Residential Greening Program

This page last updated on 07/03/13

What is a Green Living Workshop?
A Green Living Workshop is a place to come together with others in the community who are interested in doing more to protect their health and the health of the planet.

Each week a trained Instructor facilitates the hour and a half meeting. Instructors educate on the weekly topic and review specific solutions that reduce participants' environmental impact and improve their quality of life. Each of the six meetings engages residents in hands‐on, interactive and educational experiences.

Depending on funding availability Sustainable Works can also provide tools for implementing our solutions, such as reusable bags, compact fluorescent light bulbs and coupons to local sustainable businesses.

Learn about current environmental issues and get solutions that not only protect the environment, but save money. To help implement these solutions, participants receive weekly resource saving tools and can even earn a special gift bag filled with additional eco‐tools.

Green Living Workshops meet for an hour and a half, once a week, for six weeks at the same location. The workshops are FREE.

The workshops are primarily held at the Santa Monica Main Library located at 601 Santa Monica Blvd.

Our Sustainable WorksBook is a comprehensive and up to date resource guide that provides valuable information and recommendations in six resource areas. Each chapter increases one's understanding of the local, regional, and global environmental impact of their daily choices.

Our program can help you:

  • divert solid waste through recycling
  • become water efficient
  • eliminate toxic chemicals
  • minimize transportation impacts
  • reduce energy use
  • learn to make better consumer choices

How can taking a Green Living Workshop positively impact your life?

  • Help you save money through resource‐use efficiency
  • Connect your actions with the world around you
  • Develop relationships with your neighbors and connect you to the community
  • Teach you how to implement eco‐friendly activities in your daily routine
  • Improve your quality of life through healthy living

Why join a Green Living Workshop?

  • Join because natural resources are valuable
  • Join because you can make a difference
  • Join because you will learn what you can do on a daily basis
  • Join because you can network with like minded individuals

What are the program requirements?
In order to receive a certificate of completion and resource saving goodie bags, participants must;

  • Attend all 6 meetings
  • Complete the Sustainability Survey
  • Implement at least three of the topic solutions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What are people saying about the Green Living Workshop?

"The Green Living Workshop greatly impacted the way my family and I interact. It has become natural for us to take care of our environment. The workshop reinforced things I already knew and gave me more amazing and informative statistics." Daniel, John Muir Elementary Teacher

"I absolutely loved being a part of Sustainable Works' Green Living Workshop. Already a conscious consumer – recycling, vegetarian, I learned more about how to live sustainably with easy, practical knowledge that helped me "tighten my game". Kim, Santa Monica Resident

"I thought I was doing a lot to protect the environment until I took the workshop. There are so many simple solutions you can incorporate into your lifestyle. Taking this workshop is a must!" Anonymous

“The GLW was a great tool to make me aware of all the little changes I could implement to work towards a more sustainable lifestyle. I think awareness if half the battle so I applaud Sustainable Works for all their efforts” Anjali Reddy, Sony Pictures

“I suspected I was wasteful, but what I didn’t begin to understand before taking this class was that I was being wasteful with what was not mine to waste. Very motivating factor in practicing sustainability! I now eat less meat, recycle more stuff and feel much more comfortable with my long held suspicion that simplicity should be a way of life.“ Andrea Drever, Associate Creative Director, RPA

“The workshop helped me to understand what a difference I can make as an individual. I never thought I mattered” Diggy Gomez, Los Angeles Resident

"Sustainable Works changed the way I view many aspects of our world. This would be a great mandatory class in high school or college." Anonymous

Residential Greening

What people are saying...

"Sustainable Works brought together a world of information and resources into a manageable program. The combination of classroom, notebook and websites has given me enough to double my effectiveness."

"The Green Living Workshop greatly impacted the way my family and I interact. It has become natural for us to take care of our environment. The workshop reinforced things I already knew and gave me more amazing and informative statistics."

"I absolutely loved being a part of Sustainable Works' Green Living Workshop. Already a conscious consumer – recycling, vegetarian, I learned more about how to live sustainably with easy, practical knowledge that helped me tighten my game."

"I thought I was doing a lot to protect the environment until I took the workshop. There are so many simple solutions you can incorporate into your lifestyle. Taking this workshop is a must!"

"Sustainable Works changed the way I view many aspects of our world. This would be a great mandatory class in high school or college."

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