Tuesday, April 10, 2007

LA Green Drinks - Hermosa Beach this Thursday!

LA Green Drinkers,

Great turnout again in Culver City-
Thanks to all the volunteers who helped make the event run smoothly,
Sonia, Damien, Jen, Stuart, Nicki, Elizabeth, Jessica and Cassie
There were others too-Thanks!

This week in Hermosa Beach Jen Holcomb will be the host, so look for her when you sign in at Sangria.

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 Announcements section further below-

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.

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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 starts April 26th

Next LA Green Drinks is in Silver Lake Thursday, April 19th.


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.

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

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

StepItUp2007.org Demonstrations 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 California Actions for Climate Change
There are currently 163 actions planned for California with several dozen in LA County StepItUp2007.org California Actions

including the Action below organized 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!
(RSVP by following the link)
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 becomes 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

LA Green Drinks - Valley
Thursday, April 26th, 2007
The Sapphire
11938 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604

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

CA Clean Innovation 2007: Energy & Transportation (CACI 2007)
UCLA Anderson School of Management, UCSD Rady School of Management and Caltech are proud to present CACI 2007.
May 11th, 2007 in Pasadena, California including:
* Keynote Speaker - Vinod Khosla of Khosla Ventures and KPCB
* Technology Panels - Ranging from Solar and Wind to Fuels for Transportation
* Finance Panel - Private and Public Market Financing
* FastPitch - $5000 Grand Prize with access to financing, recruiting, and consulting
We are encouraging members of the local "Green" community to participate in the FastPitch Competition. We are looking for early stage companies seeking exposure to investors, customers, academic advisors and additional employees. This is a great chance to get feedback on your idea, win a free consultation with a Venture Capitalist and $5,000 in cash!!! The deadline to apply and submit a 2-page Executive Summary is April 22 nd, so if you or anyone you know would be interested please apply soon.
For more information on the conference or FastPitch, please visit: www.cleaninnovation.caltech.edu - Register ASAP as space is filling up fast!
Please contact Kristina Hermanson kristina.hermanson.2007@anderson.ucla.edu or J Stephen Pollock j.stephen.pollock.2008@anderson.ucla.edu with any questions.

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.
Course will close at 25 participants so sign up now!
Suggested Donation for Santa Monica residents $25, all others $35.
Includes training, comprehensive textbook, and sustainable tools
(water saving aerators, compact fluorescent bulb, etc.)

Tuesday Nights, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
First class: April 24th
Location: Santa Monica Public Library
Dates: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/22, 5/29, 6/5

Wednesday Nights, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
First class: April 25th
Location: TBD
Dates: 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30

Contact Anna Cummins at the Residential Greening Program at Sustainable Works to reserve your spot on a crew today-
310.458.8716 x1

4th Annual Alternative Building Materials and Design Expo
Friday, May 18th and Saturday, May 19th
Free Admission
Santa Monica Air Center - Barker Hanger
3021 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Over 100 exhibits will feature manufacturers of green building materials, landscape and water conservation products, retailers, interior design products and furnishings, utility companies, non-profit organizations and city and state agencies.
Free seminars throughout the day!

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.

Composting Workshops
Check the Calendar of events for a workshop near you-

Planet Green Game
Global Green USA has collaborated with Starbucks and Tree Media on the launch of a new online game called Planet Green Game. The game is designed to educate players about climate change in a fun and engaging way, and to encourage individuals to become part of the solution in their own lives. The game and related website also provide simple tools and links to advocate action by elected officials, business and community leaders. Check it out! www.planetgreengame.com

Project Manager Position
epOxy Green LLC, is seeking an epOxyGreen Project Manager to
directly market and promote epOxyGreen products and services as well
as to provide the seamless execution of client projects.
Qualifications: Ideally, we are looking for someone who has experience with
sustainable building materials and/or application. Sales experience a
plus, but not necessary. A passion for and commitment to sustainable
living a must. This position begins as a commission based team member with great earning potential. Available immediately.
Contact: Sasha King/ Sasha@epOxyGreen.com/ 310-578-2123
epOxyGreen, LLC
602 Venice Blvd., Venice CA 90291

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