Archive for the Greening the District Category

Hike With Your Elected Official

    At dusk on Sunday, Supervisor Ridley-Thomas joined over sixty neighbors, students and Sierra Club members for a “Hike With Your Elected Official” at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area in Baldwin Hills. As the group assented from the Japanese Garden to Janice’s Green Valley, they were […]

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Board to Take On Single Use Bags

On November 16, 2010, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will vote on whether to ban plastic carryout bags and impose a charge for paper bags at all supermarkets, grocery stores, pharmacies and drug stores, convenience stores and food marts. Annually, LA County residents consume 6 […]

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Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas joined EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to Announce Acquisition of Soft Bottom Parcel of Compton Creek

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas joined Environmental Protection Agency Administrator (EPA) Lisa Jackson, environmentalists, and a broad coalition of public and private stakeholders to announce the strategic acquisition of a four acre “soft bottom” parcel of land in Compton as part of their commitment to revitalize Compton Creek. Alongside […]

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$30 Million Museum Expansion at Expo Park

On Earth Day 2010, Supervisor Ridley-Thomas joined leadership of the Natural History Museum to unveil a $30 million plan to create an expansive north campuson the museum site in Exposition Park. The outdoor exhibit space will include 3.5 acres of urban wilderness and serve as a living laboratory […]

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Celebrating Earth Day In The Second District

The call for sustainability is louder than ever. In the decades since the first celebration of Earth Day in 1970, Los Angeles County residents have made substantial progress cutting air pollution, building a rail transit network and improving energy efficiency. More importantly, the ethic of environmentalism has […]

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