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Don’t hesitate to go ‘green’

Julio Alberto Cruz May 9, 2011

If you don't like the terms going "green," eco-friendly, environmentally-friendly, earth-friendly or any other way you spin it, it's simply judt about taking care of the environment and ourselves. It's...

Recyclable items in your trash

Julio Alberto Cruz May 2, 2011

I visited coffee roasting company Larry's Beans, in Raleigh, North Carolina two months ago and was surprised at their recycling initiatives. The staff already recycled, but what surprised me was...

Gas crunch: my possible transportation alternative is a motor scooter

Julio Alberto Cruz April 25, 2011

So many many thing to do and people to see, but so little money for gas for the necessary commutes is the issue. Since January it seems like every other week gas prices have risen, especially here...

Earth Day: Ban plastic bags usage in Los Angeles

Julio Alberto Cruz April 17, 2011

Earth Day is this Thursday, April 21 and it has been over 40 years since society has made a conscious effort to change. We need to continue to change more aspects of  our lives so we may conserve...

Sunny day at 2011 CicLAvia

Julio Alberto Cruz April 11, 2011

A little wind and chill on Sunday turned into a  warm and sunny day to bike all around Los Angeles in the first CicLAvia of the year. 2011 CicLAvia brought many bike riders and joggers enjoying the...

First CicLAvia of the year coming up

Julio Alberto Cruz March 31, 2011

On Sunday, April 10 the first CicLAvia of the year will go on throughout some LA neighborhoods from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. The first ever ciclovía in LA was last October and there was a great turn out...

Energy savings from So Cal Gas Co.

Julio Alberto Cruz March 28, 2011

California is getting an Energy Upgrade, according to the Southern California Gas Company . The new energy program extends its incentives to Southern California Gas Company (SocalGas) and Southern California...

Ten reasons to go organic

Julio Alberto Cruz March 24, 2011

Before listing the ten reasons, let's define what is organic and why buy. First, do not see "organic" as a brand, some people, from observation, look for organic products just because it seems like...

Fair Trade goldens artisan miners

Julio Alberto Cruz March 14, 2011

There has been reports on gold mines ruining acres of lands, habitats and places near by, like Yosemite National Park. Some of the most known gold mining companies that have been pointed at in the...

Is Yosemite National Park in danger?

Julio Alberto Cruz March 3, 2011

Maybe. Such a scenic, breathtaking natural place might just be in danger. But of what you might ask? There has been about 285 mining claims  in the 10 miles surrounding Yosemite National Park,...

So many organic, Fair Trade certification labels

Julio Alberto Cruz February 28, 2011

There has been a few friends, relatives, even strangers, asking me what type of certification label should they look for on products, like chocolates, coffee, energy bars, etc. It seems like an easy...

Three CicLAvia events for 2011

Julio Alberto Cruz February 24, 2011

Last fall, the city of Los Angeles held its first ever ciclovia that closed streets that stretched over seven miles from East Hollywood to Boyle Heights for people to walk, jog, bike and just have a good...

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