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Green picks: Network, reconstruct, rally, and rock

Where to go, what to do, how to green. Our event picks for the coming week:

Tonight: Green Business Networking will bring together eco-entrepreneurs and desperate job seekers alike over organic food and drinks at Berkeley Mills, 1330 4th St., Santa Monica from 6-9 pm. Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

Thu, 10/14: Catch an eco-fashion show featuring EM Reconstruct, a line made with upcycled materials. The collection will be showcased at UP NEXT: L.A. DESIGNERS at EM & Co, 7940 W. 3rd St. Los Angeles from 7 pm to 11 pm. RSVP to

Fri, 10/15: Hear State Senator Fran Pavley at a No on Prop 23 Rally at UCLA. Organized by UCLA eco student group E3, the rally will happen at Meyerhoff Park in front of Kerckhoff Hall at UCLA (campus map, PDF) from 11:30 am to 1 pm.

Fri, 10/15 to Sun, 10/17: The Conscious Life Expo's not just about UFOs and psychics -- though fans of both will certainly be at the event. Focus on the exhibitors, many of whom will feature eco-friendly fashions, food, and products -- alongside "vibrational therapy" and "aura photography." It all happens at  LAX Hilton Hotel, 5711 Century Blvd., Los Angeles. Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

Tue, 10/19: Preview “Rock the Boat,” a documentary about L.A. River kayakers — while enjoying drinks and snacks, then hear a panel about revitaliizing the river, featuring some of the intrepid eco-kayakers at the U.S. Green Building Council-Westside Branch kick off at the Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice from 6 pm to 8:30 pm. Cost: $10 for USGBC members; $15 for non-members.


Send event suggestions to Siel at Not all events will get listed -- just the 5 - 7 Siel likes best each week. If your event doesn't make the cut, know that her moods are capricious and she'll likely rue her omission later in the week. So try her again with your next event!

Photo: Rock the Boat