Tuesday, November 14, 2006

LA Green Drinks - Silver Lake November 16th!

LA Green Drinkers,

Wow what a wild two weeks since our last post!

First - another huge turnout in Culver City thanks in part to the great little article by Zan Dubin Scott in the LA Times!

LA Times Article on LA Green Drinks

Second - what an election for environmental issues!
Enviromental Plunderer and Abramoff crony CA Rep. Richard Pombo gets his butt Pombooted out by Wind Energy engineer Jerry McNerney
Jerry McNerney Representative Elect.
and an Organic Farmer from Montana becomes a US Senator, when Jon Tester beats the Fossil Fool who remarked about Global Warming "ever since the Ice Age it's been getting hotter and hotter and there ain't nothing we can do about it"-
see ya Burns.
Jon Tester Senator Elect

Finally the green festival in San Francisco was amazing again.
Thanks to Robin Alper for organizing transportation and for Sonia Moriel for finding the Green Certified Hotel where we all stayed.
For those that couldn't make it, the festival will be offering podcasts of the speakers in the next 2 to 3 weeks.

We hope to see you all this Thursday in Silver Lake!

LA Green Drinks - Silverlake
Thursday, November 16th, 2006
Mixville Bar (back patio of the Edendale Grill)
2838 Rowena Avenue
Silver Lake
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 666-2000

If anyone wants to bring literature to promote their green issue
please do so-
we will have an area for brochures, business cards, etc.
We will also take back any extra literature back and bring them to the next Green Drinks.
The main thing is just to relax and have a good time.

LA Green Drinks - Culver City is 1st Thursday of every month.
LA Green Drinks - Silver Lake is 3rd Thursday of every month.

Next LA Green Drinks is in Culver City Thursday, December 7th.


Sustainable Works Green Living Workshops
The next workshop cycle begins Tuesday, November 14th
at the Wild Oats Marketplace on Wilshire in Santa Monica.
500 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, California, 90401
Learn how to live more sustainably through a 6 week evening series of meetings covering: Water, Energy, Waste, Chemicals, Transportation, Food and Shopping.
The meetings run from 7-8:30pm.
Santa Monica residents $25, all others $35.
Includes training, comprehensive textbook, and sustainable tools
(water saving aerators, compact fluorescent bulb, etc.)
Contact the Residential Greening Program at Sustainable Works to join a crew today-
310.458.8716 x1

FILM Screening
Fast Food Nation
Wednesday, November 15th
7:30 Arclight
Free Admission
Seating is first-come, first-served, limited and not guaranteed.
Early arrival is strongly recommended
RSVP required
View the trailer at: www.foxsearchlight.com/fastfoodnation

Coalition for Clean Air
4th annual fashion show
Top Public Officials to Model Eco-Friendly Clothing
“Clean Air … Always in Fashion”
Wilshire Ebell Club on Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m.
$250 front row
$50 general
PDF flyer for the event

Green Building Resource Center
November Panel Discussion
GreenBuild 2006 : An Update from the Expo
Can't make it to Denver for GreenBuild?
We will bring the highlights back to you!
Tuesday, November 21st
Reception 6:30pm
Panel Discussion 7:00PM – 8:30PM
Santa Monica Main Library
601 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica
RSVP gbrc@globalgreen.org

Voluntary Simplicity
Cecile Andrews at LA Eco-Village
Thursday, November 30, 2006 at 7:30 pm
Cecile Andrews is the author of "The Circle of Simplicity: Return to the Good Life" and the just published "Slow Is Beautiful: New Visions of Community, Leisure and Joie de Vivre."
Reservations required: 213/738-1254 or crsp@igc.org
Fee: $10 (self selected sliding scale ok)
L.A. Eco-Village, 117 Bimini Pl., Los Angeles 90004

Composting Workshops
City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works
Check the website for the event nearest you-

LAGreenLiving.com beta version launch
LA's online portal for news, events, businesses and action in the green movement. Featuring interviews with zero emissions traveler Tim Harvey and online eco-boutique owner Summer Bowen.
Here's how you can get involved!
* List your business or organization in our directory (free!).
* Add your events to our calendar (free!).
* Submit a guest column about a green issue or idea you're passionate about.
* Comment on any of the articles in our news section.
* Submit an action alert for your advocacy organization or issue campaign.
Our mission is to connect the green community and help build the leadership that will create a sustainable future for LA. Join us!

Alt Car Expo
Over 100 alternative fuel and high MPG vehicles will be showcased at the event. Vehicles and fuel types will include hybrid, electric, hydrogen, compressed natural gas, plug-in hybrid, high MPG gasoline, ethanol and biodiesel. Other eco-friendly vehicles on display will be electric bicycles, mopeds and two-and three-wheeled scooters.
Barker Hangar
December 9th and 10th
Saturday and Sunday
FREE Admission
3021 Airport Avenue
Santa Monica, CA

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