Phase 2 of L.A.’s Plastic Straw Ban Begins Tuesday — KTLA

Los Angeles begins phase two of its ban on plastic straws, which includes smaller restaurants. Wendy Burch reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Sept. 30, 2019.

via Phase 2 off L.A.’s Plastic Straw Ban Begins Tuesday — KTLA

What does “Live Abundantly Green” mean?

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It simply means that you and your business can embrace and promote more sustainable and eco-friendly practices without diminishing the quality of your life or hurting your finances.

This includes, but certainly not limited to:

  • Smarter ways to manage your home or business without going cold in the winter or hot in the summer, or living in the dark.
  • Embracing transportation choices without reducing your mobility.
  • Feeding your family affordably with better, safer nutrition and more delicious meal choices.
  • Making healthier choices that improve the quality of the lives of the people and communities you care about.
  • Inclusive opportunities to solve the monumental challenges facing every person on the planet – from the very rich to the poorest – in climate, sustainability, species extinction, disease, health, housing, nutrition, and more.
  • The opportunities to re-invent our economy at the local and global level that creates new and robust economic successes for every social class.

Living it green is not about sacrifices. It’s about better choices.

How Understanding the History of the Earth’s Climate Can Offer Hope Amid Crisis — TIME

There is no longer any debate that global warming is real, and that it is happening now at an alarming rate. It is transforming the global climate system before our eyes. The rise of fossil-fueled economies over the past 200 years, and especially the accelerating CO2 emissions since the end of World War II, is…

via How Understanding the History of the Earth’s Climate Can Offer Hope Amid Crisis — TIME

Greta Thunberg to Congress: ‘Don’t listen to me. Listen to the scientists’ #ClimateStrike

Riviere  l'aubeWASHINGTON — Teenage activist Greta Thunberg, who has inspired a global movement for climate change, delivered a pointed message before a Congressional hearing on Wednesday: “I don’t want you to listen to me. I want you to listen to the scientists.” Read More

via Greta Thunberg to Congress: ‘Don’t listen to me. Listen to the scientists’ — National Post

New Poll Shows Majority of Americans Disapprove of President Trump’s #ClimateChange Views — TIME

(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump gets some of his worst marks from the American people when it comes to his handling of climate change, and majorities believe the planet is warming and support government actions that he has sometimes scoffed at.

via New Poll Shows Majority of Americans Disapprove of President Trump’s Climate Change Views — TIME

Recycling Industry Struggles as China, Other Nations Stop Accepting Certain Materials — KTLA

Visiting the Burbank recycling center is like stepping into an archaeological dig. Everywhere there is evidence of consumption — kombucha bottles, cardboard delivery packages, plastic water bottles, toothpaste tubes, vitamin bottles, and plastic bags. “Our garbage tells our story,” said recycling coordinator Kreigh Hampel. “It drives home how disposable our lives are.”

via California Recycling Industry Struggles as China, Other Nations Stop Accepting Certain Materials — KTLA

Turn your used, beat-up, worn-down, tired, old sneakers and athletic shoes into PLAYGROUNDS

Turn your used, beat-up, worn-down, tired, old sneakers and athletic shoes into PLAYGROUNDS, running tracks, and even … new shoes!

I am sure all of us have those old, yucky shoes laying around in our closets – shoes that are way past their prime and not fit to donate to Goodwill. WELL….thanks to Nike these shoes now have a destination! Recycling your athletic shoes with Nike’s Reuse-A-Shoe is a simple way to start making a difference and caring for our environment.

It is so easy! Take your old athletic shoes (ANY BRAND) to your nearest drop-off location (all Nike retail stores in the U.S., as well as National Recycling Coalition centers and other locations in the U.S., Europe and Australia).

When you are ready to buy new shoes, look for recycled and sustainable materials in the products you buy and helping Nike spread the word about shoe recycling.

Tips from Nike on shoe recycling:·

  • We can only recycle athletic shoes (running shoes, sneakers, etc.)
  • We accept all brands of shoes
  • No shoes containing metal
  • No cleats or dress shoes
  • No wet or damp shoes
  • No sandals or flip-flops

No matter how you get involved, you’ll be helping the world reduce its footprint – one step at a time.