- 🚭🌲Be THERE for CLEAN AIR‼️🍃If you live OR work nr GLENDALE,this affects YOU‼️
If you're LATE or have to leave early THAT'S OK!!! Hello LA Environmental community! If you have a little time, please help out with a few rally-related tasks, please check out this link as our rally committee could use a bit of help! VOLUNTEER: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F054EACA72AA2FB6-gecrally But MOST importantly, PLEASE TURN OUT ON Tuesday, JULY 9th! 5 PM March, 5:30 PM Rally. Let us know you are coming! You can RSVP Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/304342320449057/ It's time to RALLY. Feel free to circulate this wonderful wrap up by one of our GEC members, and join your community at Glendale City Hall on Tuesday, July 9th at 5 p.m. Bring your signs, your kids, your friends and neighbors. We need to show up before the vote on Grayson (expected July 23rd). VIDEO: https://www.facebook.com/GlendaleEnvironment/videos/486167228789035/UzpfSTY3NDM2Mjc3MzoxMDE1NzQxNTYyMzQ5Nzc3NA/ OUR GOAL: Get GWP MUST move to SUSTAINABLE, RENEWABLE resources.
- *TONIGHT*RESIDENTS near GLENDALE: Stop Grayson Power Expansion! SAVE OUR HEALTH*
For anyone living in/near Glendale - this affects YOU!!! LA already has the WORST air quality in the country and GWP is proposing MORE TOXIC CARCINOGENS aka CANCER, ASTHMA, & MORE?!?! This is our last opportunity to show City Council that we want clean energy solutions for Glendale, not a new fossil fuel plant. Glendale's City Council will be voting to certify the Environmental Impact Report and, possibly, to approve the project. We want them instead to pause and launch a study of clean energy options. Join your friends and neighbors in support of clean air, a stable climate and fiscal sense. More details here: https://actionnetwork.org/events/rally-for-a-clean-energy-glendale See Glendale Environmental Coalition Page (on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StopGrayson/) or visit http://stopgrayson.com/updates/ for more info!!! :) ***TOMORROW EVENING*** PLEASE ARRIVE WHENEVER/HOWEVER LONG AS YOU CAN!!!! IF YOU LIVE NEAR/IN #Glendale #Solar #LosAngeles #LA #Burbank #AtwaterVillage #InEaglerock #LaCrescenta ***LA already has the WORST air quality in the country and GWP is proposing MORE TOXIC CARCINOGENS, CANCER, ASTHMA, & MORE?!?!***
- ***Live in/near GLENDALE? Stop Grayson Power Expansion! SAVE OUR AIR QUALITY***
• What we'll do • What we'll do We need a GIANT public turnout this Tuesday the 23rd to motivate City Council to vote in favor of pausing the Grayson process, and conduct a study for renewable alternatives to power Glendale. Come to Glendale City Hall anytime from 6-8pm and submit your comments to the council. Why does GWP want to build out a gas powered plant with pollutants that cause neurological degeneration and impaired gross motor coordination in our children, heighten the risk of dementia in our elderly loved ones, and increase the risk of asthma, heart disease, and cancer for all of us living in Glendale? - We'll be collecting comment cards from everyone to submit to City Council and be reviewed by the council before their vote on the 6th. - There will be a crowd count that will be submitted to City Council so they can see the magnitude of the Stop Grayson Effort. - Speakers will address City Council at the end of the meeting. - And there will be an opportunity for people in the crowd to be interviewed and this video footage will be submitted to the City Council as well. Join us at the rally, WEAR GREEN and be seen...and heard! • What to bring WEAR GREEN & We'll be collecting comment cards from everyone to submit to City Council and be reviewed by the council before their vote on the 6th. • Important to know Please visit Facebook's "Stop Grayson Power Expansion" for more info:) ***Please note that my work schedule is unpredictable, so if I'm not there, just meetup with other folks wearing GREEN:)***
- Break Free LA and March at City Hall Downtown
