Good morning! I’m so excited to share this BIG ANNOUNCEMENT with you all.
In partnership with Sustain Our World, I will be writing a Sustainability Almanac for the Los Angeles region and releasing it for FREE in 2021.
Traditionally, an almanac is an annual publication that serves as a calendar of events and also contains important statistical information such as weather patterns, farmer’s planting dates, and the like.
I wanted to create an almanac dedicated to sustainable living for LA residents because I noticed there are many different resources out there for urban farms, local sustainability brands, mom and pop stores, and micromobility options, but it is difficult to find one guidebook on how to use these resources to make one’s own life directly more sustainable.
For instance, I have been getting a lot of calls from community gardens and non-profits that share similar goals in terms of urban farming and sustainable living, but they have never met each other before! My hope is this online guide will serve as a one-stop resource that not only lists local organizations, businesses, and farms that you can support, but also teaches you something you do not know but wish you did.
If you wanted to learn how to live without a car in LA, this guide can help you.
If you wanted to learn why your elected official isn’t doing enough on climate change, and what you can do about that, this guide can help you.
If you don’t know who your elected officials are, and you want to live more sustainably but you rent your home and are unsure if you are allowed to compost, install solar panels, or start a garden, this guide can help you!
This almanac will be informative and, most importantly, contain the most accurate and current data about existing farms, gardens, green space, and public transit maps. But I want to ask YOU what you want to see in this book. What will be most helpful to you? Until October 1, I am releasing a community survey open to all LA County residents so I can receive your direct feedback on what should be in the almanac. Please feel free to share this widely- the more community engagement, the better the results will be.
I can’t believe I can finally share this with you. This has been in the works for several weeks and I can’t wait to show you the final product.
Here is the survey link: https://forms.gle/v1xp5ZWjcjHtgZzZ7
THANK YOU for sharing widely and filling it out for yourself!