Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Pre TDay Potluck (BYO Cup/Plates/Utensils-if possible)

LA Green Drin

Pre TDay Potluck
Wednesday, November 26th

Whip up a dish or run to the store for Pre-TDay Potluck! Your potluck treats will be joined by donated turkey and tofurkey for this month's Downtown LA Green Drinks edition at Pharmaka Gallery. (And, pssst, if it's not convenient to make a dish or pick up something at the store, your presence is most definitely wanted.)

Pre-TDay Potluck will be held on Wednesday, November, 26th, 2008, from 7-10 pm. Pharmaka Gallery is located at 101 West 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013 at Main Street. A suggested donation of $5 is asked to cover organic beverages.
Please RSVP at www.potlucktday.eventbrite. com and drop Laura an email at lbeatty@gmail.com with what you will bring. Reusable and recyclable plates and utensils are options too.
Pharmaka Gallery
101 West 5th Street at Main Street map
Wednesday, November 26th
7-10 pm.
$5 suggested donation


Street parking available after 6pm. Additional parking at Joe's parking lot on Main Street between 4th and 6th streets for a $6 charge.
Laura Beatty
Green Drinks Downtown lbeatty@gmail.com

Volunteers Needed
Wednesday, November 26th
Please contact Laura Beatty if you would like to volunteer for the event on Wednesday.
We need help at the door, taking pictures, and general assistance.

If anyone wants to bring literature to promote their green issue,
please do so. W
e will have an
area for brochures, business cards, etc.

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 (on Holiday break until January 2009).

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A Green Beacon shines on the east side of Los Angeles
In March 2008 Julie Solomon saved a 94-year-old historically sustainable home from demolition and chose to remodel and showcase it with all ecologically-sound products and processes. This eco-renovation was filmed for Discovery's new channel, Planet Green and is airing on their flagship show called "Greenovate".

As one of LA's oldest neighborhoods, Elysian Heights has been home to many artists, writers, architects filmmakers, counter-culture and radical political activists from the early 1900s to present day. Nestled in the verdant hills of this historic area, her "garden home" was originally a real estate office on the Miracle Mile of Wilshire Boulevard and moved to its current location in 1914 on a horse-drawn flat bed.

Solomon recently established a non-profit organization called The Green Beacon Foundation (GBF) to serve as a community resource for the public to have tactile experiences of "going green," such as on-going workshops, lectures, tours, etc. here on the property. They are hosting public tours of the home and garden on the 1st Saturday of every month starting December 6th at 3:00 pm.

For more information about the Green Beacon Foundation or to make a reservation, please call 323.717.9636, or email Julie: sendto:contactgbf@gmail.com
ECO-CHIC WORKSHOPS: The best organic gardeners and eco-consultants in Los Angeles will facilitate the workshops using organic and repurposed materials. The price of the workshops and lectures are all-inclusive. There will be a wine tasting compliments of Bossa Premium Wine Imports preceding each of the Thursday evening workshops and a raffle** for an 8'x10' rug compliments of FLOR at the "Go Green $ave Green" lecture on Dec 13th.
* Holiday Gloss: Garden Grown Chapstick - Thursday, December 4th, 6:30pm $45
* Go Green $ave Green: In home eco-solutions to the high cost of living - Saturday, December 13th, 4:30pm $10 **FLOR rug raffle
* Decomposition is Hot: Home Composting Workshop - Thursday, February 5th, 6:30pm $45
* The Princess & The Pea: Raised Vegetable Garden Workshop - Saturday, March 14th, 10am $85
* April Showers: Drip Irrigation - Thursday, April 16th, 6:30 $45
* Treat Yourself: Medicinal Tea Container Design - Thursday, May 7th, 6:30pm $45
* California Dreamin: Draught Tolerant Landscape Workshop - Saturday, June 13th, 10am $125

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.

On December 12th, localiyours will become a Community Supported Agricultural drop site for Tierra Miguel, an amazing non-profit organic farm located in Pauma Valley. Deliveries will take place on Wednesdays and members can pick up their boxes of diverse produce until 11pm that day. Weekly and bi-weekly memberships are available. Space is limited but becoming a CSA member is one of the most beautiful and proactive ways to support the environment and local, small farmers. The foundation has stated that the growing season price will be prorated based on the number of boxes already missed in the fall season. The boxes will be delivered to Locali Conscious Convenience at 5825 Franklin Avenue (one block east of Bronson - map), an eco and heath friendly convenience store dedicated to making a sustainable lifestyle convenient and enjoyable to pursue. All of the fun of 7-11, without the guilt, set to open in their Hollywood location at the end of November. Their second location will be in Santa Monica with construction beginning next year. For more information on Locali, please feel free to check out Racked LA, Natural Specialty Foods Memo and Women's Wear Daily.

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

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 Tuesday, November 18th, people have stepped up and 68,331 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

A new web-site has launched Eco Home Resource, dedicated to helping people create and maintain healthy home and work environments.
The site features helpful information on all areas of the home, including * A Rich Database of Products & Services * Expert Articles * Product Comparisons * An Eco Home Store...and so much more! The site covers topics from how to green your baby’s nursery to the most energy-efficient appliances and great ways to conserve water. They even go "beyond green" and explore topics such as Color Theory, Feng Shui and Aromatherapy. It is the goal that the site will inspire conscious, healthy choices that will benefit people and the planet in which we live. They are always looking for good content for the site, so if you have an interesting story idea or a topic that you would like to read about or know of someone they should speak to, please feel free to pass it along!

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 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 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 tosendto:Tracy@yourdailythread.com

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 sendto:HumanResources@epOxyGreen.com.
This position will start at $10/HR fulltime, 9AM to 6PM with an hour break.

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

Salesperson 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 jessica@lowimpactliving.com.

LA Green Drinks - Downtown
Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

Pharmaka Gallery
101 West 5th Street at Main

Los Angeles, CA 90013

Street parking is available after 6 pm. Additional parking at Joe's parking lot on Main Street between 4th and 6th streets for a $6 charge.

LA Green Drinks – Valley
Returns January 22nd 2009
Green and Greener
4838 Laurel Canyon Boulevard
Valley Village 91607

LA Green Drinks - West Side
Thursday, December 4th, 2008
location to be determined

LA Green Drinks - South Bay
Thursday, December 11th, 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 area on December 18th.

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