Friday, May 09, 2008

New Venue! ForestEthics guest - Thurs!

LA Green Drinkers,

Join us Thursday at a new WeHo/Silverlake venue in West Hollywood where
Cisco Home will host the 3rd Thursday LA Green Drinks.

LA Green Drinks has been honored to have several amazing environmental speakers in the last few months in our West LA location at livingreen. Mixing it up a bit, we will now try to offer speakers throughout the LA whenever possible, proudly presenting Tom O'Leary, the Communications and Development Specialist, from Forest Ethics to our newest location at Cisco Home.

Founded in 1994
, ForestEthics is a nonprofit environmental organization with over 30 staff members in Canada, the United States and Chile. Their mission is to protect Endangered Forests, and to achieve that goal we've created a revolutionary new approach. When we find that Endangered Forests are being destroyed, we determine which corporations are purchasing the products of that destruction. If a corporation refuses to change its practices, we hold that company publicly accountable-with protests, websites, email campaigns, national advertisements, and more. And when a company is ready to protect Endangered Forests, we help them implement sound policies through our Corporate Action Program. Either way, the end result is that we turn our corporate adversaries into allies. Whether it's by brokering agreements with logging companies or by negotiating legislated protection, the end result is that Endangered Forests are saved. To date, ForestEthics has protected over 12 million acres of Endangered Forests in British Columbia and Chile.

LA Green Drinks – West Hollywood / Silverlake
Thursday, May 15th 2008
Cisco Home
440 N La Brea Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90036

$5 Suggested Donation with proceeds going to ForestEthics.

If anyone wants to
bring lite
rature to promote their green issue
please do so-
we will have an area for brochures, b
usiness 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 - West Side is 1st Thursday of every month.
LA Green Drinks - South Bay is 2nd Thursday of every month.

LA Green Drinks - West Hollywood / Silver Lake is 3rd Thursday of every month.

LA Green Drinks - Valley is 4th Thursday of every month.

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Preview Party for the Green Gourmet Eco Speaker Series, May 14th 7 PM
new location from previously listed:
SiteLA - 2522 Sunset Blvd, Silver Lake, CA 90026 (map)
(officially launches Summer 2008 with
Discovery Channel Chef Nathan Lyon)
Eco Umbrella and our community partners The Eco Home Network and the Santa Monica Farmers Market would like to invite you to attend the upcoming Preview Party for the Green Gourmet Eco Speaker Series!
Tickets can be purchased online at: Special Guest: Ann Gentry - Organic/Gourmet Chef & Owner of Real Food Daily
Come and get a Preview Taste for what's to come for the Green Gourmet Eco Speaker Series! You can get your tickets online via this link: Green Gourmet Eco Speaker Series General Admission: $75 Student Discount Tickets: $40 Contact: if you have any questions or go directly to: to learn more about the upcoming Green Gourmet Eco Speaker Series
Please save the following dates for the Green Gourmet Eco Speaker Series:
· Summer 2008 Premiere - T
hursday, July 24th - with Celebrity Chef Nathan Lyon from Discovery Health Channel's A Lyon in the Kitchen
· Wednesday, August 20th - with Executive Chef Joseph Gillard of Napa Valley Grille
· Fall 2008 - Thursday, October 16th - with Amelia Saltsman, Chef & Author of the Santa Monica Farmers Market Cookbook

Green West May 20th-22nd

The Green West expo takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Center May 20-22, 2008. Green West will feature the full spectrum of green, sustainable, and environmentally-friendly products and services allowing for synergistic purchasing across all categories.

