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LA Green Drinks - East Side

The East Side LA Green Drinks location changes frequently. Please check the Green Drinks website to confirm before heading over (www.lagreendrinks.org). Green Drinks allows for anyone concerned about environmental issues to get together over a drink. Green Drinks events are very simple, informal, unstructured, and self organizing but help connect the green network. Let's bring together the huge LA environmental community and have fun doing it! Admission: $5 suggested donation, free drinks. Thursday, April 17, 2014, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. check website for current location www.lagreendrinks.org.

Earth Day at the Burbank Arts Festival

Hundreds of artists, family activities, eco-resources and mini workshops throughout the day. • Burbank Master Recyclers program • Sustainable Solutions for the Zombie Apocalypse • $2/sq ft  rebate to remove your lawn • What can be recycled in Burbank? • Green Home House Call program • Benefits of Grasscycling & Mulching • Backyard Composting • Learn to fix a flat bike tire Bike/ Walk/ Carpool/ Bus www.BurbankRecycle.org. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Downtown Burbank Palm Ave. at San Fernando Rd. Burbank 91502 Free.

Third Annual SBC Industry Achievement Awards

Celebrate Earth Day with special remarks from: James E. Lentz
 Chief Executive Officer,
 Toyota North America Region, 
SBC’s Lifetime Business
Achievement Award Recipient Ann Gentry, Founder and CEO, Real Food Daily, SBC’s Lifetime Achievement in Sustainability Award Recipient Ellen Strickland, Founder and Owner, Livingreen, SBC’s Pioneer in Sustainability Award The awards reception and ceremony salutes and spotlights Southern California companies working daily to create sustainably focused products and services that reduce ecological impact. Buy Tickets: http://bit.ly/1mA4j2O Tables: http://bit.ly/1mlzyLu and Tribute Ads: http://bit.ly/1cBCVLa Apply for a Judged SBC Industry Achievement Award: http://bit.ly/1ak8vZL ***Third Annual SBC Industry Achievement Awards Call for Entries-Deadline March 14, 2014*** Enter the premiere Southern California Sustainable Awards Competition. Apply Now: http://bit.ly/1ak8vZL Prizes: http://bit.ly/1fjBPXb Who should apply? Any business in Southe… Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 1501 Santa Monica Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90404.

Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa

On display until 9/14/14 The news today is replete with reports on territorial disputes, resource extraction, and other forces that impact and endanger the environment. These timely issues lie at the heart of Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa, which uses the work of artists to examine the conceptually complex and visually rich relationship between individuals and communities in Africa and the land upon which they live. The exhibition features more than one hundred exceptional works of art from the 19th–21st centuries, including powerful ritual sculpture and masks as well as paintings, photographs, videos, and sculpture by forty internationally recognized and emerging contemporary artists from the continent and its diasporas—among them Sammy Baloji, Wangechi Mutu, Allan deSouza, Ingrid Mwangi, and William Kentridge. Earth Matters invites us to consider the earth as a sacred or medicinal material, the site of mining and burial, a source of inspiration, and an environment i… Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Fowler Museum at UCLA North Campus of UCLA, 90095 Free and open to the public.

19th Annual Sustainable Quality Awards Luncheon

Celebrating its 19th year, the Sustainable Quality Awards (SQA), is the longest running and most rigorous sustainable business awards program in Southern California. The SQA is an annual luncheon event that celebrates and promotes the efforts of local businesses that have made significant achievements in the areas of sustainable economic development, social responsibility, and stewardship of the natural environment. 2014 SQA keynote speaker is Dr. Michael Crooke, Former CEO of Patagonia, Inc. Attendees of the awards luncheon are also invited to attend an exciting pre-event "Sustainable Bites" networking hour prepared by Santa Monica chefs including past SQA winners Tiato & An Catering and Bru's Wiffle. In addition, bites will be provided by Back on the Beach/Back on Broadway, Upper West, and culinary students from The Art Institute of California. Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Le Meridien Delfina 530 Pico Blvd Santa Monica 90405 Admission: www.smsqa.com to purchase tickets. $50 SM Chamber members, $60 non-members, Students $10, Door $75.

LA Green Drinks - West Side

The West Side Green Drinks location changes frequently. Please check the Green Drinks website to confirm before heading over (www.lagreendrinks.org). Green Drinks allows for anyone concerned about environmental issues to get together over a drink. Green Drinks events are very simple, informal, unstructured, and self organizing but help connect the green network. Let's bring together the huge LA environmental community and have fun doing it! Admission: $5 suggested donation, free drinks - Bring your own cup. Thursday, May 1, 2014, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Check website for current location www.lagreendrinks.org.

