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Eco-Driving Tips // Changing Our Behavior Rather Than Our Car

Here in Southern California, the car is king. According to Forbes, the average commute time in the Los Angeles area is 32.3 minutes, with many people facing drive times of 90 minutes or more. While public transportation is an option for many, the use of cars continues to be as high as it’s ever been. So what does this mean for the environment? Continue reading “Eco-Driving Tips // Changing Our Behavior Rather Than Our Car”

Conscious Companies // The Long Beach Depot for Creative Reuse – Turning Trash into Treasure

“Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.”  It’s perhaps the most common phrase in relation to living an eco-friendly lifestyle.  More than words, it’s a philosophy that asks people to be more conscious of what they take and give back to the earth.  While it certainly is a standard to hold ourselves to, there’s so much more to it than using a water bottle over and over again.  “Living Green” is not only about improving the planet, but improving ourselves as well.  This is the objective of the group featured in this week’s video, The Long Beach Depot for Creative Reuse.  Continue reading “Conscious Companies // The Long Beach Depot for Creative Reuse – Turning Trash into Treasure”

Down With The Dirt // Hannah Maximova and the Monterey Road Eco-Community Gardens

Step outside your home and you’ll likely hear tires screeching, horns honking, and engines revving—the familiar sounds of traffic and life in a big city. They’re the noises that define the greater area of Los Angeles, where roads, buildings, and concrete extend as far as the eye can see.

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