Check out your local farmers!
There are some fruits and vegetables that contain many pesticides and are dangerous to consume on a regular basis. However, there are also many that are fine if they are grown conventionally. Sometimes buying organic can be expensive. This guide to the "Clean 15" and the "Dirty Dozen" shows you when to go organic, and when you can save your $$$. Check it out!
Did you ever wonder which foods and meats are worst for the environment? Or the best? Check out this great study from the Environmental Working Group to help keep you informed!
Check out this excellent Wonderhowto World devoted to stress!
Bedsider.org is a comprehensive, accurate, and amusing website that explains each type of birth control, where to get it, as well as myths and facts about birth control and other interesting tidbits. Check it out!
This is a world created by a student to discover sound!
The Environmental Working Group has put together a database of most sunscreens. Find a sunscreen that not only protects your skin, but also does not have chemicals that harm the rest of your body (you'd be surprised what some companies put in their sunscreen!). Check it out!
Gonzalo presents his work.. Film and Theatre Arts 11th Grader Gonzalo Romero is interviewed by On Central, a website for Southern California Public Radio, about his amazing work to educate his community about immigrant rights.
Miguel Molina has started a great website where he is reviewing restaurants from all over LA! The goal: to look for authentic, affordable food that represents a variety of cultures.
This is an amazing resource put together by the Monterey Bay Aquarium called "Seafood Watch". You can look up any type of seafood on their website, and they will tell you whether that seafood is good for your body and for the environment!
This is an amazing organization that brings nutrition, local food, ecological awareness, etc. into local schools! They have volunteer events every month, so check them out!
STREET POETS INC INVITES YOU TO AN EVENING OF SACRED MUSIC & ILLUMINATING POETRY:
Local YMCAs: CRENSHAW FAMILY YMCA
AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) is a non-profit organization that offers programs and services for those living with HIV/AIDS. More information can be found in there website www.apla.org
This website lists locations, programs offered, schedules and more. Click the link to go to the website, then click "locations" on the left side of the page to find your nearest YMCA.
What is a CSA? CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture.
LAANE is a leading advocacy organization dedicated to building a new economy for all. Combining dynamic research, innovative public policy and the organizing of broad alliances, LAANE promotes a new economic approach based on good jobs, thriving communities and a healthy environment.
Go here to check out a GoogleMap of local farmers' markets:
1) Most teens are having sex: MYTH! The myth is that most teens have had vaginal intercourse. Surprise, surprise: most haven’t! A survey of nearly 14,000 high school students across the country reported that less than half (47.8 percent) ever had intercourse. So why does it seem like everyone's doing it? Well, there are a couple of reasons.
This is a great vet hospital located in the West Adams area that has worked with FTA!
This great website has programs for drug and alcohol addiction, child services, inpatient/outpatient services, disorders, etc. Check it out!