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solar challenge for Oxy & northeast LA

I wrote about Occidental’s planned 1 mW solar array and an exciting discount for neighbors that can hopefully spread more solar in northeast Los Angeles.  

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gazing at the sun (we need more solar in LA)

I wrote a piece for Eagle Rock Patch on the need for more solar projects of all scales- even if some people don’t like how solar panels look.

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green issues in the cd14 council race

I wrote an opinion piece for patch eagle rock endorsing CD 14 councilman Huizar for re-election because he had worked on some environmental justice issues that I think are important. This was a personal column, not the opinion of UEPI

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Posted in Built Environment, Politics & Elections, Pollution Prevention, Transportation, Urban Environment

Bottled & Sold: The story behind our obsession with bottled water

The Edgerton Lecture Series in collaboration with the Urban & Environmental Policy Institute are pleased to present: Peter H. Gleick Tuesday, March 1, 2011 6:00pm – Talk 7:00pm – Reception Johnson Hall Room 200, Occidental College Peter Gleick knows drinking

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Posted in Globalization, Sustainable Oxy, Urban Environment

the 710 game

I attended a public meeting on the future of transportation in the so-called ’710 gap’ area. Most attendees want better transit and greener, living streets, not a freeway extension/ tunnel. I wrote about the meeting for Streetsblog LA.

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Hollywood farmers market: who owns the streets

The Hollywoood farmers markets, one of the social and food hearts of the City of Los Angeles is under threat.  An adjacent property owner is objecting to the market’s use of its long-time location on Ivar street. Negotiations are underway

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we’re looking for a few good planning ideas (Q&A with L.A. planning director)

We want you & your best  ideas for planning & making Los Angeles a better place. Join UEPI at Occidental College on December 1 for a Q&A session with recently-appointed L.A. City Planning Director Michael LoGrande and L.A. Times architecture

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Posted in Built Environment, Environment, Food and Transportation, Housing Justice, Re-Envisioning the LA River, Red Fields to Green Fields, Regional Food Hubs, Streets, Transportation, Urban Environment

More Highlights from Denver

Denver has a deep-rooted history of working on food issues. Last week, I had the opportunity to visit Denver and learn about the phenomenal work underway in the city and in the state of Colorado to connect the dots between

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A “Growasis” in Denver

I visited The GrowHaus – a 20,000 sq.ft. greenhouse in the Elyria-Swansea neighborhood of Denver last week on November 8th. Located in a worn-down industrial area, a railroad track passes right by the side of the greenhouse. In a gathering

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bringing home the ranch symposium at the huntington, nov 12

The Huntington library and garden is holding a symposium on friday nov 12 called Bringing Home the Ranch about urban agriculture in Southern California. I’m speaking about food justice in LA- making sure that everyone can grow food and access

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