Monday, September 29, 2008

LA Green Drinks Post Debate rant Thurs @ epOxyGreen!

Share your thoughts after the much anticipated VP debate with your fellow Green Drinkers-
this Thursday in Venice at epOxyGreen!

LA Green Drinks - West Side

602 Venice Blvd
Venice CA 90291
Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

$5 Suggested Donation


epOxyGreen offers the highest quality in
sustainable building and design products to support both residential and commercial applications, for all budgets.

One of their goals is to help create an economy of scale, so that these products become more available and affordable to the public. By providing a one-stop-shop for all your green design and construction needs epOxyGreen offers both quality and competitive pricing to help you achieve your goals; creating a healthy and earth friendly environment at home and at work.

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 Schedule
West Side is 1st Thursday of every month.
South Bay 2nd Thursday of every month.
WeHo/Silver Lake is 3rd Thursday of every month.
Downtown 4th Wednesday of every month.
Valley 4th Thursday of every month.

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Sustainable Works
1st Annual Fundraiser
Thursday, October 16th, 6 - 11 pm

First 100 guests receive Sustainable Works canvas bag with gifts

California Casual Attire

A night to celebrate our past successes & growth over the past eight years and to build community towards a sustainable future. We hope to provide an entertaining environment where our participants and supporters can learn from each other and deepen their commitment to making a difference. We will be honoring three local citizens with our inaugural Eco Star award: Dean Kubani, Environmental Programs Division Manager for the City of Santa Monica; Genevieve Bertone, former Executive Director of Sustainable Works; and Luis Suarez, a Santa Monica College student who has played a pivotal role in sustainable college campus initiatives for the past two year.
Beer/Wine Bar and Silent Auction at 6pm

Followed by Organic Local Cuisine, Program, and eco-cool raffle items

KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez, Scott Harrigan and special guest DJs

For more information: Lisa Harrison 310 458 8716 x1 or

To purchase tickets for the event:

Checks: Sustainable Works 1744 Pearl Street, Santa Monica 90405

Credit Cards: email
All tickets will be held at the door
- $75 ticket (includes Sustainable Works annual membership) Sustainable Works is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan organization. Your contribution is fully tax deductible to the extent provided by law.

Help Us Heal The Bay: Ecover LAcarGUY Car Wash & Wax Launch Event at Lexus Santa Monica (map)
Saturday, October 4th, 2008 11 AM - 2 PM
An Ecological Car Wash Demonstration and Launch of New Ecover Car Wash & Wax Benefits Heal The Bay.

Enjoy an afternoon of live music, good food, and giveaways, in celebration of the arrival of new Ecover Car Wash & Wax and Ecover C
ar Glass & Interior Cleaner. In partnership with the LAcarGUY family of dealerships, Ecover will be giving an ecological car wash and wax demonstration to celebrate the launch of new Ecover Car Wash & Wax and Car Glass & Interior Cleaner with a special keynote address by non-profit partners Heal the Bay. This is a free community event promoting ecological awareness for our precious waterways and oceans.
Ecover Car Wash & Wax and Car Glass & Interior Cleaner clean, degrease, and shine using plant-based ingredients that quickly and completely biodegrade for a minimum impact on aquatic life. Ecover bottles and labels are made of polyethylene, cap of polypropylene, both of which are 100% recyclable and can be recycled together using a low energy process.
The first 250 attendees will receive ecoswag bags filled with
special natural products and a gift certificate for new Ecover Car Wash & Wax or Car Interior Cleaner (redeemable at Whole Foods Market of Santa Monica). Guests will also enjoy refreshments courtesy of Whole Foods Market and the musical stylings of the Dave Yaden band. Purchase Ecover Car Wash products at any of the six LAcarGUY Toyota, Lexus or Volkswagen dealerships, and LAcarGUY will donate 25% of the sale to Heal the Bay supporting local education programs and the cleanup of our beaches, rivers, streams and storm drains.
Please consider the environment and carpool (in a hybrid), bike, walk, or take the Big Blue Bus of Santa Monica to this event. Complimentary valet parking provided to
drivers of Lexus hybrids, Toyota Hybrids and Volkswagen Biodiesel vehicles.

