There are many ways to contribute to a more climate-resilient, equitable future.
Things you can do at home:
Take public transit and walk/bike when possible
Eat less meat and more locally-grown (or homegrown) produce
Produce less food and packaging waste through conscious consumption and composting of food scraps
Explore options for installing solar power
Switch to energy-efficient and water-saving appliances/fixtures
Upgrade your home’s insulation
Replace hardscape and lawn with healthy soil, low-water native plant landscapes, and permeable paving where needed (or work with your landscaper to do so)
Support soil health by composting, mulching, leaving the leaves, and letting soil breathe
Avoid gas-powered machines like lawn mowers and leaf blowers for landscape maintenance
Stop using pesticides and chemical fertilizers on your landscape
Harvest rainwater from your roof using a rain tank or cistern
Use greywater to irrigate your trees and landscape
Fly less often
Have conversations about climate change with your family, friends, and neighbors
Ways to expand your impact:
Contact your elected representatives. Urge them to take a proactive, watershed approach to planning, support regenerative nature-based solutions to climate challenges, and extend the Water LA program to communities throughout LA County.
Vote only for candidates who support a Green New Deal, have taken the pledge not to accept money from the fossil fuel industry, and who have a solid climate action plan.
Hold local officials accountable for community safety by demanding updated flood, fire, and sea-level rise risk maps.
Attend a hands-on Water LA workshop and share what you learn with friends, family, and neighbors.
Make a tax-deductible donation to help us continue our efforts to make LA a safer, healthier, and more resilient place for all of us to live and work.
Tell people about the crucial work we do. After all, these are issues that affect everyone!