Category Archives: Environmental

Student Task Force Hosts “Human Rights and the Climate Crisis” Town Hall

By BRENNIE DALE and JOSIAH EDWARDS Celebrating Earth Day, the Human Rights Watch Student Task Force (STF) hosted over 150 high school students, teachers, administrators and community members for a “Human Rights and the Climate Crisis” Virtual Town Hall on … Continue reading

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Don’t Take Your Bird Feeders Down Just Yet

  Yesterday, Circling the News wrote in Musings: “After hearing Julie Hansen, owner of the Santa Monica Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop, speak at a Palisades Rotary meeting, my husband and I hung two bird feeders, complete with plastic curved … Continue reading

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Never Underestimate the Power of One: Carol Leacock, Who Departs Soon for New Mexico 

One of the town’s leading environmentalists, Carol Leacock, will move to Santa Fe, New Mexico at the end of this month, with her dog Lucy, to be closer to her daughter. Leacock, a long-time resident who lives on Bienveneda, is … Continue reading

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Children and Adults Can Take Sewing Lessons at LaLonde’s Shop on Via de la Paz

The Sew Chateau moved from 855 to 833 Via de la Paz in 2018. Owner Shane LaLonde had initially rented office space on the street in 2015 to start a children’s accessory clothing line. The space had room for designing and … Continue reading

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Student Town Hall to Focus on “Green Schools Campaign” This Thursday; Public Invited

The Human Rights Watch Student Task Force will hold a virtual town hall — “Human Rights and the Climate Crisis: Green Schools Campaign” — from 7 to 8 p.m. on Earth Day this Thursday, April 22. All residents are invited … Continue reading

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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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