Green Living Workshop update week 24 2007
Sustainable Works Green Living Workshops,
Thanks to the great workshop just completed at the Culver Palms United Methodist Church!
The Wednesday workshop is one week ahead so I will post between the Tuesday and Wednesday classes so the material is synchronizied.
Sundays @ CPUM COMPLETED
Tuesdays @ Santa Monica Public Library
Wednesdays @ Sustainable Works
Tuesday and Wednesday Workshops
Week 1 Introduction + WATER
Week 2 ENERGY
Week 3 WASTE
Santa Monica Sustainable City Plan
Santa Monica Ecological Footprint description
Santa Monica Ecological Footprint graphic
Green Community Groups
Sustainable Business Council
Net Impact Los Angeles
Green Business Networking
LA Green Drinks
Santa Monica's Environmental Programs Division demonstration garden comparison
Santa Monica Urban Runoff Recycling Facility
Theodore Payne Foundation
promotes the understanding and preservation of California native flora
An Inconvenient Truth
How Fluorescent Lights Work (same principle as CFLs)
CFLs Responsible for Less Mercury than Incandescent Light Bulbs
Ironically, CFLs present an opportunity to prevent mercury from entering our air, where it most affects our health. The highest source of mercury in our air comes from burning fossil fuels such as coal, the most common fuel used in the U.S. to produce electricity. A CFL uses 75% less energy
than an incandescent light bulb and lasts at least 6 times longer. A power plant will emit 10mg of mercury to produce the electricity to run an incandescent bulb compared to only 2.4mg of mercury to run a CFL for the same time.
Entire EPA Fact Sheet on CFLs and Mercury
Smoke, Mirrors and Hot Air
The Union of Concerned Scientists article on the connection between the "Global Warming skeptics", their funding by Exxon Mobile, and the skeptics history of performing the same disception for the Tobacco industry.
Excellent web resource for tracking the real information about Global Warming.
Written by Ross Gelbspan, author of the two ground breaking books on Global Warming we mentioned, The Heat is On and
Misinformation regarding Global Warming provided by Exxon
How to sign up for LADWP Green Power
CO2 offset price comparisons
link to the ever growing and changing list of organizations to offset your CO2 based on price
CO2 recommendations from Tufts University
Carbon Offset Consumer Handout from Tufts University
NPR's new excellent series on Climate Change
Last Class week 6 SHOPPING & FOOD
If you haven't turned in your Life Style Survery, please complete it and sent it to
Green Living Workshop
1744 Pearl St.
Santa Monica, CA
Thanks again for a great workshop!!!
GreenerChoices.org the very informative environmental section of Consumer Reports.
SustainLane.com the new online environmental portal where you can review green products and will eventually be able to read others reviews.
ResponsibleShopper.org CoOp America's excellent online resource that alerts the public about the social and environmental impact of major corporations while providing opportunities for consumers and investors to vote with their dollars for change.
BetterWorldShopper.org terrific new resource created by the author of the Better World Shoppping Guide.
Greenopia.com LA's green guide for all things green in our area.
TheGreenOffice.com the environmental office supply store with the ability to sort by "Greenness" and offsets all of its shipping with REC's.
VegPledge.com the resource for those of you looking to dramatically lower your ecological footprint by reducing your consumption of animal products.
Food Revolution the bestselling book I read from whenever we discussed the environmental impacts of food. I highly recommend it for learning more about how food effects the health of both us and the planet.
Vegetarian is the New Prius
great article summarizing the the environmental benefits of eating plant based meals