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by Jodi Summers Shipping lines calling at the Port of Long Beach cut thousands of tons of air pollution last year by voluntarily participating in the Port’s Green Flag Program. The plan offers financial rewards for ships that reduce their speed near the harbor to decrease emissions. This has greatly benefited the air quality in […]

trees on earth

by Jodi Summers Here’s the latest cocktail party factoid – there are approximately 3.04 trillion trees on earth. This is about seven and a half more than originally thought and roughly 422 for every person noted the recent Yale University-led study which. Also surprising…and somewhat disconcerting, the total number of trees has plummeted 46% since […]

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edited by Jodi Summers Here’s some fascinating cocktail party information you can share about Santa Monica Bay: Santa Monica Bay is an integral part of the larger geographic region commonly known as the Southern California Bight, according to www.santamonicabay.org. The Bay itself is the submerged portion of the Los Angeles Coastal Plain. It is bordered […]

The J. Paul Getty Center Los Angeles

compiled by Jodi Summers Have you ever noticed the green roof at Chicago’s Millennium Park? It’s got the largest green roof in the world. For the record multi-award winning 24.5-acre public park with venues for performance, art, sculpture, architecture and landscape architecture, located between Chicago’s lakefront and the central business district (the loop). “Created to […]

rooftop garden LA

edited by Jodi Summers Located atop the Flat, a downtown Los Angeles mid-rise building, grows a self-sufficient ecosystem that offers a myriad of environmental benefits. Named SYNTHe, this urban rooftop garden prototype designed by SCI-arc professor and architect Alexis Rochas. It grows a variety of edible plants through an active collaboration between students, faculty, and […]

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by Jodi Summers Environmentally savvy? Are you willing to join the Tiny Home movement? The Tiny Home trend is a social movement where people choose to downsize their living space. You’ll never misplace things again. The typical American home is around 2,600 square feet, whereas the typical small or tiny house is between 100 and […]