ABOUT ECOVER For over 25 years, Ecover has been producing products that adhere strictly to the World Health Organization’s definition of heath, which incorporates the well-being of the whole person – both mental and physical – and the environment in which they live. Ecover is constantly innovating and pushing boundaries to create new and more effective products that have minimum negative impact on the environment, and consistently achieves extraordinary ethical standards with its products, management and production methods. For more information, visit

ABOUT HEAL THE BAY Heal the Bay is a non-profit environmental group dedicated to making California coastal waters, including the Santa Monica Bay, safe and healthy for people and marine life. For more information, visit

Elevate Film Festival 5 - All Tribes Unite! Sunday October 5th, 2pm Doors open, 3pm Showtime
“The World's Most Transformational Cinematic Experience” A show so priceless it's FREE!
Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE
777 Chick Hearn Court, Los Angeles, CA 90015 (map)
Come experience the world’s fastest growing global filmmaking competition and awards show of its kind celebrating this year’s theme “All Tribes Unite”! The first ever filmmaking competition that challenges the international film community to create works of social and global importance will premiere in one star-studded event with judges including producers Michel Shane, A. Kitman Ho and Martha De Laurentiis. Music video debuts from Black Eyed Peas’ Apl and Grammy Award winning Keb Mo. ELEVATE will bring together twenty professional filmmakers from around the globe who will compete in the categories of documentary, music video, narrative and commercial. The catch? They only have 7 days to complete the mission! ELEVATE Film Festival is a night of cutting edge cinema devoted to stimulating positive change—a show so priceless it’s FREE! Free general admission tickets available the day of the show on a first come-first serve basis. Premium tickets can be purchased through ticketmaster for $35. For more information visit:

Call For Entries to the 2008 Earth Awards - Deadline for Entries midnight (Eastern time) on October 31, 2008 An annual $10,000 prize program to support the development and implementation of an eco-solution that has significant potential to solve humanity's most pressing problems. Our world is under more ecological stress due to human agency than at any time in human history. Climate change is real, and threatens the lives of millions, and the quality of life of billions. The glory days of cheap energy are drawing to a close, while society's power demands are growing faster than ever. The good news is that humanity has never been better equipped to muster its collective knowledge against a threat. Global average education level is higher than it has ever been. Advances in information technology mean that everyone can share their knowledge with everyone else. The time is ripe for solutions – maybe all that's needed is a catalyst to start things working. The Earth Awards is a global search for future-crucial design solutions that will improve our collective social, cultural, economic and ecological quality of life. Submissions will be accepted in multiple categories: product design, architecture, fashion, food, alternative energy, and more. Submissions should focus on reducing adverse human impacts on the environment, and human energy needs. Submissions must also be achievable, scalable, practical, collaborative, inclusive, and original. Submissions will be reviewed by a committee of more than 20 of the 21st century's most influential thinkers: designers, architects, philosophers, scientists, economists, actors, activists, environmentalist, and entrepreneurs. All ten finalists will be flown to New York City for an Awards Ceremony Gala on December 8, 2008, where the first prize winner will be announced. The winner will receive a monetary prize, and all finalists will be given the opportunity to pitch their ideas to industry leaders including venture capitalists, industrialists, and Fortune 500 business leaders. For the call for entries, instructions for how to enter, reference materials, and much more, visit Watch the Earth Awards movie

Green Speed Dating - October 26, 2008 6-8pm Culver Hotel (map) $25, Ages 30-50 “3 minutes could change your life.” Meet other eco-conscious singles at Culver City’s first green speed dating event. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required. We need to know who is coming in order to pre-make the dating forms. This event will raise funds for a solar installation in Nicaragua. Please RSVP to with your name, age, and gender. A confirmation email will be sent to you once you are signed up. Or visit the website to sign up:

