Families learned about various tree species and the opportunity to adopt trees for their homes as part of the Million Trees LA Initiative. Visitors also learned how trees provide shade and save energy costs, clean the air and help reduce greenhouse gases, and add beauty to property and city neighborhoods.
Solid Resources Citywide Recycling Acting Division Manager Karen Coca and Senior Environmental Engineer John Moore speak with visitors about the city's recycling programs and the goal to achieve a 70-percent diversion rate by the year 2013.
The FOG (Fats, Oils and Grease) Control Program provided information and household containers to help reduce sanitary sewer overflows caused by blockages resulting from fats, oils and grease accumulation in sewer lines. Visitors were interested to learn about the affects of FOG and happy to learn how to reduce blockages.
The Mulch Giveaway Program, which recycles residential yard and tree trimmings, produces mulch and compost for residents to use in their gardens and landscapes. Open House visitors had the opportunity to learn about the city's green bin recycling program, pot a plant and take home mulch.