth In A Box” Program

If you're planning a sustainability or green living event for your community, LA Stormwater's Booth In A Box program is a free, easy-to-use outreach tool for providing fun yet informative material to educate your stakeholders on water conservation, rain/storm preparation, and keeping our water supply, groundwater, oceans, and rivers clean. How It Works All you [...]

By |2018-03-16T14:45:15+00:00March 16th, 2018|Blog, City Departments, Sustainability|Comments Off on Sustainability Outreach Gets Simpler With LA Stormwater’s “Booth In A Box” Program