LA Green Drinkers,
kickin' it ol'skol? rockin' it retro? goin' back in the day?
whatever you want to call it-
LA Green Drinks West Side is returning (at least for June) to the Culver Hotel.
After a long awaited renovation the Culver Hotel has finally made available the 2nd floor lobby space! We have heard from several of you who liked the vibe at the hotel and hope that the upstairs area brings back that easy going eco-socializing feel.
It seems there are two groups of LA Green Drinkers-
those that like to hang out and meet fellow greenies
and those that like getting a little dose of eco-info.
Over the next couple of months we will experimenting with various formats in an effort to accommodate both interests. Livingreen and Plan-It hardware have been great and we will certainly work to collaborate with both of them in the future.
Until then join us for a laid back LA Green Drinks on the 2nd floor of the Culver Hotel lobby.
If you are interested in assisting this Thursday please let us know.
We need several volunteers to help politely sign people in at the top of the stairs, as well as organizing the green literature. If you would like to help email firstname.lastname@example.org and arrive early for instructions or if you can't commit ahead of time simply offer to help when you get there.
LA Green Drinks - West Side
Thursday, June 5th, 2008
Duke's Hideaway at the Culver Hotel
2nd floor lobby
9400 Culver Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
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 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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2 for 1 VIP tickets Thursday, June 5th
On Thursday, June 5th in honor of World Environment Day, Eco Umbrella will have 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 VIP Passes to the Summer Premiere click here on Thursday, June 5th: Green Gourmet Eco Speaker Series
or go directly to: http://www.EcoUmbrella.com
Thanks so much and we hope to see you at the Summer Premiere of The Green Gourmet Eco Speaker Series!
Third Annual Dwell on Design Event June 5-8
LA Convention Center
Free Exhibition tickets! $50 off coupons for the Conference! Free 1 month digital issue to Dwell Magazine!
An Exhibition of 200 exhibitors, a Speakers Conference of 50 speakers, and full size Sustainable Pre-Fab Neighborhood built on site, as well as 16 Home Tours of private green residences and evening parties at the Dwell Ford Brady and the Museum of Contemporary Art.
Codes and Links:
* Registration Link http://www.dwell.com/peopleplac
* Free Ticket To the Dwell on Design Exhibition: BDODEC
* Discounted Conference Ticket ($50 Off): GRP22SP
* Digital Issue of Dwell Magazine: http://www.zinio.com/delivery
* Electonic Press Kit http://www.guerillapr.com
We're also having a landscape design competition, as well as a live design rendering competition, at MoCA on Fri June 6th.
Last Green Living Workshops until Fall!
Do you want to divert solid waste through recycling, become water efficient, eliminate toxic chemicals, minimize transportation impacts, reduce energy use and learn to make better consumer choices? Of course you do! Sustainable Works Green Living Workshops take you through all areas of sustainability and guide you to a greener life. New series starting in June. Sign Up Today!
Starts June 10th
1744 Pearl St. Santa Monica
Sustainable Works office
Starts June 11th
601 Santa Monica Blvd. Santa Monica
Santa Monica Public Library
suggested residential donations:
$25 Santa Monica/$50 Los Angeles
Reserve your spot in a Green Living Workshop today by emailing email@example.com
For more information please visit the Sustainable Works website .
Ecofriendly Hillside Gardening and Terracing
Course dates: June 7, 14, 21, 28 (Saturdays) from 9:30 AM to 12:45 PM with short breaks only (arrival encouraged by 9:00 AM). Demos and hands-on work may continue after 12:45 PM on some days.
All of the courses this year longer than one session have filled up, and in some cases have done so quickly. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment.
Call 818.271.0963 or email Darren Butler to sign up: firstname.lastname@example.org
Got slope? Hillsides are challenging for gardening because of runoff and uneven infiltration of water, erosion and erosive drainage, difficult access, and soil that is often infertile. In most areas of LA County, hillsides are also the last territory we've left for wildlife, so gardens near these areas often face intense pest pressures from squirrels, gophers, deer, rabbits, raccoons, rats, birds, and other critters. Standard terracing methods are costly, rely on manufacturing and transport that create pollution, and depend on unsustainable fossil fuels.
How can gentle to moderate slopes be terraced using mostly local materials, with minimal cost, and environmentally friendly methods? What is the best way to lay out terraces? How tall can terraces be made safely using these methods? Can steep slopes be terraced using ecofriendly methods and when so, how can this be done safely? What's the best way to develop fertile soil in newly terraced beds?
In this intermediate course on hillside gardening that goes beyond organic into ecofriendly and sustainable, we'll answer these questions and many more. Topics are expected to include ecofriendly terracing methods, from swales and bolstered swales to perched and pinned rock-filled gabions, planning and installing cheap, effective, ecofriendly terraces; integrated pest management and pest exclusion in the WUI (wildland-urban interface); intensive, ecofriendly, high-yield gardening methods; soil fertility and biodiversity; watering methods for hillside gardens; permaculture approaches to food gardening; intensive fruit-and-berry production and orcharding in terraces; philosophical and spiritual approaches; and more. A large fraction of the course material is based upon my own experience and invention and is available nowhere else .
