This article by Thomas Curwen is called Coronavirus has turned once-bustling downtown L.A. into a ghost town. Can it recover? And it’s structured by following Jimmy as he works as a bike messenger and taking detours into other business and downtown residents. It’s a slice of the life we are living in the middle of a pandemic.
I was delighted to be interviewed by KPCC’s Al Martinez on “Take Two” last week. You can hear the seven minute piece here:
Let us know what you think. Thanks for listening. Lois
In this Los Angeles Magazine interview Laura Allen from greywateraction.org answers some common questions about using and installing gray water systems in Southern California. Reading this will give a better understanding of some of the systems we have currently installed at the L.A Eco-Village and the systems you could use on your own home.
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!
Well, almost a decade. Here is a chronological collection of links to articles or content that feature the Los Angeles Eco-Village or some of its members, carefully collected by Lois Arkin.
The Jewish Journal features Lois Arkin (one of the L.A Eco-Village founders)
The Eco-Village has been a crossroads for a number of activists in Los Angeles, this LA weekly article traces the birth of Ciclavia as it relates to this place:
An interview with Joe Linton, artist and activist:
Chris Carlsson visits Los Angeles and this is a great post that highlights the people and places that he visited. This would be a good read if you are planning on coming to L.A. and would like to see the other side of the coin.
This is a PDF (warning!) of a Power Point presentation by the Affordable Housing Energy Efficiency Alliance on energy efficiency design. We are featured as a case study.
Indymedia’s coverage of the the struggle with LAUSD over nearby land use that would affect our area:
A short article on cohousing by Cassandra Lizaire
Lois Arkin interview by the Center for Oral History Research at UCLA. (sound files with synopsis)
Joe Linton interview by the Center for Oral History Research at UCLA. (sound files with synopsis)
Short article about the growing pains of ecovillages around the world:
Communes and intentional communities by Dean Schabner:
Radio interview and transcript by Living on Earth:
L.A. Times Article:
Flemming Funch recounts an inspiring visit to the L.A Eco-Village:
In my own travels to ecovillages, I saw the potential of this broader influence especially in places like the Los Angeles Ecovillage, nestled right in the heart of LA, offering both affordable housing and community to environmentalists but also serving as a hub of local eco-activism—from helping to commission a local park that processed street run-off water to organizing events to get mayoral candidates to declare their green credentials and commitments publicly.
Watch this video – in
Spanish Basque – profiling Los Angeles Eco-Village:
For more background, see the Ekobidaiaria blog entry about us!
There’s a new article A big wheel in L.A.’s bike world up at County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky’s website that profiles some of L.A.’s bicycling movements, and features Los Angeles Eco-Village, CicLAvia, Lois Arkin, and Joe Linton. Here’s the article’s intro:
If there’s a geographic birthplace for Los Angeles’ burgeoning bicycle culture, it’s Eco-Village, the cooperative living compound tucked away on an East Hollywood side street and home to many of the activists who over the past 15 years have sparked an improbable cycling revolution in this most car-loving of cities.
Read the full story here.
Here is an article about the L.A. Eco-Village titled An Eco-Village In The Urban Jungle. It features a nice black and white slide show with our own Lara talking about living here for the last 11 years. I think it makes a good 900 word little window into our place.
If you want to see more media related to the L.A Eco-Village or and those who are related to us check out the media category on this blog.