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    Sunday, April 18, 2010

    Useful Recycling for Potato Chip Bags

    The company Ecoist, a Miami-based company that turns used wrappers and magazines into purses and handbags, recently announced a partnership with Frito-Lay to take unusable or obsolete chip packaging for Tostitos and Fritos and turn them into purses and other useful items like placemats. They will even release a "potato chip bowl" made from discarded Lays potato chip bags!

    Check out the article on the LA Times for more details!

    Earth Day Weekend Clean Up in Echo Park on April 25th!

    In celebration of Earth Day, we are going to clean up Echo Park on Sunday, April 25th at 10am. We will be meeting at the corner of Sunset and Echo Park Bvld., in the Walgreens parking lot. Bring yourself, significant others, friends, pets, anybody willing to lend a helping hand!!! As always, donuts and supplies will be provided.
    For a map of where to meet, click here: Map
    We hope to see you there!

    Wednesday, March 31, 2010

    April 3 Heal the Bay Event at Silver Lake Library

    This Saturday, April 3, a Heal the Bay representative will be leading a discussion at the Silver Lake Library concerning the impact of plastic bags on the environment. Should be an interesting morning, so if you have time, be sure to stop by! Details below.

    Why Plastic Bags are Bad for the Environment
    Talk with Q&A by Ellen Monocroussos of Heal the Bay

    Date: Saturday, April 3, 2010
    Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Location: Silver Lake Library

    Ms.Monocroussos will discuss the damage caused by plastic bags and other trash in our rivers, seas and other natural environments, explain how Heal the Bay is helping to prevent this damage and suggest how we can all help to reduce the damage. (This program is planned in anticipation of Earth Day – Thursday April 22, 2010.)

    Tuesday, March 30, 2010

    Pictures from March 28th Clean Up

    Thanks to everybody who came out for our March 28th clean up in Silver Lake. We had a great time seeing everybody and it was a successful kick-off event to spring cleaning season.

    Below are some pictures from the event:

    A few of our volunteers after the clean up
    John is always doing a lot of talking, he should be cleaning!

    And, as always, tying up the trash bags filled with some of the day's pickings.

    Silver Lake Parkman Triangle Park Project

    This past Saturday, John went to help out a group of Silver Lake residents working on creating a small pocket park in the formerly concrete intersection of Parkman and Silver Lake Blvd. The trees are now planted, so if you get a chance, go by and see the work. They are also always looking for volunteers to help out, so if you have some time any given Saturday, stop by and lend a hand!

    Below is a picture of the newly planted trees and the dirt area that will eventually become the park:

    Saturday, March 20, 2010

    Spring Clean Up March 28th in Silver Lake

    In order to get the ball rolling again on our clean up efforts, we are going to hold our next clean up in Silver Lake on Sunday, March 28th at 10am. We will be meeting at the corner of Sunset and Griffith Park, right at the triangle park. Bring yourself, significant others, friends, pets, anybody willing to lend a helping hand as we start off the spring clean up season!!!
    We hope to see you there!

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