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Greener Community founder Janie Thompson invites you to their Valley Water Expo. Join Los Angeles Councilman Paul Koretz of the 5th District, The Encino Neighborhood Council and The City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks at this FREE EVENT.

This event is on Thursday, April 22, 2010 Earth Day at          Balboa Sports Center 17015 Burbank Blvd. Encino 91316. 
Table presentations will begin at 6:00 pm and speaker presentations will be from 7:00 - 9:00 pm.

The evening is designed to further awareness of the drought crisis that we face as a community and provide information and tools to embrace water conservation. There will be guest presenters who will then offer a panel discussion and Q & A.

Water conservation information tables will provide information as well as products. There will also be representatives from non-profit organizations, which make vital contributions to Los Angeles County.

All Green Things has donated 1 Klean Kanteen stainless steel reusable bottle and 1 Life Factory Glass Reusable Bottle.
Cyber-Rain has donated a smart weather based sprinkler controller.
Eco MInded Products has donated a collapsible rain barrel.
Everpure has donated a Commercial Grade H300 Home Filtration System.
Ewing has donated a Baseline Soil Moisture Sensor.
Garys Greenery has donated 5 one hour home consultations on sustainable landscaping.
Greywater Corps has donated a one hour home consultation for greywater installation.
Kohler has donated a High Efficiency Shower Head
Livingreen has donated a Rainshow'r Shower Head.
Oxygen Ozone has donated a shower filter.
Robert Perry the distinguished author and professor has donated a copy of his latest book "Landscape Plants for California Gardens.
Rainbud has donated a $75.00 coupon towards purchase of one of their rainbarrels.
Rain Tank Depot has donated a 55 gallon rain barrel.
Roof to Ground has donated one OLLA to water your plants with an ancient method of drip irrigation.
Smart Faucet has donated 2 water saving faucets.
Surfrider Foundation has donated an Oceans-Friendly Gardens HandBook.
Sustainable Solutions has donated 1 Caroma dual flush toilet
Sustainable Works has donated a Green Living cotton tote bag with a  CFL shower head and other eco items.
The Rain Barrel Company has donated a 55 gallon rain barrel.
TreePeople has donated 2 tickets to one of it's summer series events for the Once Upon A Canyon Night at the S. Mark Taper Amphitheatre located in Coldwater Canyon Park.
Valvette Systems has donated one box (25) of 4" Little Tuffy pop-up sprinklers that feature the water-saving Little Valve technology.
Watergeeks has donated 6 copies of FLOW For The Love of Water  the award winning documentary.

Valley Water Expo 
is organized and produced by 
Janie Thompson Greener Community Founder and Encino resident. 

Guest presenters are:
Chris Brown - Director of the California Urban Water Conservation Council. The California Urban Water Conservation Council was created to increase efficient water use statewide through partnerships among urban water agencies, public interest organizations, and private entities. The council's goal is to integrate urban water conservation Best Management Practices into the planning and management of California's water resources.

Kevin O'Donnell - of Thread Collaborative, a sustainable design strategist and presenter for Al Gore’s Climate Project. Kevin was trained by Al Gore to give his An Inconvenient Truth slide show. As a member of the non-profit group, The Climate Project, he presents customized versions focused on the relationship between buildings, landscaping and climate change.

Pamela Berstler - Green Gardens Group LA (G3LA) – G3's focus is to change the paradigm of the beautiful Southern California landscape from the water and resource-guzzling gardens of today to the climate - and place- appropriate sustainable ideal of tomorrow. Their organization is devoted to educating homeowners, design professionals, and local communities in the latest eco-restorative landscape techniques and promoting the principles of low-impact development.

Thomas M. Erb – Director of Water Resources, LADWP

SPECIAL THANKS To the dedicated efforts of Ron Ervin, Sean Ervin, Taylor Ervin, Sigma Chi, Winston Olson, Sergio Guiterrez for his beautiful flyer design, Sherri Akers of the Mar Vista Green Committee, CBM Special Events for donating two banners. Kent Jorgensen of IATSE Local 80, Rob Glushon, Jeff Ebenstein, Glenn Bailey and Kerri Barton.