We're 2 days away from Break Free L.A.! Meet us at Grand Park on the lawn west of L.A. City Hall along Spring Street at 12:30 PM. I'll be holding a sign for The Hollywood Climate Change Group. Plans are coming together for an amazing action to break free from the largest urban oil field in the country. Just announced: we’ll be joined by Bill McKibben, co-founder of 350 dot org and a Climate Hawks Vote board member, and Tom Steyer, founder of NextGen Climate. You can also RSVP at 350.org Many people look to California to inspire what it means to take climate change seriously. We are leading the way thanks to activists around the state—like you and me. But we know we need to move with more urgency to match the level of crisis we are approaching. With cities running out of water, sea levels rising, and our health being compromised—half measures will not do. We need bold action to break free from fossil fuels. Our climate is at a tipping point—and California is still one of the largest oil producing states in the U.S. Our governor might take measures to increase fuel efficiency in our cars, but we need to stop it at the source. We need to break our addiction to fossil fuels. Can you join thousands of friends in downtown Los Angeles this Saturday? We’ll hear from activists in Northern California, Southern California, and 15-year-old Nalleli Cobo, who inspired Naomi Klein last February. Along with these speakers, we'll hear musical performances by Grammy-nominated singer Antonique Smith and bilingual hip-hop crew Inner City Dwellers. Meet us at Grand Park on the lawn west of L.A. City Hall along Spring Street at 12:30 PM.
- VegFest Los Angeles
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/937387493011739/ FREE attendance this year! VegFest Los Angeles 2016 will be held on May 1st, 2016 at Woodley Park in Lake Balboa (San Fernando Valley). We welcome attendees to a magnificent day filled with food, fun and inspiration. The combination of a delicious vegan international food court, great live music, empowering speakers on health, environmental, humanitarian and animal topics, kids’ activities, animal adoptions, an eco-marketplace with typically over 150 vendors, cooking demos and more, make for an an unforgettable earth-friendly experience that is sure to be enjoyable for all! For more details or to become a vendor, please visit us at: http://vegfestla.org/home/ Many of you may recognize us - we were WorldFest for the past 15 years. We're back now as VegFest Los Angeles. ----- FOOD! FUN! INSPIRATION! VegFest Los Angeles, is an annual vegan food and music outdoor festival produced by a local nonprofit organization. Attendance is FREE! Held at Woodley Park in the San Fernando Valley, the event has an amazing vegan marketplace and international food court. This fun green-powered festival inspires on important topics of healthy living, the environment, animals, and more. Everyone is welcome! VegFest L.A. is FREE to all attendees! It provides the opportunity for exhibitors and sponsors to reach a well-informed, intelligent, and open-minded base to showcase their products and services, and present their campaigns and ideas to the public.
- Panel Discussion: How to Best Spread an Activist Message in our Modern Media Age
During the Celebrities Give Back event as part of awards season, come and meet your favorite celebrity activists. Hear them talk about their favorite causes and charities and share about the issues that matter to them. This is a great opportunity to interact with the people we have admired and watched on t.v. Panel Discussion starts at 8pm How to Best Spread an Activist Message in our Modern Media Age * Shaun Monson (Unity & Earthlings) * Mark Devries (Spy Drones Expose Smithfield Foods Factory Farms) * Katie Cleary (World Animal News) * Ted Braun (Darfur Now) * Simone Reyes (Director of Television Development at Def Pictures) * Jane Velez-Mitchell (Celebrity Justice) Celebrities Attending Include: Andy Dick (Comedian) Debra Wilson (Mad TV) Katie Cleary (America’s Next Top Model) Jane Velez-Mitchell (Celebrity Justice) Simone Reyes (Rush Communications) Bonnie-Jill Laflin (ESPN) Lisa Bloom (CNN) Shira Scott Astrof (The Office) Amy Jean Davis (American Idol) Mark Devries (Speciesism: The Movie and Spy Drones Expose Smithfield Foods Factory Farms) Tickets must be purchased in advance, as this event will sell out. VIP Tickets $50 (Get Backstage Access) https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=QGLY5VGTUTJ5N General Admission $20 https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=KF2FRLYPR9942 Full Event Details: www.PositiveTelevision.org
- Southern California Citizens Climate Lobby Conference
