Archive for Go Green

The Length to which Los Angeles receives its Water

Apr 01, 2011 by D. J. Schwartz

Los Angeles, due to the fact that we don’t get much rain, we have to import the majority of our water. In fact, LA only receives about 15 inches of rain each year.
For 9,000,000 people [...]

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Got Budget Issues? Here’s 25 Metro Bus Routes Mapped during Rush Hour

Mar 24, 2011 by Lisa Newton

As gas prices get closer and closer to $5.00 a gallon, embracing the idea of using LA Metro gets easier and easier.
In fact, in the LA Metro area, bus ridership increased 4.6% in January [...]

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Real Time LA Metro Bus Tracking makes Riding Mass Transit a Little Easier

Mar 04, 2011 by Lisa Newton

As gas prices continue to rise, I’m going to use Metro more often.
However, a huge drawback when using Metro is the wait time at a particular bus stop.
If I knew in advance, for example, [...]

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Have you Noticed the Price of Gas in LA Lately?

Mar 01, 2011 by Lisa Newton

I have no doubt that Los Angelenos have noticed that gas prices have been steadily increasing to the point where it’s getting to be a very serious budgetary concern. And, unfortunately, it might not stop [...]

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Sunday Los Angeles Driving Shortcuts

Jan 30, 2011

Legendary, and world-famous, Los Angeles, is unfortunately “notorious” for one issue: the amount of amount of traffic on our roads.
LA drivers can and will usually encounter automatic delays when they need or want to [...]

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Australian Tea Trees in Black & White

Jan 21, 2011

If you’ve ever visited Palisades Park in Santa Monica, you’ve come across a few interesting trees.
Among the most unusual are the knotted and gnarled Australian Tea Trees. Twisted and knobby, these trees are only [...]

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Three Parks at the LA River

Jan 10, 2011

Located in the triangle where Interstate 5 meets the 110 freeway, there are three little known parks, all highlighting the wonderful attributes of the Los Angeles River.
It’s all part of a “promising effort,” for [...]

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What’s the Best Way to get rid of your Christmas Tree?

Dec 29, 2010

Why recycle it of course.
Starting today through January 15th, 2011, residents throughout Los Angeles County can recycle their Christmas trees by placing them curbside during regular garbage collection days, or by taking them to a [...]

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Sustainability LA Style – Raising Chickens

Dec 17, 2010

The overarching concept of being “Sustainable” is being able to be self-sufficient with all the resources one uses living wherever they live. For example, recycling your own water, growing your own food, generating your own [...]

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Los Angeles Public Transit Commuters is on the Decline

Dec 16, 2010

Unlike three other major metropolitan areas, the Los Angeles Metro saw fewer mass transit commuters in 2009 compared to 2008, based on a new study just published by the US Census Bureau.
In the survey entitled [...]

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California Receives Unexpected Windfall to Build High Speed Rail Projects

Dec 14, 2010

Although Wisconsin obtained commitments of approximately 800 million dollars for High Speed Rail projects, and an additional 400 million dollars from the Federal Stimulus package–a total of 1.2 billion dollars was pledged to Wisconsin.
Unbelievably, Governor-elect [...]

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Celebrating the Holidays at Farmers Market In Boyle Heights

Dec 13, 2010

What could be better–celebrating the Holidays or buying local?
Well, the easy answer is both, which is what you’ll find on Friday, December 17th, from 3:30pm until 9:00pm, when the Boyle Heights Farmers Market hosts the [...]

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How to save 1 Hour on your Commute time if you live in West LA

Dec 10, 2010

Do you live on the Westside?
If you do, you know how much of a hassle taking Metro can be. But don’t get me wrong, I really like Metro, but their service to the Westside isn’t [...]

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27 Greenest Restaurants in Los Angeles

Dec 07, 2010

Keeping the environment clean is on everyone’s mind these days. Recycling has become second nature, reusing has always been a good idea, and of course, doing things that are good for the environment should be [...]

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