Thank you for attending the Environmental Documentary Screening of Reflection: A Walk with Water on November 17th!
We had an amazing panel discussion with Emmett Brennan, the film’s Writer and Director, Sunny Wang, Water Resources Manager, City of Santa Monica and Andy Lipkis, Project Executive of Accelerate Resilience L.A. Tracy Quinn, Chief Executive Officer, Heal the Bay moderated the panel.
As always, our goal is to educate and follow that education up with action. Here are the action items we offered at the film screening. Please make a commitment to do something and share it with us; Post on Sustainable Works Facebook Wall, Tweet with our handle @sustainablework, connect at #sustainablesm or send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Learn about the tribal lands you’re living on and what the current conditions and needs of those tribes are. How to identify territories https://native-land.ca
2. Dive deeper into the details of working with water, check out Water Stories www.waterstories.com offer comprehensive online trainings.
3. Shut off running water when washing dishes and when brushing teeth/washing face
4. Find & fix leaks
5. Take shorter showers
6. Install water saving devices and get great rebates on l high-efficiency toilets and clothes washers. socalwatersmart.com
7. Wash only full loads of laundry and dishes
8. Water your lawn wisely. Follow the City’s new Outdoor Watering Restrictions: 2x/week max
9. Check your sprinkler system – for leaks, overspray and broken sprinkler heads
10. Use broom instead of hose – to clean driveways and sidewalks
11. Install a smart sprinkler controller and get a rebate – that adjusts watering based on weather, soil type, amount of shade and plant type socalwatersmart.com
12. Water plants wisely – in the early morning or evening to reduce evaporation and ineffective watering (watering is prohibited 9am-5pm)
13. Learn about the City of Santa Monica’s “Cash for Grass” and “Spray to Drip” and “Rain Harvest” rebate programs
14. Report water waste to the City’s 311 System.