Environment

Governor Brown Signs Legislation to Support Communities Impacted by Climate Change
Environment

Governor Brown Signs Legislation to Support Communities Impacted by Climate Change

    Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. recently signed legislation that directs $900 million in cap-and-trade funds to greenhouse gas reducing programs that benefit disadvantaged communities, support clean transportation, and protect natural ecosystems. The governor also signed bills that prioritize spending in communities disproportionally impacted by dirty air and carbon pollution. “These cap-and-trade investments will…

Environment, Opinion

Opinion: Environmental Extremism Is on the Wrong Side of History

By Andrew Langer Environmental activists have a new tactic: protesting outside shareholder meetings of major energy gas firms. In May, protestors gathered outside ExxonMobil’s annual meeting to scream, “keep it in the ground.” These demonstrations are part of a larger effort to bully major institutions, like universities and pensions, into selling their fossil-fuel stocks. As…

Your Yard Can Be Beautiful and Water-Wise
Environment, News

Your Yard Can Be Beautiful and Water-Wise

You can have a beautiful yard, while saving water and money. To learn how, stop by the Sierra Madre Public Library on Saturday, June 25 at 10 a.m. when Kelly Hanna, founder of Plant Goddess Landscaping in Sierra Madre, will show you how to create beautiful, sustainable, water-efficient landscaping.     Hanna has been designing…

Create Memorable Moments This Summer – Design an Outdoor Room for All to Enjoy 
Entertainment, Environment

Create Memorable Moments This Summer – Design an Outdoor Room for All to Enjoy 

    By Melinda Myers No matter your budget, space, or gardening experience, you can design an outdoor entertainment area for you, your family, and friends to enjoy. Start by gathering ideas from magazines, the internet, and websites like Gardener’s Supply Company for examples of outdoor garden spaces. Next, select an area that is convenient and suitable for your outdoor entertaining. Define…

Sierra Madre Garden Club – Butterflies
Environment

Sierra Madre Garden Club – Butterflies

    Come to the Sierra Madre Garden Club meeting on May 9 and learn about California native butterflies, the plants they use as larval hosts, as well as the best native plants to attract native butterflies to your garden. In spite of extensive urban sprawl, Southern California has many species of butterflies that are…

Extend the Garden Season With Spring Planted Bulbs
Environment

Extend the Garden Season With Spring Planted Bulbs

By Melinda Myers Keeping your garden looking its best throughout the growing season and into fall is possible with the help of low maintenance spring planted bulbs. Plant them in spring among other annuals or perennials and watch as these bulbs brighten the garden, adding new life to your late season gardens. Whether your gardens…

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