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Next LARA Board Regular Meeting to Be Held on September 21, 2023

LARA’s 3rd Quarter 2023 Regular Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 21, 2023. Similar to the last meeting, this in-person meeting will be held in LA Sanitation and Environment’s 10th Floor Conference Room at the South Park Center building in Downtown Los Angeles. Once finalized, the agenda will be posted on the Meetings page.

Visit the Meetings page to attend online or by phone.


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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. [read more…]


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 Westside, you don’t have to travel far to observe vivid red, orange and gold leaves. [read more…]