Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Silver Lake Thursday 7/19!

LA Green Drinkers,

Thanks to Jim Kennedy for filling in as host and to Val Bisharat for the Clif Bar sponsorship at last weeks LA Green Drinks in Hermosa Beach, a great time was had by all...

This Thursday LA Green Drinks is back in Silver Lake-
Please note the updated promotional code for the free LA Green Drinks FlexCar sign ups, anyone who tried signing up after the 7th can now use the new code, thanks for letting us know it needed fixing and thanks for joining FlexCar!

LA Green Drinks - Silver Lake
Thursday, July 19th, 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.

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

July's eco-action comes from the Sustainable Works Green Living Workshop Worksbook, as our beautiful SoCal weather starts to really heat up-


Set your Air Conditioner at 78 degrees (or higher)
Three to Five percent more energy is used for each degree the air conditioner is set below 78 degrees.

Open a window and let in fresh air (especially cool night air).

Run a house fan instead of turning on your AC.

Block sunlight from entering the home with blinds, shades or window films.

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


FlexCar Free Sign ups UPDATED PROMO CODE
Flexcar is running a promotion right now that is allowing free signups for our service. This is a wonderful opportunity to experience the latest technology in mobility options.
Follow the steps below to take advantage of the free sign up!
1. Go to www.flexcar.com, click on "Join Now" at the top of any page, and select "Personal" plans.
2. Fill in
FREELAX in the "Promo Code" field (box 2).
3. Have them fill in your email address (the same one you use on your Flexcar account) in the "Enter Referrer's Full Name" field (box 17A).
If you have any questions contact Walter King
Walter King General Manager Los Angeles Region walter.king@flexcar.com M: 213.272.1032

"Dr. Bronner's Magic Soapbox" LA Premiere of the documentary at the Music Hall Laemmle in Beverly Hills for one week --
opening July 13th.

National Sustainable Building Advisor Program Information Meeting
Attend an information meeting on July 18th to learn about the National SBAP program being offered at Santa Monica College this fall.
This nine month, in-depth sustainable design/building course was developed up in Seattle seven years ago and has been extremely successful.
www.nasbap.org for more information.
FREE wine and food will be served from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Presentation from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
The location for this event is Allsteel’s LEED certified office/showroom
in Santa Monica at The Water Gardens-
1620 26th Street, Suite 100 South, SM, CA 90404.
The Big Blue Bus line 5 stops at The Water Garden.
Lines 1, 10 & 11 drop off two blocks away.
Parking is FREE with validation.
For more information about the course go to www.verdearchitects.com/sbap.html
RSVP for the meeting to blair@verdearchitects.com.
Registration for the class opens on July 10th at commed.smc.edu

Sustainable Cocktail Class
Nationally-Renowned Cocktail Specialist Natalie Bovis-Nelsen, The Liquid Muse, presents
Cocktails 101: Sustainable Sips
at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza’s swanky X bar at 2025 Avenue of the Stars in Century City, at 6:30 pm, on Tuesday, July 24, 2007.
Attendees will learn to craft a well-balanced mixed drink, and give their cocktails a sustainable “kick” by using organic and / or all-natural products. Sustainable Sips is taught by the “go-to” cocktail girl, Natalie Bovis-Nelsen (aka: The Liquid Muse) and covers helpful how-to’s, such as: basic tools and ingredients for setting up a home bar, the differentiation of a “cocktail” from a “mixed drink,” a little cocktail history and four sustainable cocktails (including one non-alcoholic cocktail). She will also share some information on sustainable cocktail products – why they are considered organic or biodynamic – and how students can use them to create their own signature drinks!
X bar will provide light snacks, and students will taste samples of the drinks presented. Cocktails 101: Sustainable Sips runs approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes, and costs $27.50 per person (don’t forget $5 for parking!) Goodie Bags are guaranteed for students registering before July 15. Pre-payment is required, and the class is limited to 20 – 25 students.
For more information contact:
Natalie Bovis-Nelsen at Natalie@theliquidmuse.com, 310-717-2850

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
Tuesday Nights, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
First class: August 14th
Location: Sustainable Works office, 1744 Pearl St. Santa Monica