LA Eco-Advantage Salon May 20th
LA Convention Center
learn how you can help your company navigate to success in today's increasingly environmentally sensitive business landscape
Join your colleagues in just two weeks at the Los Angeles Convention Center where you will have the opportunity to gain introductory practice working with some of the frameworks in the book critically acclaimed business book "Green to Gold", leaving you better equipped to return to your company to tackle your own real-life business situation.
At this special LA Tour Stop, running in conjunction with Green Expo West, Andrew Winston sets the stage for focusing on eco-innovation as a driver of competitive advantage, describing the rationale behind the four pillars of innovation:
* Cost Savings
* Revenue Growth
* Intangible Brand Benefit
* Risk Mitigation

In addition, you'll hear from Local LA Wave Riders on what they are already doing to get on the green wave. Panelists joining the Los Angeles stop will be:
* Shelley Billik, VP, Environmental Initiatives at Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
* Marcy Scott Lynn, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager at Sun Microsystems
* Donald Wilkes, Founder and CEO of Blue Pacific Flavors

Work with other participants to complete Andrews self-assessment around the Eco-Innovation Mindset to begin putting the tools to work in your company:
* Culture: Inspiring an Eco Advantage culture
* Redesign: Redesign your world
* Eco-tracking: Trace your environmental footprint

"Green to Gold" has been distributed at DAVOS, been on 800-CEO's must read list, and already sold tens of thousands of copies. Enjoy this rare opportunity (only 4 public appearances are planned this year) to hear Mr. Winston in person, and to learn from him along with local wave riders how to identify opportunities to create eco-advantage for your own business -- all while networking with peers in the LA area who are at the same stage of learning.
SPECIAL BONUS! Each LA Salon Tour attendee will also receive a complimentary one-day pass to attend the Green West Expo, as well as other Green West Conference sessions, PLUS a ticket to the cocktail reception that evening.
Space in the Salon is limited in order to maintain the opportunity for personal interaction and Q&A, so don't wait! Register today to save your seat. Click here to register, or call today at (650) 344-9693 with questions.

Celebrate Biodiversity Festival Saturday, May 31st 1 pm - 6 pm
Paramount Ranch 2903 Cornell Road Agoura Hills, between Kanan Road and Mulholland Highway (map)
Featuring music by the Banana Slugs String Band, Billy B, and Culver City Dub Collective; live-animal demonstrations; noted scientists; and special guests
The Santa Monica Mountains BioBlitz, presented and sponsored by National Geographic and the National Park Service in collaboration with Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and California State Parks, is a 24-hour inventory of the species in the Santa Monica Mountains.
Teams of scientists and naturalists, along with volunteers, will comb the mountains' more than 150,000 acres, observing and recording as
many species as possible.
YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN US! Bring your family and friends to the Santa Monica Mountains, and help the experts count species of bugs, birds, bats, and other organisms that reside there.
Grab your backpack and join National Geographic and the National Park Service on May 30-31, 2008, from noon to noon.
The goals of the BioBlitz are to add to species lists for as many taxonomic groups as possible and to increase public awareness about biodiversity in an urban environment.
Group and individual registration available. Classes, clubs, Scout troops encouraged. One adult required for every four children.
Children ages 8 and up are best suited for expedition teams, but age-appropriate opportunities will also be available for younger children.
Friday, May 30th

Check-in begins at 10 a.m.
Free; Advance registration required
Opening ceremony 11:30 a.m.
BioBlitz begins promptly at noon

Saturday, May 31st

BioBlitz count concludes at noon with
closing ceremony and announcement of species count.
Celebrate BioDiversity Festival*: 1-6 p.m.
Free; No advance registration required

For more information and to register, visit
*Ongoing activities, including lectures and interactive displays, will take place at Paramount Ranch throughout the 24 hours and afterwards at "Celebrate Biodiversity".

