Partners

Klean Kanteen is proud to partner with Kim on her mission to spread Eco-Friendly habits. These small changes, made as a collective, will lead to less single-use products and a healthier environment for all of us to enjoy. We hope Kim’s message will inspire change in your life, and help protect the places we live and play. 

A leader in BPA-free, stainless steel drinkware and food transport, Klean Kanteen is family owned with distribution in 40-plus countries globally. A certified B-Corporation and 1% for the Planet member, Klean Kanteen is committed to using business as a force for good and has donated over $2 million to environmental organizations globally.  


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It’s not just a cute bag!

We make the world’s best reusable bags by turning recycled plastic bottles into the most fashionable, durable, washable bags in the market.


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MIXT Studio by Marcie Carson is an eco-friendly lifestyle brand that designs, manufactures and curates a free-spirited collection of paper goods, gifts, apparel and accessories. There’s a creative spirit and love of the environment that infuses everything the studio produces. Whether it’s Marcie’s passion to discover new things or their eclectic approach, the resulting aesthetic is an inspired mix of color, pattern and message. As a result, Marcie chose the name MIXT (pronounced “mixed”) to describe the brand’s modern-boho vibe.

Best known for fresh, fashionable patterns printed on Tyvek® bags and totes, MIXT can now be found in over 300 stores across the nation. In 2015, the line opened their first storefront on Pacific Coast Highway in Hermosa Beach, California.


U-Konserve is the result of two mothers' struggle to be environmentally conscious as their families grew. As they packed school lunches, they knew the plastic baggies, drink cartons and single-use containers leaving their homes were destined for landfill. With this in mind, they created a waste-free lunch kit, and in 2008 U-Konserve was born. The desire was to have an impact beyond just creating durable, long-lasting products. The goal was to offer reusable and innovative solutions to change behavior and help the planet.


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Committed to changing an “environmentally-challenged” industry and protecting future generations, LAcarGUY is active in local environmental programs and initiatives.

In an effort to encourage adoption of electric vehicles, LAcarGUY recently became the first automotive dealer in the country to offer electric charging stations at its dealerships that are open to the general public. In 2010, LAcarGUY introduced the new position, Manager of the Environment, for the sole purpose of helping LAcarGUY reduce its carbon footprint through employee education and infrastructure changes. On Earth Day 2010, the company launched LAcarGUY.com/green featuring its green vehicle inventory as well as green technology news and updates on LAcarGUY’s internal sustainability efforts. Mike Sullivan, LAcarGUY’s president, serves on the Regional Board of Directors for Global Green and Heal the Bay, on the Advisory Board for the Environmental Media Association, and currently sponsors Heal the Bay’s prominent Annual Beach Report Card.


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Creative. Flavorful. Festive. Satisfying.

Catering the way it should be. 


 
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Family-owned neighborhood market specializing in fresh produce, meat, cheese, wine & groceries.


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At Beyond Meat, we started with simple questions. Why do you need an animal to create meat? Why can’t you build meat directly from plants? Turns out you can, so we did! 

Beyond Meat is on a mission to perfectly build meat from plants in an effort to positively impact human health, the environment, constraints on natural resources and animal welfare. One of the great things about building meat from the ground up is you can keep in the good stuff (protein) and leave out the bad (cholesterol). The result? Uncompromisingly delicious, plant-based burgers and sausages that are packed with protein and better for you and the planet. 


 
 

Family owned and operated since 1967, Earth Friendly Products® is the maker of ECOS® Laundry Detergent and over 200 other environmentally friendly products that are safer for people, pets and the planet. Made with plant-powered ingredients, ECOS® cleaners are thoughtfully sourced, pH balanced, readily biodegradable, easily recyclable, and never tested on animals. Over 100 ECOS® products have received the coveted U.S. EPA Safer Choice certification, which means that every ingredient is the safest in its class and that formulations are effective and demonstrate sustainability without sacrificing quality or performance. ECOS®, Baby ECOS®, ECOS® for Pets! and ECOS® Pro cleaners are available at major club and grocery retailers and natural foods stores throughout the U.S., in over 60 countries and online. Learn more at ecos.com and babyecos.com.


