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  • Eco-friendly aspects of the simcha can elevate a young person’s conscience

    By Elyse Glickman

    April 18, 2013 | 9:58 am

    Given that many high-profile celebrities expound on the virtues of their environmental involvements (among them, Natalie Portman and Alicia Silverstone), it is inevitable that eco-friendly activities, foods and fashion — along with a side of social justice — will appeal to a wide...

  • Next mayor’s earth agenda

    March 28, 2013 | 10:05 am

    Delivering his inaugural address on the City Hall lawn in 2005, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa challenged Angelenos to turn Los Angeles into “… the greenest big city in America.”

    Eight years later, it is only fitting that we ask ourselves how close Mayor Villaraigosa has come to...

  • My Chanukah miracle

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    December 1, 2010 | 5:06 pm

    And on the fifth day, I learned how not to compost.

    It was a sunny mid-November morning when I found out that potato peels, celery tops and other vegetable pieces — in other words, most of the 7 pounds of organic matter I had been saving in my refrigerator’s crisper drawer for...

  • It’s a nice day for a green wedding

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    April 10, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Jessica Kraft didn't wear a traditional flowing white, off-white or ivory gown during her wedding day last October. Instead, the 29-year-old college professor made her way down the aisle at the UCLA Faculty Center in purple and gold.

    While the San Francisco resident -- whose husband...

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  • Big Sunday looks good in green

    By Jay Firestone

    April 3, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Environmentalism may be trendy, but expensive hybrid cars and solar paneling aren't the only ways of being fashionably green.

    Big Sunday, an annual citywide volunteer community service event scheduled for May 3-4, is adding a Green Sunday option, which groups together environmental...

  • Water and pumpkins mark eco-friendly Sukkot

    By Jane Ulman

    October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm


    During Sukkot, families of Kesher Israel, a Modern Orthodox congregation in Washington, D.C., will gather together for a special celebration. Socializing in the synagogue's sukkah, they will be treated to a tantalizing array of chocolate cakes and candies, accompanied by delicious...
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