Environment, Parks, Libraries

VIDEO: Supervisor Ridley-Thomas Leads Ban On Plastic Bags


LA County Becomes Nation’s Largest Municipality to Take Step

The Board of Supervisors introduced an ordinance banning
the sale of single-use plastic bags in Los Angeles County’s unincorporated areas. The County becomes the country’s largest government entity to enact such bold environmental legislation.

“With this vote, Los Angeles County becomes a national leader in the movement to promote the use of reusable bags,” said Supervisor Ridley-Thomas. “Single-use plastic bags take a significant toll on our environment and infrastructure. The vast majority of plastic bags ultimately end up clogging our storm drains, threatening our local waters and wildlife, and become blight within our communities.”

The new ordinance will ban plastic carryout bags and impose a ten-cent charge for paper bags at all supermarkets, grocery stores, pharmacies, convenience stores and food marts. Retailers, such as supermarkets and large pharmacies, must stop offering single-use plastic bags by July 1, 2011 or face enforcement action; smaller retailers will have until January 1, 2012 to comply.



Florence Firestone Halloween Celebration Saturday


Games and candy and a haunted house ($3 entrance fee)

For more information contact Gloria Medina at gloriamedina2859@yahoo.com

Cleanup Compton Creek Saturday!

Coastal Cleanup

Join Heal the Bay, The Compton Creek Watershed Alliance and Hub City Teens on Saturday, September 25th, from 9:00 a.m. until 12 p.m. at 123 E. Artesia Blvd, Compton, CA 90220 (next to the Compton Crystal Hotel & Casino).

More information

Inglewood Green Mixer Thursday

The Green Mixer

Thursday, September 23, 2010
(6:00 PM – 8:30 PM)
355 E. Manchester Blvd
Inglewood CA 90301

Gain a greater understanding about GOING GREEN! Learn the Environmental and Financial Impacts.

Learn about rebates and other financial assistance programs for homeowners and business owners while they last.

Learn about lighting and sustainability, solar, weatherization, water and assisted mobility and much more.

Learn about the benefits and requirements of the SCE Express Solutions and Direct Install Programs.