Thursday, November 15, 2018

Greywater - November 18, 2018

Grateful for Greywater - REPURPOSE YOUR LAUNDRY WATER


What is greywater? It's the "waste" water from your washing machine reused to water your fruit trees or perennial plants instead of being sent to the reclamation plant and then out to the ocean. 

With a greywater system, every time you do a load of laundry your plants get a good drink and you save money as well.

As everyone knows, California has experienced an extreme drought for many years and it will most likely continue. Water is probably the most important resource for every living species on our planet. Learn how to double the usage of your water!

Green Tent guest Art Lee holds workshops that cover all the information you need to install a grey water system at your house. He's bringing a mini greywater demo system so visitors can see how it works and will answer your questions. He'll also have a signup sheet for those interested in attending a future workshop.

A bicycle built for solar power!  And yeah, it works.
Art can also explain how to install your own personal solar panel for small projects or emergency power for your cell phone, laptop, or ham radio.



Art is also a solar energy expert!  When it comes to versatility and sustainability, he has all the info you need to painlessly shrink your carbon footprint.  Come by the Green Tent this Sunday and benefit from his free advice.



Saturday, November 10, 2018

Art Walk Preview, November 11

Get a preview of the upcoming Mar Vista Art Walk at the Green Tent!


This holiday season the Mar Vista Art Walk joins the Mar Vista Chamber of Commerce for a Small Business Saturday ALL-DAY bonanza on Saturday November 24.

Created as a means of improving the walkability of our neighborhood, The Mar Vista ArtWalk is a fun, FREE celebration of all the arts.  More walking = fewer cars + less greenhouse gas + better health!

On Saturday November 24, the 1-mile stretch of Venice Blvd between Inglewood Bl – Beethoven St. will be transformed by its current theme, INNER GRATITUDE.  Yes! Our wonderful, eco-friendly, environmentally conscious and economically supportive neighborhood has inspired us to celebrate YOU.

A Winter Wonderland -- complete with an ice skating rink and SNOW!!! -- live kid bands, fire dancers, carolers, live painting, art installations, experimental video building wraps and live music will encourage neighbors to get out and walk our streets. Presenting partners American Express even commissioned a special new public art sculpture for the event.


The Mar Vista Art Walk is a joint effort of environmental nonprofit Green Communications Initiative (GCI) and the community of local artists, the Department of Cultural Affairs, sponsors Earthstar Creation Center and the M & R Vest Foundation, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Getaround, the Mar Vista Chamber of Commerce and the support of CD-11 councilmember Mike Bonin, Mar Vista Neighborhood Council, Mayor Eric Garcetti’s “Great Streets” Initiative and presenting partners American Express.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Drawdown November 4, 2018

YES, WE CAN REVERSE GLOBAL WARMING!!!




We know you want to be part of the solution for saving Planet Earth, so which steps are the most effective in actually removing carbon from the atmosphere?

Project Drawdown will help you discover which of the top 100 solutions you are already implementing.  Create your own refrigerator magnet to keep you focused on solutions instead of problems.

Come to the Green Tent this Sunday, November 4 and play the Top Ten Solutions" game. 






Learn what YOU can do to help reverse global warming, and how shopping at the farmer's market is already a big step towards creating sustainable, resilient communities!

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Master Gardeners October 28, 2018


Autumn garden plants & advice ...

The UC Cooperative Extension/LA County Master Gardeners will be at the Green Tent at their usual spot this coming Sunday, October 28.

Nature is starting to rebel.  Rats decimated many of the seedlings that our intrepid Master Gardeners had lovingly grown.   A new assortment is being gathered and all will be revealed this Sunday.  




PLEASE NOTE:  The Master Gardeners will be taking a much deserved break during November and December.  They will be returning on January 27, 2019.


  • Earn some good karma by bringing your old six-pack trays so we can continue to grow seedlings for your gardening pleasure.  THANKS!

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Special Guest Replaces Green Tent - October 21, 2018



Green Tent is taking a break this Sunday. 

But our space is still filled with environmental awareness. 
Please support our local entrepreneurs.


Yes, there is a second life for broken crayons!

Roman (11) and Eleanor (9) are a brother and sister team who collect broken unwanted crayons from their community and melt them in molds to create brand new colorful homemade crayons.  In the process, they are learning many valuable lessons about recycling and setting up a business! Roman and Eleanor plan to give 15% of their October and November profits to the St. Margaret’s Thanksgiving Food Drive in Inglewood.   They will accept any donated broken crayons you want to bring them!


More important stuff...

BAGS BAGS BAGS!  
We've all done it... forgotten our reusable shopping bags or bought too much delicious food.  What a relief to find a spare in the Bag Exchange bag, near the Green and Blue Tents.  But we are running very low.  Please help by dropping off your clean extras any Sunday.  Stuff it in the green checkered container or leave it at the Green Tent.  Also accepting clean pillow cases for the truly desperate.  Thanks for your help!



Friday, October 12, 2018

Bags needed October 14, 2018

SLOLA (Seed Library of Los Angeles) is returning.  For more information, click here.