This course can save you years of mistakes and frustration, and thousands or tens of thousands of dollars of unnecessary expense in trying to garden effectively on slopes in Los Angeles County, and will put you well on the way to obtaining large yields in formerly fallow hillside areas. The course host's history, experiences, and methods for running a small organic farm and managing pest problems organically on a hillside property in Topanga will also be discussed.
Topics that WON'T be covered: standard terracing methods including those using cinderblocks/ferrocement, poured concrete, and interlocking prefab blocks; basics of organic gardening, including standard composting, seed-starting, and similar topics; and ornamental design/gardening. There will be demos but little to no hands-on work during class. Hands-on work may continue after the class on some days, so please plan accordingly.
Course fee: $210 for early registration through May 30. Special bring-a-friend early-registration price of $385 per couple making a combined payment. $240 per person for registration after May 30. There will be an additional $50 fee and additional requirements to receive a course certificate. Reading List (required for a certificate only): TBD, if any. Assistance is needed for video recording of the sessions. Free tuition available in trade.
CNI's "Nature's Night" 2008, Thursday, June 12th, 2008
Lexus, Santa Monica 1501 Santa Monica Blvd
6pm Cocktails and Silent Auction, 7pm Dinner
The Children's Nature Institute Congratulates 2008 Award Winners
Community Pride Award - Doug Dutton
Change Maker Award - Rafer Johnson
Nature's Dream Award - Mel Kay
Doug Dutton is the owner of Dutton's Brentwood Bookstore and an integral part the westside community for over 20 years.
Rafer Johnson is an Olympic Gold Medalist and philanthropist.
Mel Kay is a CNI Board Member and outstanding volunteer nature walk leader.
Our distinguished honorees have impacted the lives of thousands of children through their constant outreach work.
Thank you to all our silent auction donors!
The Children's Nature Institute's mission is to educate young children through interactive experiences with nature, and to inspire a sense of respect and responsibility for the natural environment. With a small staff and the help of 300 volunteers every year, CNI has served more than 250,000 young children since 1985.
Proceeds from the Benefit Dinner will support CNI's Outreach Discovery Program.
Electronic Waste Collection, Friday June 13th & Saturday June 14th 10 am to 3 pm
Planet Green, a local remanufacturer and recycler of printer cartridges and cell phones is providing a free two-day electronic waste collection event.
In a partnership with Neuwaste Business Recycling, Planet Green, located at 20724 Lassen St., will use its parking lot as a drop-off site for any unwanted electronic waste. All the items will go through a proper dismantling and disposal process before they are recycled into new products or materials. All private information will be destroyed using a state-of-the-art wiping process. Any California resident is invited to drop off their items between 10am and 3pm. Participants who choose to make use of the collection effort are invited to stay in their car while Planet Green and Neuwaste employees unload the designated equipment for them.
Televisions, Monitors, Computers, Computer Components, Fax Machines, Printers, Copiers, Wire, Video Game Consoles, Laptops, Cameras, Inkjet Cartridges, Toner Cartridges, Camcorders, Internet Devices, Keyboards, Mice, MP3 players, VCR & DVD players, DVDS, CDS, Cell phones, and Telephone Equipment
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
Advanced Screening of the film "Hotspots" Sunday, July 13, 2008 6:30 p.m.
Hermosa Beach Playhouse
710 Pier Ave. (at Pacific 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 refreshments 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 and 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.
NO LATE SEATING, 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 Donation Form for information about the various levels and benefits of donation.
For more event information, call 800-516-9307
Check the Calendar of events 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. 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 http://www.greenleavesbooks
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: email@example.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.
- Ad Sales Associate
- Circulation Director
- Director of HR
- General Manager, Magazine
- VP of Marketing
- Sponsorship Sales Manager
- VP of Sales/Advertising
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 core 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.
GOOD 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.
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
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 Pricing 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, colors, minimum orders, companion items etc..
Expense Cycle Management
-Gener ate purchase orders requiring the following, but not limited to the following details:
• Product code ID, dimensions, quantity, color, style specs
• Shipping logistics and pricing.
• 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
-Generate 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 as 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@epOxyGree
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 difference.
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) Qualifications • 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:
Heal the Bay
Assistant Program Coordinator 1444 9th Street
Santa Mo nica, CA 90401
Fax: (310) 496-1902
http://www.healthebay.org/jobsApplications 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 recruit 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, businesses 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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 626/797-9110, evenings.
LA Green Drinks - South Bay
Thursday, June 12th, 2008
Second Story Restaurant & Bar
@ The Belamar Hotel
3501 N Sepulveda Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA
Northwest Corner of N. Valley Drive and N. Sepulveda.
LA Green Drinks - West Hollywood / Silverlake
Thursday, June 19th, 2008
440 N La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
LA Green Drinks – Valley
Thursday, June 26th 2008
Next Door Tapas
11814 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91614
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