I walked down from my Hollywood Riviera home to the Riviera Village Summer Festival Saturday on a mission to get something good to eat while I listened to the groovin’ music on this perfect June beach day for the first weekend of summer. I also wanted to see how my own hometown street fair stacks up against neighboring events in Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Palos Verdes.
I’m happy to report that there was a great BBQ truck that served up a smoking good pulled pork sandwich and a big BBQ’d turkey leg.
But I’m sorry to have to tell you that the Riviera Village Summer Festival (RVSF) ranks dead last in standard green practices for public events. The organizers weren’t engaging in any visible sustainability or environmental practices.