Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Valley Green Drinks @ new eco store: Green and Greener

LA Green Drinkers,

Thanks to kellygreen for hosting us last week - great green stuff kelly!

This month the Valley LA Green Drinks will be at another new green store:

Green and Greener
with organic drinks and delicious vegan cupcakes from No Udder Desserts.

LA Green Drinks – Valley
Thursday, June 26th 2008
Green and Greener
4838 Laurel Canyon Boulevard
Valley Village 91607
$5 Suggested Donation

There's parking behind the store, and on the street.
Bike rack located in front of the store and public transportation map available here.

Plus there is an on going non-driving discount:
10% off any purchase if you don't drive to the store!

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 - West Side is 1st Thursday of every month.
LA Green Drinks - South Bay is 2nd Thursda
y of every month.
LA Green Drinks - West Hollywood / Silver Lake is 3rd Thursday of every month.

LA Green Drinks - Valley is 4th Thursday o
f every month.
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Earth2100 - Upload your future
ABC News is producing a 2-hour special called Earth 2100, a look at what some of the world's top scientists, economists, and historians say could happen to our planet if we maintain our present course. They're posting scenarios based on those projections for the years 2015, 2050, 2070, and 2100 on the ABC web site, and inviting people from all over the world to tell what it's like to live in this future. ABC is asking people to submit 1-3 minute videos that can be as simple or elaborate as you want them to be. They will post submitted videos online, and include the most compelling in their prime time broadcast in September. This is a unique opportunity to shed light on our future, and they are very excited to hear what people are thinking. To read the briefings, and for more information on how to get involved, go to their web-site. They are looking to get submissions in ASAP, but can extend the deadline for 2015 submissions through mid-July.

O! Burger, LA's first organic fast food burger joint has opened!
8593 Santa Monica Blvd. West Hollywood 90069 (map)
Come enjoy a classic O! veggie burger or amazing date shake!

EcoTuesday - Sustainable Business Leaders Networking Forum, Tuesday, June 24th 7 pm - 10 pm Social Hollywood(map) $10 per person online (ends at 5:00 pm on the 24th), $20 at the door Please note: tickets are not transferable for future events This month's speaker is Scott Badenoch Chief Executive Officer, Creative Citizen Scott is a leader in the green community as a member of the steering committee for Green Business Networking, a group with over 800 green business leaders. Scott founded Creative Citizen, a collaborative website that enables users to create, share and adopt Creative Solutions for eco-friendly living. We look forward to another EcoTuesday in Los Angeles with you all! **Event will not start until 7 pm - Thank you** We will begin the speaking portion of the evening shortly thereafter. Feel free to forward the EcoTuesday event information to all of your friends in the sustainable business world. Each person must rsvp for themselves. If you rsvp and find that you can't make the event, please let us know so someone else can enjoy EcoTuesday. Please note the 7 pm start time, but please SHOW UP even if you are a bit late. Additionally, we encourage public transportation. Click here to plan your trip. A Unique Format: * Quickly introduce yourself and your business and passion * Be a part of a dynamic, interactive dialogue * Learn about the cutting edges of sustainable business * Network with new friends and go out and change the world
6525 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028

Kombucha Kamp! Sunday, June 29th 2 pm

"What is Kombucha?" "How do I make it?" "What can Kombucha do for me?" Learn the answers to these questions and much more at Kombucha Kamp – the hands on workshop that informs, tantalizes and delights the senses.

The Kamp starts out with a sampling of
Hannah Crum's latest flavors. Creating flavors is one of the fun, creative parts of the process. This time is also used to talk about the many health benefits of Kombucha. Then we move into the kitchen where you see Crum's Kombucha "operation". Start out by making the tea and sugar for the brew, then move on to bottling the already fermented Kombucha. It is in the bottling stage that flavors are added.
At last you will receive your Kombucha SCOBY (Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria & Yeasts) and starter liquid & easy to follow directions.