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On a Friday evening not too long ago, our family ditched our over-sized gas SUV at home, climbed into our Neighborhood Electric Vehicle and cruised down to the beach for another picture perfect sunset. The fresh ocean breeze, we have all come to love, felt refreshing against our faces. The parking was significantly easier than our SUV and we just felt like driving a zero emission electric vehicle was the responsible thing to do for our community. We thought, if driving an NEV around the South Bay is this easy and fun, why aren’t more people doing it? Then it happened…

E3 Vehicles was born as a result of three questions:

  • Why isn’t there a local business offering sales and service of Neighborhood Electric Vehicles in the South Bay?

  • Are there more NEV options to fit our budget and lifestyle?

  • Why aren’t more people doing this?

We opened our showroom doors in September 2016 as the first and only Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV) dealership in the South Bay. Our goal is to help educate the community on the benefits of driving an NEV. E3 Vehicles wants to provide the South Bay a low cost, environmentally-conscious and fun transportation alternative to the place we call home. Responsible lifestyle choice for quintessential beach city living.


Friends

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Joe Lyou, President and CEO of the Coalition for Clean Air

Dr. Joseph Lyou believes everyone has the right to breathe clean air. With more than 25 years of experience fighting for environmental health and justice, he brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to his work on air quality and climate policy, technology, and science. He previously held management positions with the California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund and Committee to Bridge the Gap.  Dr. Lyou serves as the governor’s appointee to the South Coast Air Quality Management District Governing Board and is an active participant on many regional and statewide advisory committees on air pollution, air toxics, environmental justice and environmental health. He received his Ph.D. from UC Santa Cruz in 1990.  Dr. Lyou has worked with Kim in her capacity as an environmental lawyer and as a Board member of the Coalition for Clean Air, and in his capacity as a Board member on the nonprofit Kim co-founded, Grades of Green.  

 

Terry Tamminen, Chief Executive Officer of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. 

Terry has deep international expertise in business, agriculture, education, public policy and the environment. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed him Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency and later Cabinet Secretary, the Chief Policy Advisor to the Governor, where Terry was the architect of many groundbreaking sustainability policies, including California's landmark Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, the Hydrogen Highway Network, and the Million Solar Roofs initiative. In 2010 Terry co-founded the R20 Regions of Climate Action, a public-private partnership bringing together subnational governments, businesses, financial markets, NGOs, and academia to implement measurable, large-scale, low-carbon and climate resilient economic development projects that can simultaneously solve the climate crisis and build a sustainable global economy. Since 2007 he has provided advice to Pegasus Capital Advisors and numerous global businesses on sustainability and “green” investing. In 2016, Terry joined the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation as CEO. An accomplished author, Terry's books include “Cracking the Carbon Code: The Keys to Sustainable Profits in the New Economy” (Palgrave Macmillan). In 2011, Terry was one of six finalists for the Zayed Future Energy Prize and The Guardian ranked Terry No. 1 in its “Top 50 People Who Can Save the Planet.”  

 
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Contributors

Meet Lauren Muller

Lauren has her masters degree in Environmental Education.  She has taught Environmental Studies at Platt Design School in San Diego, worked as the Assistant Director at the Roundhouse Aquarium in Manhattan Beach, and managed the Youth Corps Eco-Leadership Program at Grades of Green, an international environmental education non-profit.  She is currently a full-time mommy to two little boys and does environmental research in the wee hours of the night.  

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Meet Chrissy Roth

I am Chrissy Roth, a mom, wife, Physical Therapist, and Holistic Nutritionist, with Certificates in Plant Based Nutrition and Holistic Nutrition. I’m am passionate about dishing out plant-based nutrition education because I believe it saves lives, animals and the environment. I am motivated by good research and don't get too excited about something unless there is solid research backing it up. I love a challenge… I took 2 boys who thought they were cavemen (meat, meat, meat) and a husband who wanted to go veggie but hated beans, lentils, tofu, legumes, and most nuts to a plant based household 4 years ago….It's been quite a journey and I've shared a good part of it in my blog,plantbasedluv.com

 

