Cause & Activism

Seeds of Prosperity: Growing Food for Health

  Photo of Ron Finley Growing Food for Health by Leroy Hamilton There are some quiet, powerful seeds of prosperity sprouting up in some of the most unlikely communities these days. From Compton Gardens to South Central Los Angeles to Berkeley and beyond, individuals are transforming food deserts into oases and growing food [...]

By | April 1st, 2017|Cause & Activism|0 Comments

Share Necessities Next Level CommUNITY Center in Los Angeles

Photo of Share Necessities Next Level CommUNITY Center by Beau McCoy I have been managing a property in the Park Mesa Heights neighborhood of South Central, Los Angeles for the past three years. After seeing the effects of inner city life take a toll on too many of the residents, I reached out [...]

By | March 30th, 2017|Cause & Activism|0 Comments

Love your Neighbor, See Your Neighbor: Pico Union Project

Services at Pico Union Project Jewish tradition teaches “love your neighbor as you love yourself.” Easier said than done. Los Angeles is steeped in rich diversity and overflowing with creative and cultural possibility, yet as we pursue our fast-paced flow of commuting and computing around the city, we develop blind spots. Most of [...]

By | October 2nd, 2016|Cause & Activism|0 Comments

The Meaning of Harambe: Freedom and Gorillas

Photo by: Marylee Fairbanks His name was Harambe, which means, “lets pull together” in one of the native languages of East Africa. He was a silverback Gorilla and is reported to be a Western Lowland Gorilla. If he were free, his home would be like  the slopes of the Virunga volcanoes where clouds meet [...]

By | June 1st, 2016|Cause & Activism|4 Comments

Hold on to Your Butt

A new Surfrider West LA/Malibu Chapter initiative wants to stop the littering of cigarette butts. Hold On To Your Butt because the Surfrider Foundation West Los Angeles / Malibu Chapter just brought a new program to our town with plans to do a whole lotta butt kickin’! Cigarette butts are made from a non-biodegradable plastic [...]

By | April 1st, 2016|Cause & Activism|0 Comments

Earth Day Gratitude

8 Tips to Green Your Daily Life Earth Day is an annual reminder that the planet needs us to step up our game now—not only for a holiday—but on a daily basis. Living a green lifestyle is essential to the sustainability of our common home. It is also good for our wallet, offering savings of [...]

By | March 28th, 2016|Cause & Activism|0 Comments

Marc Ching: Commitment to Action

Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation (AHWF) has gone the extra mile to save Fido from the slaughterhouse. Imagine if your commitment to service in action lead you to travel thousands of miles from home, away from your beloved family while placing your life in danger. Imagine if that action put you in foreign countries, where you [...]

By | March 4th, 2016|Cause & Activism|0 Comments

Seagoing Activism fuels Brock Cahill’s work with Kurmalliance

Kurmalliance Founder talks with LA YOGA Magazine about his commitment to the ocean, ways people can make a positive difference in everyday life, and more.   LA Yoga: What inspires your work with and commitment to ocean conservation issues? Brock Cahill: I am so in awe of our ocean. The ocean is the only source of [...]

By | January 25th, 2016|Cause & Activism|0 Comments

A Commitment to the Earth

  Doña María Apaza Gives Thanks in NYC and LA The Inkarri Cultural Association community in the US hosted Doña María Apaza to offer a series of teaching and healing ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles. She gathered people for a despacho (Earth healing ritual) in NYC’s Times Square as well as events in [...]

By | December 3rd, 2015|Cause & Activism|0 Comments

Dress for Success Raises Funds through Wellness

The 5th Annual Power Walk for Dress for Success raised funds in Los Angeles for women in need. Photos by Sheng-te Yang Sometimes work can save our lives. “In order to gain employment and become self-sufficient, it is critical that women are also healthy and well! said Reena De Asis, Director of Dress for Success [...]

By | October 26th, 2015|Cause & Activism|0 Comments