Sometimes life hands you cards that help shape your life. A few weeks ago, I signed up for a sweepstakes with TakePart to attend Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project Training Leadership Corps.
Luck of the draw: I won a trip for two to San Francisco for a four-night stay! My eco-buddy Andrea (ecohatchery.com) and I returned to Los Angeles inspired. The stars were aligned: I was at a crossroads in my professional life. Now the direction is clear again. I will continue helping the environment, ...read the rest of this entry
We started our new recycling program this Spring with much anticipation... It was something we had been thinking about from the beginning. We created a collection of bags to help replace a disposable product, but we just didnt want to create more waste...
Our association with reDiscover Center has been a true gift. Their initiative to take used bags and put them into a wonderful art program just brings the whole idea to another level.
Marybeth the director of reDiscover used some of our bags ...read the rest of this entry
Tuesday, April 26, 7-9pm, at Loyola Marymount University
I'm a board member of the environmental organization Ballona Creek Renaissance and I'd love to invite you to a special screening of the entertaining and eye-opening film "bag it...is your life too plastic?" on Tuesday, April 26, 7-9pm, at LMU.
Co-sponsored by Ballona Creek Renaissance, Andy Shrader, and LMU’s Urban Ecology program, this film a great opportunity to educate and equip ourselves to act on the ever-increasing plastic trash ...read the rest of this entry
Friday April 22nd is Earth Day and the best way to celebrate our planet is to implement a few easy tips into daily life to make the world a greener place. Just making a few small changes can have a great impact on the planet and personal health! AND, it feels good to care...
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First, check out this cool video: The Story of Stuff. If you've never seen this animated film about where stuff come from and where it goes, it's an eye opener. With over 12 million on-line views, The Story of Stuff is ...
Van Jones lays out a case against plastic pollution from the perspective of social justice. Because plastic trash, he shows us, hits poor people and poor countries "first and worst," with consequences we all share no matter where we live and what we earn. At TEDxGPGP, he offers a few powerful ideas to help us reclaim our throwaway planet.
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The trailer can be found here
It was such a privilege to be part of what has now become legislation that will shape the future of plastic bags in our region. Nothing like getting out there and being among people concerned by the same issues. With Heal the Bay & other organizations and concerned residents, we were rallying to ‘Ban the Bag’, ‘Stop the bag pushers” in front of the Hall of Administration downtown LA. The Bag monsters were there… and piles of bags were placed along the steps of the building to demonstrate its ...read the rest of this entry