Come Home to Ecosystems: Practical Urban Permaculture
This course may fill up rapidly. Please enroll early to avoid disappointment.
Course dates: May 31, June 7, 14 (Saturdays) from 3:00 to 6:30 PM with short breaks only (arrival encouraged by 2:30 PM).
Course location: Rancho Park near Pico and Overland, between Century City and the Westwood Pavillion. Not far from the 405 and 10 freeways.
Course fee: $150 for early registration through May 23. Special bring-a-friend early-registration price of $280 per couple making a combined payment. $185 per person after May 23 or on the day of. There will be an additional $50 fee and additional requirements to receive a course certificate.
Reading List (required for a certificate only): Core book is Gaia’s Garden by Toby Hemenway. Other books will be recommended throughout the course based upon the day's topics of discussion.
Call or email Darren Butler to sign up:
How can permaculture help us reduce expenses and make our homes and landscapes more sustainable? Is permaculture mighty enough to affect dogs and their traffic patterns? Where is the best place on a residential lot to grow herbs or veggies? How to manage mulch and compost so that it doesn’t become daunting or take too much time? What can permaculture do to help minimize water use in landscapes? Is it possible to use natural processes rather than labor to replace a lawn? Can labor gardeners and their blowers be designed out of an established landscape?
Permaculture attempts to create sustainable human systems. It has most often been applied to design of landscapes and dwellings for human use, and for food production or “gardening” by working with and imitating ecosystems, but has nearly limitless potential for application in all areas of human endeavor.

In the first of three sessions, we’ll cover the basics of permaculture and how it can be used to address energy, resource, and pollution problems that we face as individuals and communities. Topics are expected to include understanding energy paths and how they relate to sustainability, resource and feedback cycles, permaculture approaches to water use and soil building, basic permaculture design principles, and natural patterning.

In the following two sessions we’ll explore practical urban permaculture in particular and permaculture design possibilities for the host residence in West LA.

I expect to leave students with immediately useable ideas that can be applied to their urban living spaces and lives; new ways of thinking and solving problems; broadened imagination about their personal potentials and the potentials of human groups; practical ideas for increased sustainability in their communities and individual lives; positive vision for both personal and global futures; and a renewed sense of the wonders of human existence.

Note: This course parallels my One Sunny Wall course, and will have significant overlap of material (estimated 70%). Students who have taken One Sunny Wall may attend at half price (the total number of reduced-tuition enrollments may be limited).

This course will be conceptually and philosophically challenging. Gardening experience, basic understanding of local and global issues related to sustainability, and basic knowledge of biology and ecology are recommended but not required. All attendees not well-versed in permaculture should expect to be challenged. Those with permaculture experience or a permaculture design certificate should expect that basics will be covered.

Enrollment, payment, and refund policy:
Half tuition must be sent to reserve enrollment, with the remaining half due by the first day of class. If full tuition is not paid by the first class, attendance is expected to stop until payment is completed. Full refunds less $50 will be available until seven days before the first session. No refunds thereafter except for cancellation by the instructor. If tentative details change after enrollment has been paid, full refund is available until three days before the first class if cancellation is based upon the change(s). Payment is by check, cash, or money order and should be sent to Darren Butler, PO Box 920434, Sylmar CA 91392-0434. Contact me if you prefer to pay with a credit card via the internet.
A certificate in Urban Permaculture is available. Specific requirements for completion will include required reading, minimum attendance of two of the three sessions with makeup for the missed session, a project, and additional fee of $50.

Advanced Screen
ing of the film “Hotspots” Sunday, July 13, 2008 6:30 p.m.
Hermosa Beach Playhouse
710 Pier Ave. (at Pa
cific Coast Highway)
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
This special advanced screening of the feature documentary "Hotspots," will highlight biological hotspots throughout the world. Scientists refer to thirty-five areas on the planet as biological hotspots, area
s with the richest and most threatened reservoirs of plant and animal life on earth. Decades of field research in all areas of the globe. Three years of filming throughout California, New Zealand, Madagascar, Brazil, Peru and Easter Island produced important discoveries unknown to science and filmed for the very first time. Scientists believe it is not too late to save countless species of plants and animals or loss of habitats. The film will highlight these terrestrial hotspots and their amazing ecosystems.
South Bay Bird Society and West Valley Bird Society have the privilege of hosting this very special fundraising event. They have chosen three non-profit organizations that are in hotspot areas to become beneficiaries of the funds raised:
· Indonesian Parrot Project
· Parrots International

