Sustainable Works

Green Living Workshop update week 43 2007

Sustainable Works Green Living Workshops,

The blog this week has 2 postings for when I went to the Solar Decathlon in DC
www.solardecathlon.org

There are 4 workshops currently running-
Look for your Workshop Date and Time below

Mondays @ Beauty & Wisdom 6-7:30pm
Week 1 Introduction + WATER 10/29
Week 2 ENERGY 11/5

Homework: Life Style Survey
read Water and Energy
3 WATER Solutions
Ecological Footprint www.ecofoot.org

Introduction
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


WATER
Garden Garden
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



Tuesdays @ Patagonia 8-9:30pm
Wednesdays @ Santa Monica Public Library 7-8:30pm

Week 3 and 4 WASTE and CHEMICALS 10/16,10/17 and
10/23,10/24
Next Week - Week 5 TRANSPORTATION & TRAVEL 10/30,10/31

WASTE

How a Landfill Works. Description from the website How Stuff Works

Chapter 3 Waste Not, from the book Natural Capitalism. Excerpt outlining all the resources that go into manufacturing a can of soda. p. 49-50

Free Cycle Los Angeles

Craig's List LA Free Stuff

StuffYaDontWant.com

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!

DIY Worm Bin Instructions


CHEMICALS

Chemicals to Avoid Smart Chart

Alternative Household Product Recipes

Seafood Watch List Guides

Common chemicals are linked to breast cancer

Skin Deep
Take a look at the best resource available for finding out the safety of your daily hygiene products. The Environmental Working Group, who put together the Skin Deep website, is a terrific resource for information regarding environmental health.

www.ewg.org

PVC Poison Plastic



Sundays @ Global Green Annex 1-2:30pm
Week 5 TRANSPORTATION & TRAVEL 10/28
Week 6 SHOPPING & FOOD 11/4


TRANSPORTATION & TRAVEL

Bike Metro the site that helps you select routes for easy urban biking.

Roll with It the bike group that will ride to work with you.

Better World Club the environmental alternative to the Car Domination strategy of AAA.

Plug In America Non Profit organization of activists that saved the Electric Vehicles and lists all of the automakers phone numbers so you can demand a environmentally superior plug in electric vehicle. Scroll down to the "What Can I Do?" section.

www.calcars.org
Group that retro fitted an existing Prius into a Plug In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)

www.sherryboschert.com
Author of Plug In Hybrids, includes the most comprehensive analysis of Well to Wheels emissions Alternative Fuel comparisons

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