New Workshop

Wednesday Nights, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
First class: August 15th
Location: Sustainable Works office, 1744 Pearl St. Santa Monica

Suggested Donation for Santa Monica residents $25, all others $50.
Includes training, comprehensive textbook, and sustainable tools
(water saving aerators, compact fluorescent bulb, organic cotton bags, etc.)
Contact Barent Roth 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

A New Show on Discovery Network
What does it mean to GREEN THAT HOUSE? Basically, GREENING is reducing the overall environmental impact of your home. You might use GREEN-friendly building materials or paints. You might be figuring out how to better use available sunlight to heat your home or replacing incandescent lights with longer lasting, energy efficient fluorescents. Whatever you're doing to
GREEN THAT HOUSE - we're interested.
Are you planning to "GREEN" a house in the next few months?
We are looking for fun and energetic people. Couples, single men/women, roommates, best friends, and families are all encouraged to apply. Your willingness to share your experience of GREENING can help and inspire many others to do the same.
Visit our website to apply:
or contact us with questions at:

Renewable Energy Fair And WORC Fundraiser
Malibu, CA -Sat., August 18th
Explore a myriad of alternative energy options and enjoy talks and entertainment throughout the day. For further details, visit

Greening Ocean Park Boulevard Online Petition
See: http://opa-sm.org
for a before-after rendering (simplified)

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

Permaculture Design Certificate Course in the South of France
With Larry Santoyo & Friends
Learn...EcoVillage Design, Natural Building, Sustainable Living & More!
Classes will be taught in English...
September 17th - 30th 2007
2 Weeks of Learning, Food, Accommodations and Local Sightseeing
-All For £350.00 (around $700.00 US)...
Tuition, Meals, Dormitory Accommodations and Transport from local train stations all included..!
(air travel not included)
For More Information: http://earthflow.com/france2007.php
Join an international group of Artists, Musicians, Designers & EcoBuilders for an unforgettable Permaculture Design Course Experience near Saint Laurent Sous Coiron, in the Ardeche region in the South of France. 1 1/2 hours driving from Lyon and Nimes airports. Enjoy EcoVillage style...Regional Foods, Wine Tasting, Local Crafts Boutique, Spa Treatments, Internet Cafe, Day Excursions; Hiking, River Trips and More!!!
See more info about the Permaculture Design Course Experience at:

Opportunity Green Conference
November 17, 2007
Is Green the new Gold?
Opportunity Green brings together entrepreneurs, executives and investors focused on building profitable, socially conscious and sustainable enterprises. Explore viral marketing, leveraging the power of online networks to facilitate innovation, how to secure funding in the green marketplace... and more....
Objectives of Conference
- Connect and network with entrepreneurs and executives within the sustainable community
- Collaborate in learning how to grow successful & profitable socially conscious enterprises
- Have fun!
What will you learn?
- How do successful socially conscious businesses grow and get initial traction. What viral growth tactics worked?
- Why did some sustainable/socially conscious businesses succeed while others have failed?
- What are the right tools to build and scale your sustainable business?
- What is the future for sustainable/socially conscious business?
We'll highlight insights from unusual suspects — the enthusiasts, visionaries, experts, financiers and the budding leaders of the socially conscious landscape as well as established players who are looking to expand into new and previously unimagined realms.
Join us at Opportunity Green held at UCLA, as together we explore the future of successful sustainable business.
What are you waiting for? Register now!

