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By Tom Risen | February 4, 2009
BURBANK — The Burbank Green Alliance gathered 130 area businesses and organizations Wednesday at the Buena Vista Library to share eco-friendly solutions and start an industry-wide discussion on how to keep their food service lean and green. “This is the latest part of the city’s 2008 Sustainability Action Plan. We’re trying to start a discussion with local businesses so we can reach near-zero waste in a few years,” said Kreigh Hempel, recycling coordinator for the city of Burbank and member of the Green Alliance.
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By Tom Risen | February 7, 2009
BURBANK — The Burbank Green Alliance gathered 130 area businesses and organizations Wednesday at the Buena Vista Library to share eco-friendly solutions and start an industry-wide discussion on how to keep their food service lean and green. “This is the latest part of the city’s 2008 Sustainability Action Plan. We’re trying to start a discussion with local businesses so we can reach near-zero waste in a few years,” said Kreigh Hempel, recycling coordinator for the city of Burbank and member of the Green Alliance.
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By Alison Tully | June 26, 2008
BURBANK — The City Council’s goals for the fiscal year that starts Tuesday will have an overarching theme of sustainability. The council has decided to take on several measures to cut back on water usage, which will include tree planting, eco-friendly transportation and water conservation. The moves were necessary given the recent shortages in water supply and deliveries. The city’s goals were discussed at the council’s Tuesday meeting and were initially decided upon at the council’s annual workshop in early May. “The goals are visionary.
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By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | January 5, 2011
Experts on topics from sustainable product design to reducing waste going to California landfills will be part of a series of lectures sponsored by the Burbank Redevelopment Agency and the Burbank Green Alliance. Starting tonight and running every Wednesday for three weeks, the lectures steer clear of just touting job sectors expected to grow or the wonders of sustainability. Instead, they focus on practical advice for business managers, people in the food service industry and others.
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By Riley Hooper | May 8, 2010
In a neighborhood full of lawns, Jeena and Eric Schoenke?s front yard stands as an anomaly. The Burbank residents tore out their front lawn and redesigned the space about a year ago. They poured a patio, created a path, brought in several large boulders and planted California native plants. The yard features many native flowers ? Baja snap dragons, tiger lilies and varieties of poppies, penstemon and sage ? which are in full bloom. Every plant in the front yard aside from one tree is native, Jeena Schoenke said.
BUSINESS
By Alison Tully | August 6, 2008
Among the signs advertising two-hour dry cleaning service and tailoring on the outside of Milt & Edie’s Dry Cleaners is a slogan, “If we were any more environmentally friendly, we’d be beating your clothes on a rock.” Since opening its doors 20 years ago, owners Milt Chortkoff and his nephew Michael Shader have found ways to make their dry-cleaning business more eco-friendly. A month ago, Chortkoff and Shader unveiled their newest addition: using biodegradable poly bags to cover garments.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | August 17, 2013
A new 20-unit, eco-friendly affordable housing project was unveiled on Thursday, wrapping up two years of construction and replacing a cluster of severely blighted buildings in "horrific" condition, officials said. The $9.7-million Sycamore at Catalina development, located at 2223 Catalina Ave., features solar panels, central air conditioning and a washer and dryer in each unit. It is the last affordable housing project funded by the now-defunct redevelopment agency. PHOTOS: Burbank Housing Corporation unveils The Sycamore at Catalina Tenants are being plucked from the Burbank Housing Corp.'s waiting list, which includes more than 300 families with incomes ranging from "extremely low" to "moderate.
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September 24, 2008
Home care business opens first franchise in the city Spectrum Home Services has opened a franchise in Burbank. The company offers house cleaning, yard care as well as repair and senior care services. The company has offices nationwide, including a location in Beverly Hills. Sherry Beamer, a 10-year Burbank resident and an experienced social work administrator, owns and operates the Burbank franchise. Beamer is also involved in local community groups such as Jordan Middle School?
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By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | January 5, 2011
Experts on topics from sustainable product design to reducing waste going to California landfills will be part of a series of lectures sponsored by the Burbank Redevelopment Agency and the Burbank Green Alliance. Starting tonight and running every Wednesday for three weeks, the lectures steer clear of just touting job sectors expected to grow or the wonders of sustainability. Instead, they focus on practical advice for business managers, people in the food service industry and others.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Riley Hooper | May 8, 2010
In a neighborhood full of lawns, Jeena and Eric Schoenke?s front yard stands as an anomaly. The Burbank residents tore out their front lawn and redesigned the space about a year ago. They poured a patio, created a path, brought in several large boulders and planted California native plants. The yard features many native flowers ? Baja snap dragons, tiger lilies and varieties of poppies, penstemon and sage ? which are in full bloom. Every plant in the front yard aside from one tree is native, Jeena Schoenke said.
BUSINESS
By Tom Risen | February 7, 2009
BURBANK — The Burbank Green Alliance gathered 130 area businesses and organizations Wednesday at the Buena Vista Library to share eco-friendly solutions and start an industry-wide discussion on how to keep their food service lean and green. “This is the latest part of the city’s 2008 Sustainability Action Plan. We’re trying to start a discussion with local businesses so we can reach near-zero waste in a few years,” said Kreigh Hempel, recycling coordinator for the city of Burbank and member of the Green Alliance.
BUSINESS
By Tom Risen | February 4, 2009
BURBANK — The Burbank Green Alliance gathered 130 area businesses and organizations Wednesday at the Buena Vista Library to share eco-friendly solutions and start an industry-wide discussion on how to keep their food service lean and green. “This is the latest part of the city’s 2008 Sustainability Action Plan. We’re trying to start a discussion with local businesses so we can reach near-zero waste in a few years,” said Kreigh Hempel, recycling coordinator for the city of Burbank and member of the Green Alliance.
BUSINESS
By Alison Tully | August 6, 2008
Among the signs advertising two-hour dry cleaning service and tailoring on the outside of Milt & Edie’s Dry Cleaners is a slogan, “If we were any more environmentally friendly, we’d be beating your clothes on a rock.” Since opening its doors 20 years ago, owners Milt Chortkoff and his nephew Michael Shader have found ways to make their dry-cleaning business more eco-friendly. A month ago, Chortkoff and Shader unveiled their newest addition: using biodegradable poly bags to cover garments.
NEWS
By Alison Tully | June 28, 2008
BURBANK — The City Council’s goals for the fiscal year that starts Tuesday will have an overarching theme of sustainability. The council has decided to take on several measures to cut back on water usage, which will include tree-planting, eco-friendly transportation and water conservation. The moves were necessary given the recent shortages in water supply and deliveries. The city’s goals were discussed at the council’s Tuesday meeting and were initially decided upon at the council’s annual workshop in early May. “The goals are visionary . .
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