The cost is $25 per person and includes the starter kit. The workshop size is limited as it is conducted in her home near Culver City. Space is limited, so RSVP now. Come see for yourself why Whole Life Times calls Hannah Crum the "LA Kombucha Mamma." (May 2007)
To learn more about Kombucha Kamp check out http://kombuchakamp.blogspot.com/ or email kombuchakamp@gmail.com.

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, areas 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

2 for 1 VIP tickets The Green Gourmet Eco Speaker Series
Eco Umbrella has special 2 for 1 VIP tickets available online for the Summer Premiere of The Green Gourmet Eco Speaker Series taking place on Thursday, July 24th - 7pm with Celebrity Chef Nathan Lyon from Discovery Channel's A Lyon in the Kitchen. The Summer Premiere is taking place at LivingHomes, one of the first LEED Platinum Certified Homes in the U.S.

To get your Special World Environment Day 2-for-1 V
IP Passes to the Summer Premiere click here or go directly to: http://www.EcoUmbrella.com/green_gourmet_eco_speaker_series
Thanks so much and we hope to see you at the Summer Premiere of The Green Gourmet Eco Speaker Series!

Pharmaka Goes Green on Discovery Channel's Alter Ego -- late July 2008
101 West 5th St., Los An
geles, CA 90013 (map)
A Non-Profit Institution in Downtown Los Angeles’ Gallery Row District
Gallery, 213-689-7799
Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday 12 – 6 pm

Raising the bar of sustainable design standards, Pharmaka’s non-profit art exhibition space has gone “Green”. With help from the Discovery Channel and Byrd Development, Pharmaka has made substantial eco-friendly changes to the downtown gallery space. Improvements include replacement of inefficient incandescent track lighting with state of the art LED light fixtures provided by Green Torch and an air circulation system provided by Big Ass Fans. Additionally, new furniture supplied by Ford Brady is made of 100% sustainable materials. With these new improvements, Pharmaka reduced their annual energy consumption by 90% and set forth a new standard in sustainable design in downtown Los Angeles.

Located at the corner of 5th and Main streets, Pharmaka is a pioneer in the redevelopment of downtown Los Angeles and is at the center of this new urban landscape. Created by artists and run by Shane Guffogg and Rebecca O'Leary, Pharmaka bridges the gap between museum exhibitions and commercial gallery shows. As a non-pr
ofit organization, Pharmaka is able to exhibit artwork that is socially relevant and unlikely to be seen in other venues.

The greening of Pharmaka was filmed during the week of May 3rd for "Alter Eco" will air on the Discovery Channel in late July.

Permaculture Design Course with Graham Burnett, August 2nd – 15th
Join lead instructor Graham Burnett, www.grahamburnett.ne, who is traveling from England to teach the course, Scott Horton, editor of Permaculture Activist Magazine, permacultureactivist.net, William Faith, cofounder of Ars Terra, arsterra.org, and Darren Butler, EcoWorkshops.com for what promises to be a life-changing, mind-opening two-week intensive Permaculture Design Course at Animal Acres in Acton, California, (talent show may occur on Aug 17).
A huge variety of permaculture topics will be covered. The v
aried expertise of the instructors ensures that even those already proficient with permaculture will be exposed ideas, techniques, perspectives, and information new to them.
The cost is only $700 for the entire two-week course, far less than the average cost of such a course, and this includes onsite vegan meals. An advance-registration discount of $100 is available if payment in full is completed by July 1, dropping the price to an almost unbelievable $600. Onsite camping is available for an additional $100.
The course is organized by and offered through Ars Terra. Also at their site is an explanation of what permaculture is. Email William Faith at sendto:info@arsterra.orgor call (661) 273-9448 to sign up.

