Culver City businesses persist through the pandemic with Sustainable Certification By Caden Sullivan Culver City’s Sustainable Business Certification Program is an opportunity for business owners to prove their priorities. It’s a budgeted, assisted plan that switches small businesses to clean energy sources, implements sustainable practices and reduces their carbon footprints. Upon completion, owners receive a formal commendation from the city council recognizing their efforts to operate sustainably. The first step a business owner can take for sustainable certification is to apply online. After they register their business on the GreenBiz website, a sustainability expert will contact them to help...Read More
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‘Kiss the Ground’ is a groundbreaking film about regenerative agriculture By Caden Sullivan On November 18, the City of Santa Monica’s Office of Sustainability and the Environment and SustainableWorks presented a free documentary film screening and Q&A on Zoom. The film “Kiss the Ground” was released on Netflix this year and tells the story of regenerative agriculture. The collaborative event was hosted by SustainableWorks co-executive director Gina Garcia and moderated by Sarah Spitz, master gardener at UC Cooperative Extension LA County. The film’s directors, Rebecca and Josh Tickell, were joined by Anthony Myint, Zero Foodprint’s director of partnerships, to...Read More
Freedom Adventures’ new program combines online learning with outdoor fun By Caden Sullivan While students are stuck at home in front of their computer screens, a local adventure school is offering a new form of escape. Culver City-based Freedom Adventures, which has been teaching outdoor sports to kids in Los Angeles for the past 15 years, has created Freedom EdZone, a cross between online learning and outdoor adventures. Combining Freedom’s classic excursions with students’ online learning, EdZone promises a balanced education with outdoor enrichment. “We were starting to look for a solution to give the kids an alternative education...Read More
Six college graduates are redefining the advertising space By Caden Sullivan This year’s college graduates entered the workforce during one of the most challenging times in history. Across the country, employers are rejecting and laying off new hires, leaving recent graduates with few options. Some of these students, however, are viewing this as an opportunity to create their own work. Among the student businesses popping up right now is NinetyEight, a marketing agency founded by six graduates from Loyola Marymount University. Bryant Lin, Celine Chai, Eduardo Rafael Pablin, Fran Magsalin, Gia Lee and Sammy Lent were encouraged by professors...Read More
ECMS-Inglewood and The Bay Foundation’s Table to Farm Composting Program By Caden Sullivan Looking for a new farmers market? The Bay Foundation and Environmental Charter Middle School-Inglewood are furthering the Table to Farm Composting for Clean Air program to incorporate a community garden. Based out of Westchester, The Bay Foundation’s goal is to preserve the Santa Monica Bay and inland watershed. They began the project three years ago by implementing compost bins at Environmental Charter Schools (ECS) campuses where local restaurants could recycle food waste. The Bay Foundation’s community engagement program manager Georgia Tunioli says, “We helped produce the...Read More
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