Tuesday, April 03, 2007

LA Green Drinks has Green Drinks! (volunteers requested)

LA Green Drinkers,

At long last-
LA Green Drinks is proud to announce that this Thursday we will have finally have Green Drinks at Green Drinks. Square One Organic Vodka and Steaz Organic and Fair Trade Energy Drinks will be available behind the bar at this Thursdays LA Green Drinks in Culver City. Many thanks to Square One Vodka and Steaz for making this happen!

Volunteer Request
Please let me know if you are interested in volunteering at this month's LA Green Drinks in Culver City. We need volunteers to politely sign in people at the door and would like for anyone with a digital camera to take some photos. Last month having volunteers worked better than I could have possible have hoped so we will be asking for interested participants from here on out.
Email lagreendrinks@gmail.com if you would like to volunteeer.

Finally, April not only has Earth Day on the 22nd, but it is quickly becoming Earth Month with several events, lectures and festivals in the coming weeks. Be sure to look through our expanding Announcments section further below-

This week-
LA Green Drinks - Culver City
Thursday, April 5th, 2007
Duke's Hideaway at the Culver Hotel

9400 Culver Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

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.

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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.
LA Green Drinks - Valley on the 4th Thursday is coming soon...

Next LA Green Drinks is in Hermosa Beach Thursday, April 12th.


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

Environmental Issues Lecture Series
SMC's Center for Environmental and Urban Studies (CEUS) invites you to join us as we and the experts address some of the most important environmental and urban issues of our time. Seating is strictly on a first-arrival basis.
All lectures held on the SMC Bundy Campus Room 123
3171 S. Bundy Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90066
For information, please call (310) 434-4743, or visit our website www.events.smc.edu/environmental.html

Community Based Solutions: Building a Sustainable Transport System from the Grassroots
Russell Sydney explores how we can transition from being the SUV capital of the world to enjoying a sustainable transport system. What will be the future of personal transportation in a post-carbon world? Find out how groups like the Sustainable Transport Club and Plug In America are using these principles now.
Wed, April 4 • 6:30pm • Free • Bundy 123

New Urbanism: Creating Livable Communities
Ryan Snyder will illustrate the difference between conventional suburban form and an urban form that lends itself to walking, bicycling and transit.
Wed, May 2 • 6:30pm • Free • Bundy 123

SMC, Transportation Issues, & Our Environmental Audit
Marvin Martinez and friends return to share our progress as we demonstrate how SMC is working to become a better neighbor and a more efficient, sustainable college.
Wed, May 23 • 6:30pm • Free • Bundy 123

Green Business Networking
You're invited to Green Business Networking, serving our city's rapidly 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.
We meet at Santa Monica's only award-winning, sustainable hotel, The Ambrose Hotel, where upscale tranquility meets affordable luxury. www.ambrosehotel.com

Please note our new start time: 5:30pm, wrap up 9:00pm, end 9:30pm.

GBN takes place on the second Tuesday of each month.
Co-Hosts: Ferris Kawar - Greenopia, Jeff Hayes - The Vector Group, Greg Wendt - Enright Premier Wealth Advisors, Inc., Kipp Stroden - Essential Living Foods.

We'll provide delicious organic snacks, wine and drinks.
For further event information please contact us at greenbusinessnetworking@gmail.com

LA Green Drinks - Hermosa Beach
Thursday, April 12th, 2007

68 Pier Avenue
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

StepItUp2007.org Demonstations for Climate Change
This April 14th, tens of thousands of Americans will gather all across the country at meaningful, iconic places to call for action on climate change. We will hike, bike, climb, walk, swim, kayak, canoe, or simply sit or stand with banners of our call to action:
"Step It Up Congress! Cut Carbon 80% by 2050"

StepItUp2007.org Califonia Actions for Climate Change
There are currently 141 actions planned for California with at least 17 in LA County at the time of this email
StepItUp2007.org California Actions

including the Action below organizied by LA Green Drinker and Organic Foodee founder, Ysanne Spevack-

StepItUp2007.org Hollywood Sign Hike
Take a hike to the Hollywood Sign for climate change!
Hike up there through Bronson Canyon, from Canyon Drive in Hollywood.
April 14, 2007 1:00PM to 3:00PM
Drive north up Bronson Avenue until it bcomes Canyon Drive. Continue up Canyon Drive until it becomes Brush Canyon Trail. At the end, the road enters the gates to the park which is at the bottom of Bronson Canyon. Either park up here, or keep driving on Brush Canyon Trail until you reach the car parks on the right or later on the left. Now it's time to take a hike up the dirt trail until we're all underneath the Hollywood Sign.

Earth Day on the Promenade
“Earth Day on the Promenade” in Santa Monica on Saturday, April 14, will bring Earth Day to a Southern California premier shopping and entertainment destination. A free event for the whole family. Estimated attendance at least 13,000 upscale shoppers and entertainment seekers, plus about 2,000 environmentally concerned people, for a projected total of 15,000. It will be one of the hundreds of Step It Up events nationwide (www.StepItUp2007.org). It will be carbon neutral.
10 am - 7 pm
Third Street Promenade

LA Green Drinks - Silver Lake
Thursday, April 19th, 2007
The Good Luck Bar
1514 Hillhurst Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Earth Day LA
Events listing for Earth Day events in the LA area

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, Food and Shopping.

The next Residential Greening Program Workshops will begin
Tuesday, April 24th and Wednesday, April 25th and will run from 7-8:30pm.
(location is still to be determined)
Suggested Donation for Santa Monica residents $25, all others $35.
Includes training, comprehensive textbook, and sustainable tools
(water saving aerators, compact fluorescent bulb, etc.)
Contact Anna Cummins at the Residential Greening Program at Sustainable Works to reserve your spot on a crew today-
310.458.8716 x1

Urban Nature Week
Benefiting The Children’s Nature Institute
A unique, exciting series of events promoting nature awareness in the city, Urban Nature Week will help kids and adults discover nature in urban areas and the lessons it has to offer. Urban Nature Week is unlike anything else in Los Angeles! The centerpiece will be the Urban Nature Walkathon.

Urban Nature Walkathon
May 19, 2007

Walk! Volunteer! Sponsor!

LA's largest nature walk, the Urban Nature Walkathon, will take place Saturday, May 19th at Franklin Canyon in the heart of the Santa Monica Mountains. By registering to walk and raise funds, you help support CNI and our environmental education programs.

Help underprivileged children by volunteering to lend a hand at the Urban Nature Walkathon. There is a variety of ways in which you can help: Set-up and Break down, Registration, Course Support, Water Distribution, Traffic Support and many more.

Call James at (310) 860-9484 for more information.

All proceeds benefit The Children’s Nature Institute, a 501c3 nonprofit charity. Ask about the benefits of sponsoring.
Visit http: www.urbannatureweek.org for complete details,
Or call (310) 860-9484.

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