Green Living Workshop update week 40 2007
Sustainable Works Green Living Workshops,
Welcome and Thank You all for taking this step towards a more sustainable lifestyle!
If any of you non-Santa Monica residents would like a Green Living Workshop in your neighborhood-
Call you City Councilman and ask for it! It works!
Use this link to find yours http://www.lacity.org/council.htm
after clicking the link, scroll down a bit, and enter your address into the field on the right side.
There are 3 workshops currently running. The smaller Sunday section is 2 weeks ahead so their material is added at the bottom of the post.
Tuesdays @ Patagonia 8-9:30pm
Wednesdays @ Santa Monica Public Library 7-8:30pm
Week 1 Introduction + WATER 10/2,10/3
Next Week ENERGY 10/9,10/10
Homework: Life Style Survey
read Water and Energy
3 WATER Solutions
Ecological Footprint www.ecofoot.org
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
SMURRF Santa Monica Urban Runoff Recycling Facility
Theodore Payne Foundation promotes the understanding and preservation of California native flora
Sunday at Global Green Annex 1-2:30pm
Week 1 Introduction + WATER 9/23 (see posting above)
Week 2 ENERGY 9/30
Week 3 WASTE 10/7
Keep in mind the Sunday section will not be meeting on 10/21
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 Boiling Point.
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
Kill a Watt
Kill a Watt review
The City of Santa Monica's excellent new resource for those looking to add Solar Power.
NPR's series on Climate Change
How a Landfill Works. Description from the website How Stuff Works
Green Dimes online service ending junk mail
41 Pounds online service ending junk mail
Composters.com Great web resource for picking out what kind of Composter works for you.
SmartGardening.com LA County online resource-follow links for a Composting workshop near you!