Green Living Workshop update week 10 2008
Sustainable Works Green Living Workshops,
Welcome and Thank You all for taking this step towards a more sustainable lifestyle!
If any of you LA residents would like a Green Living Workshop in your neighborhood-
Call you City Councilperson and ask for it! It works!
Use this link to find your Councilperson 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.
Please remember to start your Life Style Surveys!
There are 3 workshops currently running:
Virginia Avenue Park
2200 Virginia Avenue
2936 Main Street
Santa Monica Public Library
601 Santa Monica Blvd.
Week 1 Introduction + WATER 3/1, 3/4, 3/5
Next Week ENERGY 3/8, 3/11, 3/12
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
SMURRF Santa Monica Urban Runoff Recycling Facility
Tankless Water Heaters
Takagi USA - top-of-the-line tankless water heater company that has models that can heat up to 5 gal per Tankless Water Heaters min.
GreenHomeGuide - great rundown of what to look for when buying a tankless water heater.
Santa Monica's Environmental Programs Division demonstration garden comparison
Theodore Payne Foundation promotes the understanding and preservation of California native
Plant Right a voluntary, proactive program for the horticultural community to prevent invasive plant introductions through horticulture. PlantRight was designed by the steering committee of California Horticultural Invasives Prevention (Cal-HIP) partnership to communicate the need to transition away from invasive plants in the gardening and landscaping trade.Weed Watch
Los Angeles Regional Invasive Ornamental Plant Guide
This Guide is produced and distributed by the Los Angeles and San Gabriel Rivers Watershed Council for the primary purpose of educating landscape professionals and the general-public regarding the cultivation, selection, use and management of invasive plants in our local landscape.
California Invasive Plant Council
Across California, invasive plants damage wildlands. Invasive plants displace native plants and wildlife, increase wildfire and flood danger, consume valuable water, degrade recreational opportunities, and destroy productive range and timber lands. Cal-IPC works with land managers, researchers, concerned citizens, and policy makers to protect the state from invasive plants.
Contributions from GLW attendees
AP Probe Finds Drugs in Drinking Water from both Saku Ee and Peggy Fisher
Reasons why allergies and asthma have become more common from Lorraine Zecca
BioBlitz is a 24-hour event in which teams of scientists, volunteers, and community members join forces to find, identify, and learn about as many local plant and animal species as possible.
Monday, March 31st from Lorraine Zecca
Jet Propulsion links from Lorraine Zecca
www.jpl.nasa.gov main website
http://www-misr.jpl.nasa.gov/gallery/worldmap.html for weather pictures of earth
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/earth/ more earth weather photographs
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/pso/lectures.cfm The 2008 lecture series. Live at JPL (north of Pasadena) and Pasadena City College. The lecture is also webcast
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/events/lectures/feb08.cfm February's lecture was on alternative renewable energy sources for Earth . The 2007 lecture series included a lecture in (or around) Oct 07 on JPL's global warming project. By the way, they will be launching a satellite that will measure CO2 on earth sometime next year.
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/pso/oh.cfm JPL is having an open house May 3 and May 4 (thousands of visitors come). Some years the building housing the weather photographs is open (This is where JPL climate scientists work)