Source reduction: Another way to be Earth friendly

Courtesy of www.edcodisposal.com Source Reduction simply means reducing the amount of trash you generate by thinking before you act. We are facing the challenge of having too much trash. Most likely, you’re aware of this and are doing your part to recycle. Believe it or not, you are reducing your impact on our environment by…

Evergreen Group companies sponsor 2008’s ICB Marathon

Evergreen Group’s Evergreen Line and EVA Air are now both corporate sponsors of International City Racing’s 2008 Long Beach International City Bank Marathon. Evergreen Line is the named sponsor of the Kids 1-Mile Fun Run and EVA Air is giving Premium Laurel business-class tickets to the first-place male and female runners in the full Oct.…

Wrigley Association hosts discussion on local air pollition

BY NICK DIAMANTIDES Staff Writer According to studies undertaken by the California Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) about 3,700 Californians die prematurely each year because of air pollution from the state’s ports and their freight transportation systems. Those studies also indicate that port pollution leads to 2,830 additional hospital admissions, 360,000 sick days for workers and…

Community members plant 21 trees in North Long Beach

On the relatively cool and overcast August 2 in North Long Beach, “Team Hermoso” from the Neighborhood Leadership Program and the Coolidge Triangle Neighborhood Association joined forces in the planting of parkway trees throughout the Coolidge area. Some 21 small parkway trees were planted in the areas from Barclay to Bort. Also assisting were Jim…

Green speed dating matches the environmentally-minded

Green Speed Dating (or “carbon neutral love”) brings together single people, living in the same area, who care about the environment, believe in sustainability, and would like to meet others who feel the same way. At a Green Speed Dating event, you’ll meet 10-20 people of the opposite sex in your age range and will…

Preschoolers learn sea science at CMA

Preschool children are invited to discover the wonders along the shore at Cabrillo Beach with hands-on exploration, stories, and puppets in “Tales Between the Tides” workshops. Session 3 is offered Tuesday, August 26 and Thursday, August 28 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Session 4 is offered Wednesday, August 27 and Friday, August 29 from…

Water department set to increase water and sewer rates

The Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners has recently approved an increase in water and sewer rates paid by all Long Beach Water Department customers, subject to the above public hearing. The Board of Water Commissioners’ approved increase will raise water and sewer rates citywide a combined 15.8 percent for all Long Beach Water Department…

Sundance airs season 2 of It’s Not Easy Being Green

It seems as if everyone’s going green, but for most people that means recycling, buying environmentally friendly products and maybe driving a hybrid vehicle. However, at least one family is taking “green” to another level. On Tuesday, July 29 at 9 p.m., Sundance Channel will present the U.S. television premiere of season two of the…

Long Beach PD trades in its blue to go green

The Long Beach Police Department has added 10 Toyota Priuses to its fleet and will be replacing additional vehicles in the fleet with Priuses as older vehicles are routinely retired. The Toyota Prius is a gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle with a four-cylinder engine and self-charging battery. The hybrid system requires less gas than an ordinary car…

Sweet Treasures Home shares 10 tips for getting green

Submitted by Sweet Treasures Home Shop Locally. When you shop locally you’re doing your community and your environment a favor. You will support your local retailer and decrease the environmental cost from shipping and car emissions. You will also save money by not using as much gas. Buy Vintage. Buying vintage and secondhand is great…

Long Beach Water Board calls for conservation measures

The Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners has again called on southern California cities to implement more aggressive, permanent, extraordinary conservation measures in light of dismal new projections for critical in-state water supply reserves. According to Kevin Wattier, general manager of the Long Beach Water Department, “critical northern California reservoirs that provide communities throughout southern…