Meet Chance Batcheller

So here’s a little about me…. My name is Chance, mother, friend, and a fishmonger (yes, that’s a real thing) who works with the largest sustainable seafood distributor on the West Coast.  I’ve also taught cooking classes and have catered events featuring cuisine from across the culinary spectrum.  Born overseas in Cambodia, I come from a long line of cooks and spent hours of my childhood in the kitchen smelling, tasting, and learning the language of food and the care and process of creating different culinary experiences that communicated love.  Today, I take the complex flavors of my upbringing and layer those onto the cuisine I create.  My culinary point of view is simple: “Make good food worthy of the love I feel for the people who will eat it by making it accessible, horizon-expanding, beautiful, personal, and comforting. “ 

I’m excited to partner with Kim to show you how you can take ordinary ingredients already in your kitchen that may otherwise go to waste and turn them into extraordinary bites!   I can’t wait to show you how simple it is to elevate everyday food into memorable experiences!  Grab a seat at the table and let’s explore!

 
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Meet Lenie Ramos Trent

Lenie is a mom, surfer, and passionate environmentalist. After selling her company in 2010, she dedicated her time with local philanthropies that protect our environment. She became a speaking ambassador with Heal the Bay, elementary school educator and communications volunteer for Grades of Green, and beach clean up volunteer for the Surfrider Foundation. As a mother, she implements daily earth friendly habits for her children to learn from and grow with. As a surfer, she intimately understands the dire need of protecting our oceans and the marine life that inhabit them.  She makes beach clean ups a monthly outing for her family and her neighbors and teaches yoga classes on the beach with all of the proceeds donated to environmental charities. Lenie's daily motto is “Protect what you love” . . . her family, her ocean, her planet.

 

Mike Garcia, Founder of Enviroscape LA 

Sustainability Expert and Enviroscape LA Founder Mike Garcia began his career in the horticultural field over 35 years ago.  After earning his college degree in Environmental Horticulture, he earned his California State Landscape Contractors license and his Professional Tree Service Contractors License.  Under his leadership, Enviroscape LA has won numerous landscape and water feature awards at both the local, state, national and international levels.  

Enviroscape LA’s work has been featured in numerous magazines and newspapers such as the Los Angeles Times.  Mike Garcia has made guest appearances on the hit ABC television show “Extreme Home makeover”, HGTV’s show “Landscapers Challenge” & A & E hit series “Fix This Yard”.Enviroscape most notable pond can be found in the Science Museum in downtown Los Angeles.

Enviroscape LA specializes in drought tolerant Native Gardens and drip irrigation.

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Derek Sabori, Founder of The Underswell and Co-Founder of KOZM

After launching a career at Volcom in 1996, Derek held many diverse roles at the company before finally serving 5 years as the Vice President of Sustainability under the leadership of the CEO and the Sustainability Team at Kering, Volcom’s then parent company. Mid-career, Derek received his MBA from the Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine and then pursued a goal of sharing his vision of a healthy & sustainable future for his two children by carving out a professional niche in Sustainability and by self-publishing a children's Eco-Action Adventure picture book. After 19 years with Volcom, Derek left the company to play a co-founding role at KOZM, the yoga centered, sustainability driven lifestyle brand.

Additionally, Derek is the founder at The Underswell, crafting sustainability talks and advice for individuals and brands to help navigate the complexities of sustainability in our modern lifestyles and to better integrate sustainability into our business and lives. He also teaches a 3-course Sustainable Apparel Certificate program at Orange Coast College that he designed & developed.

Derek has recently served as a director on the boards of the Orange Coast College Foundation, PangeaSeed Foundation, an NGO dedicated to shark and ocean conservation, the UC Irvine Alumni Association, and the Costa Mesa Foundation.

Derek helped develop the A/PART student x industry workshop series, and recently shared an idea at TEDxUCIrvine. Living, working and playing in Costa Mesa, CA Derek can be followed at @derekasbori, @theunderswell and www.theunderswell.com. Full bio at linkedin.com/dereksabori.

Shawna Holman, A Little Less Toxic

’m a wife to the best man I’ve ever known and  mom of two awesome toddlers. Teacher by trade, student and educator by passion, mommy by on-the-job training. Seeking overall wellness and sharing that journey along the way. 

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