Poverty or poisonous, do people really have a choice?
Our energy consumption levels come with some serious consequences. Below is an illustration of fracking that shows how our water becomes contaminated and why we must put an end to it in California.
Watch this video to learn more about fracking:
On countless occasions, fracking has resulted in toxic drinking water and polluted air. It has been associated with natural disasters, such as earthquakes and poses numerous public health risks.
Let LA City Council know you support the fracking moratorium resolution. Take action now!
The 9th Annual Alternative Building Materials and Design Conference Expo will be held this Friday and Saturday in Santa Monica. Sustainable Works will be there exhibiting all weekend.
Samantha Sommer, our Community Sustainability Liaison will be a speaker on Saturday from 1:00pm – 1:45pm in the East Wing.
Samantha will be speaking about Water Issues and Conservation Techniques:
“As Southern California residents, we face two major issues when thinking about our water supply: scarcity and pollution. Come learn an overview of some of the current water challenges we face and learn 10 related conservation techniques that will save water while saving money. Also learn strategies to reduce your contribution to urban runoff to promote healthy drinking water for people and a healthy Santa Monica Bay ecosystem for marine life.”
Date: Saturday, May 12
Time: 1:00pm – 1:45 (plus Sustainable Works will be tabling all day)
Location: Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
There will also be a bike valet!
For more information, go here.
D0 you know how many toxic chemicals you are exposed to every day?
Did you know that almost all pregnant women contain toxic chemicals in their bodies?
We just learned that the chemical industry has spent over $2.7 million dollars in ads in places like Pennsylvania, Texas and Alaska. Last year they spent $52 million dollars lobbying Congress to block chemical safety acts, just like this one.
If you do not want to be exposed to toxic chemicals, make your voice heard!
Click here to sign the petition. It takes less than two minutes.
For more information, go here.
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Tadasana International Festival of Yoga and Music has collaborated with Sustainable Works to ensure the event is managed as sustainably as possible. This means we will need your help to ensure the event’s materials are responsibly disposed of!
To read about Sustainable Works’ role in the Festival, click here.
What does a “Zero Waste Ambassador” do?
Manage the appropriate collection and sorting of materials into compost and recycling stations positioned throughout the festival. All recycling and compost will be weighed and recorded to determine how many pounds of ‘waste’ were successfully diverted from going to landfill! Educate attendees about the zero waste mission of the event and promote the practice of zero waste lifestyles within communities.
To sign up as a Zero Waste Ambassador, please click here.
- Check the box for “zero waste ambassador” in the wordbox
- Write “zero waste volunteer with Sustainable Works”
- Indicate your shift(s): a.) 6:30am-1:30pm b.) 1pm – 8pm
- Indicate the date(s) you wish to volunteer
If you have any questions or concerns, contact Reena De Asis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer Benefits Include:
- Official Tadasana Festival of Yoga & Music t-shirt
- One complimentary yoga class pass from YogaWorks and Naam Yoga (New students only. Passes are transferable.)
- Delicious and healthy catered food and beverages
[Access to classes is reserved for paid guests. If you are interested in taking classes at the festival, please consider purchasing a single-day ticket for $99.]
Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm (presentation + signing)
Location: Santa Monica Main Library
Cost: FREE! (open to the public)
Green Jobs and Beyond: The Next American Economy
“A new movement is rising all across America to reform our economy and improve the lives of middle class Americans and the planet. Van Jones calls this new wave of energy the “American Dream Movement.” It’s growing stronger by the day, and it’s not going away until Americans can find jobs, afford to go to college, retire with dignity, and secure a future for their children and their communities. Van Jones is a Senior Fellow at American Progress and is an expert on “green-collar jobs” and how cities are implementing job-creating climate solutions. Jones is a globally recognized, award-winning pioneer in human rights and the clean energy economy.”
For more information about Van Jones, click here.
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