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Y BY BOB RHEI N "We aim to set the highest stan- just opportu ties for change," he On assignment for the dards for conservation manage- said. "We've got to get the chemi- Catalina Islander manE; the training of future gen- cals out of what we bum," he said, erations of scientists; educators referring to the "waste to energy" Architect William McDonough and citizens concerned with taking process. He added that reducing envisions a green and economi- care of our Island; and the appro- consumption was a good start. cally successful future for Catalina priate use of our lands as a place "Swap out your light bulbs right Island. "Catalina is a real place, not for people to enjoy and connect now. The new LEDs (light-emit- an amusement park, but a thriving with nature," she said. ting diode lamps) are hysterically community," McDonough said. In his address to the commu- cost effective." With those words, McDonough, nity, McDo nough said he hoped Another questioner asked a world-renowned architect and his findings for the Conservancy "What would you say is the big- designer, addressed a crowd of would filter Island wide. He gest impediment to Avalon's econ- about 250 residents and visitors stressed the need to get away from omy? .... To grow the economy on Monday, Feb. 28 in the Avalon the notion of "reducing his or her you need income (in the form of Casino Theater. He said he sees footprint" on the Island. renewable energy)," he said. "I Catalina as "a delightfully diverse, "What if you are doing the would say look at where you are safe, healthy and just place-with wrong thing efficiently?" he asked, leaking. Fix the pipes and get rid clean air, soil, water and power- "Reducing carbon is only less of leaks." economically, equitably, ecologi- bad." "Let's get rid of the stuff He continued with his illustra- cally, and elegantly enjoyed." we don't want and create a posi- tion of waste. "Look hard at en- McDonough and members of tive footprint," he said. "Let's be ergy and water consumption. You his firm McDonough + Partners 100 percent good." City Council would be surprised how much are in Phase 1 of creating a Mas- member Sue Rikalo asked how he money you are leaking." ter Plan for the Consel'vancy that felt about the city's landfill. Cur- From the mainland, Ron Trup- draws inspiration from living rently, the city buries its waste, but pa, founder and director of the up- systems and processes. After his has been exploring "waste to ener- coming Santa Catalina Film Fes- team finished up this initial "in- gy" technology that would extract rival, asked how change will take ventory" phase, McDonough will energy in the trash in the form of place given the Island's intense draft a master plan for supporting "syn-gas." media spotlight. the near- and long-term vision for McDonough suggested po- "If you love something, don't Conservancy wildlands, tentially toxic materials such as destroy it," McDonough said. "If Ann Muscat, Conservancy presi- polyvinyl chloride (PVC) should you love your downtown, make dent, said that the organization has not be in the waste stream at all. it better, not worse. Once you do been charting a course for its future. "We don't see things as negatives, that you can start rearranging the Conservancy President Ann Muscat with William McDonough Monday after- noon in the Avalon Casino Theater. furniture." Mc- Donough is author of the book "Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things.'" The book looks beyond the unified philosophy that--m de- conventional wisdom of "cradle- ffaonstrable and practical ways--is to-grave" manufacturing. It fo- changing the design of the world." cuses on recyclable end products McDonough is known for his and suggests that attaining a sus- big idea--ideas that have mani- tainable world would also require fasted themselves in projects such developing a technical nutrient as the Ford Truck Plant in Dear- cycle that creates energy from re- born, Michigan. newables and eliminates toxins. The plant's 10-acre vegetative He has received national and roof--the largest installation of international recognition for his its kind in the United States--pro- work as a designer. McDonough vides effective thermal and acous- has won three national awards: the tic insulation, and improved air and. Presidential Award for Sustainable water quality. McDonough shared Development, the National Design a slide of a killdeer nest on the roof Award and the Presidential Green soon after it was installed. Chemistry Challenge Award. Time Another high-profile project magazine recognized him as a was for the NASA Stability Base "Hero for the Planet" stating that at Moffett Field, Calif., which pro- his 'hatopi'anism is grounded in a duces more energy than it uses. From page 4 14 The Avalon Ball Step back in time and experience the Casino Ballroom as it was in the 1930s when dance orchestras broadcast their music worldwide. Dean Mora & The Avalon Ball Orchestra will play historically accurate music from the 1930s. Come dressed in your best vintage or formal evening wear and join hundreds of other people on the 10,000 sq. ft. dance floor. For more information contact the Art Dace Society of Los Angeles (310) 659-3329; artdecolaC or JTLTNE 2 7th Annual Taste Around of Avalon Enjoy the most scrumptious tastes of delectable food or beverages from some of Avalon's finest dining establishments. Vote for your favorite taste of food and drink as the Taste of the Year! Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce (310) 510-1520; 2-5 4th Annual Flying Fish Festival Join us for the 4th Annual Flying Fish Festival, a four day event to celebrate the return of the incomparable Catalina Flying Fish with a variety of family fun themed activities. For a full schedule of events and activities, please contact the Catalina island Chamber of Commerce, (310) 510- 1520; 6/20-8/25 Summer Day Camp 2011 All kids entering 1st grade in the Fall - 11 years of age are invited to join the 10 week camp for arts & crafts, games, singing, swimming & beach fun, field trips, hiking and naturalist programs. For rates & times, please call the City of Avalon Recreation Department (310) 510-1987 6/28-.8/25 Summer Beach Bingo (each Tuesday & Thursday) Bring your beach chair and some friends to the South Beach Lifeguard stand every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00-7:00pro. Bingo cards are $1 each and partici- pants can win fun local prizes. For more information please call the City of Avalon Recreation Department (310) 510-1987 6/29--8/24 Kid's Fishing Derby (each Wednesday) City of Avalon Recreation Department (310) 510-1987 JUI,'Y 6/2N/25 Summer Day Camp 2011 - see June for description City of Avalon Recreation Department (310) 510-1987 6/28-8/2S Summer Beach Bingo (each Tuesday & Thursday) - see June for description City of Avalon Recreation Department (310) 510-1987 6/'29-8/24 Kid's Fnkiog Derby (each Wednesday) - see June for descr/ption City of Avalon Recreation Department (310) 510-1987 2 A Rare Personal Appearance and Book Signing by Pattie Boyd In conjunction with the "Yesterday and Today: The Beatles and Eric Ciapton as Photographed by Pattie Boyd" exhibition, the Catalina Island Museum is hosting a reception and rare personal appearance of Pattie Boyd. During the reception Ms. Boyd will be signing her best-selling book "Wonderful Tonight, George Harrison, Eric Clapton and Me", which will be avail- able for purchase in the Museum Store. Catalina Island Museum (310) 510-2414; 4 e Annual 4th of July Parade, Fireworks Display, Dinner at the Casino Ballroom The golf cart parade down Crescent Avenue begins at lpm. Enjoy a BBQ buffet dinner & music of the USC Marching Band in the Casino Ballroom with premium balcony viewing for the fireworks display over Avalon. Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce (310) 510-1520; Contact us at (310) 510-0500 or HARBOR ACTIVITY a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 1 to warn Over 400 divers signed up with REPORT: FEBRUARY 11 m of very strong North East winds the Catalina Conservancy Divers that were due to commence around raising $21,758 in gross revenue to I 1 p.m. that evening. As soon as the benefit Catalina Conservancy Div- The first weekend of iTebruary last tenders for the "Paradise" had ers Given Fund for Ocean Censer- had calm seas and temperatures in left the pier the floats were pulled vation established in the name of the 60s bringing somemost welcome and preparations were completed to Dr. Robert Given and the Catalina boating,visitors. The next weekend, prepare for the possible gale force Hyperbaric Chamber. Valentine's Day weekend, was even winds. One week later, on Tuesday, warmer, enticing even more sailors Feb. 8, the National Weather Service February 2011 stats are as follows: and cruisers to the island to enjoy the aga'm warned of strong North East People aboard boats 1,368 sunny days and warm temperatures winds and the storm preparations Vessels Moored 342 reaching almost 70 degrees, were carried out once again. 10st/St01en Reports 0/1 The second half of the month Weather and underwater vis-Average Temp, High-f9 Average Temp, Low-48 brought much colder temperatures ibility were good this year f'or the Average Sea Temp 57 and ram that we hadn't seen since 30th Annual Avalon Harbor Un- Rain 1.71 the beginning of the year. Besides derwater Cleanup held on Satur- Moorings Sold~transferred 4 the six Small Craft Advisories and day, Feb. 26. Even though we had Citations ued 0 one Gale Waming, we had six days rain during the night.before, it did Discharges 0 of measurable rainfall. Although not produce the run-offthat caused Cruise Ship Passengers: good for the island, the wet, windy the harbor to be very murky two Paradise (4weeks) 9,194 weather was not inviting to boaters years previous for the cleanup. Total Cruise Ship: 9,194 hoping to cross the channel. The National Weather Service called the harbor office just before 310.510.0250 310.510.8957fx