Green Living Workshop update week 37 2008
Math Complex 1 on SMC Campus
Pearl St. between 16th and 17th Street
Santa Monica Public Library
601 Santa Monica Blvd.
Week 1 - 8/26, 8/27 WATER + Introduction
Week 2 - 9/2, 9/3 ENERGY
Week 3 - 9/9, 9/10 WASTE
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
Algalita Marine Research Foundation
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.
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.
Local LED retailer
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.
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.
Misinformation regarding Global Warming provided by Exxon
Community Energy Partnership
free Home Energy Efficiency Tune-Up
worth up to $200
Kill a Watt
Kill a Watt review
How to sign up for LADWP Green Power
The City of Santa Monica's excellent new resource for those looking to add Solar Power.
Solar Power (PhotoVoltaic) PV for the home
assists renewable energy loans
PV with no upfront costs and higher KiloWatt cost
PV with small upfront investment and lower KiloWatt cost
PV company which in addition to selling the PAnels now also sells the service the Panels provide, called a Solar Lease program-
Carbon Neutral Digest
website tracking latest news regarding carbon offsetting
Carbon Offset price comparisons
link to the ever growing and changing list of organizations to offset your CO2 based on price
Carbon Offset Recommendations from Tufts University
Carbon Offset Consumer Handout from Tufts University
Below are few suggestions help you select an offsetter:
Controversy over Additionality
LA Times hands it to Native Energy
from Carbon Neutral Digest