· Ventana Wildlife Society California Condor Reintroduction

There will be refres
hments and door prizes. Valet parking is available with a nominal fee (5:30 PM - 10:00 PM)
Meet filmmakers, Michael Tobias and Jane Gray Morrison of Dancing Star Foundation, Dr. Mark & Marie Stafford of Parrots Internationa, Dr. Stewart Metz and Bonnie Zimmerman of Indonesian Parrot Project a
nd Kelly Sorenson, Director of Ventana Wildlife Society
Ticket Price: $25 through July 1, $35 thereafter (door price)
Box Office Hours: 5:00PM - 6:30PM, Cash / Check only
Online Ticket Purchase (Will-Call only)
Regardless of age, all children must have a ticket.
ATING, Program Starts @ 6:30 PM
Tickets are non-refundable
We would appreciate donations to help defray the cost of this conservation fundraiser. Please refer to the D
onation Form for information about the various levels and benefits of donation.
For more event information, call 800-516-9307

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

GreenLeaves Book Club

GreenLeaves is a new network of book clubs and readers around the country focused on sustainability. Our goal is to generate a nationwide conversation around the same book at the same time, and to inspire each other to action based on our readings. We believe that by reading, discussing, and acting together we can achieve more together than we could by ourselves. The current book is Deep Economy by Bill McKibben, who is participating in our discussion forum. How do I participate? It's easy! Simply sign up at become a member of the GreenLeaves network. Anybody can join and it only takes a few seconds to register. Once you've done that you're invited to explore the GreenLeaves website. If a group has already been started in your region, go ahead and join it, otherwise, please start one anew! The Forum is where we discuss the book of the month, exchange action ideas, and talk about related topics. You can also publish a blog, customize your personal page, and share videos, photos, and music. Check it out! What about the book clubs? GreenLeaves members are encouraged to join or start their own book clubs. These clubs may meet in person, or they may be virtual clubs that only 'meet' online. Each club gets its own page on the network, and you can browse the list of those that have already been formed at The clubs are intended to catalyze group discussion and action on a local level. We hope you will consider joining our conversation!

GOOD is growing. We're looking for great people to join our team. We present a unique opportunity for talented individuals who thrive in a creative, entrepreneurial environment. If you are eager to take on the challenge of building a dynamic company, community, and brand, we'd love to hear from you. Click below to find out more and learn how to apply. Nothing for you? Check back to see how our organization is evolving and what new opportunities are available.
What is GOOD? - GOOD is the integrated media platform for people who want to live well and do good. We are a company and community for the people, businesses, and NGOs moving the world forward. GOOD's mission is to provide content, experiences, and utilities to serve this community. GOOD currently produces a website, videos, live events, and a print magazine. Launched in September 2006, the company has garnered praise for its unique editorial perspective and fresh visual aesthetic and is quickly positioning itself as a significant new voice in our culture.
Working at GOOD
- The environment at GOOD mixes smart business practices and a serious work ethic with a high-energy culture. We aim to incorporate our c
ore values of creativity, authenticity, transparency, utility, and love into everything we do. Employees are committed to shaping the future of the planet while having fun in the process.
OOD offers a full range of employment benefits including a PPO medical and dental plan paid in full by the organization for our full-time employees. In addition, we offer stock options to select employees.
Legal stuff
GOOD is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate in employment. Equal access to employment, services, and programs is available to all persons. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application and/or interview process should notify a representative of the organization.
Though submitting a resume to GOOD implies that you are interested in a position(s), it does not imply that you are an applicant. You are not considered an applicant until you have been contacted directly by a Human Resources representative requesting that you begin the designated application process, which may involve phone and/or in-person interview(s ), job-related testing, and background checking.

