Sustainable Works

Green Living Workshop update week 45 2008

Sustainable Works Green Living Workshops,

There are 4 workshops currently running.

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Saturdays 1-2:30pm
Colorado Court

Sundays 1-2:30
Global Green


Week 5 TRANSPORTATION & TRAVEL 11/1, 11/2
Week 6 SHOPPING & FOOD 11/8, 11/9

Homework:
read SHOPPING & FOOD
3 TRANSPORTATION & TRAVEL Solutions



TRANSPORTATION&TRAVEL

Walk Score
Calculate everything that's within reasonable walking distance of your home with this web based mapping tool.

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

BIKEroWAVE.org
non profit bike workshop that helps you learn to repair your own bike


Sustainable Transport Club
Local grassroots organization helping to keep the public informed about all of the various transportation issues in our area.

SocalCommute.org
Commuters network

ZipCar
Car sharing program that can save you money if you don't need a car every day.

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.

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

Alternative Fuel conversions
Gas to Ethanol www.mye85kit.com
Diesel to SVO www.labiodieselcoop.org
Anything to Electric www.leftcoastelectric.com
Prius to PHEV Prius www.go100mpg.com



Tuesdays 8-9:30pm
Patagonia

Wednesdays 7-8:30pm
SM Public Library

Week 3 WASTE 10/28, 10/29
Week 4 CHEMICALS 11/5, 11/11


Homework:
read CHEMICALS
3 WASTE Solutions




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

Neighborrow

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

CA Integrated Waste Management Board Recycled products directory


Junk Mail Prevention sites

Catalog Choice - it'll get you on no-send lists and stops catalog spam.

DirectMail.com - free, quick way to get your name off commercial mailing lists.

OptOutPrescreen.com - opt out of pre-approved credit card and insurance offers online or by phone: 1-888-5-OPTOUT.

EcoLogical Mail Coalition - helps businesses stop mail addressed to former employees.

Native Forest Network's Guide - five easy steps to stop junk mail.

Green Dimes online service ending junk mail

41 Pounds online service ending junk mail

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