GOOD December: Thursday Conversation on Sustainability

Join us at the GOOD Space this Thursday evening, December 11, for a special town hall discussion on sustainability from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. We've...

Join us at the GOOD Space this Thursday evening, December 11, for a special town hall discussion on sustainability from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. We've teamed up with NextEra Energy Resources (formerly FPL Energy) to host a conversation on A Clean Energy Future, featuring local and national experts. And we'll have free Ben & Jerry's ice cream!We encourage everyone to bring in an old incandescent light bulb and NextEra Energy will make a clean energy donation to the Solar Electric Light Fund. Details below.Town Hall Discussion: A Clean Energy FutureThursday, December 117 p.m.-10 p.m.RSVP:, here's a special sneak peek for the Weekend:JetBlue Volunteer DaySaturday, December 139 a.m.A volunteer field trip to the Watts House Project: a collaborative artwork in the shape of a neighborhood redevelopment with artist Edgar Arceneaux.Come dressed to get your hands dirty: we'll be painting, planting and fixing!RSVP: Holiday PartySaturday, Dec 137 p.m.-10 p.m.Join GOOD as we warm our new home with friends and collaborators from across L.A. For entry to the GOOD Holiday Party, sign up to volunteer or bring clothing and canned foods for our holiday food and clothing drives.With DJ Jeremy Sole from KCRW.RSVP: Field TripsTreePeople, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.Join a outdoor walking tour with TreePeople's President, Andy Lipkis and experience their unique, just-opened facility that provides a vision of how L.A. can heal itself and the world by mitigating and adapting to climate change.Space is limited: More info + RSVP at All the Saints of the City of the Angels, 2 p.m.-6 p.m.Guided street tour with artist J. Michael Walker, including a stop at All the Saints of the City of the Angels exhibition site Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral downtown.Space is limited: More info + RSVP at back here and for updated community-curated content, events and surprises!
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Sin City is doing something good for its less fortunate citizens as well as those who've broken the law this month. The city of Las Vegas, Nevada will drop any parking ticket fines for those who make a donation to a local food bank.

A parking ticket can cost up to $100 in Las Vegas but the whole thing can be forgiven by bringing in non-perishable food items of equal or greater value to the Parking Services Offices at 500 S. Main Street through December 16.

The program is designed to help the less fortunate during the holidays.

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For more than 20 years. Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) has served the citizens of Maine in the U.S. Senate. For most of that time, she has enjoyed a hard-fought reputation as a moderate Republican who methodically builds bridges and consensus in an era of political polarization. To millions of political observers, she exemplified the best of post-partisan leadership, finding a "third way" through the static of ideological tribalism.

However, all of that has changed since the election of Donald Trump in 2016. Voters in Maine, particularly those who lean left, have run out of patience with Collins and her seeming refusal to stand up to Trump. That frustration peaked with the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

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Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign looks to be getting a huge big shot in the arm after it's faced some difficulties over the past few weeks.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a leading voice in the Democratic parties progressive, Democratic Socialist wing, is expected to endorse Sanders' campaign at the "Bernie's Back" rally in Queens, New York this Saturday.

Fellow member of "the Squad," Ilhan Omar, endorsed him on Wednesday.

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The U.K. is trying to reach its goal of net-zero emissions by 2050, but aviation may become the biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.K. by that same year. A new study commissioned by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) and conducted at the Imperial College London says that in order for the U.K. to reach its target, aviation can only see a 25% increase, and they've got a very specific recommendation on how to fix it: Curb frequent flyer programs.

Currently, air travel accounts for 2% of global greenhouse gas emissions, however that number is projected to increase for several reasons. There's a growing demand for air travel, yet it's harder to decarbonize aviation. Electric cars are becoming more common. Electric planes, not so much. If things keep on going the way they are, flights in the U.K. should increase by 50%.

Nearly every airline in the world has a frequent flyer program. The programs offer perks, including free flights, if customers get a certain amount of points. According to the study, 70% of all flights from the U.K. are taken by 15% of the population, with many people taking additional (and arguably unnecessary) flights to "maintain their privileged traveler status."

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