Part-Time Product Order, Fulfillment, and Logistics Accountant
602 Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291
(310)578-2123 f(310)578-6038
epOxyGreen is looking for a part-
time product order, fulfillment, and logistics accountant, to work 4 hours a day, Mo nday through Friday, to assist with a combination of accounting and project management needs. This accounting position requires an interest in learning about sustainable building and renovation materials, a new and exciting area of the economy. The candidate should be a pro-active team player interested in growing with a growing business, who enjoys connecting the customer to their products of choice by interfacing with the manufacturer, distributor, and shipping companies responsible for procurement.
Accounting degree and/or comparable work experience required. Prior experience in product order, fulfill
ment, and logistics preferred.
Product Logistics and P
ricing Management
-With the support of the Controller, create and maintain a user-friendly and complete unit pricing database in the accounting system We do not carry inventory, so pricing updates will relate to drop ship orders only.
-Archive and manage the logistical components for each product line with regards to available dimensions, styles, c
olors, minimum orders, companion items etc..
Expense Cycle Management
ate purchase orders requiring the following, but not limited to the following details:
• Product code ID, dimensions, quantity, color, style specs
• Shipping logistics and p
• Confirmation of vendor receipt of POs and aquiring tracking info for shipments.
-Convert POs into invoices once order is processed by vendor.
-Reconciliation of Payables ensuring that the GL reflects current outstanding vendor balances at the end of each day.
Revenue Cycle Management
te quotes and invoices for customers/clients requiring the following, but not limited to the following d
etails and/or processes:
• Dimensions, color, style specs
• Shipping logistics and pricing
• Applicable trade/sales discounts
• Following up with client, providing them with shipping date and logistics if applicable
• Familiarize self with each product line to ensure that any required and/or optional companion items have been considered/ordered.
• Follow up with customer regarding receipt of orders, archive feedback on epOxyGreen performance, and close file on each transaction.
-Reconciliation of Receivables to Collections ensuring that GL accurately reflects outstanding A/R at the end of the day.
-Review of A/
R aging report and make subsequent contact with customers to collect balances.
Project Management Assistance
-Assist Project Managers with client follow up and logistics to expedite response to client inquiries and needs necessary to secure a quote or order from the client. These activities will primarily require communication with vendors; project managers will communicate primarily with clients.
Interface with Controller
-Interface with the controller as necessary for reconciliation (GL/Bank) and reporting (IS/BS/CashFlow/Account Analysis) needs.
This position
starts as part-time with the intention of creating a long-term relationship, growing into a full-time position a
s the business grows. As a new company in the growth industry of sustainable building, design, and renovation, we hope our company culture and business model will enrich the candidate’s career and life, as he/she contributes to ours.
Interested applicants, please send resume to:

Heal the Bay has two job openings:
Angler Outreach Team Member
The Angler Outreach Team Member
will educate the shoreline angling community and general public on fishing
health risks associated with consuming fish caught in Santa Monica and San Pedro Bays. The principal method of outreach will be interviewing anglers. In addition to interviewing anglers, outreach members will disseminate appropriate literature (health advisories, fish catch limits, etc.) to the all public contacts. The outreach program will be conducted at local piers and shoreline fishing points along the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
Heal the Bay will train team members on fish identification; fishing regulations and health advisories for So
uthern California; and the contamination history of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. This is a great opportunity for college level students or concerned members of the community to get involved and make a
Specific Responsibilities:
Educate the angler
community and the general public regarding:
• Risks of eating DDT, PCB, and mercury contaminated fish;
• Proper techniques for cleaning and cooking fish that minimize contamination risks;
• Bag and size limits for fish commonly caught in the bay; • Fish Consumption Advisories for the area; • Provide additional literature (public agency or CBO contact)
• Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work with many people in outdoor settings • Excellent verbal skills • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to multi-task • Good written and analytical skills • Interest in environmental health or marine science issues • Bilingual preferred, especially Spanish and Asian languages
Salary: $11.00/per hour
Hours: P
art time positions available. Weekend and evening hours required. No benefits
Start Date: Around the
month of July, 2007
For additional information: (310) 451-1500 ext.156.
Please mail/fax/submit online resume and cover letter to:
Frankie Orrala
Heal the Bay
Assistant Progra
m Coordinator 1444 9th Street
Santa Mo
nica, CA 90401
Fax: (310) 496-1902
Applications are now being accepted for this position.

