Saturday in Van Nuys: DWP Chief Nahai, Treepeople Founder Lipkis

David Nahai, the head of the LADWP will be in the Valley Saturday at a forum hosted by the League of Women Voters.

Joining Nahai will be Andy Lipkis, founder of TreePeople. Lipkis is a dynamic and compelling speaker who will likely talk about a couple of very interesting water reclamation projects his organization has going in Pacoima and Sun Valley.

The meeting, taking place at the Tillman Water Reclamation Plant at Woodley Park in Van Nuys (also the home of the beautiful Japanese garden -- a free tour will be offered to meeting attendees at the close of the event), will begin at 9 a.m. and continue through to 1 p.m. Nahai's focus is expected to be on water conservation.

Somebody please bring up greywater and whether the City is making it any easier for residents to recapture home non-wastewater for landscape purposes.

The event is free but reservations are required. Call (213) 368-1616.

Local Ballers Going Green

Great story by Tom Hoffarth in the Daily News today about a couple of local baseballers going green in a big way.

Cincinnatti Reds outfielder Chris Dickerson, who grew up in Van Nuys and honed his skills at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, and Cleveland Indians pitcher Jack Cassel, who got his start at Kennedy High School and Pierce College, have formed

Their primary crusade is to reduce the use of plastic in sports -- think of all those bottles of water and sports drinks consumed by weekend, amateur and professional players every single day. Check out Hoffarth's article and visit the WePlayGreen website and show the locals some love!

Happy Earth Day! I'm headed over to CSUN to see what the Institute for Sustainability and the Associated Student Union have cooked up. Join me -- between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Share Your Eco-Deeds

Canoga Park-based Eggology has devoted a page of its website to learning about earth-friendly activities of its customers and others in SoCal. They are also donating a percentage of online sales to the Earth Day Network.

"Together, we can crack this problem once and for all!"
E-mail a photograph or video showcasing your eco-actions, and the company will feature your submission on their site.