Savoring the Fruits of Your Labor

Santa Monica Farmers Market 2014 QUARTERLY PANEL SERIES SAVORING THE FRUITS OF YOUR LABOR Gardening and preserving stories and strategies to improve your quality of life and your bottom line. Backyard gardening and food preservation are growing popular trends, but in the real world, what can these practices do for you individually, and for the community around you? Do we create a wider consciousness of community when we grow, preserve and share the products of our own labor and that of local producers?  How does it affect the household bottom line and your overall quality of life?  Join the conversation with local practitioners, professionals and community organizers about their experiences. Featuring Paul Buchanan Chef-Owner | Primal Alchemy UCCE Master Food Preserver Erik Knutzen Blogger | Author | Rootsimple.com UCCE Master Food Preserver Florence Nishida UCCE Master Gardener Research Associate | Natural History Museum Founder | LA Green Grounds Susan Proffitt (Mrs. Josh Wattle… Thursday, May 1, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Santa Monica Main Library - MLK Auditorium 601 Santa Monica Blvd Santa Monica 90401 Free.

G2 Gallery 6th Annual Pet Adoption

The G2 Gallery will hold its 6th Annual Pet Adoption in partnership with Animal Wellness Foundation, Kitten Rescue and Best Friends Animal Society. The gallery has held successful pet adoptions every year since 2009. This year’s family-friendly event will feature arts and crafts, face painting and various booths offering products and services of interest to pet owners. A professional photographer from Samy’s Camera will be available to take pictures of each owner and adoptee to capture the moment a pet is given a home. All pet-owners are welcome to bring their cats or dogs to the event for photo opportunities, free training tips and dog food samples. The G2 Gallery’s 6th Annual Pet Adoption is free and open to the public. RSVP to rsvp@theg2gallery.com. http://www.theg2gallery.com. Saturday, May 10, 2014, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. The G2 Gallery 1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice 90291 Free.

The Southern California Transit Advocates meeting

The Southern California Transit Advocates is a non-profit group dedicated to the promotion, development and improvement of public transportation in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. http://www.socata.net/meetings.html. Admission: Free. Saturday, May 10, 2014, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Angelus Plaza, 255 S. Hill St. Fourth floor meeting room #422 Downtown Los Angeles.

Green Business Networking

On the second Tuesday of every month, you're invited to the only pure networking event for owners and decision-makers of LA's green economy. www.greenbusinessnetworking.com. Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Location changes Check website for current details Cost varies.

LA Green Drinks - East Side

The East Side LA Green Drinks location changes frequently. Please check the Green Drinks website to confirm before heading over (www.lagreendrinks.org). Green Drinks allows for anyone concerned about environmental issues to get together over a drink. Green Drinks events are very simple, informal, unstructured, and self organizing but help connect the green network. Let's bring together the huge LA environmental community and have fun doing it! Admission: $5 suggested donation, free drinks. Thursday, May 15, 2014, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. check website for current location www.lagreendrinks.org.

LA Greens Meeting

Monthly meeting of the LA City Greens: a very active local group, very active in between meetings tabling at community events, farmers markets, etc.!! The LA Greens is a Green Party club devoted to promoting peace, feminism, grassroots democracy, social justice and ecological wisdom. The Green Party strives for gender balance in our internal leadership positions and actively encourages more women and people of color to run for office at all levels. We are all volunteers and promote community activism to build a greener Los Angeles. Bring a snack or some food to share if you'd like. And bring a friend to introduce to the Green Party! http://www.losangelesgreens.org. Admission: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. The Peace Center 8124 W. Third St. Los Angeles, CA 90048.

Freedom Socialist Party National Convention

Conference with socialist feminists in LA to strategize about how to keep up the momentum for a revolutionary movement for change. Talk about environment, immigrant rights, racial justice, feminism, anti-war, opportunity for all. http://www.socialism.com/drupal-6.8/?q=node/3070. Saturday, May 24, 2014, 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM. (AFSCME) District Council 36 Building, 3rd Floor 514 Shatto Pl Los Angeles 90020 $20.00.

Freedom Socialist Party National Convention

Conference with socialist feminists in LA to strategize about how to keep up the momentum for a revolutionary movement for change. Talk about environment, immigrant rights, racial justice, feminism, anti-war, opportunity for all. http://www.socialism.com/drupal-6.8/?q=node/3070. Sunday, May 25, 2014, 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM. (AFSCME) District Council 36 Building, 3rd Floor 514 Shatto Pl Los Angeles 90020 $20.00.

Freedom Socialist Party National Convention

Conference with socialist feminists in LA to strategize about how to keep up the momentum for a revolutionary movement for change. Talk about environment, immigrant rights, racial justice, feminism, anti-war, opportunity for all. http://www.socialism.com/drupal-6.8/?q=node/3070. Monday, May 26, 2014, 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM. (AFSCME) District Council 36 Building, 3rd Floor 514 Shatto Pl Los Angeles 90020 $20.00.

Sustainable Brands '14 San Diego

June 2-5 2014 The brand leaders of the future will be sustainable brands that successfully deliver net positive value to society. Doing less bad is not enough in tomorrow’s economy. It’s time to re-imagine and redesign our brands, business and society for a healthy, regenerative future. Design your path to success Sustainable Brands '14 San Diego. http://sbshare.co/1biYw7f. Monday, June 2, 2014. Paradise Point Resort San Diego.