Opportunity Green 2008 Nov 8-9 - UCLA
Opportunity Green is a convergence of the prime movers & shakers and the up & coming innovators driving today's new green economy. Rub elbows with 500 of the best and brightest thought leaders: entrepreneurs, business leaders, investors and designers, all focused on building socially responsible and sustainable enterprises. 2008 Speakers Include: Rick Ridgeway, VP of Environmental Programs and Communication, Patagonia Lorrie Vogel, General Manager, Considered Products, Nike Michela O'Connor Abrams, President/Publisher, Dwell Magazine Joshua Onysko, CEO, Founder, Pangea Organics Rand Waddoups, Senior Director of Corporate Strategy and Sustainability for Wal-Mart Zem Joaquin, Founder/Editor In Chief, Ecofabulous Adeo Ressi, Founding member, The Funded and Trustee, X Prize Foundation Tom Szaky, CEO, Founder, Terracycle Mark Alt, President, Marc Alt + PartnerJosh Dorfman, Founder & CEO, Vivavi Michael Besancon, President, Southern Pacific Region Whole Foods Andy Funk, CEO and Chairman, Funk Ventures Forge new strategic partnerships while exploring Sustainable Strategies and Best Practices. Explore Product Innovation & Design for Sustainability, How Leading Fortune 500's are Implementing Sustainability for Growth, Raising Investment Capital, Branding, What's Hot/Not in Green, The Clean Tech Revolution and more. Register now,

Registration now open for the 6th Annual LA Permaculture Design Course Series •EcoUrbanism • Green Living • DIY Garden Design • Peak Oil & Energy Descent • Sustainable Business October 08 - March 09 Learn from The Most Experienced Team of Permaculture Designers in the US and Recognized Leaders in the World-Wide Sustainability Movement Easy and Affordable... One weekend a month for 6 months -and up to 50% payment plans and work-trades available! Partial Scholarship available to all Teachers.
Find out more about the Design Course Experience
Register Here $950.00 entire course -or $90.00 per day -or $175 per weekend; Visa, MC, AmEx accepted
Discounts, Trades & Payment Plans... As we truly want to make this training available to everyone, any and all proposals will be considered! Special Thanks to: The Terra Foundation, Sustainable Santa Monica, The Permaculture Institute, The Center for Pattern Literacy, Cascadia Permaculture, Food Not Lawns, FarmLab+Under Spring, Rocky Ranch, Strategic Actions for a Just Economy For more info contact: Sign up for our newsletter of updates and special events!!!

o Gift 2008 Booths are on sale now! Download a PDF here to apply
* S
anta Monica Civic: December 12, 13, 14
* Presenting Sponsor: LA Time
* Total Booths: 200

* Expected Attendance: 10,000 +
* Festival Elements: Speaker Series, Music, Organic Food Court
Eco Gift is the largest environmentally conscious consumer gift show in the world. Eco Gift delivers a stress-free holiday shopping experience unlike any other in the country. Presented in a festival-like setting, Eco Gift showcases world-class live entertainment, socially conscious speakers, an organic food court and on-site eco gift-wrapping and shipping. Eco Gift provides attendees with access to the products of environmentally conscious companies from a diverse collection of industries such as Home and Garden, Health and Wellness, Bath and Body, Conscious Media, Jewelry, Cosmetics, Children's Toys and Games, Athletic Apparel, Eco-Fashion, and Yoga supplies. The company holds its events to the highest standards of sustainability with the intention of keeping their own greening efforts at the cutting-edge. Eco Gift donates a percentage of its profits each year to various charities, such as Global Green USA and The Whole Planet Foundation. Currently held uniquely in Los Angeles, Eco Gift will expand to multiple markets in the United States and internationally in 2009.

Composting Workshops
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nts for a workshop near you-

Bike once a week, and fight climate change with Clif Bar's 2 Mile Challenge. In the United States 40% of trips are 2 miles or less and 90% of those trips are by car. Cliff Bar is challenging people to get out of their cars and onto their bikes for these short trips to help reduce CO2 emissions. As of Monday the 29th, people have stepped up and 63,385 pounds of CO2 have been saved.

If you have more fruit than you know what to do with- a plum tree that is making a mess, an abundance of peaches, oranges drying on the tree... Donate it to a good cause. Hunger Action L.A. feeds needy people around Los Angeles. They have been purchasing fruit on their own and would very much welcome donations from your backyard. Drop off fruit in bags at First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood (drop off in back of church) at 6054 Yucca St. at Gower (map). Conveniently right off of the 101. Tuesdays from 1-5pm or Sundays at 12pm. For more info contact Hunger Action L.A. 213 388-8228

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-p
aid 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 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 The clubs are intended to catalyze group discussion and action on a local level. We hope you will consider joining our conversation!

