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Celebrating Mother Earth

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” Albert Einstein
Are you honoring Mother Earth this week? Even if each of us made small changes in our lives, the Earth would be a better place, especially for our children and our children’s children.

Here are five small ways you can make a difference: 1) Use reusable shopping bags made of eco-friendly material instead of using plastic bags. If you need an extra one, stop by the chamber office and we will give you one compliments of Smart-and-Final. 2) Try to reduce the amount of water your household uses by turning off the water while brushing your teeth or washing dishes and install low-flow toilets, faucets and showerheads. 3) Ride a bicycle to work or to the store. It saves planet earth and you are getting exercise! 4) Consider buying in bulk. One 32-ounce bottle uses less packaging than two 16-ounce bottles and the larger bottle will probably cost less per ounce than the other two combined. 5) Don’t throw clothes away that do not fit you. If they are still in good shape, give them to organizations that clothe the poor, or have a garage sale and donate the proceeds to your favorite charity.

Our next mixer is May 8 at the Crescenta Valley Water District, 3730 Glenwood Ave. in La Crescenta. The Crescenta Valley Water District is committed to helping conserve the waters of our Mother Earth. They provide free Smart Gardening Workshops that teach the basics of backyard composting, worm composting, grass recycling, water-wise gardening and fire-wise gardening. Their next workshop is on May 11 at 9:30 a.m. Additional information can be found at www.cvwd.com or by calling (818) 248-3925.

Did you know the Crescenta Valley Water District was formed on Dec. 14, 1950 by the vote of local residents? The district serves an area of approximately four square miles in relatively steep terrain ranging from 1,200 feet to almost 3,000 feet above sea level. The customer base is primarily residential with some light commercial along Foothill Boulevard in La Crescenta and Honolulu Avenue in Montrose. The district currently provides water to over 8,000 accounts representing a population of approximately 32,000.

Come find out more about the Crescenta Valley Water District at our monthly business mixer on May 8 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Hope to see you there!

For additional information, give us a call at (818) 248-4957 or visit our website at www.lacrescenta.org.

Upcoming events: May 8 – Business mixer at Crescenta Valley Water District.      Please contact our office for more details on any event. How to reach us: (818) 248-4957/ crescentachamber@aol.com / www.LaCrescenta.org / 3131 Foothill Blvd., Ste. D.

Julia Rabago is the executive  director of Crescenta Valley  Chamber of Commerce.
Julia Rabago is the executive
director of Crescenta Valley
Chamber of Commerce.