Citizens Filter Hermosa Beach City Council Water to Stop Waste & Force Change

On Monday I wrote about how some of my friends on the Hermosa Beach City Council had ignored citizen requests that they stop using disposable Arrowhead plastic water bottles as their source of drinking water at City Council meetings.  We had told them they were not only wasting money, water and resources – they were also setting a bad public example on television and on the web where their meetings are broadcast.

Greenius Scores Free LED Holiday Lights from SBESC

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Creative Greenius, Joe Galliani, with his free LED lights from the South Bay Environmental Services Center Holiday Light Exchange

For the third consecutive year I was able to take advantage of the Holiday Light Exchange offered by my great friends at the South Bay Environmental Services Center.  And they’ve still got plenty of these high quality GE mini white LEDs as well as the GE multi-colored LED sets available.  But they always run out some time in November so you better move quick.

Greenius Gets Serious About 350, Global Warming & the US Moral Obligation in Copenhagen

Here’s what was on my mind this morning at 11:30 am when I spoke with Tracy Young of CNN’s Headline News, Charter Local Edition.

This is the sneak preview of that interview.  Photos and video clips from our historic October 24 Climate Action in Manhattan Beach will be added in post production.  The interview will air multiple times starting on November 30 and running through December 6 – the day before the Copenhagen climate talks begin.

Great Photo by Sean Hiller in Daily Breeze

You all know how much I like to read the Daily Breeze on line.  This morning’s Daily Breeze coverage includes this great photo by Breeze staff photographer, Sean Hiller

As part of the International Day of Climate Change on Saturday, participants line up and do the tidal wave for an airplane covering the event near the Manhattan Beach Pier. Organizers said 5,200 events were scheduled around the globe to mark the day. (Sean Hiller Staff Photographer)
As part of the International Day of Climate Change on Saturday, participants line up and do the tidal wave for an airplane covering the event near the Manhattan Beach Pier. Organizers said 5,200 events were scheduled around the globe to mark the day. (Sean Hiller Staff Photographer)

At precisely 3:50 p.m., the group formed a line as far as the eye could see. The timing was to remind people that their goal was to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to 350 parts per million, said organizer Joe Galliani.

Greenius Talks Climate Change Sense of Urgency with Bill Nye the Science Guy

In August I covered the Plug-In 2009 Conference in Long Beach for Creative Greenius and provided exclusive photos and commentary.

On the final night of the conference, August 13, a public night was held featuring a forum with Bill Nye the Science Guy, Chelsea Sexton and “Who Killed the Electric Car” Director, Chris Paine. In this excerpt from the complete video provided by Plug-In America on YouTube, I ask the panel about the sense of urgency I felt at the 2008 conference but found lacking here in 2009:

Failed Local Paper Put Out Of Its Misery – By Creative Greenius!

Greenius Blog Fires Daily Breeze Editors, Takes Over Environmental Coverage

fired_you_doorIn a surprise to to all but the most savvy readers of this blog, Joe Galliani, the Creative Greenius, today fired the editors of The Daily Breeze newspaper and took over responsibility for all local environmental news coverage and analysis.

I’d like to thank Phil Sanfield, Toni Sciacqua and Mike Carroll for the time they spent doing whatever it is they did with the paper – but I really can’t, not based on their truly lousy job performance.

They never worked very hard and they spent way too much time making personal phone calls and just goofing off.  I’ve been carrying them for far too long and it’s time for them to go now And when I say ‘now,’ I mean as in hours ago,” said Galliani who informed the three editors of their termination via e-mail.