Part Time Web Designer
Your Daily Thread L.A.'s Guide to Conscious Living, is looking for a part time web designer to be available hourly as needed for long term projects. Strong coding skills and Word Press knowledge required. Ideal candidate will be interested in green and sustainable issues and have a background in graphic art and design. Please email letter and portfolio to

Outreach Manager, Energy Efficiency Program
The Climate Registry is the leading greenhouse gas (GHG) registry in North America comprised of over 39 states, eight Canadian Provinces, six Mexican states, and three Indian tribes. The Registry is centralizing and standardizing greenhouse gas emissions management throughout North America, providing a basic framework for taking action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Based on GHG accounting and verification best practices, the Registry has developed tools to assist organizations in calculating, publicly reporting, and verifying their GHG emissions annually. Registry participants include corporations, non-profit organizations, municipalities, state agencies, and other entities. More information about the Registry is available at:

The Registry offers an opportunity to work at an organization playing a central role in solving the world’s climate change issues. It is a fast-paced environment with an entrepreneurial spirit and tremendous potential for growth and advancement.

The Climate Registry has partnered with Utility companies throughout North America to administer a joint marketing program encouraging and rewarding large business customers of utility companies to install energy efficiency projects and to join The Climate Registry. The program staff provides education to utility company staff and customers about the relationship between energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions; promotes the installation of energy efficiency projects; encourages customers to join The Climate Registry program in order to measure their organizations’ greenhouse gas footprints; and provides limited media relations services to participants of the program to communicate their environmental leadership to the public.

The Outreach Manager, North American Energy Efficiency Program, is a full-time, exempt position at the Registry, and will report to the Director, North American Energy Efficiency Program. The Outreach Manager will focus on the following:
1.) Recruit business customers of utility companies to the Energy Efficiency Program through direct sales calls, presentations to associations, mailings, and email correspondence.
2.) Manage day to day relationship with utility company management and their team of business customer account executives.
3.) Handle administrative tasks such as writing monthly update reports; tracking leads and installed projects; and overseeing the participant application and registration process.
4.) Provide limited marketing and communications consultation to participants; create limited marketing and communications materials; work with outside public relations agency.

Outreach: 85%
* Conduct direct sales calls to large corporate and local governmental organizations with the goal of signing them up to The Climate Registry and encouraging the installation of energy efficiency projects.
* Contact qualified leads via telephone and email to promote program.
* Conduct speaking engagements & presentations at industry association meetings.
* Conduct trainings on the relationship between energy efficiency and climate change for utility company staff and customers.
* Create limited marketing and communications materials.
* Act as a liason with outside public relations agency.
Administrative: 15%
* Track leads and progress of projects on excel spreadsheets
* Write monthly update reports
* Provide general administrative support for program
* Oversee participant application and registration process.

* Five to seven years successful experience in sales, marketing, or consulting preferably for a utility company, energy company, or environmental organization.
* Bachelor’s Degree in business, marketing, environmental science, or related field.
* Interest in/experience/knowledge of energy efficiency, climate change issues, and program development helpful.
* Strong self starter; ability to work independently in a fast paced environment.
* Exceptional organizational, prioritizing, interpersonal and communications skills.
* Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
* U.S. citizen or legal right to work in the U.S.
* Passion to improve the environment and create a more sustainable existence for all.
Preferred candidates will have the following characteristics:
* Professional, friendly, outgoing and enthusiastic personality;
* A proactive attitude and ability to work independently;
* Entrepreneurial spirit; can-do attitude
The Registry offers excellent opportunities for personal and professional growth. Salary is commensurate with experience. The Registry also offers a comprehensive benefit package including health and dental insurance and retirement saving options.
The position is available immediately. Applications will be accepted through August 31st, 2008 or until filled. Interested candidates should e-mail, mail, or fax the following documents:
* Cover letter
* Resume
* Writing sample (5 page maximum)
Applications can be emailed, faxed, or mailed to the following address:
Attention search: Outreach Manager, Energy Efficiency
The Climate Registry
523 W. 6th Street, Suite 445
Los Angeles, CA 90014
FAX: 213-623-6716
The Climate Registry is an equal opportunity employer.

epOxyGreen is the largest sustainable design and renovation showroom in the LA area committed to featuring the most exciting new products and innovations in Green Home Design and Living. We are looking for an upbeat, highly organized, solutions-oriented, pro-active team player to assist with the following:
Sales and Client Management: Greet potential clients who enter the showroom, determine their needs, create client file and follow up with communication and necessary logistics, create quotes and follow through to the resulting sale. Interfacing with the Order and Fulfillment Manager that client orders have been place and processed.
Administration: Answer the phone, manage client status and files, general HR filing.
Product Mastery: Become an expert in epOxyGreen's product line, able to answer customer questions regarding specs, pricing, application, and "sustainable nature".
Showroom Maintenance: Ensure that the showroom is always presentable.
Interested applicants, please submit applications to
This position will start at $10/HR fulltime, 9AM to 6PM with an hour break.

