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It’s estimated that 50 billion paper coffee cups with lids are thrown away annually in the United States. An extremely tiny portion of these cups is recycled since the polyethylene lining inside these cups has to be taken out in order for the paper cup itself to be recycled. Switching to a reusable coffee cup can dramatically decrease the amount of waste you produce, especially if you frequently go to your local coffee shop. Some coffee shops even offer discounts for those who bring their own reusable coffee cup. In this post, we will list the top 6 reusable coffee cups for your morning routine!
In an effort to reduce plastic waste and tackle climate change, California governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 54 on June 30th. The new plastic waste law requires all packaging in California to be recyclable or compostable, cuts plastic packaging by 25 percent, and increases recycling rates for single-use plastics to 65 percent, all by 2032.
Mushrooms are a delicious and nutritious addition to any meal, but did you know they can also be grown right at home? With the popularity of organic produce on the rise, more and more people are beginning to purchase a mushroom growing kit as a way to get their mushroom fix without having to pay for mushrooms at the grocery store. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced mushroom grower, there is sure to be something for you on this list!
Los Angeles is known for being a center of innovative and creative thinking. With that in mind, it’s no surprise that there are many green startups located in the city. These companies are working to develop new and innovative ways to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and create a cleaner, more sustainable future. In this blog post, we will highlight 10 of the best clean green startups based in Los Angeles.
Inefficiencies causing food waste have plagued every level of the food supply chain, ultimately making a world that wastes one-third of all food in which 690 million people are suffering from hunger.
The benefits of composting extend far beyond mitigating climate change. Here are the top 10 environmental benefits of composting and why you should start today.
If you're looking to add some drought-tolerant plants to your garden, you've come to the right place! In this blog post, we will provide a comprehensive list of the best plants for those who live in dry climates. Keep reading for information on how to choose the right...
It can be difficult to determine how long to water grass. Read on for an in-depth guide for watering your lawn.
Despite a lack of open land, growing plants in a dense city can be wonderful for your home or community. Read here for 6 steps to start urban farming.
The climate is changing, and it’s time to prepare for the impacts
For 22 years, we’ve helped corporations and government agencies analyze the impacts of their projects on the environment.
And after more than two decades of reading and writing reports about water, air, wildlife, fish, plants, and more, we noticed something peculiar and undeniable: the environment is rapidly changing.
Average river temperatures are increasing, and flows are decreasing–a lot. Species that rely on snow cover are being forced into higher elevations to survive. Trees are dying from drought, insects, and disease.
And the once rare mega-fire (fire larger than 100,000 acres) has been replaced by a demon that didn’t exist before 2020–the giga-fire (fire larger than 1,000,000 acres).
As we watched the environment decline around us, it became clear that writing more reports wouldn’t be enough.
We had to do something different if we wanted to make a lasting difference.
We are scientists, engineers, and communicators who are passionate about the environment and committed to making a difference. And we knew we needed to do more than regurgitate what climate scientists have been warning us for decades.
We needed to help you prepare for the impending effects — effects we are already experiencing.
In our blog, you will learn how to:
- Protect your home and family from increasing temperatures, more frequent and severe storms, and wildfire
- Protect your health from increasing temperatures and insects
- Protect your food supply during emergencies and from potential supply chain failures
- Protect your finances, including investments and insurance
- Protect your business and employees
“Climate change is sometimes misunderstood as being about changes in the weather. In reality, it is about changes in our very way of life.”
Areas of Expertise – Project Examples
Since 2000, we’ve been helping agencies protect landscapes, wildlife, plants, water, air, and communities by producing efficient, effective, and quality land management decisions; accomplishing more work on the ground; and being more responsive to the public.
Click below to read about a few of the many projects we’ve worked on.
Wildfire Preparedenss and Safety
Protecting homes and communities from fire
Energy and Transportation
Making energy cleaner and reducing transportation
Food, Water, and Air
Developing water treatment and protecting clean air
Protecting fish, wildlife, and plant species
Protect your home, business, or community from wildfire and prepare for an evacuation
ENERGY AND TRANSPORTATION
Support solar, wind, geothermal, hydro, and tidal power and decarbonize your transportation
Food, Water, and Air
Learn about urban farming and gardening, how to access clean water, and when to monitor air quality
Purchase products for your home and family that don’t add to climate change impacts
Alerts and Emergency Services
Learn how to be notified in an emergency