Category Archives: Environmental

What Are You Doing to Celebrate Earth Day?

Since 1970, the United States has celebrated Earth Day on April 22. The day marks the anniversary of the birth of the environmental movement. This movement led to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean … Continue reading

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Free Tomato and Pumpkin Plants for Kids and Adults Alike 

  TOMATOES AT THE VILLAGE GREEN: Village Green Board President Marge Gold said that on Sunday, April 25, organic tomato plants will be given away free, starting at 10 a.m. on the Green (Sunset at Swarthmore). “These plants, grown from … Continue reading

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Tired of Rising DWP Electrical Bills? Want to Go Green? Fill Out This Survey from Resilient Palisades

Resilient Palisades is asking all residents, including those with and without solar panels, to take a survey so that TP can better understand if a microgrid would be feasible here. Take the survey: (Survey) A microgrid is distributed energy resources within … Continue reading

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Landfill Item Decomposition Rates

(Editor’s note: The following information was given to Circling the News and I thought my readers might find it interesting.)

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Composting Is Dirty and That’s the Point

Forty percent of the food that is grown in the United States goes into landfill. How does that happen? Perhaps Americans aren’t as frugal as prior generations? The leftovers in a refrigerator generally go into the black trash bin, which … Continue reading

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Sheila Morovati: The Power of One to Make Change

J.K Rowling wrote, “We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.” In this vein, Pacific Palisades resident Sheila Morovati has single-handedly made … Continue reading

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Cleaning Streets and Encampments Keeps Trash from Flowing into the Ocean

This season’s rainfall in Los Angeles since October 1 is almost nine inches behind the normal average (14.93 inches), which started last July, according to the L.A. Almanac. Good for those who have drought-tolerant landscaping, but maybe even better for … Continue reading

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Resilient Palisades Community Meeting March 4

Resilient Palisades, a nonprofit group dedicated to environmental action, will hold a community meeting from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 4, on Zoom. All residents are invited to register by going to resilientpalisades.org. This will be a chance to … Continue reading

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This Should Be a Great Year for Observing the Stars, Planets and Meteor Showers

  If you have a telescope, make plans to study the night sky. Astronomers say there will be a lot of activity in 2021. First up is the full moon on February 27, which is called the snow moon. According to … Continue reading

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Hugelkultur: The Antithesis of Lawns, Concrete and Astro Turf

Residents enjoyed a fascinating landscaping presentation on February 1 when Shawn Maestretti and Leigh Adams spoke to the Pacific Palisades Garden Club via Zoom. Co-hosted by Palisades Beautiful, the duo from Studio Petrichor explained, “We are on a mission to restore … Continue reading

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