Solar Installation Supervisor GRID Alternatives is a non-profit organization that provides energy efficiency and renewable energy services to low-income families. Our main program is the Solar Affordable Housing Program which installs solar electric systems for low-income homeowners with volunteers and job trainees. We are looking for a full-time Solar Installation Supervisor to manage the installation of solar electric systems on the homes of low-income families. Job Duties • Conduct site visits to screen potential sites for solar access and safety issues
• Design and engineer small, residential solar electric systems
• Put together permit packages, utility interconnection agreements, and assist with rebate paperwork
• Train volunteers in solar electric installation
• Oversee installations of solar electric systems with crews of volunteers and/or job trainees
• Ensure that all solar installations are installed according to GRID Alternatives safety and quality standards
• Directly supervise and train solar installer job trainees (extended job training to 1 solar installer trainee per quarter)
• Other job duties include equipment purchasing, hardware store runs, equipment unloading and loading, answering homeowner and volunteer questions, talking to media and generally participating in activities necessary to make solar happen for low-income families
Position Requirements
• Experience in PV system design and installation or equivalent electrical/construction experience
• Excellent communication skills (ability to work with volunteers and clients, ability to represent GRID Alternatives positively)
• Comfortable working as part of a team
• Flexibility and willingness to embrace change, go the extra mile, and bring ideas and energy to rapidly growing organization
• Willingness to work on evenings and weekends
• Some travel outside the Los Angeles area required
Preferred Qualifications • Passion for sustainability, affordable housing, the environment, or environmental
justice, or just generally grounded in making the world a better place
• Experience in training and/or working with volunteers
• Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and AutoCAD
• Holds C-10 or C-46 contractor license
The majority of the work for this position will be conducted at construction and residential sites located throughout Greater Los Angeles. Office work will be at our office located in Carson. Compensation - $45,000-60,000 depending on relevant experience + health, dental, vacation, and 403b retirement Travel and Work Schedule - This position requires work on weekends as well as travel to job sites throughout Greater Los Angeles (as well as some travel outside Los Angeles). GRID Alternatives provides travel reimbursement, but applicant must hold a valid driver license. To Apply: Submit resume and cover letter via email to: and include Solar Installation Supervisor in the subject heading. Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until September 5 – position open until filled. Start Date: September 2008 We are an equal opportunity employer.

Web Development/Coding:
1.5 week "quick" job for The site is already up (PHP, ZencCart); need to re-do look of the front end. Have JPEG of desired design. Contact

Low Impact Living ( is the largest green home site and a fast-growing resource for all Americans looking to go green at home. We have the largest directory of green home products and services across the U.S. available online. We plan to be the go-to resource for all people embracing sustainability in their personal lives. We are a scrappy start-up with big ambitions! We are looking for a part-time sales person who wants to help us grow our online directory and bring more wonderful green solutions to the market. We are looking for someone who is hungry, flexible, and willing to work hard. A sense of humor is a must. You must like to research green companies, talk on the phone, and write lots of emails. Excellent written- and spoken-communication skills required. 2-3 years of post-college work experience required, preferably in sales and/or marketing. Online experience preferred but not required. **There is potential for this to become a full-time position and you can advance through the company. Please send your resume and a cover letter to

LA Green Drinks - South Bay
Thursday, October 9th, 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, October 16th
, 2008
The Good Luck Bar
1514 Hillhurst Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

LA Green Drinks - Downtown
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008 Pharmaka Gallery 101 West 5th Street at Main Los Angeles, CA 90013 map
LA Green Drinks – Valley
Thursday, October 23rd 2008
7pm-10pm sharp
Green and Greener
4838 Laurel Canyon Boulevard
Valley Village 91607 map
LA Green Drinks returns to the West Side on November 6th.

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