Permaculture Design Course LAPermaculture, SustainableLA, The Terra Foundation & EarthFlow Design Works Present:
Creating the Conditions for Sustainability to Happen
The 5th Annual Permaculture Design Course
Los Angeles, CA
October 2007- March 2008
One weekend a month for 6 months...
Join us on the first weekends of October 2007 through March 2008 at a variety of venues in and around Los Angeles.
A Certificate Course for:
Homeowners, Business Owners, Land Managers & Design Professionals
This training includes the most inspiring examples of sustainable land use and human ingenuity from around the world.
* Simple Steps Toward a Sustainable Lifestyle
* Natural Building & Property Development
* Adding Beauty & Value to Your Home
* Strategies for Energy Descent & Peak Oil
* Re-Localizing Food Production
* Green Business Strategies
* Finding your Right-Livelihood Career
Join veteran Permaculture Instructors and Internationally Acclaimed Leaders in the Worldwide Sustainability Movement including...
* L. SANTOYO, Director, EarthFlow Design Works
* SCOTT PITTMAN, Director, The Permaculture Institute
* TOBY HEMENWAY, Author, Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture
* JUDE HOBBS, Director, Cascadia Permaculture
* PLUS local experts and guest speakers...
* $90.00 per day
* $175.00 per weekend
* $950.00 for all six weekends
Materials and other fees may apply. Meals, Lodging & Transportation not included.
MORE about the Design Course Experience

Southern California Clean Vehicle Technology Expo
October 16-17th, 2007 Join over 500 of Southern California’s fleet operators, alternative and clean vehicle manufacturers, infrastructure technology providers, funding agencies, and other industry experts as they exchange information on clean vehicle funding, policies and regulations. Hear from the manufacturers directly about their light-, medium- and heavy-duty product offerings for 2007 and beyond.
Exciting raffle prizes will be given away during the Ride & Drive and Round Robin sessions. Don't miss out - Register Today for Early Bird Pricing of $75!
Expo highlights include: Clean Vehicle TRADESHOW, Funding and Partnership WORKSHOPS, NETWORKING Activities, Clean Vehicle RIDE & DRIVE!
Exhibitor and Sponsorships are available. Please email info@cleanvehicleexpo.com or
call (800) 993-0302 for more information.
For more information about the EXPO, please visit www.cleanvehicleexpo.com.
Ontario Convention Center
2000 Convention Center Way
Ontario, CA 91764

Job Postings

Low Impact Living is a fast-growing startup that brings green home and lifestyle improvement education and referrals to its customers at its website, LowImpactLiving.com. The company is looking for a hard-working, positive marketing intern who wants to help grow the business and learn about the strategy and operations of an online startup. This is a part-time paid internship. Please submit resume and cover letter to Jessica Jensen (Jessica@lowimpactliving.com).

WEB DEVELOPMENT PRODUCER/PROJECT MANAGER Conscious Enlightenment publishing, parent company of Whole Life Times magazine in LA, is seeking a web development producer/project manager to join our growing media family. Conscious Enlightenment is a family of urban lifestyle websites, magazines, and lifestyle products and services focusing on green living, social change, health and wellness, yoga and spirituality/personal growth. Each month, we provide leading edge alternatives for crafting healthy, active, balanced lives, and for creating a sustainable society. Through our print magazines, original multimedia content (see www.yogamates.com), and local and national events, CE links the people, ideas and organizations that are building a better tomorrow. Job Description: Manage web development projects with a team of graphic artists and web development programmers. This job includes working with our clients to determine their needs for web development projects and then overseeing the entire process. The job does not require the ability to write code, but a detailed understanding of database structure and technical specifications is required. The ideal candidate will have both extensive project management skills as well as up-to-date hands-on web production skills. Qualifications: • Progressively related experience of at least two years and graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in computer science or a related field; or an equivalent combination of related experience and education. • 5 + years experience in web site development and creation of interactive content. • 2 years in web site management. • Experience designing and managing online advertising campaigns. • Experience managing a content-oriented web site. • Hands-on site development experience. Must have a deep knowledge of web standards, browser compatibility issues, and accessibility issues. • Must have hands on skills with HTML, CSS, Photoshop, FTP, Microsoft Project, and be familiar with Content Management Systems • Excellent communication skills and the ability to multitask in a fast paced working environment • Passion for yoga, health and wellness and holistic living a plus. Email goodjobs@wholelifetimes.com for more information.


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, July 26th, 2007
The Sapphire
11938 Ventura Blvd Studio City, CA 91604 map

LA Green Drinks - Culver City

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007
Duke's Hideaway at the Culver Hotel 9400 Culver Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232 www.culverhotel.com

LA Green Drinks - Hermosa Beach
Thursday, August 9th, 2007

68 Pier Avenue
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

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