Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Fundraiser for Orphans in Zambia

If you havent given back this year, get on it! Fundraising Event for Orphans in Lusaka Zambia on Monday, October 4th: 6-10pm.

Suggested donation $40 and includes dinner.

Location: Napa Valley Grill
1100 Glendon Avenue, Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Hope to see you there!
For more information check out www.zume.bofheaven.org

Monday, September 27, 2010

Earthlings the Documentary


"If we had to kill our own meat, we would all be vegetarians..."
~Earthnlings the Documentary

Watch it ASAP!

Friday, September 17, 2010

The Visionaire- Green Sustainable Living in NYC


This week I had the opportunity to stay at the Visionaire in NYC located in Battery Park City. This LEED Platinum certified condo is quite the experience. Green meets Luxury. "Practically every surface you touch and every system that supports or enhances your lifestyle has been designed to the highest standards of sustainability" ~ www.thevisionaire.com

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Eco-Friendly Clothing tips

Eco-friendly Clothing Tips from overstock.com:

-Choose organic clothing. Organic clothing materials, including organic cotton, are grown without pesticides, herbicides or artificial fertilizers.

-Look for bamboo and hemp pieces. These fibers require much less water and other resources to grow.

-Buy clothing with natural dyes. Chemical dyes release toxins into the air during production, and the clothes dyed with them can irritate sensitive skin.

-Wash your clothes only when necessary. When you put on an outfit and only wear it around the house for a few hours, it probably doesn't need to be washed yet. Before you throw anything in the hamper, think about whether or not you could get another wear out of it. If you can, hang it back up in your closet.

-Install energy-efficient appliances. Upgrade your washer and dryer to Energy Star models.

-Air-dry your clothes when you can. Use even less power by air-drying your clothes outside on a clothesline. When the sun is out, this gives your clothes a fresh scent. If your clothes stiffen while hanging on the line, mix one capful of clear fabric softener with one cup of clean water in a spray bottle and shake to combine. Then spray the mixture on the clothes and shake them out. This method is also best when washing delicate bamboo items or other green clothing pieces.

-Sell or donate gently worn clothing.

-Recycle worn-out clothing. Old T-shirts make excellent dust cloths, and old jeans can be cut up to make a quilt.

-Buy or make eco-friendly accessories.

Monday, September 13, 2010

New locations for Green Living Workshops


NEW THIS FALL GREEN LIVING WORKSHOPS IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
JOIN US IN CULVER CITY, CALABASAS OR REDONDO BEACH
SAVE MONEY MAKING YOUR ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT MORE SUSTAINABLE

STARTING SEPT 19, 2010 SUNDAYS
WHERE: RakSa

STARTING SEPT 21, 2010 TUESDAYS
WHERE: Calabasas Swim and Tennis Club

STARTING OCT 5, 2010 TUESDAYS
WHERE: The Sea Lab.

This is a series of 6 workshops which meet once a week for 1½ hours. We focus on a different Environmental topic each week, looking at the problems but most importantly the SOLUTIONS. You will learn how to reduce your ecological footprint and save money on your utility bills.

These workshops have been successfully going on in Santa Monica for over 10 years - now it is coming to your neighborhood.

Please forward this to those who you think who may be interested
Hope to see you all there- Space is limited

Check out www.sustainableworks.org

Friday, September 10, 2010

Monthly Green Read


How cute? Check out Journey for the Planet by David Gershon :)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Sustainable Works Fundraiser


Looking to give back? Go to the the Sustainable Works Fundraiser next week and give back to an organization that focuses on Sustainable Living.
www.sustainableworks.org

Monday, September 6, 2010

Healthy (botox injected) eats in the OC


We all know that eating healthy is expensive and True Food Kitchen definitely proves it. Leave it up to Orange County to put their own glamorized spin on eating healthy. I'm sure at some point a "Real Housewive" was sitting near me.

With the amount of implants and plastic surgery in the restaurant it felt like a bit of an oxy-moron to be eating in a restaurant that promotes locally and regionally grown food that is great for the body and mind.

Overall, the portions are small, expensive and this place makes Whole Foods look cheap. My favorite part about the whole experience... the Dyson Airblade hand dryer in the bathroom.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Satellite Living


I'm not really sure if this is the best advertisement for Direct TV. It's interesting enough if you have exposure to the many roofs that are saturated with satellites, but in the front of an apartment building just looks tacky. I'm also not sure why Direct TV can't just place one satellite per apartment building. I guess that would just make sense.