Friday, May 02, 2008

South Bay Thurs + more GOOD job listings

LA Green Drinks,

Thanks to Sara Laimon, Gabriel Avenna, and Sandra Valencia for sharing the amazing work they are doing with the Green Ambassadors program last Thursday at Livingreen.

This week we are back in the South Bay, look for Dan Wang and Sara Fonseca in the side room.

LA Green Drinks - South Bay
Thursday, May 8
th, 2008

68 Pier Avenue
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
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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Opportunity Green Launch Party Tuesday, May 6th 6 PM - 10 PM
Room 367 is for young green-minded professionals (ages 20's & 30's) to network on a business level and interact on a social level with other like-minded individuals who are interested in the growing marketplace of being green + being profitable.
Greenopia L.A. Guide for the 1st 100 Registrations (2nd edition, retail $17.95) promo code: greenopia $20 In Advance, $25 at the Door
Admission to the U.S. Premiere Opening of the
A+D's New Main Exhibit "After the Flood" is included. open bar dj organic hor d'ouvres
Speakers include:
Michael Danenberg, COO of GOOD Magazine
Maria Giudice, CEO of Hot Design Studio
Scott Mattoon, Western U.S. Chief Architect for
Sun Microsystems
For more information contact 310-441-0830

The ReUse People: Dedication and Open House
- Friday, May 9th 10 AM - Noon

11017 Sut
ter Ave.
Pacoima, CA 91331 (map)
You are
cordially invited to attend the Los Angeles area dedication and open house of the ReUse People.
Speakers includ
· Ted Reiff, Founder of the ReUse People
· Charles J. Corbett, Professor of Operations Management and Environmental Management at UCLA's Anderson School of Management
· Representatives from: City of Los Angeles, Environmental Affairs Dept., U.S. EPA, Los Angeles Field O
ffice, Councilmember Richard Alarcon's office and the City of Los Angeles
A reception and tour of the facility will commence immediately following the presentation.
About The ReU
se People:
Based in Northern California,
and founded in 1993, The ReUse People is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to keeping useable building materials out of landfills and providing them for re-use in new building projects. They offer deconstruction services, and sell resusable building materials at a fraction of the cost of new materials. On average the pricing is less than half as much as comparable materials at large retail outlets
Public Open House on Saturday, May
10th from 10:00am - 1:00pm.
The ReUse People is pleased to offer all doors at a PROMOTIONAL PRICE of $5.00 on this day ONLY. A 'deconstruction tax credits' workshop will also be offered.
To RSVP, please email or call 323-937-5488

Sustainable Quality Award Winners 2008 Luncheon
Monday May 12, 2008 – 11:30 am till 1:30 pm
Sheraton Delfina, Rooftop Ballroom
530 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405
With Keynote Speaker: GREENOPIA: The Urban Dweller’s Guide to Green Living
And Emcees:
Peter Kreitler and Alexandra Paul, co-hosts of
Earth Talk Today
For thirteen years the Chamber of Commerce and the City of Santa Monica 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 Qualit
y Award Grand Prize
Duvivier Architects, Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel,

Morley Builders, The Lobster
We also recognize our Excellen
ce Award Winners:
Excellence in Stewardship of the Environment
Border Grill, Hartnell, Jesse Born
stein Architecture, Rustic Canyon Partners, Taxi Taxi
Excellence in Social Responsibility
Excellence in Sustainable Economic Development
Taxi Taxi

Reserve tickets by calli
ng 310.393.9825
Or visit - click on “May” calendar
Pre-paid tickets before April 30th are $40 - $45
Pre-paid tickets May 1st – May 9th are $50- $55
Tickets at the door are $60 Includes lunch & dessert, eco-friendly gift bag, and special prizes!
For directions
Raffle prizes for guests arriving via sustainable transportation:
· Carpool with 3+ people
Hybrid or alternative fuelled vehicles
· Bike ·
· Big Blue Bus (nearest bus stop is Pico Blvd & 4th St)
Parking at Sheraton Delfina is free of charge

Opportunity Green presents Beauty and Sustainability Tuesday, May 13th, 7:30 - 10pm

An Eco-Evening of Networking, Pampering and Discovery
Join us for an illuminating evening as we unveil the secrets within the beauty industry.
Treat yourself to complementary mini-facials from Jurlique, eyebrow shaping from Jenny Wax, mini-manicures, organic hors d'oeuvres, fine wines, gift bags and more.

Tuesday, May 13th, 7:30 - 10 pm
lululemon athletica
334 N. Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA
$20 suggested donation
a portion of proceeds donated to the Breast Cancer Fund

Stacy Malkan Co-founder of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and author of the new book, Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry.

Rachelle Carson Model, actress, producer, wife of Ed Begley Jr. and currently stars in the TV series Living With Ed on HGTV.

Jolene Anello Executive at Jurlique, an independent alternative skin care company for people who believe in a relationship between health, beauty & earth.

Renata Helfman Founder/owner of Vert, a high end, luxury retail store specializing in all-natural eco-friendly beauty products from around the world.

Mark Deason Executive at Acquarella LLC, a manufacturer of a completely non-toxic line of water based nail polish products.

For questions and media inquiries, please contact Laura Beatty at and 310.266.6460.

Green Business Networking - Tuesday 5/13
Providing the owners and decision-makers of socially- and environmentally-consciousness businesses a time and place for connecting, sharing, deal-making and networking.

Tuesday May 13, 2008 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Pacific
The Ambrose Hotel 1255 20th Street Santa Monica, CA 90404 Map
$10 - This covers the space, delicious organic wine, snacks and non-alcoholic drinks.

You're invited to the only pure networking event for owners and decision-makers of LA's green businesses. We meet at Santa Monica's award-winning, sustainable Ambrose Hotel - where upscale tranquility meets affordable luxury. Delicious organic snacks, wine and non-alcoholic beverages will be available. The $10 door charge keeps this event sustainable. Please pass this announcement along to business owners in the green business community. For further event information please contact us at

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

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

Los Angeles, CA 90036

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 returns to South Bay on June 12th.

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