Saturday is Green Day
There are no less than nine green events tomorrow. Surely, the Los Angeles area is getting a lot more hip about being green. And hopefully, when this fad is over, it will be a staple of our lives, embedded into our quotidian conscious.
The big event tomorrow is the Opportunity Green Conference at UCLA. The pricey, but well talked about event in green circles, is bringing together sustainable businesses in hopes of creating a community committed to making a difference.
Also on the Westside at the Wadworth Theatre is the Presidential Forum on Global Warming, hosted by The League of Conservation Voters Education Fund and GRIST Magazine. Hillary Clinton, John Edwards and Dennis Kucinich will be speaking. The event is already full, but there is a waiting list.
Continuing that Westside pride, there is a TreePeople organized Million Trees LA Community Planting in the Castle Heights neighborhood (not an official designated 'hood). Additionally, TreePeople have a tree care event in the Studio City/North Hollywood area and a tree planting at Centennial High School in Compton.
The LA Eco-Village will be hosting a tour of their property. The guided tour will teach the history, context, accomplishments, pitfalls, transitions, plans and visions for the two block central city demonstration ecovillage neighborhood-in-process and its intentional community.
Over at Cal Poly Pomona is the 2nd Annual Asian American Environmental Symposium. Here, the focus is on future environmental leaders, namely college-educated students.
Out in Ventura, the Green Living Expo: A Better Life Through Better Living. The same event will travel to Los Angeles County Fairgrounds at the end of March next year.
Back in Los Angeles, two green themed art shows will open to cap off the night: Green-er Sessions Art Exhibition: Sketching Solutions for Climate Changes in Venice and Living Room: Conscious Art and Design at Metro Gallery on Hyperion.
Photo from a TreePeople event by BitBoy via Flickr