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In order to foster sustainable habits and environmentally conscious practices, CAC provides quality expertise and management services for environmental events. We educate the community about the benefits of living a healthy and sustainable lifestyle by providing first-hand and concrete experiences that will positively imprint a lasting memory.
As a professional consultant firm for environmental pursuits and community affairs, our professionals have proficient skills in event planning and management. From the most fundamental level of event organization, we ensure that every aspect of each event is provided for.
Our events focus on a variety of important efforts in Los Angeles: fresh produce access; gardening and nutrition education; alternative forms of transportation; environmental issues and policies; utility education tours; environmental education hikes; beach clean-ups; and tree plantings.
MOTOR AVENUE FARMERS MARKET AND URBAN GARDEN PROGRAM
The Motor Avenue Farmers Market enhances the farm-to-table connection and availability of fresh, local produce to residents of Palms, Cheviot Hills, Beverlywood, and surrounding communities. The market is dedicated to cultivating a sustainable food system through its operation and educational programs. Our Urban Garden Program features two community and three school gardens with the purpose of educating our children and neighbors about nutrition, sustainability, and community cooperation.
The market takes place every Sunday, rain or shine, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the intersection of Motor Avenue and National Boulevard. Our community response has been overwhelmingly positive, and we love seeing all our neighbors out and about every Sunday morning. The market consistently provides a wonderful opportunity to create synergy between local businesses and residents while promoting a healthy city and a vibrant community.
Our BikeFest is a very successful effort, attracting over 10,000 people. The purpose of this event is to expose the average L.A. civilian to bike culture and highlight the benefits of biking as a sustainable and alternative form of transportation. The festival includes over 30 different food and merchandise vendors, a bicycle trick show, and a bicycle valet for thousands of cyclists. LA cyclists are able to stop by and enjoy the food and entertainment while learning about the benefits of car-less transportation.
Hosting environmental salons that focus on a number of important issues and policies has played a very important role in shaping the political climate of L.A. We are proud to have hosted over 50 prominent LA environmental leaders at these events. We engage in candid conversations about pressing environmental issues and policies such as fracking, water conservation, composting, airport pollution, and solar technology. Our mission is that we are able to facilitate an open forum to discuss environmental issues and foster viable solutions for the future.
UTILITY EDUCATIONAL TOURS
We are fortunate to live in an area that is well serviced, allowing us to easily come to expect reliable utilities to stream into our homes on a daily basis. We flip the light switches and turn on our the faucets without a second thought on the amount of work that goes into making that possible. This is why we hold tours at local power plants, gas plants, and water reclamation plants to further educate the public about their utilities. Our goal is to raise awareness about the process of providing water, gas, and power to our population, including resource sources, the infrastructure required for their delivery, and the costs of maintaining supplies.
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION HIKES
We encourage the protection of the environment around the dense and ever-expanding urban center that is Los Angeles. We provide hikes to educate about the isolated Santa Monica Mountain Range that is surrounded by urban and agricultural lands. Further development into the mountains has caused habitat loss and fragmentation. Because of this factor, we find it important to provide educational hikes where LA civilians have the opportunity to explore their natural surroundings and learn why these natural habitats are so important. By exposing them to the natural beauty that exists around them, we hope to facilitate positive and long-lasting personal connections to nature.
Ocean water quality is degrading, placing vulnerable marine life at risk. One of the major driving forces for this unfortunate phenomenon is easily seen on our beaches every day: litter. We hold major beach clean-up events with the community to safely remove litter from our beaches. Clean-ups reduce large amounts of litter from entering our oceans and are significantly important activities to partake in.
Every year billions of pounds of plastic litter end up in our oceans, posing a major threat to the many sea creatures that depend on the ocean for food. Plastic mimics many ordinary sea life food options. For example, a floating plastic bag resembles a jellyfish to a sea turtle and the plastic pellets in which all plastic products are derived from resemble fish eggs to seabirds. If swallowed, plastic causes blockages in the digestive tract of birds and other sea life, often leading to death. Littering the ocean also has its negative economic effects by generating large bills for retrieval and removal. This band-aid approach is costly and not effective which is why we need to stop this phenomenon at its source by removing the litter from our beaches.
Trees are the world's single largest source of breathable oxygen, thus essential to the majority of life on earth. They provide extensive benefits to humans and the environment by controlling climate change, improving air quality, and removing harmful chemicals from water and soil. They also have the ability to absorb and store rainwater, which reduces runoff after storms and recharges the groundwater supply.
In urban settings, trees also reduce the heat island effect, provide shelter and shade for many life forms, including ourselves, and are aesthetically appealing by bringing a natural touch into cities.
These are just a few of the many reasons why we hold and engage in numerous tree-planting events in Los Angeles County. Our events have included both small and large tree planting efforts; for instance, we have implemented smaller street tree initiatives with support from hundreds in LA. Interestingly, it has been recognized that urban tree planting improves pride of place and has even been connected with reducing crime rates in cities. We have also implemented medium sized efforts of planting hundreds of trees in parks or other urban settings, as well as large-scale events where we gathered up enormous support from the community to plant thousands of trees in forests after fires.