Archive for the ‘health’ Category

Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase

April 17, 2010

I am so proud of Mar Vista.; this is a great event, and they have been offering the Sustainable Works programs that were developed in Santa Monica. I hope you can join me for this year’s Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase to see how residents in our community are combating California’s water crisis through drought resistant landscaping.

 Free self-guided walking and biking tours through 79 private Mar Vista resident gardens offers a firsthand look at a variety of sustainable, drought-resistant landscapes. As a model community for water wise best management practices, Mar Vista has been at the forefront of Los Angeles’ most progressive water conservation measures which include hosting a Water Wise Use Expo and participating as the first neighborhood in the City’s Rainwater Harvesting Pilot Program.

 Click marvistagreengardenshowcase.blogspot.com for a preview of the gardens and a map of the locations to plan your own tour. Choose a walking, biking or driving tour, or select the gardens that showcase solutions that you may be considering. Look for the flags with the Mar Vista Community Council  (MVCC) logo in front of each house on the day of the tour:

   Sunday, April 25  2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

 This is a wonderful opportunity to get some fresh air and some fresh ideas about how you can take steps to save water while at the same time greening your garden.

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AltCar Expo 2009 in Santa Monica

September 25, 2009

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 October 2-3 10-5pm. free admission, parking fees or better yet take your bike.

Santa Monica Civic Center-Main and Pico

  Fourth Annual City of Santa Monica Alternative Energy and Transportation Expo

Expo exhibitors featuring the most cutting edge options in alternative vehicles, transportation technologies, alternative and renewable energy, bikes, urban planning, mass transportation, tax rebates and credits, and more• AltCar Expo Speakers Schedule including: Peter Ward, CEC Dan Neil, Los Angeles Times Dr. Andy Frank, University of Berkeley Steve Ellis, Honda Dave Barthmuss, GM Tom Gage, AC Propulsion Craig Perkins, Energy Coalition 

 

• First viewing opportunities of vehicle debuts at the Expo

• AltCar Ride & Drive area for hands-on experience with all technologies. Most vehicles in this area are available for immediate purchase

• Major bike debuts, free bike repairs and free bike valet

• Ecological Footprint charting

• Sustainable Café

 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 

 
 

 

West Coast Green

September 19, 2009

Lola and meOctober 1-3 in San Francisco at the Fort Mason Center

Green innovation conference of the built environment

Epoxybox celebrates new location on Lincoln

September 19, 2009

Lola and meAfter the Envionemtal meeting in WLA you can hop over to Venice to  the new Epoxybox showroom..  2434 Lincoln.  Parking on Lincoln and Venice or valet parking at the Venice United Methodist Church, located at Lincoln and Victoria.

 September 24th at 6:30 p.m. for the grand opening of their new location in Venice in the Oragne Office building.  The  new, expanded space includes a separate department for trade and large build along with the many products for homeowners and smaller projects that were available at the old space on Abott Kinney and Venice.  And a new lighting department with fixtures from Light Green,  purveyors of the largest array of green lighting fixtures.  They  also now have a kitchen cabinet department on site in cooperation with Bradco Kitchens.  Bradco on Pico has so many  great kitchen cabinets.

DOE Awards $535 million loan for solar panel research

September 9, 2009

a REMAX logoGreat article from the  DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)

 

DOE Finalizes $535 Million Loan Guarantee for Solyndra DOE has finalized a $535 million loan guarantee for Solyndra, Inc., a Fremont, California, company that manufactures innovative solar photovoltaic panels. The loan guarantee is the first using American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds, and the first from DOE since the 1980s. In the September 4 announcement by Vice President Joe Biden, he noted that the money will finance construction of the first phase of the company’s new manufacturing facility, which will have the capacity to produce 500 megawatts of solar panels per year. Solyndra estimates the new plant will initially create 3,000 construction jobs and will lead to as many as 1,000 jobs once the facility opens, in addition to hundreds of new jobs throughout the country for installers of the solar power systems. This view from beneath a Solyndra solar panel shows blue sky through the gaps between the glass tubes, which cast shadows on the surface below. Support structures hold the panels about 10 inches above their mounting surface. Credit: Solyndra, Inc. Solyndra also started construction of the new facility on September 4, with Energy Secretary Steven Chu and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger lending a hand for the groundbreaking. The facility will employ a new and highly innovative process for manufacturing Solyndra’s solar panels. Solyndra deposits thin films of copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS), a photovoltaic material, on the inner surface of glass tubes, which are then hermetically sealed on both ends with a metal caps. The glass tubes are then assembled into large, flat solar panels. The cylindrical design enables the CIGS material to capture direct, diffuse, and reflected sunlight, allowing the panels to be mounted flat and close together. This makes greater use of the rooftop area than a traditional flat solar panel, which is typically mounted in racks that tilt the panels toward the sun. The design also allows air to flow through the panels, keeping the operating temperature down and reducing wind loads, which in turn makes installation easier. Solyndra’s panels will be primarily used in the fast-growing market for solar power systems installed on large, flat rooftops. See the press releases from DOE and Solyndra, the Web site for the DOE Loan Guarantee Program, and Solyndra’s overview of its solar panel technology.

Freeeeee skin cancer screenings in Los Angeles

September 4, 2009

Lola and mea REMAX logoArrive early as they are very poplular.

 

Several locations:
09/04/2009 Friday
12:30 pm – 4 pm Rite Aid
1331 Wilshire Boulevard
Santa Monica California 90403

09/05/2009 Saturday
10 am – 2:30 pm Rite Aid
2240 West Sepulveda Boulevard
Torrance California 90501

09/08/2009 Tuesday
10 am – noon 1 pm – 4 pm Rite Aid
300 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills California 90210

Healthy Home Tips 4: Pick plastics carefully | Environmental Working Group

September 4, 2009

I found this article and website helpful:  I hope you will also.

Donna

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