A short video featuring L.A. Eco-Village member and Pacific Electric Worker Co-op founder Somerset Waters.
I’m 2 years late on posting this article by George Villanueva but we are in it for the long run. So here it is: http://www.kcet.org/socal/departures/columns/engaging-spaces/la-eco-village-20-years-as-a-model-of-sustainable-living.html
Thank you Mr. George Villanueva and KCET!
This half hour video filmed by Johnny Sanphillippo (his blog at Granola Shotgun) is a great little tour of our Eco-Village. The video had 15000 views in the first 5 days (and climbing) and there are a ton of comments on YouTube (that are perhaps worth checking out). Check out other popular videos by faircompanies.com on Kirsten’s youtube channel.
We are super proud of local resident Dore Burry for the work he’s been accomplishing with the L.A. Conservation Corps. Their Tot Parks and Trails program upgrades dilapidated spaces and underused sections of existing parks, focusing on the needs of zero-to-five year olds. This article celebrates the opening of their 6th park in L.A. County at Bellflower’s Thompson Park. Way to go Dore!
Gray water is waste water that can be easily reused on site, that would be most water that doesn’t flow through toilets or kitchen sinks. Water from showers, baths and laundry is all fair game for the water recycler. This KPCC article by Molly Peterson is an excellent primer on the state of greywater in Los Angeles. And make sure you watch the embedded video on one of our laundry greywater systems: