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Meatless in March: Join us!

Happy March! Join us as we celebrate Meatless in March by incorporating more plant-rich meals into your lifestyle. The more meals the greater reduction in your carbon foodprint. Meatless in March is a City of Santa Monica campaign to encourage individuals to reduce their meat consumption in an effort to reduce their carbon foodprint and improve health. To learn the importance of reducing one’s meat consumption,

Why?

The Meatless in March Pledge encourages residents and businesses to incorporate more plant-rich meals into daily practice. By incentivizing participants during the month of March, the hope is to raise awareness and grow the movement toward plant-rich foods.  As a city that is driving toward carbon neutrality and a city of wellbeing, it is important to emphasize a plant-rich diet and reducing one’s foodprint.

Meatless in March is part of Santa Monica’s commitment to sustainable food. The City of Santa Monica promotes awareness about the effects of food choices on climate change. In addition to reducing meat and dairy consumption, we also promote eating organic, buying local and locally grown, avoiding processed foods, and minimize packaging and food waste.

Meatless in March also creates a dialogue around sustainable food. As we look at the impacts of one’s behaviors, we begin to look at how we can create more sustainable food systems for our community.

JOIN THE MEATLESS IN MARCH SCAVENGER HUNT
Click here for full details

“The Diet that helps fight Climate Change” Produced by University of California in partnership with Vox

Movie Screening: Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

Consider the fact that one-third of the food grown annually for human consumption is never eaten – for one reason or another, it ends up in the garbage.

WASTED! THE STORY OF FOOD WASTE FILM SCREENING
 
WASTED! The Story Of Food Waste aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. Through the the eyes of chef-heroes like Anthony Bourdain, Dan Barber, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowien, audiences will see how the world’s most influential chefs make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system. WASTED! exposes the criminality of food waste and how it’s directly contributing to climate change and shows us how each of us can make small changes – all of them delicious – to solve one of the greatest problems of the 21st Century.
When: Wednesday, February 28th, 7:00 pm
Where: Aero Theater, 1328 Montana Ave. Santa Monica
A Panel discussion featuring experts in the field will follow the screening.

If you are a Santa Monica Resident, High School/College Student or a Sustainable Works Member, register HERE for your free tickets. If not, you can purchase tickets at Fandango


 

*Please arrive by 6:40 to guarantee you get a seat

Zero Waste Event – Enjoy the concessions, but when finished, please discard in a sustainable manner to minimize waste…ideally ZERO!
Bring Your Reusable Water Bottle! Water provided by City of Santa Monica’s Office of Sustainability and the Environment.
Ride, Walk or Take Public Transportation, Don’t Drive If You Can

This event is presented by the City of Santa Monica’s Office of Sustainability and the Environment along and Sustainable Works and American Cinematheque.

 

February Walk with the Mayor!


In February, join Mayor Ted Winterer, Adopt-A-Walk and Santa Monica Spoke on a one-mile walk, through the neighborhood. The loop walk will leave from Reed Park–the corner of California Ave and Lincoln Blvd– at 10 am. This is a great opportunity to meet other walkers, learn about Adopt-A-Walk, Santa Monica Spoke and discuss the community with the Mayor and city staff.

Bring good walking shoes and a water bottle. Children should be in strollers or capable of walking the route, and DOGS ARE WELCOME!

Check out the Calendar event HERE for all the info!

Bikerowave Bicycle Swap Meet: Jan 28th

Bikerowave is hosting a bicycle swap meet!

This is a great opportunity to support your local bike co-op and grab some bargains on all kinds of used bicycles, bike parts, and accessories! They’ll be selling off some of their old overstock including messenger bags, saddles, complete bicycles, and more!

Swap meet will be followed by the regular Sunday shift where you can learn how to build, repair and maintain your bicycle!

Coffee and donuts will be available for the early birds!

Members of the public are welcome to sell bike-related items and can set up from 8:30 am onwards.

Bikerowave, 12255 Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles, 90066.
See the event on Facebook HERE

Bikerowave Event this Friday: More Women in Biking!

 Join us Friday at The Bikerowave:
Event information on our calendar here and on Facebook here.

Jenni Gwiazdowski, founder and director of the London Bike Kitchen, will lead a talk on getting more women in biking and STEM generally. After the talk Jenni will be available to sign copies of her book, “How to Build Your Own Bike. A limited number of copies will be available for purchase at the event, or you can purchase your own copy from your favorite bookseller prior and bring it with you!

This event is FREE and open to the public. Seating may be limited but there is plenty of standing room. Snacks will be provided.

Learn more about Jenni:
https://prowomenscycling.com/2017/05/25/jenni-gwiazdowski-london-bike-kitchen/
http://detourblog.co.uk/2017/10/10/jenni-gwiazdowski-london-bike-kitchen-fix-shit/