The Trust For Public Land - National Park(ing) Day, Friday, September 19th National Park(ing) Day is an opportunity to celebrate parks in cities and promote the need for more parks by creating temporary public parks in public parking spaces. Who participates? National Park(ing) Day is an all-volunteer effort. All are welcome to participate. What next? From this website you can access documents to help you create a Park(ing) Park or to promote National Park(ing) Day, tips for successful Park(ing) Day events, links to connecting to other Park(ing) participants, and links to pictures, news, and videos from past events. For more information, contact Matthew Shaffer, sendto:matthew.shaffer@tpl.org, (415) 495-4014. How did Park(ing) Day start? San Francisco art collective REBAR first created "PARK(ing)" in 2005 to re-imagine the potential of the metered parking space. In 2006, in collaboration with TPL, REBAR founded "PARK(ing) Day": a global exploration of the creative potential of streets. National Parking Day is a celebration of parks and open space, and you are invited to participate. If you participate with The Trust for Public Land (TPL), you are asked to honor the terms of the license given by the inventors of Parking Day, the artists collective named REBAR (i) by working with TPL to give REBAR credit in any materials you display or distribute, and (ii) by not making a commercial use of this celebration in the form of sales or services in the park. If you create a park independent of The Trust for Public Land and you are a commercial entity, please contact REBAR at participate@parkingday.org to arrange for permission to do so under REBAR's Creative Commons License.

Composting Workshops
Check the Calendar of eve
nts for a workshop near you- http://www.lacity.org/SANN/SAN

Free Recycling Through the Mail In Los Angeles Post Office
Free and green. Those are the goals of a pilot program recently launched by the U.S. Postal Service that allows customers to recycle small electronics and inkjet cartridges by mailing them free of charge.
The "Mail Back" program helps consumers make more environmentally friendly choices, making it easier for customers to discard used or obsolete small electronics in an environmentally responsible way. Customers use free envelopes found in 1,500 Post Offices to mail back inkjet cartridges, PDAs, Blackberries, digital cameras, iPods and MP3 players – without having to pay for postage.
The free, postage-paid Mail Back envelopes can be found on displays in Post Office lobbies. There is no limit to the number of envelopes customers may take. The pilot is set for 10 areas across the country, including Washington, D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles and San Diego, but could become a national program this fall if the pilot program proves successful.

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. Simply sign up at http://www.greenleavesbooks.org/to 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. 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. 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 http://www.greenleavesbooks.org/groups The clubs are intended to catalyze group discussion and action on a local level. We hope you will consider joining our conversation!

Part-Time Editor/Contributor
Compete to Conserve™ is an online community that helps and encourages people to conserve natural resources through user-driven content, discussions and competitions, all in a fun, non-partisan environment. Compete to Conserve inspires learning and participation within its open environment and also provide a variety of fun and exciting competitions that encourage people to make positive changes in their daily lives. Whether the topic is the conservation of water, gas, electricity, time and/or money, Compete to Conserve combines conversations and competitions in a forum where people can share,learn and have fun, all while saving energy and money. We are looking for a part-time editor/contributor to be our editorial voice and help foster our community. Duties include: minimum 2 blog posts per day, participation on the site (adding entries to your profile), and answering community questions and/or directing community questions to the appropriate, non-partisan resources (or resources that provide both sides of a hotly contested argument). Estimate about 6-8 hours per week to start, but hopefully more shortly thereafter. Contact: craig@competetoconserve.com or 310-930-0990

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: sendto:humanresources@epOxyGreen.com

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.

STUDIO ROOM FOR RENT 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 artist. 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 marialycep@earthlink.net or call 626/797-9110, evenings.

LA Green Drinks - West Side
Thursday, July 3rd, 2008
Duke's Hideaway at the Culver Hotel

2nd floor lobby
9400 Culver Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232


LA Green Drinks - South Bay
Thursday, July 10th, 2008
Second Story Restaurant & Bar

@ The Belamar Hotel
3501 N Sepulveda Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA
(310) 546-9162
Northwest Corner of N. Valley Drive and N. Sepulveda.

LA Green Drinks - West Hollywood / Silverlake
Thursday, June 17
th, 2008
location to be determined

LA Green Drinks returns to the Valley on July 24th.

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