Monday, May 28, 2012

Aquabio Presents This Sunday June 3rd!

This Sunday at the Green Tent:

 AquaBio Environmental Technologies, Inc. will educate visitors about Green Chemistry and Technologies.   

Green Pesticides, Bio-Controls and Bio-mimicry are just some of the alternatives that are available for home & garden, urban farming, business, restaurants etc.. 
What are some of these new technologies?
Why are they sometimes the better choice?
What do they mean for us consumers who want to make informed, responsible choices?

AquaBio will exhibit some of the latest choice’s and explain why some of these new technologies are so promising.
Through education and displays visitors can see 'that there are safer, 'Greener' alternatives for the home, garden and the workplace. 
For businesses: these products are also have commercial application.
 Stop by and visit with them this Sunday and hear the latest information on these green technologies!

Thank You For Your Support!

Honeylove launched the urban beekeeping initiative at the MVCC Green Tent

Thanking Councilmember Bill Rosendahl at City Hall for passing the ban on  plastic bags
Joseph Treves, Christopher McKinnon and Sherri Akers
Your support is driving significant change in the City of Los Angeles on environmental issues. Here's an update on the policy motions that the MVCC has passed for the Green Committee and the progress they have made. 
Thank you Mar Vista for your incredible team work! 

Policy Motion:  MVCC Motion Regarding a Beekeeping Feasibility Study for Mar Vista
  • Bill Rosendahl moved this forward this week with this notice and motion -  “We took a step towards implementing urban beekeeping legislation within the City.  This morning, we submitted a motion that instructs various departments to begin exploring the possibility of allowing urban beekeeping within the City. I have included a copy of the the submitted motion for your benefit.  This is the first of many steps in the legislative process, but we wanted to share our progress and keep you up to date.” See his motion here. You can show your support by signing this petition.

Policy Motion:  MVCC Motion in support of SB 568 Statewide Polystyrene Ban
  • We are still working on this! Updates to follow.

Policy MotionMar Vista Community Council Letter to David Freeman regarding clean electricity in Mar Vista.
  • This needs continued outreach and effort. We are working with LA Beyond Coal to continue to move forward. See progress below in update on Feed In Tariffs!

Policy Motion:  MVCC Motion in support of the concept of a feed-in tariff

Policy Motion: Mar Vista Community Council Motion in support of Stormwater Low Impact Development Ordinance.
  • This passed and went into effect this month! This will make a HUGE difference in protecting our watersheds.

Policy Motion:  MVCC Motion in support of City-wide ban on the issuance of plastic bags.
  • This was approved by the LA City Council this week!
Policy Motion: MVCC Motion in support of using California natives in the landscaping for phase two of the Exposition Line light rail project.
  • On June 7th, the Expo Board of Directors voted unanimously to approve the motion introduced by Councilmember Koretz to landscape Phase Two of the Expo Line with California Native Plants "to the fullest extent possible along the alignment."

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Master Gardener's Return this Sunday May 27th!

Master Gardeners are back!

It's getting hotter -- and the UCCE LA County Master Gardeners are back at the MVCC Green Tent on May 27 with seasonally appropriate herb and veggie plants and seeds to share.

Bring your gardening questions or just stop by to pick up a free seedling and packet of seeds. Organic seedlings planted in organic soil with love for the Mar Vista community!

Come and visit the UCCE/LA County Master Gardeners at the Mar Vista Community Council's Green Tent for seeds and seedlings -- all free! The perfect crops for your summer garden!
UC Cooperative Extension develops and implements community-based educational programs that address the critical needs of the county's diverse and multiethnic population.
Staff and volunteers provide and encourage the use of current research-based information in the areas of nutrition, youth development, urban gardening, horticulture and the environment.

And: BE ALERT!! The Asian Citrus Psyllid HAS been found in Southern California. This rapidly-spreading pest that carries a deadly virus, with the potential to kill all citrus trees in our state.
That's not an exaggeration. The first line of defense is the backyard fruit tree. ACT FAST -- TIME IS CRITICAL
For more information, please see the following link:

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Healthy Child/Healthy World Visiting Sunday May 20th

Healthy Child Healthy World  presents at the Green Tent!

When well-meaning parents embark on a mission to live a greener and healthier lifestyle, it’s easy for them to be overwhelmed.
 "There's so much to do!” 
“I don't know where to start!” 
“How can I tell what’s safe and what’s not?" 
Sound familiar? Maybe you’ve had the same thought!

That’s where Healthy Child Healthy World comes in. Healthy Child Healthy World are inspiring the movement to protect our children from harmful chemicals with our 5 Easy Steps – simple things parents can do to improve their home environment, such as choosing organic foods when possible and using non-toxic household cleaners. They're here to say that it’s ok to take things one step at a time, and you don’t need to change every aspect of your life all at once.

The organization began after five-year-old Colette Chuda died of a rare form of non-hereditary cancer linked to environmental factors; her parents, Jim and Nancy Chuda, turned their grief into action in 1992.

One of the ways that they are spreading their message is with their “Healthy Child Party Kit” program [], which will be displayed at the Green Booth. Stop by and have a chat with them about the simple steps we can all take to create healthier homes, communities and families.
Hear about their great hands-on suggestions for creating a healthier home for families and hopefully inspire others to do the same.

No one can do everything. Everyone can do something. These are the words that embody the philosophy of Healthy Child Healthy World. They will be at the booth on Sunday to talk to everyone at Mar Vista Green about the little things you can do that taken together add up to big changes for a healthier life. 

Monday, May 7, 2012

Sunday May 13th The Green Tent we are celebrating Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day!
No visitor's this Sunday, but we have combined forces with the MVCC Tent so, please stop by if you have questions.