Monday, April 30, 2007

LA Green Drinks - Culver City this Thursday!

LA Green Drinkers,

Congrats to the latest LA Green Drinks venue in Studio City!
Jessica, Zach, Hans and Margo did a great job getting the newest LA Green Drinks location off to a fantastic start!

Look for new hosts this month at Culver City as I'll be out of town-

Volunteer Request
Please let us know if you are interested in volunteering at this month's LA Green Drinks in Culver City. We need assistance to politely sign in people in at the door
Email if you would like to help.

This week-
LA Green Drinks - Culver City
Thursday, May 3rd, 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 the 1st Thursday of every month.
LA Green Drinks - Hermosa Beach is the 2nd Thursday of every month.
LA Green Drinks - Silver Lake is the 3rd Thursday of every month.
LA Green Drinks - Studio City is the 4th Thursday of every month.

A new section of LA Green Drinks were we help people take a monthly action step to make a difference-

Our first monthly action item comes from Paul Scott of Plug In America.

Please take a moment to cut, paste, print and mail this letter to CARB so they know how many people demand Plug in Hybrids as they prepare for their critical Board meeting May 24th.

Dr. Robert Sawyer, Chair
California Air Resources Board
1001 I Street
P.O. Box 2815
Sacramento, California 95812

Dear Dr. Sawyer:

As a consumer, I want to have the choice to use cleaner, cheaper, domestic electricity to power my car. It is time for CARB to do everything in its power to promote plug-in cars, including plug-in hybrids and all-electric battery cars. Grid-connected cars can make an extraordinary contribution to reducing toxic and greenhouse gas emissions and lowering our dependence on petroleum. The ZEV mandate has already proven the technological and economic viability of all electric cars. CARB should do everything possible to expedite and facilitate the availability of electric cars and plug-in hybrids


Signature Print Name


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
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

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

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
For more information on the conference or FastPitch, please visit: - Register ASAP as space is filling up fast!
Please contact Kristina Hermanson or J Stephen Pollock with any questions.

Green Scene -
contemporary sustainable news in Africa
LA Green Drinker Gabriel Avenna lanches Green Scene.
Gabriel wears many hats, but all of them are green. As the environmental education director for NextAid, Mr. Avenna spearheads the 'Green Scene' section of the NextAid website, bringing current news and information into focus for the general public to appreciate and attain a more ecologically sensitive awareness.
Look for the Green Scene to expand and feel free to forward items to him that merit inclusion...

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: 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!

New Website
LA Green Drinker Samantha West has launched a new website-
The site was originally created for friends and family who are concerned about their health and now, more concerned about the environment. She spent months researching the facts to build a strong case in both areas. Right now, the site's main goal is to generate awareness, getting people to think more about how their food choices have an impact on their world and their bodies.

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/ 310-578-2123
epOxyGreen, LLC
602 Venice Blvd., Venice CA 90291

Flex Car position
Organization Descriptions:
Flexcar is the top car sharing company in the United States. Marketing program offers access to all levels of staff with in the organization. This is an excellent opportunity to provide support in an environment where you can build a resume for future employment with Flexcar.
Successful candidates will:
•Have an enthusiastic spirit
•Have some sales back ground
•Be motivated with sense of teamwork.
Days/Hours: Monday-Sunday up to 20 hours per week (flexible schedule - choose from a variety days and times)
Location: Los Angeles, Westwood, Santa Monica (choose the locations that work best for you)
Start: ASAP
Perks:Work with a great team of committed people and a bonus 2 hours of driving credit per 10 hours of work
To Apply: Interested persons should email a brief cover letter and resume highlights to: Margaret Kemp at with the subject line: Team Marketing or call 213-272-0912

LA Green Drinks - Hermosa Beach
Thursday, May 10th, 2007

68 Pier Avenue
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

LA Green Drinks - Silver Lake
Thursday, May 17th, 2007
The Good Luck Bar
1514 Hillhurst Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

LA Green Drinks - Studio City
Thursday, May 24th, 2007
The Sapphire
11938 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604

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