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Four Things You Can Do Right Now to Help the Planet

1. Grow Native Plants 2. Use Rain Barrels 3. Secure Trash 4. Switch to LED We’ve got 4 down at our house and I’m hoping to learn more about 2 when I visit the Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase on Saturday. What are you willing to commit to this year? See the full list and […]

Westside homeowners go green

The sixth annual Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase, a local Earth Day tradition that offers Westsiders a glimpse of just how many homeowners have made water conservation and energy efficiency staples of everyday life, takes place on Saturday, April 26th. This year’s self-guided tour also features six public school learning gardens, is a streamlined version compared […]

90045 Community Clean-Up With Councilman Mike Bonin SUNDAY

Mike Bonin, our City Councilman, is hosting a Westchester community clean-up event Sunday from 10 am to noon. Meet Mike on the lawn of the DWP building at 7867 La Tijera Boulevard. To RSVP or get more information, contact Fred Sutton at 310.575.8461 or fred.sutton @ See you on Sunday?

Venice’s G2 Gallery to showcase 3-day environmental film series in the fall

During its five-year history, G2 Gallery in Venice has attracted patrons and renowned artists alike in its mission to showcase leaders in the various aspects of environmental stewardship and advocacy, primarily through visual art such as paintings and photography. Soon the gallery will be branching into another realm of the visual arts world with an […]

2013 AltCar Expo in Santa Monica – September 20/21

ALTCAR Expo 2013 is free, open to the public, two-day Event and Ride & Drive with what’s new and available in the world of alternative energy transportation options . For more details, motor on over to

2012 Green Car Guide – AAA’s Top Scoring Vehicles for 2012

The Automobile Club of Southern California’s Automotive Research Center (ARC) compiles an annual Green Car Guide including evaluations of most of the “Green” models (hybrids, electric vehicles, alternative-fueled vehicles, PZEVs, and conventional vehicles with class-leading fuel efficiency) available at the time of publication. For the 2012 edition of the Green Car Guide, 62 vehicles were […]

10 Cute & Convenient Reusable Snack Bags For Back To School Lunchboxes

Remember back in the day when Mom would give us our aluminum lunchbox stuffed with a cheese sandwich and maybe an apple? It seems like school lunches have gotten fancier than ever, but instead of wrapping all these tasty treats in plastic, we’ve gone eco-friendly (and you should too!). For 10 practical, reusable and uber-cute […]

9 Eco-Friendly Back to School Essentials

Get the kids psyched to hear that school bell ring with eco-friendly (not to mention adorable) school supplies that will have all their classmates asking to borrow a pencil. For the list, bike on over to

Exploring the Metro Green Line: From Nowhere to Nowhere and All Points in Between

On July 26, 2013 the Metro Gold Line celebrated its tenth birthday, an occasion that did not go unreported by much of the local media, who in some cases described the line as the Metro’s “most lovable light rail line” as well as its “most picturesque.” August 12 is the 18th birthday of the Metro Green […]

The Conyers Family Gets Their Green On

I couldn’t resist sharing my husband and daughter participating in a beach clean up for Earth Day last Spring. Around the country, Parsons Brinckerhoff employees, friends and family planted trees, cleaned trash and restored beaches. Here in LA, volunteers teamed up with The SEA Lab in Redondo Beach for beach clean up, composting education and […]

5 Tips for Reducing Your Water Footprint

There is no doubt that conserving water is a crucial element in the fight to save the environment. Organizations, corporations, and homeowners have all made this issue a priority. It is important to be mindful of your home’s usage of water as responsible global citizen, but let’s not overlook the fact that it can also […]

Apps That Make Going Green Fun

Being environmentally conscious can be boring, costly, and time consuming. However, there are apps that make becoming environmentally aware fun. For a list of five apps to get your green on, head over to

Solar Water-Heating Basics Workshop This Week

Mark your calendars for a free workshop on Wednesday, July 31st, from 7:30 pm to 9 pm at Bergamot Station to learn about using solar power for heating your home’s water. The Solar Water-Heating Basics Workshop for Single-family Homeowners will cover technology, systems and available rebates. A Q & A session will follow. For more […]

We’re Back, Westchester!

After a prolonged absence, is back, reporting on what matters to families in Westchester 90045. It’s going to take more than a %@&$’ing hacker to keep us down!