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Category Archives: Environment

What’s the Big Deal: L.A. County Supervisor’s Car Wash Schedule

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Are we really concerned about how often the L.A. County Board of Supervisors wash the county’s pool of vehicles?  2 Urban Girls has received no less than a dozen google alerts detailing the frequency our board elected’s wash their county owned vehicles.  Is this overkill?  They are actually doing what a local water provider wants […]


Carson Planning Commission must restrict fracking

2 Urban Girls came across this awesome commentary in the Daily Breeze over the weekend.  Written by Alexandra Nagy, a Southern California organizer for Food & Water Watch, she makes the case of why the Carson Planning Commission needs to vote to end fracking in the City of Carson, at today’s scheduled meeting.  Unfortunately the commission […]


Senator Isadore Hall off to Mexico

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Is this how you want your campaign contributions spent?  Fresh off listening to African-American protestors discuss their loss of jobs to illegal immigrants, Senator Isadore Hall III (D-Compton), is off to Mexico, with seven other Democrat senators.  


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East Side Riders’ Dreams of a Bike Co-op Finally Materializing in Watts

by Sahra Sulaiman It may have been a hot and sticky Sunday afternoon, but it didn’t keep the East Side Riders from firing up the grill and cooking for the community in front of their new bike co-op on Central Ave. in Watts.


The Growing Global Water Footprint

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The average American lifestyle requires about 2,000 gallons of water every day. Fresh water consumption has doubled since World War II and is expected to rise 25% by 2030. All of this water use takes a toll on the planet and can create water scarcity which effects up to 2.8 billion people around the world at […]


Metropolitan Water District expands drought relief incentives to homeowners and commercial businesses

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In response to California Governor Jerry Brown’s request to ration water, during this historic drought, turf installation is being introduced as a viable alternative to residents and commercial businesses.  Elected officials in Orange County, along with actor Edward James Olmos, presented the benefits of converting natural grass to turf, at an April press conference. Olmos […]


AB 32 helps low-income communities go solar

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Rose Pinkney can sleep well at night knowing she is saving 80% on her electric bill. Due in part to AB 32, Ms. Pinkney is projected to save an estimated $39,000 over the next 30 years. How is she achieving that? She has gone solar and so can some of you.


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