The OPEN Daily : Eco-Living

DWP pulls the plug on rebuilding natural gas plants for now

June 6, 2017 at 2:26 pm

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has put a hold on a $2.2-billion plan to rebuild old natural gas power plants while it studies clean energy alternatives to meet electricity demands. The decision announced Tuesday follows a Los Angeles Times investigation that showed the state is operating with an oversupply of electricity, driven […]

The Bolt EV, Chevy’s affordable and long-range electric car, arrives at dealerships

December 14, 2016 at 8:16 am

The Bolt EV, the new electric car from General Motors’ Chevrolet division, was being unloaded from trucks Tuesday at dealerships in California and Oregon. Customers who pre-ordered the cars can pick them up, and tire-kickers can get a close look at the vehicle, which was named Motor Trend magazine’s… Continue reading: Greenspace

Electric Bike Expo cruises into Santa Monica

December 3, 2016 at 12:33 pm

Since hoverboards aren’t a reality and hills are, pedal power promoters who want a little extra push say electric bikes could be the next big thing. What exactly is an electric bike? It looks like a regular bicycle but it has a motor, a battery and a drivetrain. The idea is to augment not replace […]

Carson lands on front lines of statewide alternative-energy solutions

November 29, 2016 at 11:53 pm

Carson is one of 13 communities chosen as testing grounds for a future envisioned by state leaders that doesn’t rely on electrical usage or natural gas emissions, according to an agreement signed this week. The City Council approved on Monday night a contract that allows Charge Bliss Inc., a West Hollywood clean-energy grid developer, access […]

Stunning Photos Show Plastic Pollution Covering Santa Monica Beach

November 26, 2016 at 3:52 pm

Resident Benjamin Kay  bumped into local photographer, Fabian Lewkowicz, on the bike path next to the Pico-Kenter Storm Drain this past Monday morning at 7:30am.  “I was in a hurry to get to work, but took my ninth annual “trashy” video of plastic pollutants at the mouth of the storm drain in front of Shutters […]

Green Friday lets you visit California state parks for free the day after Thanksgiving

November 20, 2016 at 1:55 pm

How about turning your Black Friday green — not the color of dollar bills but the color of forests and plants? That’s the goal of Green Friday, an event that will allow Californians to visit 116 state parks for free on the day after Thanksgiving. But you’ll need to make your plans ASAP if you […]

Chevy Bolt EV named Green Car of the Year at LA Auto Show

November 18, 2016 at 9:32 am

For those looking to reduce their carbon footprint and enjoy a nice ride, the Chevrolet Bolt EV may be the car for you. Continue reading: KABC-TV Los Angeles News, Weather & Traffic | Southern California News

LADWP to lease rooftops from homeowners for solar panels program

November 17, 2016 at 10:53 am

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is planning to lease hundreds of rooftops under a program to install solar panels in various neighborhoods around the city, it was announced Wednesday. The Board of Water and Power Commissioners this week approved a plan to pay homeowners $30 per month to lease their rooftops for […]

Jay Leno shows us why LA’s electric buses are something to marvel at

November 2, 2016 at 5:20 pm

The Proterra Ecoliner has a fan in denim One rare treat for Los Angeles drivers stuck in traffic is the elusive Jay Leno car sighting. Like an Angelyne in blue jeans, Jay can be spotted from miles away, usually he’s behind the wheel of a goofy looking car built before World War I. But Leno […]

WANTED: Cool Blocks LA leaders

October 14, 2016 at 10:24 pm

The Neighborhood Council Sustainability Alliance (NCSA), in partnership with the City of Los Angeles, seeks volunteers in each Council District who’d like to get to know their neighbors better while creating a greener, safer, and disaster resilient block.  Join the NCSA on Sun., Oct 23 in Hollywood, to learn all about the new Cool Blocks […]

8 Steps Towards a Sustainable Landscape

October 10, 2016 at 5:33 pm

A sustainable landscape requires the right combination of plants, soil, and water. To cut your utility costs and restore your corner of the world, make these simple adjustments to your outdoor space.View Original Post Continue reading: Los Angeles Magazine

A drought-tolerant English garden? Toluca Lake makeover manages to keep things green

October 3, 2016 at 9:32 am

For Sherman Oaks-based designer Karen Tandy, interior and exterior design work together in creating an inviting home base. “They work hand in hand,” Tandy says. “People need to look at a home’s architecture when they landscape.”      So, when a Toluca Lake couple hired Tandy to help them with their… Continue reading: – Hot List