Green Things to Do in Los Angeles [November 30-December 6, 2012]


Featured Event of the Week:


Sustainability Film Premiere at Bergamot Station – Green Living Project

When: Thursday, December 6, 2012  7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Where: Morkaba at Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404 Map It

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Join the Green Living Project in Santa Monica on Thursday, December 6, 2012 from 7pm – 10 pm for their 4th annual film premiere and celebration.  The Green Living Project’s mission is to educate and inspire individuals and communities to live a more sustainable lifestyle through their unique films.  They have created films and project from countries in four continents including Rwanda and Tanzania in Africa, Costa Rica and Panama in Central America, Mexico and the United States in North America, and Brazil and Ecuador in South America.  The film premiere on December 6th will feature a collection of their best global and domestic sustainability films 0f 2012.

Featured films include Fairtrade Africa (Tanzania), Working Bikes (Chicago), Angelic Organics Learning Center (Illinois), Okapi Conservation Project (DR Congo), UNITE (Uganda), and Basecamp Foundation (Kenya).

A volunteer trip for 2 to Costa Rica to work with endangered hawksbill and green sea turtles will be raffled.  Network with like-minded people.  Enjoy organic wine from Frey Vineyards and Karl Strauss beer on tap.

Tickets cost $20 online, $25 at the door ($15 with a student ID, free for teachers with RSVP).  Or enter to win free tickets here.  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to their film partner Okapi Conservation Project, who works with the Okapi Wildlife Reserve to safeguard the biodiversity and culture of the Ituri Forest from illegal activities like poaching, mining, and logging.

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More green events this week:


Full Moon Hike

When: Friday, November 30, 2012

Where: George F Canyon Nature Center 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274 Map It

Join Nature Center docents on a two hour, 300 ft rise walk to the top of the canyon for a fantastic view of the full moon and city lights.  Bring a flashlight.  Children must be 8 or older.  $10 per person, limited to 20 participants, reservations required.

Contact the Nature Center for reservations and to check time and rain cancellation:  310-547-0862


Organic Fruit and Vegetable Gardening Class at the Arboretum

When: Saturday, December 1, 2012 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Where: Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden – Bamboo Room, 301 North Baldwin Avenue, Arcadia, CA 91007  Map It

Learn how to grow fruits and vegetables organically in your home garden.  Save money at the grocery store and contribute to the healthy lifestyle of your family.  Vegetable gardens enhance the appearance of any yard and provide a fun activity for all ages.  Topics will include the National Organic Program, winter crops, companion planting, winter weeds, insects, irrigation, soil building, composting, worm bins, pruning fruit trees, gopher-proofing, plus answers to your questions.

Cost is $25 for Arboretum members, $30 for non-members.  There is no entrance fee when you register for a class.  Call 626-821-4623 to register or pay at the door.

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First Saturday Hike

When: Saturday, December 1, 2012 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Where: George F Canyon Nature Center 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274 Map It

Join Nature Center docents on a two hour hike through the canyon to explore geology, wildlife, folklore, and more.  $5 per person.

Contact the Nature Center for more information and reservations and to check for rain cancellation:  310-547-0862


TreePeople Events

When: throughout the week, see the TreePeople calendar

Where: throughout Los Angeles

TreePeople offers a variety of volunteer opportunities including tree planting, tree care, mountain restoration, reforestation, park maintenance, seedling nursery, photography. Minors (accompanied by an adult) are welcome. Visit their calendar to select an activity and sign-up by pre-registering. Once you register, TreePeople will contact you with event details and directions.

During the week of November 30-December 6, 2012, TreePeople has the following on their calendar: Santa Monica Mountains Restoration and Park Work Day. Check out their calendar for more information.


Sierra Club Outings

When: throughout the week, see the Angeles Chapter Activities Calendar (rain may cancel)

Where: throughout Los Angeles

A few of the Sierra Club outings for this week include a Pacific Palisades Hike (Friday), Long Beach El Dorado Park Nature Walk (Saturday morning), Pacific Palisades hike from Bienveneda to Will Rogers (Saturday), Farmers Market/Museum Row/La Brea Tar Pits Historical Walk (Sunday), and various conditioning hikes in Peters Canyon Regional Park, Palos Verdes Estates, Long Beach, La Jolla Peak, San Pedro, Irvine, Puente Hills, and Griffith Park.  Visit the Sierra Club – Angeles Chapter Activities Calendar for more activities and additional information.


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Heads Up for December:

Abalone Cove Guided Tide Pool Hike:  December 15, 2012 at 2:00 pm

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