Sustainable Works

Green Living Workshop Update week 4 of 2007

Sustainable Works Residential Greening Programs (RGPs),

This week's posting includes both the Wednesday workshop at Wild Oats and the new Monday Workshop at Unurban Cafe.


Monday Workshop
This Week 1/22 Water
Next Class 1/29 Energy

for Next Week:
read Energy Chapter
3 Solutions for Water
Ecological Footprint www.ecofoot.org
Life Style Survey


Welcome new RGP crew members!
Sasha
Lorraine
Marilyn
Austin
Sophie
Donna
Teresa
Beth
Zoe
John
Lois
Trish
Shalane
Carrie
Larry
Jeff
Julie

Below are links to some of the topics we discussed:

Green Community Groups
Sustainable Business Council
Net Impact Los Angeles
Green Business Networking
LA Green Drinks


Garden Garden

Santa Monica's Environmental Programs Division demonstration garden comparison

Eco Car Care product line
Water saving car wash product line

SMURRF
Santa Monica Urban Runoff Recycling Facility

Sustainable Works has 3 Rain Barrel's left,
contact Matt Henigan if you are a Santa Monica resident and would like one.
310 458 8716




Wednesday Workshop
This Week 1/24 Waste
Next Class 1/31 Chemicals

for Next Week:
read Chemicals Chapter
3 Solutions for Waste
Life Style Survey


Below are links to some of the topics we discussed:


How a Landfill Works.

Description from the website How Stuff Works

Chapter 3 Waste Not, from the book Natural Capitalism.
The excerpt I read outlining all the wasted resources that go into manufacturing a disposable Cola can be accessed online

Free Cycle Los Angeles
Craig's List LA Free Stuff

Green Dimes
The new online service I mentioned which will stop your junk mail and plant a tree a month, for a dime a day.

Composters.com
Great web resource for picking out what kind of Composter works for you.

DIY Worm Bin Instructions (Do It Yourself)

Great Crews Everyone!
See you next week!

2 Comments:

At 7:44 AM, Anonymous Ben Funke said...

Link to article in LA Times on a strategy to reducing our global warming impact. Dan Kammen is the head of the Energy and Resources Group at Cal Berkeley.

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-gruener31jan31,0,7779335.story?coll=la-opinion-center

 
At 9:14 AM, Anonymous Ben Funke said...

This website had the best prices on dimmable CFL bulbs. I have yet to try their bulbs out, but once I do, I'll leave another comment to say how well they worked.

www.HardwareStore.com
"Aubuchon Hardware"

 

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