Category Archives: Green and Greener

Posts associated with RPNA’s Green and Greener column


Care about clean air? Then join us to create clean air in our community!

Rose Park Neighborhood Association is excited to announce our upcoming clean air actions for CA Clean Air Day on October 7th.

Tree Care for Clean Air volunteer effort on Saturday, October 3rd from 9am to 11am. Do your part to clean the air with Rose Park Neighborhood Association & Long Beach Farms to mulch, prune and water the trees along 7th Street. Meet at the southwest corner of Dawson Avenue and 7th Street at 9:00am. Volunteers will fuel up with donuts and coffee and set out to work. Bring a friend who cares about clean air! Masks are required. Water bottles, comfortable, cool clothing and sunscreen recommended. RSVP to Danielle at volunteer and take the Clean Air Pledge here.

Buy Local Produce from Long Beach Farms! On Sunday, October 4th from 3pm to 5pm at Revive Church (668 Obispo Ave) we will host an outdoor farm box pick-up event to raise awareness for buying local with our community partner Long Beach Farms, a cooperative of local farmers. Reduce your carbon footprint – buy local and support local farmers! Stay tuned for an online raffle of farm box giveaways and take the Clean Air Pledge here.

Clean Air For Me is an online workshop led by Long Beach Environmental Services Bureau (Recycling and Hazardous Waste) and Development Services on Wednesday, October 7th at 11am. Topics will include the city’s recycling program, how to safely dispose of hazardous household waste, and provide an overview of the free home composting program. Long Beach Development Services will provide an update on the Climate Action Adaptation Plan (CAAP) and simple actions residents can take to clean the air. RSVP to

We hope you will join us and take the California Clean Air Pledge here!
#CleanAirDay #Volunteer4CleanAir #BuyLocalRoseParkLB #CleanAir4Me #Action4NeighborhoodChange

Watch and learn!

As many of you know Rose Park Neighborhood has had a long standing issue with car speed in/around our area. With a recent contract from Southern California Association of Governments – we took this concern one step further. We are documenting how it feels to live in a high risk corridor area. Thank you for all those that participated in our two workshops, completed our survey and came out to ‘chalk it up’ at the Dawson Lot. Thank you to our artists Dawn, Cody and Alex who helped us express ourselves. And finally, here is Gretchen Swanson sharing the need to be defensive when crossing an intersection. E7th & Redondo and E4th & Junipero are spotlighted!

For our final report, we are compiling all the comments and considerations from the survey and workshops to create a formal presentation to our city and advocacy groups.

E7th & Redondo – one of the deadliest intersections
Thinks to consider when strolling Retro Row – we want you to feel and be safe!