Green tours in LA! Otis College of Art and Design is showing off some green ideas this summer as a part of an art exhibit at Ben Maltz Gallery. I'm really into the two home tours they're offering but don't say I didn't tell you about their series of lectures too. The first tour (on 9/9) includes visiting a private drought resistant urban garden (and learning about how to do it yourself), meeting up with the owners of epOxy box and epOxy green about green building materials, and a tour of a sustainable housing complex and a green home. Tour two (10/6) includes a green home tour in Malibu, a prefab residence in Venice designed by Living Homes and a talk with the owners of Living Green and view of their showroom of sustainable goods and building supplies. These will be filling up quickly--if you're alum mention it and get a special discount. Tickets: $69, Lunch and transportation provided. To register, please call 310.665.6350 or click here for a complete description of events and lectures available.