The Last (Plastic) Straw?

California lawmakers pass a straw-by-request law. By Sam Catanzaro Enjoy sipping on an iced tea or lemonade with a straw? Well soon in California, beverage...
Residents on Dewey Street reported toppled over pine trees next to Penmar Golf Course.

Urban Forest Task Force to the Rescue:

Recent heavy winds have caused havoc for some of the City’s youngest trees trying to make it on their own. Thanks to Santa Monica’s Urban Forest Task Force and vigilant residents, support stakes have been returned to help the saplings survive.
Tony Vazquez.

#ClimateMayors Welcome Historic Paris Climate Agreement:

Santa Monica Mayor Tony Vazquez joined fellow #ClimateMayors, 34 in all, in Paris for the historic COP21 Conference. The Mayors’ National Climate Action Agenda (MNCAA), an...
Kevin McKeown.

Santa Monica Demonstrates Impact On Addressing, Fighting Climate Change:

Santa Monica Mayor Kevin McKeown announced today that Santa Monica’s participation in the Compact of Mayors has already had a significant...
Kevin McKeown.

McKeown To Present Santa Monica’s Ambitious Climate Action Project, Progress At Paris Climate Summit:

This week kicks off the highly anticipated 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (also known as COP21 for the 21st Gathering of the Conference...
Throughout Venice you can discover community garden projects that provide a great source for your daily fruit and vegetables.

VIDEO: Discover Community Garden Projects In Venice:

Throughout Venice you can discover community garden projects that provide a great source for your daily fruit and vegetables.
A silk floss tree (Ceiba speciosa) that was relocated to Tongva Park thanks to a donation by Alliance Residential Company of a group of trees so it could build its residential development at 525 Broadway.

Transplanted Trees Alive & Well In Santa Monica:

The Lorax speaks for the trees in the fantasy world of Dr. Seuss. In the real world in Santa Monica, Urban Forester Matthew Wells...
Sustainable Quality winners will be announced Monday

Nominations Open for 21st Annual Sustainable Quality Awards:

Know of a particularly green business in Santa Monica? It's that time of the year again to showcase the city's commitment to sustainability and...
Steve Stajich, Columnist

Big Picture Thinking With Our New Friend, Climate Change:

In my unproduced screenplay, “Jeepers, It’s Hot!”, an everyman played by George Clooney turns on his TV set to see what the weather man...
Santa Monica native Anna Cummins (right)

California Senate Passes Nation’s Strictest Ban On Microbeads:

Legislation to ban mirco-plastic particle abrasives, commonly referred to as “microbeads,” from being used in products such as facial scrubs, soaps, and toothpaste passed...