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LARA is here for you during the COVID-19 crisis

During this emergency, your LARA team remains open for business. Should you need to reach us, you can find us or DM us on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) or email us at sanab939@lacity.org. Please stay healthy and safe and #flattenthecurve.




Cancellation of 1st Quarter 2020 meetingLARA’s 1st Quarter 2020 Meeting CANCELLED

The 1st Quarter 2020 LARA Executive Board Meeting scheduled for 10 AM to 12 Noon on Thursday, March 19, has been cancelled.



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Relationship Goals: Planning the Perfect Heart-Melting, Less-Waste Date Night

Nothing says “I love you” like spending $19.6 billion! Well, OK, that’s a collective $19.6 billion. According to the National Retail Federation, that is what U.S. consumers are planning to spend this Valentine’s Day. That includes candy, flowers, clothing, jewelry, and dates—all great stuff, but then there’s all the packaging and other waste generated in the wake of your romantic day. Now, if all of that makes you quiver more than a loving look from your sweetheart, rest assured there are ways around making a pile of trash. Show your honey (and Mother Nature) you love them with these less-waste experience date night ideas for every type of couple. [more…]


Zero Waste Tips, Tricks, and Treats for Halloween

Halloween and The Day of Dead are holidays celebrated by families and children around the world, but the plastic trash created for the festivities can be totally terrifying. Have no fear, find some of the best solutions, tricks, and treats in this article.


4 Common Materials to Recycle this Fall

At the beginning of the autumn season, LA-LA land presents some of the most beautiful displays of fall foliage in California. From Downtown to the West side, you don’t have to travel far to observe vivid red, orange and gold leaves. [READ MORE]


CalRecycle SB 1383 Regulation Text: Notice of 15-day Comment Period 

The California Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) is announcing a 15-day comment period regarding changes to the Proposed Organic Waste Reduction Regulations. The 15-day written public comment period for this rule making ends at 1:00 PM on October 18th, 2019.  For more information click here


2019-20 LARA Executive Board Members

Our 2019-20 Executive Board is officially set.
All of our members are environmental leaders in their communities.






SB 1383 Local Government Summit

Are you ready for SB 1383? The regulations are about to be formally adopted by the  State and HF&H is already helping more than 25 agencies with planning for and implementing the solutions needed to comply. Space is limited. Register today!

For meeting details and to view the agenda.