Summer Position Available: Coastal Cleanup Day Coordinator
Heal the Bay is looking for an organized responsible person capable of working in a fast-paced environment to recr
uit and coordinate volunteers for the 24th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day, to be held on Saturday, September 20th , 2008. Every year Heal the Bay organizes thousands of volunteers to come out and clean more than sixty beach and inland sites. The
Coastal Cleanup Day Coordinator will be working closely with the programs, communications and development departments to coordinate a successful event.
This full-time temporary position (minimum of 40 hr/week) is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in the environmental field. It will begin on May 1, 2008 and end on September 26, 2008. Attendance at some weekend and evening events will be necessary. Pay will be a flat rate of $10,000 (paid in ten
installments over 21weeks). Temporary employees are not eligible for employe
e benefits except those mandated by applicable law.
• Work with the Coastal Cleanup Day Manager and Programs Department staff to plan and promote Coastal Cleanup Day.
• Recruit schools, busin
esses and community groups to participate.
• Plan educational activities for children.
• Coordinate and train speakers, volunteers, and staff to assist on the day of the event.
• Help oversee volunteers and staff on Coastal Cleanup Day to ensure that the event runs safely and smoothly.
• Make p
resentations to community groups about Coastal Cleanup Day and ocean pollution.
• Manage the Coastal Cleanup Day volunteer and contact database.
• Create broachers, flyers, and other print materials in Publisher.
• Solicit support of Latino print, radio and television coverage of the event.
• Handle logistical concerns by phone, in person, or email.
Qualifica tions
• Well organized and careful attention to detail.
• Strong communication and writing skills.
• Ability to lead and coordinate large groups of volunteers.
• Ability to work well both independently and as a team.
• Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications, particularly in Excel, Word, and Publisher.
• California driver’s license required; a car for driving to speeches and meetings is a plus.
• Written and oral fluency in Spanish (to solicit support from Latino media and to help with outreac
h to inland communities) is preferred.
• Passion for the environment is a plus.
Heal the Bay is an equal opportunity employer and actively recruits to promote diversity in our workforce.
Please submit online resume and cover letter to:
Eveline Bravo
Beach Programs Manager/Coastal Cleanup Day Manager
(310) 451
-1500 x148

Heal the Bay is a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to making Southern California coastal waters, including the Santa Monica Bay, safe, healthy and clean for people and marine life. We achieve our goals through a variety of research, education, public outreach, advocacy and policy-oriented programs. Used by almost everyone in Southern California, our beaches and coastal waters are one of the region’s most important natural resources. Heal the Bay is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minority candidates are strongly e ncouraged to apply.

in emerging eco-home in Altadena hills, available now
Newly remodeled back poolside Studio with fireplace, cork floors and kitchenette area and brand-new composting toilet. Main house and pool access, parking, storage.
$675/month rent + $50 to share utilities, including DirecTV, DSL, gas electric water trash, washer/dryer. Home’s current occupants are cool mom w/ full-time environmental career plus 11-year-old son, a student. One ar
tist. And some cats. Call to discuss your pets; no dogs, sorry. Common interests with compatible tenants could include: art, music, environmentally conscious, cooperative, community-minded, health food/veg conscious, Trader Joe's, O Happy Days, GATEOTW, travel, 420, biking, hiking, Burning Man, IFC, KCRW, green building (let’s cob). We are planning on planting a food forest in the front yard this summer! Contact Marialyce at or call 626/797-9110, evenings.

LA Green Drinks
Thursday, May 22nd 2008

Next Door Tapas
11814 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91614


LA Green Drinks - West Side
Thursday, June 5th 2008
10000 Culver Blvd
Culver City, CA


LA Green Drinks - South Bay
Thursday, June 12
th, 2008

68 Pier Avenue
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

LA Green Drinks returns to West Hollywood / Silverlake on June 19th.

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