Tuesday, February 27, 2007

LA Green Drinks - Hermosa Beach this Thursday!

LA Green Drinkers,

Thanks to all the volunteers that helped out at last week's Culver City Green Drinks.
Stuart, Sarah, Andy, Elizabeth, Jessica, Margo, Tom, there were others as well, Thank you!
We had a huge turnout and yet everyone was signed in-
Great work volunteers!

For the photographers who took pictures please send us links so we can see them.
(flickr.com or other) Thanks.

If anyone would like to make it a standing effort at every Culver City Green Drinks let me know. We will have a volunteer request at this event in the future, at least until we have a consistent group of helpers.

Also thanks for Flex Car and greenlagirl.com for our first (and hopefully not last) Green Drinks Designated Driver Carpool program.

Speaking of Cars - or Carless
Check out LA Green Drinker Kati
e Rogers in her teaser video for
Carless in LA
or www.carlessinla.com to see her myspace page.

A followup on the Oscars Going Green from the NRDC-
Natural Resources Defense Council "Greens" the Academy Awards

Lastly, We would like to make it sure we get everyones announcements into our LA green Drinks emails. We unfortunately missed a terrific event last Saturday at www.sustainablehabitats.org and don't want that to happen again, so we established a new email protocol for you to send information on a Green event that you feel is worthy of sharing to the LA Green Drinks community.
The email address to send all info for LA Green Drinks announcements is:

See you Thursday!

This week-
LA Green Drinks - Hermosa Beach
Thursday, March 8th, 2007

68 Pier Avenue
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

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.

Bookmark this blog for future updates

LA Green Drinks - Culver City is 1st Thursday of every month.
LA Green Drinks - Hermosa Beach is 2nd Thursday of every month.
LA Green Drinks - Silver Lake is 3rd Thursday of every month.
stay tuned, a Valley Green Drinks for the 4th Thursday is in the works...

Next LA Green Drinks is in Silver Lake Thursday, March 15th.


Green Business Networking
Serving our LA's dynamic and growing green business community by providing the owners and decision-makers of socially- and environmentally-consciousness businesses a time and place for connecting, sharing, deal-making and networking.
Gatherings held the second Tuesday of each month.
This month we're gathering on Tuesday, March, 13th from 6:30-9:30 pm
at Santa Monica's only award-winning sustainable hotel,
The Ambrose Hotel.
1255 20th Street
Santa Monica, CA
(between Wilshire and Arizona)
We'll provide delicious organic snacks, wine and drinks…
The $10 cover charge will allow us to continue improving this event.

Sustainable Works Green Living Workshops
Learn how to live more sustainably through a 6 week evening series of meetings covering:
Water, Energy, Waste, Chemicals, Transportation&Travel, Food&Shopping.

New Workshop
Wednesday Nights, 7:00 - 8:30
Location: Santa Monica Wild Oats, 500 Wilshire Blvd.
Dates: 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11

New Workshop
Monday Nights, 7:00 - 8:30
Location: Santa Monica Public Library
Dates: 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/16

Suggested Donation for Santa Monica residents $25, all others $35.
Includes training, comprehensive textbook, and sustainable tools
(water saving aerators, compact fluorescent bulb, green cleaners, organic cotton bags, etc.)
Contact Anna Cummins in the Residential Greening Program at Sustainable Works to join a crew today- (Workshops will cap at 25 so sign up today!)
310.458.8716 x1

LA Green Drinks - Silver Lake
Thursday, March 15th, 2007
The Good Luck Bar
1514 Hillhurst Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Sustainable Cinema
Santa Monica Public Library presents Four films that examine the relationship between humans and planet Earth. The films will be shown monthly from February through May, 2007. All films will screen in the Martin Luther King Jr.Auditorium in the Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard.

Al Gore’s film An Inconvenient Truth will be shown on Wednesday, April 4 at 7:00 p.m.

The final film in the series, Fast Food Nation, will screen on Wednesday, May 16 at 7:00 p.m.

This program series is cosponsored by the Environmental Programs Division of the City of Santa Monica. These programs are free and open to the public. Seating is limited and on a first arrival basis. For more information, contact the Santa Monica Public Library at (310) 458-8600; or visit
the Library’s web site at www.smpl.org.
Sustainable Cinema Flyer

Sustainable Transport Club new website

From Russell Sydney's Sustainable Transport Club newsletter:
A community resource - for drivers, manufacturers and organizers
Also a Google group site to start people communicating directly

This new web site can be a resource for all of us. We can share
information and use it as a way to build our community. There are several
links on there already and we would love to have more from you.

The site will become a resource with lots of information posted on it. IF
you have info you think will benefit others please sent it to the email
address on this newsletter and we will get it in as appropriate.

The site is brand new and probably has some glitches and bugs. Different
web browsers react differently so your help in sorting it out would be
great. Please let us know of any that you find so we can get it to be really good.

