Sustainable Works

Green Living Workshop update week 45 2007

Sustainable Works Green Living Workshops,

There are 3 workshops that have blog updates-
Look for your Workshop Date and Time below

Mondays @ Beauty & Wisdom 6-7:30pm
Week 3 WASTE 11/12
Skip 11/19 for Thanksgiving
Week 4 CHEMICALS 11/26


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

Green Dimes online service ending junk mail

41 Pounds online service ending junk mail Great web resource for picking out what kind of Composter works for you. LA County online resource-follow links for a Composting workshop near you!

DIY Worm Bin Instructions

Tuesdays @ Patagonia 8-9:30pm

Week 6 SHOPPING & FOOD 11/6

Thank you all for a great Workshop!!!

If you haven't already please complete and mail your Life Style Survey to our office:

Sustainable Works
Residential Greening Program
1744 Pearl St.
Santa Monica, CA

SHOPPING the very informative environmental section of Consumer Reports. the new online environmental portal where you can review green products and will eventually be able to read others reviews. 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.
terrific new resource created by the author of the Better World Shoppping Guide. LA's green guide for all things green in our area. the environmental office supply store with the ability to sort by "Greenness" and offsets all of its shipping with REC's.

resource for those of you looking to dramatically lower your ecological footprint by reducing your consumption of animal products.
free resource including, booklet, recipes, advice and current nutritional information
online resource connecting diet and global warming, including several links to the UN report detailing the environmental impacts of meat.
weekly e-newsletter that delivers a veg recipe, an inspirational message, and an informative feature to help you go without meat every Monday.

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.

from p.242 (Re: the lagoon spill we discussed)

Gallons of oil spilled by the Exxon-Valdez: 12 Million

Gallons of putrefying hog urine and feces spilled into the New River in North Carolina on June 21, 1995 when a "lagoon" holding 8 acres of hog excrement burst: 25 Million

Fish killed as an immediate result: 10-14 Million

Fish whose breeding area was decimated by this disaster: Half of all mid-East coast fish species.

Acres of coastal wetlands closed to shell fishing as a result: 364,000

Vegetarian is the New Prius
great article summarizing the the environmental benefits of eating plant based meals

Wednesdays @ Santa Monica Public Library 7-8:30pm
Week 6 SHOPPING & FOOD 11/14

Commuters network

Bike Metro the site that helps you select routes for easy urban biking.
non profit bike workshop that helps you learn to repair your own bike

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.
Group that retro fitted an existing Prius into a Plug In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)
Author of Plug In Hybrids, includes the most comprehensive analysis of Well to Wheels emissions Alternative Fuel comparisons


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