Sustainable Works

Green Living Workshop update week 17 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.

Regarding the Green Living Workshops you have currently enrolled for-
Please remember to start your Life Style Surveys!

There are 2 workshops currently running:


Tuesdays 7-8:30pm
Unitarian Church of Santa Monica
Forbes hall
18th and Arizona


Wednesdays 7-8:30pm
Santa Monica Public Library
601 Santa Monica Blvd.

Week 1 Introduction + WATER 4/22, 4/23
Next Week ENERGY 4/29, 4/30

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

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.


Native/Invasive Plants

Garden Garden
Santa Monica's Environmental Programs Division demonstration garden comparison

Theodore Payne Foundation promotes the understanding and preservation of California native
flora

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.



1 Comments:

At 4:05 PM, Anonymous JWallace said...

On April 27, Mew York Times did a good article on that city's cab fleet. Many drivers are shifting to hybrid vehicles.

 

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