Monday, June 11, 2007

Hermosa Beach this Thursday! 6/14

LA Green Drinkers,

Thanks to all the volunteers who help with another great Culver City LA Green Drinks-
Shanenon, Julia, Michelle, Ron and Nan
Nicky Tenpas will be hosting so look for her when you sign in at Sangria.

This week-
LA Green Drinks - Hermosa Beach
Thursday, June 14th, 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 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.

The next following LA Green Drinks is in Silver Lake Thursday, June 21st.

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

This month's eco-action comes from Elizabeth Zampolli, co-host of the Silver Lake Green Drinks.

Change at least 3 incandescent light bulbs to compact fluorescent light bulbs.
-CFLs use a 1/5 of the energy of standard incandescent bulbs and last 10X longer.
Each CFL you install will keep about 1,500 lbs of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere over its lifetime.
One bulb can lower your energy bill by $15 annually and reduce your carbon dioxide emissions by 150 lbs.
If every household in the United States replaced one incandescent light bulb in their home with a compact fluorescent, it would save a total of 90 million pounds of global warming pollution over the lifetime of the bulbs. This would be equal to taking 6.3 million cars off the road.

Where do I get CFLs?
Ikea, Target, Home Depot, Online stores, or your local hardware store.

Should you replace incandescent bulbs that still work or wait till they run out?
Change them now. CFLs are so much more efficient and save so much more energy.

What do I do with old light bulbs?
They will need to be taken to household hazardous waste.

Please share your stories/experiences with this challenge at the next green drinks.


New Bike Shop co-founded by LA Green Drinker Alex Thompson has now launched their website.
1816A Berkeley Ave in Santa Monica.
open hours
Monday and Wednesday from 6:30pm - 10pm
Saturday from 1pm to 5pm.

Fixing The Planet new green forum based website
Fixing the Planet is founded on the principal of providing a place for individuals, located anywhere in the world, to come together to learn, share and realize that one person’s actions multiplied by millions can and will make a difference in the fight to save our planet.

Through our efforts to provide a community format where millions of like mind individuals can congregate, we plan to offer Eco-Friendly companies a place to advertise and promote the products that are available to help us in our goal to change the way we live and the resources we employ.

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 pm
First class: June 6th
Location: TBA
Dates: 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27, 7/11, 7/18

New Workshop

Tuesday Nights, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
First class: June 12th
Location: TBA
Dates: 6/12, 6/19, 6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/23

Suggested Donation for Santa Monica residents $25, all others $35.
Includes training, comprehensive textbook, and sustainable tools
(water saving aerators, compact fluorescent bulb, 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

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.

Please note our new start time: 5:30pm, wrap up 9:00pm, end 9:30pm.
Tuesday, June 12th

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

Sustainable Business Council Summer Event
The SBC is proud to announce its next event on the subject of sustainable companies in the Health and Wellness market.
We are currently assembling a panel of distinguished professionals to address the group on this thriving business sector.
We hope you will join us at the Otis College of Art and Design for an invigorating evening of networking and discussion.
As a special bonus, the Maltz gallery's current exhibit - a survey exhibition spanning 35 years of the work of Los Angeles-based artist Don Suggs - will be open during the evening.
For more information

Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design
Elaine and Bram Goldsmith Campus (main campus)
9045 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles 90045
Thursday, June 14, 2007, 7:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. $20.
RSVP by sending an email to

Green Schools Symposium
Global Green USA presents the 2007 Green Schools Symposium
June 14, 2007
California Science Center
Los Angeles
Annenberg Building
Muses Room
8:30am - 3:30pm

Exposition Park
700 State Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90a037

Join leaders in the school facilities and green building communities for a day-long discussion and exploration of current green school practices, new funding opportunities, and emerging trends. The program will address recent research on the benefits of green schools, project case studies, and new design tools to help create resource-efficient, healthy, and productive schools. This year also includes a special focus on charter schools.

Scholarships available for students and non-profits
Space is Limited - Register Today!

Eco-Home Tour
June 24, 2007
Learn about new technology and resources for turning your home into a "greener" environment that takes into account time, space and budget. Everyone leaves with at least one usable idea to reduce their personal contribution to global warming. This environmental showplace is the only residence in L.A. that offers regular tours to educate visitors on urban sustainable living.
The tour is conducted by Eco-Home Network, a non-profit whose mission is to educate the public on how to make lifestyle choices that help protect the environment and improve our quality of life. Since 1989, more than 15,000 guests have toured Eco-Home.

Eco-Home - Los Feliz area of Los Angeles. Call for address, and required reservation.
Conducted twice a month, the next tours are Sunday, June 10 and Sunday, June 24, 2007 2:00 - 4:30 pm.
$10 per person requested donation. Call 323-662-5207.

Kombucha Kamp
If you can brew tea, then you can make Kombucha. Learn all about the health benefits, sample flavors and the quick and easy process of making Kombucha in your home. Enjoy all of Kombucha's health benefits at a fraction of the cost! For more information check out or email Hannah at
Next Kombucha Kamp will be Saturday June 19th @ 2pm.

