Monday, May 14, 2007

LA Green Drinks - Silver Lake this Thursday!

LA Green Drinkers,

Lots of new announcements this week,
be sure to catch Paul Hawken and the Alt Build Expo this week!

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

(323) 666-3524

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 - Hermosa Beach is 2nd Thursday of every month.
LA Green Drinks - Silver Lake is 3rd Thursday of every month.
LA Green Drinks - Studio City is 4th Thursday of every month.

Next following LA Green Drinks is in Studio City Thursday, May 24th.

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 Quality Awards
Please Join Us to Celebrate the 2007 Sustainable Quality Award Winners!
For twelve years the Chamber of Commerce, City of Santa Monica and Sustainable Works have honored local organizations that make extraordinary contributions to our community with the Sustainable Quality Award.
We are proud to recognize this year's Sustainable Quality Award Winners:
Sustainable Quality Award
The Phelps Group,
RMC Water & Environment,
Wilshire Restaurant,
Yoga Works
We also recognize our Excellence Award Winners:
Excellence in Stewardship of the Environment
California Recycles,
London Sole,
Ramer Architecture,
Venice Family Clinic
Excellence in Social Responsibility
Ramer Architecture,
Venice Family Clinic
Excellence in Sustainable Economic Development
California Recycles
Sustainable Quality Award Luncheon
Free eco-friendly gift bag and special prizes
With Keynote Speaker:
Linda S. Adams, Secretary for the California Environmental Protection Agency
And Emcee:
Ed Begley, Jr. Actor and Environmental Advocate
Tuesday, May 15th, 2007
Luncheon from 11.30am till 1.30pm
Fairmont Miramar Hotel, Wedgewood Room
101 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica
Pre-paid tickets are $45
Includes lunch & dessert, eco-friendly gift bag, and special prizes!
Reserve tickets by calling Jane Hyun on 310.393.9825
Or visit
Free Hotel parking for SQA guests in hybrid vehicles
Car-pool or ride the Big Blue Bus!
nearest bus stop is Santa Monica Blvd & Ocean Ave or Wilshire & 4th St

Paul Hawken "Blessed Unrest" Book tour
Tuesday, May 15th
All Saints Church
132 Euclid Avenue
7:00 pm Talk, Q&A, Signing

Encourage HGTV to Design "Green"
The producers of HGTV contacted LA green Drinks looking for makeover candidates and encouraged any applicants to ask for a "Green" makeover in their application-
24 Hour Design – FREE $2000 Room Makeover
24 Hour Design is a new fast-paced series for HGTV that proves you can create a fabulous room on a limited budget and in a short amount of time.
If you live in the Los Angeles area, have an abundant sense of adventure, and are ready to lend a hand we can help you. We'll start bright and early and won't stop until your worst nightmare has been transformed into your dream space. Whether you're design savvy or lost in translation our professional designer, skilled carpenter and design assistant will help you create the room you've been longing for. To fill out an application, please go to
*Be a homeowner or renter within 30 miles of our North Hollywood offices (LA zip code 91607)
*Be willing to let our design team have free reign over the redecoration of the room
*Be available, for shooting purposes, for a full day during the work week (usually Wednesday's)

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

Green Business 101 Free Telecast
One hour of your time can make a big difference in the way you run your business.
Listen in when Linda Feinholz interviews green business expert Jeff Hayes of The Vector Group on Thursday 5/17 at 10am PDT.
details and registration

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

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

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!

World Without Oil Online Game
WORLD WITHOUT OIL is an alternate reality event, a serious game for the public good.
It invites everyone to help simulate a global oil shock. People participate by contributing original online stories, created as though the oil shock were really happening.
The game's masters rank the participants (“players”) according to their contributions to our realistic portrayal of the oil shock. The game also places value on player-created communities, collaborative stories, and collective efforts.
Each contribution helps the game arrive at a larger truth. No team of experts knows better than a given individual what effect an oil shock would have upon that individual's life, or what action he or she will take to cope. Personal reactions to our simulated oil shock, placed in context with many other points of view, will help us all realize what’s at stake in our oil-fired culture.

New Bike Shop co-founded by LA Green Drinker Alex Thompson
1816A Berkeley Ave in Santa Monica.
open hours
Monday and Wednesday from 6:30pm - 10pm
Saturday from 1pm to 5pm.
Contact Alex or Yolanda for more information

Public Electronic Waste Recycling Event
Each year, in California, hundreds of thousands of computers, monitors, copiers, fax machines, printers, televisions and other electronic items become "obsolete" as rapid advances in technology and an expanding demand for new features accelerate the generation of "old" electronic equipment (E-Waste).
Most electronic devices contain a variety of materials, including metals, that can be recovered and used again. In addition, some electronic products contain enough levels of certain materials that render them hazardous and unacceptable for municipal trash disposal. California law designates waste televisions and monitors as hazardous.
It is estimated that up to 75 percent of these outdated electronics are in storage because people don't know what to do with them. But we do! The City of Santa Monica’s Solid Waste Management Division will conduct a FREE—that's right, FREE!—
Public E-Waste Recycling Event
Friday and Saturday, May 18th and 19th, 10am -2pm
Santa Monica College
1900 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405

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-

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

LA Green Drinks - Culver City
Thursday, June 7th, 2007
Duke's Hideaway at the Culver Hotel
9400 Culver Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

LA Green Drinks - Hermosa Beach
Thursday, June 14th, 2007

68 Pier Avenue
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

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