Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Silver Lake this Thursday! 6/21

LA Green Drinkers,

Enjoy the Summer Solstice this Thursday at LA Green Drinks in Silver Lake!

LA Green Drinks - Silver Lake
Thursday, June 21st, 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, June 28th.

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.

Climate Change Solutions Cocktail Reception
TCP, the largest U.S. manufacturer of compact fluorescent bulbs, is hosting a cocktail party at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills. The event will focus on the U.S. Mayors Conference, (held in LA this year) and will be attended by more than 75 Mayors from around the country. Cerrell Associates is running the event and has partnered with the Coalition for Clean Air and the California Climate Action Registry. Speakers include Ed Begley Jr., Mayor of Long Beach Bob Foster, President of the Climate Action Registry, Diane Wittenberg, and the CEO of TCP.
Thursday June 21st
Peninsula Hotel
9882 Santa Monica Blvd.
Beberly Hills, CA 90212

RSVP no later than Wednesday June 20 at noon.
Nobar Elmi 323 466 3445

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 21st, 2007, 7:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. $20.
RSVP by sending an email to info@sustainablebc.org

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.

USGBC Summer Events
US Green Building Council Upcoming Events
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 ebelden@gmail.com.
This event is free to EGB members. If you are an EGB member please RSVP to genevieve.sharrow@gmail.com.

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

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, InterfaceRAISE www.eubc.us/exhibition-3.html

Landscape Design & Graywater Systems Panel Discussion

Global Green's Green Building Resource Center presents their June Panel Discussion

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

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-

Job Posting



The California Climate Action Registry assists California’s leading organizations in measuring their greenhouse gas emissions and developing emissions profiles. The Registry encourages and promotes early actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and is considered a center of thought leadership for climate change. Registry participants include businesses, non-profit organizations, municipalities, state agencies, and others. More information about the Registry is available at:
The Registry offers a hands-on, fast-paced work environment, and great potential for growth and advancement. This position provides the opportunity to join a team playing a leading role in developing climate change policy in the United States.
• Assist in the production of marketing materials & artwork including websites & brochures

• Write press releases & newsletters

• Make follow-up marketing phone calls

• Track relevant media stories, clip out articles, create press packages

• Procure and maintain stocks of printed marketing materials

• Carry out mailings

• Conduct research

• Maintain contact database

• Provide administrative support to marketing, communications and business development staff
• Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, marketing, communications or related field

• At least two years related experience

• Strong writing skills

• Ability to work in a fast paced environment

• Proficiency in Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat and Photoshop

• Interest in and familiarity with climate change issues


Salary commensurate with experience.
Position includes a competitive benefits package.


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


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

68 Pier Avenue
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

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