Infographics + More
Our most recent sustainability-related infographics + more. Let's learn together! Note: Alternative text for each post is available in the comment section on Instagram.
Urban Green Spaces
We love urban green spaces! However, parks and other spaces are "chronically underfunded." This infographic describes a few reasons why they're so important.
Word 2 Dae Event Flyer
Come continue the LA garden tour with us, Word2Dae, and Seeing Over Large Obstacles this Saturday at the USC Peace Garden located at 3017 Shrine Place Los Angeles, CA.
Restoring Lakes in India
Anand Malligavad, a water reclamation expert from India, uses ancient techniques from the Chola Dynasty to help restore polluted lakes.
Billion-Dollar Disasters in the U.S.
2023 has been disastrous for the U.S. This year, there have been 23 natural disasters that have caused over $1 billion in economic damages. This number is expected to rise.
Compton Community Garden
A reel we made at Word 2 Dae's (@word2dae on Instagram) event on 8/26 at Compton Community Garden. We had a great day full of learning and light.
Click here for the reel.
L.A. and Hurricane Hilary
Los Angeles (and Southern California as a whole) has received its first ever tropical storm warning. We made a quick infographic about what to expect from the storm and staying safe!
Maui Wildfires: How to Help
This week, Maui has been devastated by wildfires partially caused by Hurricane Dora. Here, we provide a quick overview of what's going on and information about how you can help.
Catching Up With Proven LA
We sat down for a quick interview this week. Learn a little more about us and our environmental education efforts! Hope you enjoy the video.
Parable of the Sower + the World
In a collaborative post with Word2Dae (@word2dae), we discuss how climate change pops up in Octavia Butler's "Parable of the Sower" and how this relates to the world today.
Eating Naturally for You + the Planet
We did a collaborative post with Rejuvenated Juices (@RejuvenatedJuices on IG) about how eating healthy can benefit both you, and the planet.
Torrance Farmer's Market
We love going to the Torrance Farmer's Market! They have fair prices, unique products, and it feels good to get to know and support local growers and businesses.
An Environmental Justice Win
For 70 years, Atlas Metals Recycling Plant has released toxins into the air by Jordan High School in Watts, CA. Complaints from community members have larged been ignored until now.
The Plant Chica
Need a new plant? We recommend checking out The Plant Chica! They are currently working on relocating to another space in South LA. Let us know if you go - we got a Monstera!
The Climate Venn Diagram
Alot of us want to get involved in the fight against the climate crisis, but it's often hard to know where we fit in. Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson's Climate Venn Diagram can help us figure out our role.
Recycling in Los Angeles
Unfortunately, a lot of our recycling ends up in the landfill. Here's a quick guide about recycling in Los Angeles created with information from LA Sanitation.
Clothing Drive Recap
On April 22, 2023 we teamed up with BS Flickz and MSM by Mirabelle to host a clothing drive for unhoused folks in LA. We were able to collect 12 FULL bags of clothing! Thank you everyone!
More Rain in LA than in Seattle!
It's been way more rainy this usual in Los Angeles this year. Surprisingly, rainfall in Los Angeles has surpassed that of Seattle - a place literally know for wet weather.
You read that right, there are more microplastics in the ocean than stars in our galaxy. In fact, microplastics have been found in nearly every natural environment.
More Rain in LA
It is has been raining more than usual this year (2023). Some places in LA have even experienced daily rainfall records. Here's a little update of what's going on with the weather!
SoCal's Blizzard Warning
The National Weather Service issued the second ever blizzard warning to Southern California on 2/22/23. The storm is expected to be severe and to create dangerous road and beach conditions.
What's Up With all the Rain in LA?
Los Angeles started 2023 with some (much-needed) record rainfall! Here, we present you with the facts and the rainfalls' implications for the drought.
We All Get Dressed: A Short Fast Fashion Documentary
Fast fashion is harmful for the environment and is fueled by microtrends and overconsumption. Learn more about fast fashion and more importantly, what you can do to help.
We stand with the people of the Cuyama Valley. Bolthouse and Grimmway Farms have caused irreparable damage to the Cuyama Valley's water supply and community. See post for more.
USC Peace Garden Recap
We had so much fun at the USC Peace Garden last weekend. We learned about native plants, harvested some good food (chilis, basil, and more), and enjoyed the space.
There's nothing scarier than the climate crisis. Enjoy this meme from the beloved Addams Family movie. It gave us a good laugh, but seriously though, we (the world) have to do better!
Word 2 Dae Event: Stoneview
October 1 officially kicked off the Word 2 Dae Los Angeles garden tour. Enjoy this short video that depicts our time at the beautiful, serene Stoneview Nature Center.
Click here for the full reel.
USC Peace Garden
Come with us to the USC Peace Garden located at 3017 Shrine Place, Los Angeles, CA 90007. We were able to look at kale, basil, pepper, and many other types of produce being grown!
Fast Food Logos vs. Produce
Another rendition of our guessing game! How many of these logos and produce items can YOU name? We tried to pick produce items that were a *bit* harder than common fruits/veggies!
Aftermath: Hurricane Hilary
Hurricane Hilary broke daily rainfall records in many different parts of Los Angeles. Was a daily rainfall record broken in your area? Check out the resources we included in this post.
Maui Donation Drop-Off
Aunty Maile's Hawaiian Food and the ILWU are collecting donations for Maui. Items needed include baby formula, toiletries, and coolers. Please note that clothing donations are no longer needed!
The Big (Summer) Clean
In this post, we provide a quick guide to properly disposing/donating your old items (e-waste, clothing, books, and beauty products). Let's save as much as we can from the landfill!
Test your acronym knowledge in another game! The environmental acronyms are pretty tricky, but don't worry, just swipe to see the answers and get a little context.
Logos vs. Plants
Test your knowledge in our new "logos vs. plants" game - how many can YOU identify? If you didn't do too well, don't worry! When we created the game, we were shocked by what we didn't know.
It's Hot: The Urban Heat Island Effect
Did you know that Los Angeles has the worst urban heat island effect in California? Here, we explore what this heat island effect is, and how to stay cool.
For Days' Clothing Recycling Event
Come to For Days' event on 6/9/23 to clean out your closet in an eco-friendly way! You can even bring textile scraps, shoes, and bags - check out For Days' Instagram for more information.
Los Angeles' Freeways
Inspired by the LA Times Image Magazine article: "Now is not the time to be scared. It is time to consider an L.A. free of freeways.” We chose some pictures from the article and provided some facts!
Biomimicry: An Introduction
An introduction to biomimicry - how people can use successful strategies from nature to solve the complex problems that we face daily.
Proven LA on the Eco Alarm Podcast
We got to be on a podcast! Listen to us chat with the Eco Alarm Podcast team about Proven's journey as a brand and hear about some of our sustainable shopping tips!
Click here for the full podcast.
We all need a little bit more calm in our lives. Relax for a few seconds and get grounded with us in this short video that depicts the lovely tide in Catalina Island.
Proven's 3-year anniversary
Proven is 3 years old! Time flies, thank you all so much for the continued support. We are looking forward to continuing to connect and learn with you all.
International Womxn's Day
In celebration of some impactful, amazing, women in the environmental space. We can learn from them today, and everyday. Happy International Womxn's Day!
Lead, LA, and Exide
Exide Battery Plant in Vernon, CA released toxic fumes (such as lead and arsenic) into East LA neighborhoods for decades. Clean-up efforts have proven to be inadequate per the Los Angeles Times.
I shop, therefore I am.
A word on consumerism + overconsumption by bell hooks. she believes that overconsumption (buying in excess) is the result of not feeling fulfilled spiritually.