Category Archives: Environmental

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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Garden Club and Palisades Beautiful Host a Joint Meeting Monday Night

Tomorrow, February 1, the Pacific Palisades Garden Club and Palisades Beautiful will host a 7 p.m. Zoom meeting title “Regenerative Landscapes and Climate Adaptation” with speakers Shawn Maestretti and Leigh Adams. The two have shared their message at the Los … Continue reading

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Resilient Palisades Meeting Will Urge Doing Away with Gas-Powered Garden Equipment

We live next door to one of the oldest trees in the Pacific Palisades. This towering conifer was probably growing in Temescal Canyon before the town was founded and long before the high school was built and the canyon paved. … Continue reading

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Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers and Lawn Mowers: How about Making Them Go Away?

Resilient Palisades will present a free discussion about gas-powered blowers from 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, February 2. Dan Mabe, landscape expert and American Green Zone Alliance founder, will host a discussion that aims to teach residents how to … Continue reading

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Refillery LA Truck Comes to Pacific Palisades This Thursday on Temescal Canyon Road

Every time I buy body lotion, the old plastic bottle gets thrown away in my blue recycling bin. But is it actually recycled? No one can say with certainty, so the latest project from Resilient Palisades piqued my interest: a … Continue reading

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