Friday, March 15, 2013

We've moved our blog!

Hi friends,

Green-and-Greener.com is now exclusively an online store for non-toxic, effective make-up, bath and body products and our blog about all things sustainable, creative, concious, etc. has moved to EmberLiving.wordpress.com .  Our YouTube page is still YouTube.com/GreenAndGreenerStore 

Hope to see you "around!"

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Check out our YOUTUBE channel

I haven’t been posting that much because I’ve been working on launching our YouTube Channel.  Check out our “Tips Under Two” – green living tips under two-minutes long.  We will be posting 3-tips a week: Monday will be a green product, Wednesday a general green living tip OR a viewer question and Friday a food-related tip.  If you have questions you’d like me to answer, send them to youtube@green-and-greener.com and if you like our videos be sure to SUBSCRIBE to our channel! 

 

Our YouTube channel is here:

http://youtube.com/greenandgreenerstore

 

You can also find us here:

http://twitter.com/greenandgreener

http://facebook.com/greenandgreener

 

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

It's RAIN BARREL time. We have them in stock in terracotta and black for only $129

http://store.green-and-greener.com/servlet/Detail?no=802

 

Our reusable drycleaning bags have gone down in price to $20 (were $32). They are a great gift!  http://store.green-and-greener.com/servlet/Detail?no=485

Sunday, October 10, 2010

It’s a WIN-WIN-WIN situation

Bring in proof of a $50+ donation to a non-profit and receive up to 15% off a mattress

LOS ANGELES, October 10, 2010 – It seems that everyone is hurting right now and none more than non-profits and small businesses. But one can’t put off buying everything, and when you need a new bed…well, you need a new bed. In the hopes of creating a WIN-WIN-WIN situation, Green and Greener (G&G) is offering a special “Do Well by Doing Good” discount on their wonderful eco-friendly mattresses which last longer than traditional mattresses and cost as little as $0.43*[1] a night to sleep on! Not only are the latex/Organic cotton/Pure Grow wool mattresses economical, they are also anti-allergen, anti-dust mite and are flame retardant without the use of added chemicals unlike traditional mattresses. G&G also has mattresses available that are made without wool or with inner springs (instead of latex) for customers who prefer those options.

To take advantage of this offer, customers are asked to bring in proof of a $50+ donation to a non-profit that benefits the environment, children or animals and G&G will give them 10% off their mattress; if customers refer a friend who purchases a mattress with the non-profit donation special then G&G will give them an extra 5% back (that's a savings of up to $420!) Donation must be to a registered 501(c)(3) and a copy of the donation receipt on organization's letterhead must be dated on or after January 1, 2010 and be shown to a G&G employee at the time of purchase. Each $50+ donation is good towards the purchase of one mattress. This offer is good through December 31, 2010.

Green and Greener is located at 4838 Laurel Canyon Blvd, Valley Village in the heart of the San Fernando Valley. The 1300 sq ft store is an eco-living store carrying “a little bit of everything, but all green” and specializing in hard to find and locally-made products. More information can be found online at green-and-greener.com or by calling 818.358.4313.



[1] $0.43 cost based on purchase of a King-size latex/organic cotton/wool mattress and use for 15-years. Latex mattresses may be comfortable for as long as 30-years.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

A new CSA is available in the Tarzana/Woodland Hills area.  Info below:

 

 

In an effort to continue our venture in community building we are considering offering Calvert as a pick-up location for a CSA.  After shopping around, "Join the Farm!", a five acre organicfarm located south of Oxnard seems to be a best option.  "Join the Farm"has added Calvert as their Woodland Hills drop-off location.  "Join the Farm" encourages subscribers to come visit for a hands on look at where your food comes from!  You can read more about them on their website www.jointhefarm.com

 

What is a CSA?  Community Supported Agriculture is an arrangement in which subscribers buy a portion of a farmer's crop at the beginning of the season and receive weekly boxes of whatever is being harvested fresh form the field.  Your box would be delivered to Calvert for convenient pick-up.

