Green & Sustainability Committee


Committee Members

Avo Babian, Chair
Kira Durbin
David Levenson
Kathy Schaeffer
Harold Shapiro
Sidonia Lax (Alternate)
Gregory Wright (Alternate)

The SONC Green and Sustainability committee is working on raising awareness regarding native landscaping, which requires minimal watering but can still look beautiful. The goal is to practrice water conservation while keeping with the style and preferences in the esthetics of our neighborhood. To further this effort, the committee is developing a program with interested Sherman Oaks residents/homeowners to inform the community on how they can create a truly eco-friendly garden, that makes use of native plants, promotes the spread of seeds via wildlife, leverages natural solutions instead of toxic pesticides, and most importantly, that are drought tolerant. We are creating a video library of sustainable garden tours. Any Sherman Oaks resident who wishes to participate by submitting a video tour of their own sustainable garden is welcome to do so. The first example is presented here:


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Agenda Requests

The Green & Sustainability Committee conducts its business by reviewing and prioritizing agenda requests for Board action (generally either in the form of a motion or letter) or announcements submitted by stakeholders, governmental entities and other interested individuals and organizations. The Administrative Committee has the discretion to postpone an request, refer it to a specific committee for review and recommendation, treat it as an announcement or consider and resolve it as a non-Board administrative matter.

CLICK HERE to fill out an Agenda Request.



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