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Green deals for Earth Day (hooray) + Webby Awards & BarCampLA!

The month of April has been filled with Spring cleaning, organizing, recycling, and driving around in my SUV. Yes, you read that right. To help offset the last thing, I’ve taken a more active role in taking care of the planet by volunteering, helping people connect with others, and sharing some deals for Earth Day/Week/Month.

Earth Month Festivities

I took the opportunity to volunteer at the SEA lab‘s Earth Month event and Redondo Beach pier cleanup. We drew arrows and wrote encouraging directional verbiage on the sidewalks leading to the pier. This is where the 2011 Earth Month Chalk Art Challenge was held. I didn’t create this one, but thought it was too cute to not share.
Just Keep Swimming

Anyone was welcome have some chalk and draw on one of over 100 cement squares, to be voted on later in the day.

Chalk art A clear frontrunner by mid-morning: Beautiful chalk art by Penny

I didn’t stay in that area long enough to find out the winner, but lots of fun was had by all who participated. View 5 more photos on my Flickr.

Here are some Earth Day deals from Yahoo! including free admission to any national park through Sunday and free coffee or tea at Starbucks when you bring in a reusable mug. I’ve already entered the Target Refresh Your Nest sweepstakes listed on that page. If you enter too, let me know if you win something cool.

2011 Webby Awards voting is now open. This is a great way to find out about some top sites and apps you may not have been aware existed. I’ll list my top picks next week when I’ve finished voting.

LA Local Goodies
Have you registered for BarCampLA 8 yet? Here’s the BCLA event page on Facebook. This is the first one in a couple years, so if you have never been now is the time to go. I can only attend for one of the days, but I am looking forward to seeing my fellow tech geeks. If you don’t know what a BarCamp is you should check out the BarCampLA blog.


Bike n’ run

Four bikes at the beachOver the last few weekends I’ve been training for the Santa Catalina Triathlon, mostly on weekends. I may try a local reverse tri before then, but I haven’t yet registered for that one. Last weekend included two days of ocean swimming but this week has been too rainy for the water quality to be good for swimmers. Today’s workout consisted of a 13 mile hilly ride followed by a 2 mile run in Palos Verdes (PV). In my training I’ve learned a few things.
1) A painted solid white line 4 feet out from a gutter half-filled with brush and other debris does not a bike lane make. And why did the city paint “bike lane” in huge raised letters within the lane? Those don’t feel good to ride over and there are enough hazards in the bike lane already (more info on bicyclinginfo.org).
2a) Hawthorne Blvd in Palos Verdes is a beast with that long double hill to climb.
b) A BEAST, I say.
3) When running a hilly route for the first time think twice about picking a route with three flights of stairs. Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, right?
4) A “healthy” breakfast burrito never tasted so good than after a brick workout.
5) Recovery naps are the best. Oh, yes.


WordCamp Los Angeles 2017

September 29, 2017 – October 1, 2017

Social Media Club LA

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A Panda and a Book

Just me and my literary ramblings.

The Teresa Jusino Experience

Lemme Tell You A Story...

www.DIGECOMM.com

A little less talk. A lot more doing.

This Expat's Life

I love this place

WordCamp Los Angeles

September 5-7, 2014

Annette Berger

A little less talk. A lot more doing.

MIT Media Lab

Enabling technologies for expression, participation, and understanding.

Don't Call Me Cute

The Continuing Misadvantures of Jenny

nita's books

children's, middle grade, and young adult book reviews and other writing

a potter's pen

A little less talk. A lot more doing.

Transmedia Camp 101

Content Creation, Curation and Distribution in a Web 2.0 World

All the Things

A Journal of Incremental Self-Improvement

Anne Toole, writer

Learnings about writing for multiple media

Musings and Marvels

Exploring the ins and outs of the publishing industry

Not Rich Yet

It's going to happen. Gotta find something to do until then.

Don't Call Me Cute

A Collection of My Misadventures