Wed, 11/3: Learn to be green and save green at the Wise Power Use Expo, a free event with educational and inspiring speakers including Chris Paine, director of Who Killed the Electric Car?. One of the organizers is our latest Everyday Hero, Sherri Akers. The eco-education begins at 6:30 pm at the Windward School, 11350 Palms Blvd., Los Angeles.
Thu, 11/4: Is It Organic? (PDF) is the topic of the next Santa Monica Farmers’ Market quarterly panel, featuring panelists from certified organic, ex-certified organic, and not certified organic fars as well as Chef Neal Fraser of Grace and BLD. The lively debate will happen in the MLK, Jr. Auditorium of the Santa Monica Main Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica. starting at 7 pm.
Sat., 11/6: RETHINK:GREEN — a star-studded charity gala that includes an art exhibit, organic tasting, and a green awards ceremony — will raise funds for the Green Ambassadors Institute to promote environmental leadership for students at Environmental Charter High School in Lawndale and beyond. The event happens at Blackwelder LA, 3121 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles. Tickets start at $125.
Sat., 11/6: Get a green runner’s high at the Elysian Park 5K Eco Trail Run, put together by Green Running Events. Meet at the Elysian Park Drive and Stadium Way. Cost: $25, including a T-shirt, with a portion of proceeds benefiting Heal the Bay. The open race starts at 8 am; master’s race at 8:30 am.
Sun., 11/7: Take a T-shirt upcycling art workshop and turn an old T-shirt into a reusable bag at Santa Monica Museum of Art. The workshop’s part of the museum’s essential goods drive to benefit the women of Ocean Park Community Center; the upcycled bags will be used to bundle donations to OPCC. Take your old T-shirts to SMMoA, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, and sew away from 2 pm to 5 pm. Cost: Free for museum members; $5 for non-members.
Sun., 11/7: The LA Idea Project, described as “a one-day TED-style conference on social innovation,” invites all people “interested in the power of ideas to make change through entrepreneurship.” The all-day event happens from 8 am to 8 pm at Barnsdall Art Park, 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. Cost: $295, which includes 2 meals and an afterparty.
Tue, 11/9: Stay in and watch Nourish: Food + Community. This half-hour program, narrated by Cameron Diaz, will consider the story behind our food with the help of Michael Pollan, Alice Waters, Jamie Oliver, Bryant Terry, and other eco-foodie experts. Tune in to KCET at 10:30 pm to catch the show (trailer below).
Image: Wise Power Use Expo