Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
The Silver Lake Chamber of Commerce is working on a green section of its website. And since we're proud to be part of the Commerce Green Committee, we thought we'd tell you about it.
Friday, September 26, 2008
Sunday is the 24th annual Abbot Kinney Festival in Venice. This year, we're in for a treat.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
We've got all the gear you need to achieve a zero--waste lunch for all the to-go lunchers in your household.
Monday, September 22, 2008
And here are her simple seven secrets of sustainability in that favorite room of the house in case you missed last Saturday's workshop:
Tip #1 - Consider the types of food you will buy.
Tip #2 - Always store foods in ceramic, glass containers and stainless steel/aluminum containers.
Tip #3 - Pay attention to ways that you can conserve energy in cooking.
Tip #4 - A sustainable kitchen has the potential to create zero waste.
Tip #5 - Grow your own herbs and vegetable.
Tip #6 - Bring awareness and compassion to our relationship with food.
Tip#7 - Prepare yourself to be more sustainably "on the road" by carrying an "urban eco-pack."
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Have you heard about that science/math project where you carry around your trash for a week to see how much stuff you actually throw away four times a month or fifty-two times a year? According to Waste Free Lunches, each school-age child generates 67 pounds of lunch-related trash every year. Multiply that by all the kids at your child's school and we've got a serious math problem on our hands.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Thanks so much to all the folks who made our First Anniversary Party so special last week!
Saturday, September 13, 2008
We love Livity Outernational for its splendid hemp clothes and accessories.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Back to School just went bananas. Banana Paper Company makes notebooks and paper supplies from, you guessed it, bananas, along with coffee, pineapples and other agricultural by-products in Costa Rica.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
The Non-Toxic Home: Start Fresh This Fall!
Tuesday, September 16th
The Sustainable Kitchen: Cooking for Personal and Planetary Health
Saturday, September 20th
@ All Shades of Green
Radical Recycling and Composting
Saturday, September 27
**All workshops are $25.00 at pre-registration or $30.00 at the door.
Call to reserve your spot today! (323) 665 - 7454. **
Monday, September 08, 2008
Saturday, September 06, 2008
Run your dishwashers and washing machines only when they are full.
Install a water purifier that will provide cleaner and healthier water for
drinking and cooking. At All Shades, we reccomend Aquasana for an affordable and thorough water filter--and we've got them in the store. You can also visit www.waterfiltercomparisons.net to find out more about your water filtering choices.
Friday, September 05, 2008
Pencils, Shmencils, now there are Colored Smencils! Smencils are pencils made from recycled newspapers that have bold, creative, gourmet scents, naturally.
Thursday, September 04, 2008
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
As if you didn't already know, September is Back to School Month. So, we're taking our thematic cues from all those book-toting students of all ages out there and stocking the store with what you or your little scholar might need.
Monday, September 01, 2008
We've blogged about the amazing Green Glass Company before. It brings old glass to life in new ways. And while that's often for lovely glasses and tumbler and goblets (all of which we sell), it's got a few tricks up its sleeve, too.