USGBC Summer Events
US Green Building Council Upcoming Events

June 13 - Green Rooftop Reception Art Exhibit: Open House: Architecture Technology for Intelligent Living.
Location: The Art Center South Campus, 950 South Raymond, Pasadena, CA.
6:00-7:30 PM Reception 7:30-9:00 PM Exhibit
Join your fellow USGBC LA members friends for a wine cheese reception on the green rooftop of Art Center's South Campus in Pasadena, a LEED certified project.
Then, wind your way through the facility to check out the sustainable features in the building and end up in the historic wind tunnel to see Open House: Architecture Technology for Intelligent Living.
About the exhibit: "Open House envisions the house of the future as a place for new spatial experiences, new systems of sustainability and new sensory enhancements.
It encourages creative individuals to imagine how we will live in the future. The traveling exhibition was organized by the Vitra Design Museum in collaboration with Art Center College of Design, and opened in Essen, Germany, in August 2006.
It includes a multi-faceted research initiative, incorporating Art Center research studios, as well as a series of public programs"
Admission to the reception: $25 non members and $15 members.
Exhibit is open to the public.

June 28 - Emerging Green Builders Design Competition Party.
Location: Sci Arc's Fish Bowl, 4th Merrick Streets Los Angeles, CA.
7:00-10:00 PM
Join Emerging Green Builders and USGBC LA at the First Annual Natural Talent Design Competition Awards Party.
The event will showcase the outstanding and winning entries selected from over 75 entries by an esteemed jury.
The EGB LA Natural Talent Design Competition challenged students and young professionals to redesign a sustainable, off- the-grid Wilderness Heritage Site on the grounds of the abandoned Eagle Mountain iron ore mine and town site in Riverside County.
Come see the talent and meet the innovative young thinkers and future sustainability leaders.
If you have questions, please contact Edward Belden
This event is free to EGB members. If you are an EGB member please RSVP to

July 11 - Tour of Santa Monica Public Library Reception SAVE THE DATE! Sponsored by Morley Builders Details will be forthcoming.

olarCity To Host Green Community Meetings in Santa Monica
Saving the Planet, One Block at a Time / Cutting Greenhouse Gases & Energy Costs With Solar Community Meeting.

Santa Monica officials, community members and SolarCity representatives present the latest information on sustainable community planning, and how measures like locally-produced, grid-connected solar power can make a difference.

June 18th, 7:30 PM
Santa Monica Public Library Auditorium
601 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica

This event is open to the public and attendees are encouraged to register at 888-765-2489
or RSVP online at click Events and Events registration.

SolarCity, a solar installation and service company inspiring communities to take charge of their energy needs, welcomes Santa Monica residents to a community meeting on “greening” Santa Monica and the economic and environmental benefits of household and commercial solar power.
SolarCity will kick off the meetings and discuss the alignment of SolarCity's concepts with the City Council's environmental stewardship goals. Strategies will be discussed identifying ways the community can cut residential and commercial greenhouse gas emissions consistent with Kyoto protocols.
Also, SolarCity representatives will discuss how solar power provides a simple solution to help reduce carbon emissions and generate clean energy, and announce a special Santa Monica group incentive for solar packages.
The recently announced Santa Monica Collective Purchase Program aims to deliver at least 50kW of solar power between the city's residential and commercial customers. Thanks to group purchasing power, Santa Monica residents will have the opportunity to save 15% over typical solar installation and service costs if they register for service between now and July 30, 2007. In addition, one of the first 30 Santa Monica collective power customers will receive an additional $3,000 discount on the cost of their new system if they sign before June 30.
All interested attendees will receive complimentary follow-up home solar evaluations on request.
Please RSVP: Seating for this event is limited

Green Days in Beverly Hills
Green Days in Beverly Hills on June 23 and 24, 2007, will showcase practical solutions for Southern California residents they can implement in their daily lives.
Keynote speakers are:

- Stanford Ovshinsky, Inventor; Founder, Chief Scientist and

Technologist of Energy Conversion Devices, Inc.
(ECD Ovonics); Inventor of Ovonic solar cells; Named "Hero for the
Planet" by Time Magazine 1999; Named one
of the 35 American Inventors over the past century "who helped to
shape the modern world".

- Edward Mazria, Internationally recognized Architect and Educator;

Author of The Passive Solar Energy Book,
currently in use worldwide; Founder and Policy Director, Architecture 2030

- L. Hunter Lovins, Economic Consultant, Educator, Author; President
and Founder, Natural Capitalism Solutions,
co-creator of the Natural Capitalism concept, co-author of Natural
Capitalism; Founder, Rocky Mountain Institute;
Named "Hero for the Planet" by Time magazine, 2000.

- D. Neel Bradham, Vice President of Business development for
Interface inc.; Overall management and oversight
of Interface's global sustainable strategy group and new venture,

Landscape Design & Graywater Systems Panel Discussion
Global Green's Green Building Resource Center presents their June Panel Discussion
Tuesday, June 26, 2007; 6:30pm-8:30pm.
Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica Multipurpose room

Summer is right around the corner and the sun will soon be scorching your yard. Are you concerned about your water usage?
Let's explore alternative green options together! Join us for an exciting panel discussion on how to integrate green landscape design and graywater systems into your projects! In this month's panel discussion, we will be having professionals that have experiences in native plants gardening and graywater system installation for different green building projects.

Culver City Sustainability
Anyone interested in participating in the Culver City's sustainability plan and implementation contact Catherine Vargus, Environmental Coordinator at Culver City 310-253-6411
also, Culver City Going Green Association is a new grassroots organization comprised of local business and community members - its mission is to help the city move towards sustainability - for more information contact living green in Culver City - this group meets at Living Green in culver City the first Monday of each Month at 5:30 PM - or call Connie Layton at her home 310-390-3180.
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 - Silver Lake
Thursday, June 21st, 2007
The Good Luck Bar
1514 Hillhurst Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

LA Green Drinks - Studio City
Thursday, June 28th, 2007
The Sapphire
11938 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604

LA Green Drinks - Culver City
Thursday, July 5th, 2007
Duke's Hideaway at the Culver Hotel
9400 Culver Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

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