There is also a Google group set up for us to share information directly. It
is just starting now so it is pretty basic but who knows how much we can
accomplish with that! Here is the link-

Sustainable Transport Villages Planning Meeting
From Russell Sydney's Sustainable Transport Club newsletter:
Earthday event planning for both April 14th and April 21st

A chance to coordinate efforts on Sustainable Transport Villages -

Our Club has been built around tabling at events like the Earthday Event
on the 3rd Street Promenade. This is how to get your local area going with
a group that can work on your local issues. And this really works.

Planning Meeting Scheduled for

When: March 17th
Time: 10:15am to 12:00
Where: Unurban Cafe
Location: 33rd or Urban and Pico Across from Trader Joes.

In 2005 we worked with the Westside Greens to Share a booth. That is
when we connected with the electric car people and many others. By the
following year we put together the Sustainable Transport Village with a
fantastic array of alternatives from close to a dozen different groups.

Groups who helped create the Sustainable Transport Village

Sustainable Transport Club
LA County Bicycle Coalition
Green Depot
City of Santa Monica brought the RAV4 and Hydrogen Electric Prius
Big Blue Bus
Santa Barbara Electric Bicycle Company
Westside Greens-
BioBeetle ECO Rental Cars
Friends 4 Expo was next door with the Sierra Club

This was the first time all these alternatives came together in our area to
show the range of sustainable options. This was one of the bigger steps
that led to the Alternative Car Expo (the Alt Build Expo being the biggest
step in that direction).

We have grown considerably as a group since then. We have a substantial
group of people in Santa Barbara and concentrations around Pasadena and
in the South Bay. There are others across the state, around the country and
even in Europe.

What if we put together Sustainable Transport Villages in four or five
locations! What if we could get them in ten or twenty locations!

How cool would it be if we could claim to be part of such an effort? One
Village is cool; a network of a dozen working together is a movement! It
would get the presses attention and really help get the word out about our
alternatives. It creates a focus that really gets people going on using
sustainable alternatives. That improves the marketing of our message and
of our products.

Earthday is being celebrated on April 14th here in Santa Monica. We
already have a group in Manhattan Beach that is interested. The Bio-
Diesel Co-op is gearing up to do something. The bigger weekend will be
April 21st. That gives us two weekends.

Here is the link to the Manhattan Beach Groups March 19th meeting


What can you do to help bring this together? We need people to organize
locations, to share booths with, to make signs, to volunteer, to help pay for
the booths.

Call or email a reply. Phone 310-450-7419
Trade & Talent Show
Buy, Sell, Trade at the infamous Trade & Talent Show
Food, Drinks, Frivolity

Please Celebrate with Us...
the 4th Annual Los Angeles Permaculture Design Course

We'll be starting the festivities after final Design Presentations...
-tentatively around 2:30 or 3pm
on Sunday, March 11th, near Downtown

We will have an assortment of nutrition and libations but...
Feel Free to Contribute to our PotLuck Food and Drinks Bar
& bring your business cards, products or art works to show, tell & sell

With one of the biggest LA classes so far, space is limited...
You must RSVP to get directions and to get on our guest list.

Looking forward to your RSVP,

Larry, Kathryn & Traci
the Permaculture Design Course Production Team

Greening LA USD Campuses with Funds and Trees
Planet Green and TreePeople have partnered to challenge the Los Angeles Unified School
District (LAUSD) to put more green into their lives. Together they are offering the
implementation of a campus based e-waste recycling program combined with a tree planting
incentive. The concept is incredibly simple. Recycle 1,500 qualified inkjet cartridges with
Planet Green and they will sponsor the planting of ten trees on that school campus. In
addition to increasing the beauty and health of LAUSD campuses, through Planet Green’s
recycling program, each school will raise on average $2,070.00 to reach their 1,500 inkjet
cartridge goal. Their combined efforts will also contribute to the mission of Mayor Antonio
Villaraigosa’s Million Trees LA Initiative (www.millionstreesla.com).
Since Planet Green’s inception in 2000 it has quickly become the leading inkjet, laser
cartridge and cell phone recycling program. They have been able to assist thousands of
schools, non-profits, and religious organizations in raising vital funds for their causes. Planet
Green’s mission is to provide an e-waste recycling program; in addition to educating our
population that e-waste is reusable, not disposable. Planet Green strongly believes that
education is the key to changing unsustainable practices and hopes that everyone will
become active in combating e-waste. According to Recharger magazine, “Every year, more
than 300 million plastic printer cartridges end up dumped in landfills in the United States
and around the world - almost eight cartridges are thrown away in the United States every
second.” Through the support of their participants, Planet Green has been able to motivate
awareness to Reduce, Recycle, Reprint.
To view terms and conditions regarding the Los Angeles Unified School District Tree
Planting Incentive please visit www.planetgreeninc.com or contact Planet Green Toll Free at
1.800.377.1093. You may also visit TreePeople online at www.treepeople.org.

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