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3 Jun

Plastics Problems and Policy Solutions

We have more plastic problems than ever since the pandemic began. Most of us have increased our plastic use as we order more takeout in plastic.  Furthermore, using the pandemic as an excuse, the plastic industry pushed for and obtained misguided rollbacks in plastic waste regulation, like a temporary suspension of the California plastic bag ban although reusable bags have not been shown to be a vector for the virus.

8 May

Our Bright Future Begins With a Bite (of Plant-Based Food)

In the words of David Attenborough, "If we act now, we can put it right." In 2021, the UN concluded that, in order for our species to survive, let alone thrive, we must go plant-based. On April 25th, in honor of Earth Day, the Pacific Palisades took a small step toward "getting it right."

9 Apr

Introducing the Pali Microgrid

One obvious answer to the power problems in our sun-drenched community is a community microgrid. Community microgrids are one of the keys to the cleaner and more efficient electrical infrastructure that will transform America’s energy grid over the next decade.

11 Mar

Achieving gas-free gardens in our neighborhood

As a Resilient Palisades volunteer in the Green Gardens program, one of the hats I wear is delivering free lawn signs to residents who have stopped using gas powered leaf blowers or lawn mowers (or all gas-powered equipment!) in their yards – creating a low or zero-emissions property.

17 Dec

What is Furoshiki?

In Japan, environmentalists and the government are reviving an age-old custom for wrapping gifts, storing items, and transporting goods called furoshiki. Savvy zero-wasters around the world have taken note.

4 Dec

What’s the deal with reusable grocery bags and COVID risk?

For the past few years, it has been increasingly the norm for shoppers to bring reusable bags when they grocery shop, aided by the city and statewide bans or restrictions on single-use plastic bags. Single use plastic bags are a fossil fuel product that cause untold damage to wildlife as they end up in our oceans, waterways, and landfills.

20 Nov

A Vegan Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for everything and everyone who surrounds us. It is also a great time to consider our foot print on this planet and how we can contribute to a cruelty free and compassionate world.