 

What is a CSA box like?  Weekly shares of fresh organic produce are enough to feed a family of four.  (A half-share -- delivery every other week -- is also available if the full-share seems like too much.)  In fall season (October - December) you can expect lettuces, greens, cucumbers, summer and winter squashes, onions, beans and more.  Maybe even some tomatoes, corn and melons lingering from summer season.  Each week members receive a newsletter with updates from the farm and a guide to what's in your box.

 

What if I don't eat that much produce?  If you can't handle a full share, consider splitting one with a friend, neighbor, or teacher!  or purchase a half share (receiving a box twice a month instead of each week).

 

How much does it cost?  A "Fall Season Subscription" (11 weeks) costs $400 - $350 if you sign up by September 30! That's about $32/week.  A half-share is $225 for the season.  If the full cost of a box prohibits you from participating in the CSA, Join the Farm will do their best to help you find a solution.  (Families who are interested in the half-share may want to consider teaming up on a full-share with another family to cut costs.)

 

Not only is a CSA share a good way to keep your family healthy - it is good for our local economy - and good for the earth!  An all around good thing!  And a portion comes back to Calvert.  Good for everyone!

 

For information: calvertgreencommunity@gmail.com

Friday, October 01, 2010

The next 3-days is the LA Kids Consignment in Burbank. Get gently used gear for kids and pregnant mothers without breaking the bank! http://www.lakidsconsignment.com/

 

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

New Watering Schedule Now in Effect for LADWP Customers

New Watering Schedule Now in Effect for LADWP Customers

Watering Days Expanded, Schedule Based on Customer Street Address

LOS ANGELES — Changes to the City of Los Angeles' Water Conservation Ordinance went into effect today for Los Angeles City residents and businesses, allowing LADWP customers to water with sprinklers up to three days per week. Customers whose street addresses end with an odd number – 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9 – are permitted to use their sprinkler systems on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Customers whose addresses end in even numbers – 0, 2, 4, 6, or 8 are permitted to do so on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.  Addresses ending in fractions are treated as whole numbers and observe the same day restrictions as others on their same side of the street, (ie: 4321 ½ is regarded as 4321, an odd-numbered address.)

Sprinkler time limits are based on the type of nozzle used.  Spray head sprinklers and bubblers, which are non-conserving models and are common in most landscapes, are allowed up to 8 minutes per watering station per day. Rotors and multi-stream rotary heads are allowed 15 minutes per cycle and up to two cycles per day per watering station. Watering with sprinklers is restricted to hours before 9:00 a.m. and after 4:00 p.m., regardless of the watering day.

All other prohibited uses of water, which include prohibiting hosing down driveways and sidewalks and water runoff, requiring all leaks be fixed and only using hoses fitted with shut-off nozzles, remain in effect.   Hand-watering using garden hoses fitted with shut-off nozzle devices is permissible any day of the week before 9:00 a.m. and after 4:00 p.m.

The changes to the Ordinance were approved by the Board of Water and Power Commissioners on July 22.  The Los Angeles City Council approved the revisions on August 18 and the Mayor signed them into law on Monday.

Educational awareness efforts, and enforcement where applicable, will continue to be conducted by the LADWP Water Conservation Team, whose members actively patrol Los Angeles communities to help inform customers of water waste they observe in progress and learn about through tips from neighbors and concerned residents who call 1-800-DIAL DWP or send e-mails to waterconservationteam@ladwp.com

In an effort to help our customers save water and money, LADWP offers a rebate on water conserving sprinkler nozzles of up to $8 per nozzle.  The Department offers numerous other rebate programs and incentives for switching to water efficient devices and tips for easy ways to reduce water use. This information, as well as comprehensive information on the new watering schedules and the prohibited uses of water, is all available at www.ladwp.com.

Customers may apply for a Hardship Variance from specific Ordinance requirements, including customers in designated High Fire Severity Zones. Variance Instructions and Forms are available online at www.ladwp.com/waterconservation and at all LADWP Service Center locations. For more information, call 213-367-0771.

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the nation's largest municipal utility, provides reliable, low-cost water and power services to Los Angeles residents and businesses in an environmentally responsible manner. LADWP serves about 1.4 million electric customers and 680,000 water customers in Los Angeles.