BAGS BAGS BAGS!  
We've all done it... forgotten our reusable shopping bags or bought too much delicious food.  What a relief to find a spare in the Bag Exchange bag, near the Green and Blue Tents.  But we are running very low.  Please help by dropping off your clean extras any Sunday.  Stuff it in the green checkered container or leave it at the Green Tent.  Also accepting clean pillow cases for the truly desperate.  Thanks for your help!

Are You Prepared to Vote for Your Planet?

Voter registration deadline : October 22
Click here to register online.
Mark your calendar - Vote Tuesday November 6

Monday, October 1, 2018

Drawdown October 7, 2018

www.drawdown.org
- - Drawdown - -
Reversing Global Warming

Saving the planet from global warming can seem overwhelming. Fortunately a group of top-notch scientists and researchers have collected data on what actions are already working and have ranked the top 100 solutions in order. Are you ready to take the next step in reversing climate change?  Here is your opportunity.




Drawdown Workshop Series 5 sessions
Thursday, October 4  
St. Bede's Church from 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.  
 For more information, contact Naomi ncurland@gmail.com


Solution #6 - Educating Girls  Stop by the Green Tent this Sunday, October 7 and learn how one Mar Vistan is taking action to rebuild lives and reduce global warming  through her organization, Speak For Silent Voices Working with orphans and abused children, founder Kristina Maglic is helping to rescue girls (and boys) from a life on the streets Kalkata.


Waleed is the two millionth person born in Gaza
Solution # 7 - Family Planning
Honoring the dignity of women and children through family planning is not about governments forcing the birth rate down (or up, through natalist policies). Nor is it about those in rich countries, where emissions are highest, telling people elsewhere to stop having children. When family planning focuses on healthcare provision and meeting women’s expressed needs, empowerment, equality, and well-being are the result; the benefits to the planet are side effects.

Solution # 62 - Women Smallholders
Women have less access to a range of resources, from land rights and credit to
education and technology. Even though they farm as capably and efficiently as men, inequality in assets, inputs, and support means women produce less on the same amount of land. Closing this gender gap can improve the lives of women, their families and communities, while addressing global warming.





Monday, September 24, 2018

Swap Society September 30, 2018

SWAP SOCIETY COMES BACK THIS SUNDAY TO THE MAR VISTA FARMER'S MARKET!


Do you love fashion but also have concerns about the impact the fashion industry has on our fragile environment?  If you aren't concerned, here are 3 reasons you should be...

      The apparel industry is the 4th largest industrial polluter and accounts for 8% of global carbon emissions.
      The average American sends 70 pounds of clothes to landfills every year. That's 21 billion pounds of post consumer textile waste per year!
      Less than 20% of what gets donated to charities gets resold.
Click here to learn more... 

"Swap Society is taking swapping to
the next level,: Cristina Lozano,
Style Indigo
SWAPPING CLOTHING - EASY ON THE PLANET, EASY ON YOUR WALLET
Swapping clothes has been around forever. Graduating from simple one-on-one transactions (Hey, Gal Pal, would you like my blue sweater?  I'm kind of over it..) to semi-organized clothing swaps.   Now Swap Society takes clothing swapping and up-cycling to a whole new level.  It serves as a virtual clothing swap for women and kids that gives you equal value for your clothes. SwapSociety members refresh their wardrobes without the guilt that fast fashion perpetuates, with the added reward of saving money by not buying new.  

Monday, September 17, 2018

Master Gardeners October 28, 2018


Autumn garden plants & advice

The UC Cooperative Extension/LA County Master Gardeners will be at the Green Tent at their usual spot this coming Sunday, October 28.

Nature is starting to rebel.  Rats decimated many of the seedlings that our intrepid Master Gardeners had lovingly grown.   A new assortment is being gathered and all will be revealed this Sunday.  
  • Earn some good karma by bringing your old six-pack trays so we can continue to grow seedlings for your gardening pleasure.  THANKS!

Swap Society September 30, 2018


Swap Society comes back this Sunday to the Mar Vista Farmer's Market!


Do you love fashion but also have concerns about the impact the fashion industry has on our fragile environment?  If you aren't concerned, here are 3 reasons you should be...

      The apparel industry is the 4th largest industrial polluter and accounts for 8% of global carbon emissions.
      The average American sends 70 pounds of clothes to landfills every year. That's 21 billion pounds of post consumer textile waste per year!
      Less than 20% of what gets donated to charities gets resold.
Click here to learn more... 

"Swap Society is taking swapping to
the next level,: Cristina Lozano,
Style Indigo
SWAPPING CLOTHING - EASY ON THE PLANET, EASY ON YOUR WALLET
Swapping clothes has been around forever. Graduating from simple one-on-one transactions (Hey, Gal Pal, would you like my blue sweater?  I'm kind of over it..) to semi-organized clothing swaps.   Now Swap Society takes clothing swapping and up-cycling to a whole new level.  It serves as a virtual clothing swap for women and kids that gives you equal value for your clothes. SwapSociety members refresh their wardrobes without the guilt that fast fashion perpetuates, with the added reward of saving money by not buying new.