Date: Thursday 22 November 2012
Venue: CBD bar, 208 Madras St, Christchurch.
Speaker: Daniel Collins from NIWA will present on New Zealand's freshwaters in a changing climate.
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We have had a great 2010, once again rounding off the year with a Sustainable Business Network collaboration. Big thanks to Sustainable Challenge winners Serra Foods (Cyclops Yoghurt) and Yealands Wines for talking about their success and sharing their lovely food and drink.
See more of 2010 at www.greendrinksnz.wordpress.com.
On 25 March, Bob Frame of Landcare Research introduced their new publication "Hatched" to an interested audience. We got a great rundown of how "Hatched" summarises Landcare Research's extensive research on sustainability... and enjoyed some scrummy munchies too!
Resounding support for Craig Smith, singer-songwriter, at the 25 February 2010 event.
The Sustainable Business Network sponsored a busy evening on 26 November to mark the end of 2009's events.
29 October was a busy and enjoyable evening. Sadly our guest musician was forced to cancel at short notice. We'll get him back another time.
50 of us packed the Bismarck Bar on 24 September to hear Eugenie Sage deliver a compelling presentation on the question, "Is collaboration the answer to Canterbury's water woes?"
An evening of ambience and history in the old stone Belgian Beer Cafe on 27 August.
A lovely evening at Fat Eddy's on 30 July. Fantastic to see new faces every month and a buzz to learn about new things from new people.
25 June 2009 was a great night at Fat Eddy's. A large and diverse turnout appreciated the relaxed and convivial atmosphere in our new venue.
Thanks to Gaby Torkington and MWH for a fascinating presentation entitled "Mining and Environmental Sustainability in Indonesia... an oxymoron?" on 28 May. A good crowd enjoyed an insight into the unique context of sustainability and environmental auditing of such an immense scale mining operation
An enjoyable convivial gathering with a few new faces on 30 April. Dux management shunted us around on and we ended up in the other bar. We had a sign put up and did a couple of sweeps of the Brew Bar, so hopefully everyone we came managed to find us okay.
We had our first night in the downstairs Brew Bar at the Dux on 26 March. Good crowd in the new setting.
A lovely night at the Dux on 28 February 2009.
A fascinating insight to the workings of Trade Aid at their HQ here in Christchurch on 29 January 2009. Thanks Trade Aid for your generous hospitality.
Our final Green Drinks of 2008 on 27 November featured musician Craig Smith .
Green Drinks continues to grow. A fabulous turnout for a purely social gathering on Thursday 30 October.
Thursday 2 October saw a huge turnout of over 100 people when we combined with the conference of the Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability Network. Along with the usual suspects we met an influx of environmental officers, sustainability advocates, academics and students from campuses throughout NZ and Oz.
Katie Nimmo gave us a fascinating rundown on the Beacon Warm Homes project on 28 August. Lots of interested questions about a programme that has the potential to save a lot of energy and warm a lot of homes.
A warm and convivial bunch braved the floodwaters to see Peter Young's presentation on 31 July. A fascinating combination of amazing natural environmental film footage from around NZ and Antarctica. A transfixed audience lapped it up.
26 June saw a huge turnout at the Dux, featuring the sponsorship of the Environment Institute of Australia & NZ.
Our first Dux de Lux event in the capacious and comfortable surrounds of the de Lux Lounge on Thursday 29 May. Great to have our own space, music and video... and a great bunch of conversationalists.
On 1 May 2008 (a week later than normal to accommodate ANZAC weekend) we recognised the onset of winter by moving indoors at the Belgian Cafe. We had a great time, but realised we're a bit big for that available space and will seek a new venue. We will miss the atmospheric 19th Century surrounds of the Belgian Cafe.
A good three-table turnout on Thursday 27 March 2008, at the Belgian Beer Cafe
Our hugest turnout to date on Wednesday 19 March 2008, when 100 Green Drinkers converged onboard the Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior in Lyttelton. Wonderfully generous hosts, superb weather and a unique venue. See the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ml0amivTk0
A good turnout with many new faces on Thursday 28 February 2008 at the Belgian Cafe. Due to a couple of diary clashes affecting many participants we had a lot of apologies, so fantastic to see so many new faces. Hope to see you all again!
On Thursday 24 January 2008 at the Belgian Cafe we had possibly our biggest turnout to date in combination with the good folks of the Sustainable Business Network. Great to meet so many new like-minded people. I received heaps of enthusiastically positive comments. Thanks to Brian Walsh for initiating this get together and spreading the net.
On Friday 30 November 2007 we had a great turnout and a very convivial time at the Belgian Cafe on Armagh St.
Our first big night out was Friday 19 October 2007 at the Twisted Hop.