Today, our Guidance Green committee hosted the 7th Annual Eat. Learn. Live Green event. Heal The Bay, Locali, and The Sierra Club join us for our annual event to talk about how to take care of our planet and ourselves.
Some highlights of the day include:
25% of Western Pharmaceuticals are created from 1% of the flora found in the Amazon forest. Yet, with 1 acre of the Amazon disappearing every second, the forest will be gone in more than 40 years. We need to to stop this depletion.
70% of oxygen comes from seaweed and plankton; but our urban run-off is polluting our oceans. What are we doing to reduce waste and urban run-off which is very harmful to oceanlife?
Cigarette butts are the number 1 form of pollution worldwide, followed by food wrappers/containers, plastic bottles, plastic bags, and caps/lids.
Plastic comprises 90% of surface waste and 60-80% of marine debris. We need to recycle and reuse as much as possible.
Only go into the ocean 3 days after it rains; and stay away at least 100 yards from storm drains that flow into the ocean. Pollutants from run-off are plentiful and make the waters unsafe.
As we can all guess, Los Angeles has the worst smog in the country.
20-25% of our residents have asthma as compared to the national average of 8-10%.
The Sierra Club’s current “My Generation” campaign is a statewide effort to ensure that every Californian is able to enjoy the access and benefits that come from the use of affordable, local clean renewable sources of energy thereby reducing our overall reliance on dangerous fossil fuels.
Eat at Locali. All their food is organic, responsibly grown. Their deli meats are antibiotic-free, growth hormone-free, casein-free, gluten-free, nitrate-free + vegeterian-fed; tuna- wild caught/dolphin safe. They use four stage reverse osmosis filtered water used in food prep, ice, smoothies & coffee.And, they have non-GMO vegan meats. THANK YOU for catering our event!
Thank you to everyone who attended and we hope you continue to Eat, Learn and live Green!
It is a closed-loop ecosystem in which wastewater from the fish is pumped to the plants, where beneficial bacteria convert fish waste to nutrients the plants need to grow. By taking up these nutrients, the plants clean the water as it is returned to the fish. Soil is unnecessary in this system as the fish waste serves as fertilizer for the plants, and the tank is self-cleaning.