Sunday, October 12, 2008

Good Luck Bar Thurs!

LA Green Drinks - West Hollywood / Silverlake
Thursday, October 16th
, 2008

The Good Luck Bar

1514 Hillhurst Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90027

Look for Thursdays's host Tiffany Davis-Rustam!

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

Purchase Tickets Online here-
Advance Purchases receive 3 free raffle tickets!

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

Purchase Tickets Online here-
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.

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

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 - Downtown
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008
Pharmaka Gallery
101 West 5th Street at Main

Los Angeles, CA 90013


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 - West Side
Thursday, November 6th, 2008
location to be determined

LA Green Drinks - South Bay

Thursday, November 13th, 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 returns to West Hollywood / Silverlake on November 20th.

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