If you think a revenue-neutral carbon fee and dividend could be part of the solution to global warming, you might want to check out this locally-organized conference at LA City College next Saturday and Sunday. See https://donate.citizensclimateeducationcorp.org/los-angeles/events/2016-so-cal-regional-conference/e61606 for schedule and how to register
- Southern California Climate Change Demonstration
If you're going to join one event this year to show you care about the planet, this is it! In solidarity with the People's Climate March in New York City (where I'll be), environmental groups in Los Angeles, including SoCal 350, Sierra Club, Echo Park-Silverlake Hoot, Food & Water Watch and many others will be gathering to show we care about our planet. Saturday September 20th, 1-4pm. Wilshire between Wilton Place and Alvarado. Sign-up for a corner; just show up; bike the route; bring signs; bring passion; take the Metro line! WHO: Launched by the Converging Storms Action Network. Sponsored by all participating groups and individuals. Information, contact: [masked] . SIGN UP FOR A BLOCK: http://againstclimatechange.org/ (http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fagainstclimatechange.org%2F&h=lAQEB509F&enc=AZNescWxvc3lVksUfuv5sZADO3RvCJZML75VKcid1L-qZ7nA8GcolhHdR7GsdT5e9qI&s=1) * SoCal 350 and Tar Sands Action So Cal (Lafayette Park) * Converging Storms Action Network and System Change (Wilshire, between Vermont & Berendo) * Citizens Climate Lobby (Wilshire & Kenmore) * Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism, Los Angeles (Wilshire, between Vermont & Berendo) * Echo Park-Silverlake Hoot (Location TBA) * Food & Water Watch (Wilshire/Normandie Metro Station – Wilshire & Ardmore) * Arlene Inoueye – United Teachers of Los Angeles (Wilshire & Berendo) * Los Angeles EcoSocialist Network (Wilshire, between Vermont & Berendo) * Martin Luther King Coalition of Greater Los Angeles (NE and SE corners of Wilshire & Western). * Sierra Club (Wilshire & Normandie) Info for the New York City March: Here are just a few of the more impressive numbers coming together for the People's Climate March in New York on September 21st. If you're ready to be a part of this historic event, click here to get plugged in (http://act.350.org/go/5419?t=1&akid=5109.526421.P146En). 50: US states that will be represented at the march. 374: Buses and trains (http://act.350.org/go/5845?t=2&akid=5109.526421.P146En) currently listed online for travel to New York City for the march. 26: City blocks the NYPD has reserved for us to assemble in before the march. That's a lot of room for us to fill. 1100+: the number of community, labor, environmental justice, faith and progressive groups who have endorsed the march. More join every day. 28: Different religious faiths and denominations represented in that list of endorsing organizations. 20: The minimum number of marching bands we're expecting, to make sure we are a movement that dances as well as marches. 300+: The number of college campuses where students are mobilizing to come to New York. 1500: Actions planned worldwide for the weekend of Sept. 20th and 21st, in 130 countries. 40,000: The number of people at the biggest US climate march to date. (Last year's Forward on Climate march in DC). I'm confident we can do much bigger on the 21st. 401 parts per million: The peak concentration of carbon in the atmosphere measured by the world's leading scientists this spring -- higher than any time in human history. 0: The amount of progress we'll make if we stay home. There's no guarantee this will work. The only thing that's for sure is if we stay home, nothing will change -- except the climate.
- Los Angeles Green Festival
- Let's get money out of politics!
In the November 2012 Election, Common Cause, the State PIRGs, and others placed questions on several state and local ballots allowing voters to instruct Congress to overturn Citizens Untied with a constitutional amendment. We won in all of the places we put it on the ballot! Let's keep the momentum going strong past 2012. In the May 2013 Mayoral Election, we have a chance to allow LA Voters to weigh in. Let's get the city council to put it on the ballot! WHEN: Wednesday, January 16th from 10am - end of council meeting LOCATION: LA City Hall. 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA. Enter through the east side of the building and be prepared to pass through a metal detector and show your ID. You will be going to council chambers, Room 340. Questions: Email Anjuli Kronheim at akronheim[at]commoncause.org