Archive for Go Green

Bike to Work Day – Pit Stops in Santa Monica

May 15, 2009 by Lisa Newton

Yesterday was Bike to Work Day.
Unfortunately, most people don’t ride their bikes to work. For the most part, it’s done on an infrequent basis—if at all.
Travelin’ Local, as well as many advocates for bicycling, [...]

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Riding the Ballona Creek Bicycle Trail

May 05, 2009 by Lisa Newton

The day after Earth Day, the sun was shining and the air was fresh, so I took the opportunity to ride the Ballona Creek bike trail. Last time I tried to ride the trail, the [...]

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A Solar powered Ferris Wheel?

Apr 16, 2009 by Lisa Newton

After researching the history of the Santa Monica Pier, I was fascinated by its history, in particular, its Ferris Wheel.
Since my days of growing up in the shadow of Cedar Point, I have long been [...]

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Bikes and Mass Transit are changing Los Angeles

Apr 08, 2009 by Lisa Newton

Los Angeles, like many other cities worldwide, is trying to implement across-the-board alternative modes of eco- friendly transportation and mass transit, to improve our quality of life.
In Southern California, all new mass transit and strategies [...]

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Ocean View Farms, a Community Garden and City Oasis

Apr 07, 2009

On Saturday, I spent the morning learning how to grow tomatoes at Ocean View Farms (OVF).
What is Ocean View Farms?
It is among the largest of more than 70 community gardens in Los Angeles County, with [...]

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Education, Conservation, and the TreePeople

Mar 30, 2009

The caretakers and managers of Coldwater Canyon Park are the TreePeople, a non-profit organization whose mission is “To inspire the people of Los Angeles to take personal responsibility for the urban forest—educating, training, and supporting [...]

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“Envisioning the End of Smog”

Mar 26, 2009

Is it possible? Yes, it is:
In 1986, James M. Lents, former director of clean air efforts for the State of Colorado, took the helm at AQMD.
In spite of progress in cleaning the air, businesses [...]

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Riding the Los Angeles River

Mar 10, 2009

After Saturday’s LA Bike Summit, I’m confident that using a bike in LA will start to become a little easier. The Summit brought together people from all walks of life, with just one commonality, bikes. [...]

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A Day for Talking Bikes

Mar 09, 2009

Are you into bicycling? Do you like a casual ride on the weekends? How about commuting to work via a bike? Maybe you want to live a car-free life?
If you answered yes to any of [...]

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A Bike Path on a Sunny Sunday Afternoon

Mar 02, 2009

Yesterday’s weather was the reason so many come to Southern California—it couldn’t have been better; sunny, not too hot, light breeze, clear skies, fresh air, and a late Sunday afternoon type of quiet.
So I packed [...]

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Valentine’s Day at the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market – Part II

Feb 19, 2009

As I wrote in yesterday’s blog entry, I’m a big fan of fresh fruits and veggies. Over the years, I tried to get my kids interested in eating them, too, and for the most part, [...]

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Valentine’s Day at the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market

Feb 17, 2009

I’m pretty sure not everyone spent their Valentine’s Day at the local farmer’s market, but for me, it was perfect since I’ve wanted to go to this market for a long, long time, and Saturday [...]

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Californian’s Want Wetlands

Jan 08, 2009

At the turn of the century, during the rainy season, Ballona Creek and several other small streams would be transformed into torrents as they carried the collected water from the Los Angeles watershed area to [...]

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