Monday, July 14, 2008

Breathe LA

Our nonprofit of the month is Breathe LA. After all, when we're outdoors more and there's no rain to wash away the smog, it makes us more aware of what we and our communities are inhaling.

Breathe LA is committed to clean air and healthy lungs, two things everybody can get behind.

We especially like its 024U after school environmental education program that lets 8-14 year olds in on the causes, health effects, and possible solutions related to air pollution right here in Los Angeles County.

Check out one of Breathe LA's public service announcements to get an idea of what they're about:

Or, if  you'd like to be part of educating Angelenos about what we're all using for lung fuel and happen to be a film student over 15 years old, you can create your own PSA and submit it to Breathe's contest (the winner gets $1,000). Find out more about that here.

And, there's a special panel this Thursday, July 17th at the Los Angeles Press Club discussing AB 32 California's landmark greenhouse gas-cutting bill, andd what you should know about its relationship to creating clean air.

Here are details from the Breathe LA website:
What: Pollution & Solutions Salon Series – “AB 32: What You Need to Know and Why”
When: Thursday, July 17, 2008 – 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Where: Los Angeles Press Club Steve Allen Theater
4773 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90027. ( Free parking behind building )
Welcome: Honorable Los Angeles City Councilmember Tom LaBonge
Moderator : Brooke Binowski, KPCC 89.3 FM

Free and Open to the Public

For more information Contact: Julia Robinson Shimizu 323-935-8050 x 233 or Pollution & Solutions Salon Series Contact: Edward Headington (818) 720-7181

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