Sustainable Brands '14 San Diego

June 2-5 2014 The brand leaders of the future will be sustainable brands that successfully deliver net positive value to society. Doing less bad is not enough in tomorrow’s economy. It’s time to re-imagine and redesign our brands, business and society for a healthy, regenerative future. Design your path to success Sustainable Brands '14 San Diego. http://sbshare.co/1biYw7f. Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Paradise Point Resort San Diego.

Sustainable Brands '14 San Diego

June 2-5 2014 The brand leaders of the future will be sustainable brands that successfully deliver net positive value to society. Doing less bad is not enough in tomorrow’s economy. It’s time to re-imagine and redesign our brands, business and society for a healthy, regenerative future. Design your path to success Sustainable Brands '14 San Diego. http://sbshare.co/1biYw7f. Wednesday, June 4, 2014. Paradise Point Resort San Diego.

Sustainable Brands '14 San Diego

June 2-5 2014 The brand leaders of the future will be sustainable brands that successfully deliver net positive value to society. Doing less bad is not enough in tomorrow’s economy. It’s time to re-imagine and redesign our brands, business and society for a healthy, regenerative future. Design your path to success Sustainable Brands '14 San Diego. http://sbshare.co/1biYw7f. Thursday, June 5, 2014. Paradise Point Resort San Diego.

LA Green Drinks - West Side

The West Side Green Drinks location changes frequently. Please check the Green Drinks website to confirm before heading over (www.lagreendrinks.org). Green Drinks allows for anyone concerned about environmental issues to get together over a drink. Green Drinks events are very simple, informal, unstructured, and self organizing but help connect the green network. Let's bring together the huge LA environmental community and have fun doing it! Admission: $5 suggested donation, free drinks - Bring your own cup. Thursday, June 5, 2014, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Check website for current location www.lagreendrinks.org.

Green Business Networking

On the second Tuesday of every month, you're invited to the only pure networking event for owners and decision-makers of LA's green economy. www.greenbusinessnetworking.com. Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Location changes Check website for current details Cost varies.

The Southern California Transit Advocates meeting

The Southern California Transit Advocates is a non-profit group dedicated to the promotion, development and improvement of public transportation in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. http://www.socata.net/meetings.html. Admission: Free. Saturday, June 14, 2014, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Angelus Plaza, 255 S. Hill St. Fourth floor meeting room #422 Downtown Los Angeles.

LA Greens Meeting

Monthly meeting of the LA City Greens: a very active local group, very active in between meetings tabling at community events, farmers markets, etc.!! The LA Greens is a Green Party club devoted to promoting peace, feminism, grassroots democracy, social justice and ecological wisdom. The Green Party strives for gender balance in our internal leadership positions and actively encourages more women and people of color to run for office at all levels. We are all volunteers and promote community activism to build a greener Los Angeles. Bring a snack or some food to share if you'd like. And bring a friend to introduce to the Green Party! http://www.losangelesgreens.org. Admission: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. The Peace Center 8124 W. Third St. Los Angeles, CA 90048.

LA Green Drinks - East Side

The East Side LA Green Drinks location changes frequently. Please check the Green Drinks website to confirm before heading over (www.lagreendrinks.org). Green Drinks allows for anyone concerned about environmental issues to get together over a drink. Green Drinks events are very simple, informal, unstructured, and self organizing but help connect the green network. Let's bring together the huge LA environmental community and have fun doing it! Admission: $5 suggested donation, free drinks. Thursday, June 19, 2014, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. check website for current location www.lagreendrinks.org.

LA Green Drinks - West Side

The West Side Green Drinks location changes frequently. Please check the Green Drinks website to confirm before heading over (www.lagreendrinks.org). Green Drinks allows for anyone concerned about environmental issues to get together over a drink. Green Drinks events are very simple, informal, unstructured, and self organizing but help connect the green network. Let's bring together the huge LA environmental community and have fun doing it! Admission: $5 suggested donation, free drinks - Bring your own cup. Thursday, July 3, 2014, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Check website for current location www.lagreendrinks.org.

Green Business Networking

On the second Tuesday of every month, you're invited to the only pure networking event for owners and decision-makers of LA's green economy. www.greenbusinessnetworking.com. Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Location changes Check website for current details Cost varies.

The Southern California Transit Advocates meeting

The Southern California Transit Advocates is a non-profit group dedicated to the promotion, development and improvement of public transportation in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. http://www.socata.net/meetings.html. Admission: Free. Saturday, July 12, 2014, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Angelus Plaza, 255 S. Hill St. Fourth floor meeting room #422 Downtown Los Angeles.

LA Greens Meeting

Monthly meeting of the LA City Greens: a very active local group, very active in between meetings tabling at community events, farmers markets, etc.!! The LA Greens is a Green Party club devoted to promoting peace, feminism, grassroots democracy, social justice and ecological wisdom. The Green Party strives for gender balance in our internal leadership positions and actively encourages more women and people of color to run for office at all levels. We are all volunteers and promote community activism to build a greener Los Angeles. Bring a snack or some food to share if you'd like. And bring a friend to introduce to the Green Party! http://www.losangelesgreens.org. Admission: Free and open to the public. Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. The Peace Center 8124 W. Third St. Los Angeles, CA 90048.