Archive for Go Green

It’s not about Paper or Plastic

Jun 02, 2010 by Lisa Newton

It’s about single use. If you don’t know what I’m referring to, I’m talking about bags. Those convenient items which are at the end of most stores checkout lines–both the plastic or paper bags [...]

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This year’s Los Angeles Bike to Work Week

May 16, 2010 by Lisa Newton

Usually, it’s the simpler and gentler solution to problems that are the first to get overlooked. For example, if you want or need to lose weight, typically eating less and exercising more helps.
So when [...]

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It’s not just an Organic Tote Bag

May 10, 2010 by Lisa Newton

Last week, I received an “Organically Grown Utility Bag” from Organically Grown. I thought it was just going to be an ordinary tote bag, but I was wrong.
My first impression was how soft it was. [...]

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Los Angeles Free Friday

Apr 23, 2010 by Lisa Newton

This week’s Free Friday offers books, fashion, Earth Day, and a campfire for your entertainment consideration.

Los Angeles isn’t just about about celebrities, Hollywood, and movie making. We’re an extremely diverse group of people, as [...]

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Happy Earth Day

Apr 22, 2010

I photographed this beautiful public art piece by the sculptor, Baile Oakes, entitled, “Gestation III,” in Santa Monica at Pacific Palisades Park. Solely made of wood, it was installed and dedicated here in 1991.
The [...]

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Earth Day is Every Day in Venice

Apr 21, 2010

In case you didn’t know, tomorrow is Earth Day, a day designed to inspire awareness, appreciation, and understanding of and for our planet.
Instead of writing a list of the different events taking place today, we’re [...]

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Los Angeles Free Friday

Mar 26, 2010

Do you have plans for this weekend? Well, we might have a few ideas for you, but only if you’re into turning off the lights, riding your bike, learning about the climate, and even seeing [...]

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Is Los Angeles a Time Saving City?

Mar 22, 2010

Dear Los Angeles,
Real Simple recently published a survey entitled, "21 Top Time-Savings Cities." 

By analyzing various data covering America’s largest cities, Real Simple ranked each city on a scale of 1-5, [...]

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Sittin’ Back and Takin’ the Amtrak from LA to San Diego

Feb 18, 2010

The snow-capped mountains are at your left. The crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean are at your right. You’re zipping along the coast at a comfortable speed and the only thing on your mind is [...]

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Long Beach on the path to becoming a top “Bike-Friendly” City

Feb 10, 2010

Riding your bike through a busy metropolitan city isn’t always a pleasant experience.
Whether you’re a novice or an expert cyclist, you’re sure to get a few jeers or honks from motorists on the road—or [...]

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California’s Drought continues despite our recent Rainfall

Feb 08, 2010

Our recent storms across the Southland Basin have brought above average amounts of rain, hail, and snow which are atypical to the Southland. That fact, begets the title of this story:

With all the recent rain, [...]

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Water, Rain, and Conservation

Feb 04, 2010

If the recent weather reports are accurate, tomorrow and Saturday will bring more rain to the LA Basin. After the last go around a few weeks ago, and with more rainfall on the way, [...]

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High-speed Rail is Coming to California!

Feb 01, 2010

Imagine hopping on a High-Speed Train from Los Angeles, and dining in a hot, trendy restaurant in San Francisco, within a couple of hours. No fuss, muss, or hassle. You just purchase your ticket and [...]

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How the LA Metro is part of the “Green” Mass Transportation Movement

Jan 26, 2010

It’s no mystery that Los Angeles has some of the worst air quality in the nation. Doubly worse is the heavy traffic that clogs up the freeways on a daily basis. And if you decide [...]

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