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WeHo Encourages a ‘Green’ Start Each Week With ‘Sustainable Sundays’ Tips

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WEST HOLLYWOOD — The City of West Hollywood is encouraging community members to start each week ‘green’ by taking small steps towards increasing sustainable practices in their everyday lives.

This month, as the City recognizes Clean Air Day and celebrates National Energy Awareness Month, it will launch Sustainable Sundays, an ongoing social media effort to encourage community members to act in more environmentally-conscious ways.

Each Sunday, the City will share tips, advice and resources to remind West Hollywood community members to make eco-friendly choices on topics covering efficiency, household habits, water conservation, waste reduction, transportation, food consumption, and more.

The tips will be brief, digestible and action-oriented; and they will be shared on the City’s official social media pages @WeHoCity on platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.

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“With Sustainable Sundays, the City of West Hollywood will use social media to remind community members that there are things that each of us can do that help to lessen our impact on the environment,” said West Hollywood Councilmember, Lauren Meister.

“West Hollywood is dedicated to promoting sustainability, which means thinking about our behaviors in a larger context and recognizing that the choices we make today have a profound effect on our future,” continued Meister. “Small steps can make a big impact when it comes to conserving energy and reducing waste. By making small changes in our daily lives, like walking to the gym instead of driving, we can collectively make a huge difference.”

One of the City of West Hollywood’s core values is respect for the environment and the City has a strong record of developing and instituting progressive and forward-thinking environmental policies.

The City of West Hollywood has joined with more than 1,000 cities and mayors from major metropolitan centers such as Boston, New York City, and Los Angeles to sign the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Climate Protection Agreement.

In early 2019, the City of West Hollywood announced Clean Power Alliance as the City’s new electricity provider.

As part of its commitment to protecting the environment and building resiliency, the City selected 100% Green Power, which provides 100% renewable energy as the default option for the community.

The City’s Climate Action Plan, released in 2011, recognizes that many strategies to adapt to a changing climate are best enacted at the local level and the Plan outlines a series of actions that West Hollywood is taking to reduce its contributions to global climate change by reducing GHG emissions.

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Detailed information and helpful resources about sustainability are available on the City of West Hollywood’s website at www.weho.org/gogreen.

For more information, please contact Robyn Eason, the City of West Hollywood’s Senior Sustainability Planner, at (323) 848-6558 or at reason@weho.org.

For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.

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WeHo Calendar: Changes to City’s Upcoming Scheduled Events

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WEST HOLLYWOOD– The city has announced that due to safety concerns, a number of events sponsored by WeHo will be cancelled until further notice. The City urges people to practice social distancing as much as possible, keeping exposure to crowds to a minimum.

Sunday, March 15

2:00 PM (Cancelled) NOW- Hollywood Chapter presents ‘The TransVagina Diaries’ by Lindsey Deaton

2:00 PM (Cancelled) REVIVING THE REVOLUTION: Empowered Lesbians and Queer Women of Color Read and Discuss Their Written Works

Monday, March 16

9:00 AM (Cancelled) Helen Albert Certified Farmers’ Market

6:30 PM City Council Meeting

Tuesday, March 17

6:30 PM (Cancelled) 5th Annual Hollywood NOW Herstory Awards & Reception

7:00 PM (Cancelled) Russian Advisory Board

Wednesday, March 18

6:00 PM (Cancelled) Wednesday Night Social Club

6:30 PM (Cancelled) Transportation Commission

Thursday, March 19

2:00 PM (Cancelled) beWellWeHo: UCLA Memory Training

5:00 PM (Cancelled) Urban Art Subcommittee Meeting

5:30 PM (Cancelled) Long Range Planning Projects Subcommittee – Special Meeting

6:30 PM Planning Commission – Special Meeting

Friday, March 20

No events scheduled

Saturday, March 21

9:00 AM (Cancelled) Annual Arbor Day Celebration

11:30 AM (Cancelled) “Play Ball” Skills Clinics and Home Run Derby

For a look at the entire month visit our website calendar.

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WeHo JFS Service Changes For Seniors and Others Due to Virus

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WEST HOLLYWOOD — The City of West Hollywood is taking every precaution to prioritize community health and well being to respond to coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The City is getting the word out about updates regarding services for seniors at the West Hollywood Comprehensive Services Center at Plummer Park and services available from Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (JFS)

  • JFS has immediately cancelled all activities at the West Hollywood Comprehensive Services Center at Plummer Park until April 10, 2020 as a precaution to safeguard health and safety and JFS will make assessments as the situation evolves;
  • The JFS meal site will provide a frozen meal for each client coming to its meal sites on Monday, March 16, 2020 and Tuesday, March 17, 2020 and the organization anticipates providing additional meals for clients in order to minimize client contact and support recommendations for social distancing;
  • Additionally, SOVA, the JFS food pantry, located on Pico and Robertson Boulevards, continues to remain open for community members.

The JFS West Hollywood Comprehensive Service Center remains a vital resource for seniors and people with disabilities and it will continue to be operational at this time. Operated by Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (JFS), funded in large part by the City of West Hollywood, and located in the community center at Plummer Park, the Center is a one-stop source of support and assistance.

In response to concerns about coronavirus, JFS requests that community members contact the Center by phone instead of in person. Currently, case managers are reaching out to connect with clients and assess needs. For more information, please call (323) 851-8202.

For additional information about social services in the City of West Hollywood, please call (323) 848-6510.

The City of West Hollywood will post updates on its website at weho.org/coronavirus. The City is updating its calendar and information will be available at weho.org/calendar.

For updates from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health about Coronavirus, please visit publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus.

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Seniors in Action: Community + Connection + Conversation – Mar 24

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WEST HOLLYWOOD — The City of West Hollywood Seniors in Action: Community + Connection + Conversation is an active on-going program for residents.

It offers activities that provide engaging opportunities for participants to learn something new, contribute their talents and experience, and deepen their connection to the West Hollywood community.

Refreshments will be served. Presented by the West Hollywood Comprehensive Services Center in collaboration with the City of West Hollywood and its Senior Advisory Board.

Attendance is free and open to the public; RSVPs are not necessary.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.

For more information, please contact Corey Roskin at (323) 848-6403 or croskin@weho.org or Valentina Aleksandrova at (323) 876-1717 or aleksandrova@jfsla.org.

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