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Washington, DC Green Drinks

 

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Join GreenDrinksDC for our next Event!

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Happy Hour at Glen's Garden Market
 
When: Tuesday, January 19th, 6:00pm-8:00pm
 
Where: Glen's Garden Market | 2001 S St NW | Washington DC 20009 | Map
 
Complimentary drink: Sponsored bDC Sustainable Energy Utility
 
RSVP: This is a free event please register here
 
Spotlight by John Supp
 
Green Drinks DC is very grateful to have the DC Sustainable Energy Utility sponsoring an evening of knowledge exchange on energy and sustainability.
 
About John Supp
 
John is the DCSEU's Director of Account Management. He began his energy career in 2001 working for a micro wind turbine manufacturer. In 2003, he moved into a position working on solar PV with a national renewable energy distribution company. In 2006, he became a Program Manager for the 10-year California Solar Initiative. After relocating to DC six years ago with another solar company, he joined the DCSEU in 2012. John received his Certified Energy Manager (CEM) certification and is a graduate of UCLA.
 
About DC Sustainable Energy Utility
 
The District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) helps DC residents and businesses use less energy and save money. Since 2011, the DCSEU has delivered financial incentives, technical assistance, and information to tens of thousands of District residents and businesses, helping them to save millions of dollars on their energy costs. Our work is building a brighter economic, environmental and energy future for the District. Learn more
 
 
 
About Glen's Garden Market
Green Drinks DC is very excited to be returning to Glen's Garden Market for this month's event.
 
Metro: Dupont Circle on Red Line.
 
Specials: $4 local craft beer on draft
 
At Glen’s Garden Market, neighbors select from the Chesapeake Bay Watershed’s finest produce, meats, poultry, dairy products and specialty foods in a space designed to celebrate seasonality and offer unprecedented access to environmentally sustainable, locally made foods. The store showcases foods grown or created by farmers and artisans in DC, Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania and New York.
 
The store itself was constructed using sustainable building materials as well as highly efficient lighting, refrigeration and cooking equipment. Additionally, doors have been installed on the service cases to avoid wasting refrigerant. The bar itself is made of recycled paper. Consistent with the store’s environmental focus, minimizing waste is a priority at Glen’s Garden Market.  No paper or plastic is available at check out and used only as absolutely required in other areas of the store.  The store offers only reusable bags made from recycled content.
 
Glen’s Garden Market is open from 10am until 10pm, seven days a week. Learn more at glensgardenmarket.com.
 
 
Capital Bikeshare users - check out the station map
 
RSVP: This is a free event please register here

 

2016 GreenDrinks DC Committee

  • Spencer Schecht (co-organizer of this happy hour)
  • Timothy Ryder (co-organizer of this happy hour)
  • Patricia Charles
  • Sharon Cooperstein
  • Marianne Drowne
  • Cindy Lund
  • Walid Norris
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Past DC events

 
Happy Hour at Glen's Garden Market
 
When: Tuesday, October 20th, 6:00pm-8:00pm
 
Where: Glen's Garden Market | 2001 S St NW | Washington DC 20009 | Map
 
Complimentary drink: Sponsored by Marriott International
 
RSVP: This is a free event please register here
 
 
10-minute spotlight by Denise Naguib, Vice President, Sustainability & Supplier Diversity at Marriott International
 
Green Drinks DC is very grateful to have Marriott onboard to present their exciting vision and sponsor your first drink of the evening.
 
 
About Denise Naguib
 
Denise was born in Cairo, Egypt and graduated from the University of Oregon with a B.S. in Geography (human impacts on the environment). Denise worked with Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society implementing environmental education programs at various locations. She moved to the Cayman Islands to implement Jean-Michel Cousteau's Ambassadors of the Environment program at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.  Denise is now Vice President of Sustainability and Supplier Diversity.
 
About Marriott International
 
Marriott is focused on our journey to become the world’s favorite travel company for everyone we interact with. Our sustainability strategy is driven by a wide range of initiatives that have been fostered throughout our history of giving back to communities and evolving our operations to be more sustainable. This includes efforts like creating resource-efficient hotels, training our associates on human rights and the protection of children, and supporting innovative conservation initiatives. Learn more
 
 
 
 
About Glen's Garden Market
 
Green Drinks DC is very excited to be returning to Glen's Garden Market for this month's event.
 
Metro: Dupont Circle on Red Line.
 
Specials: $4 local craft beer on draft
 
At Glen’s Garden Market, neighbors select from the Chesapeake Bay Watershed’s finest produce, meats, poultry, dairy products and specialty foods in a space designed to celebrate seasonality and offer unprecedented access to environmentally sustainable, locally made foods. The store showcases foods grown or created by farmers and artisans in DC, Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania and New York.
 
The store itself was constructed using sustainable building materials as well as highly efficient lighting, refrigeration and cooking equipment. Additionally, doors have been installed on the service cases to avoid wasting refrigerant. The bar itself is made of recycled paper. Consistent with the store’s environmental focus, minimizing waste is a priority at Glen’s Garden Market.  No paper or plastic is available at check out and used only as absolutely required in other areas of the store.  The store offers only reusable bags made from recycled content.
 
Glen’s Garden Market is open from 10am until 10pm, seven days a week. Learn more at glensgardenmarket.com.
 
 
 
 
 
Happy Hour at Glen's Garden Market
 
When: Tuesday, June 23rd, 6:00pm-8:00pm
 
Where: Glen's Garden Market | 2001 S St NW | Washington DC 20009 | Map
 
Complimentary drink: Sponsored by Building Energy
 
RSVP: This is a free event please register here
 
 
10-minute spotlight by Andrea Braccialarghe, Managing Director, U.S at Building Energy
 
Green Drinks DC is very grateful to have Building Energy (BE) onboard to present their exciting vision and sponsor your first drink of the evening.
 
Founded in 2010, BE is an international independent power producer focused on renewable energy, specifically solar and wind. It’s headquartered in Milan, Italy and has offices in six cities on four continents where it has development presence: Cape Town, Washington D.C., Tokyo, Panama City, Belgrade, and Dubai. BE is led by a skilled team of entrepreneurial managers with long-standing experience in the energy sector. Currently, BE has over 2,000MWs of pipeline projects with 440MWs expected to reach COD by the end of 2016. Over $1B project financing commitments have been secured over the last three years. BE development activities are backed by the Italian private equity firm Synergo SGR SpA and founding member equity. More information about Building Energy is available at http://www.buildingenergy.it.
 
 
 
About Glen's Garden Market
 
Green Drinks DC is very excited to be returning to Glen's Garden Market for this month's event.
 
Metro: Dupont Circle on Red Line.
 
Specials: $4 local craft beer on draft
 
At Glen’s Garden Market, neighbors select from the Chesapeake Bay Watershed’s finest produce, meats, poultry, dairy products and specialty foods in a space designed to celebrate seasonality and offer unprecedented access to environmentally sustainable, locally made foods. The store showcases foods grown or created by farmers and artisans in DC, Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania and New York.
 
The store itself was constructed using sustainable building materials as well as highly efficient lighting, refrigeration and cooking equipment. Additionally, doors have been installed on the service cases to avoid wasting refrigerant. The bar itself is made of recycled paper. Consistent with the store’s environmental focus, minimizing waste is a priority at Glen’s Garden Market.  No paper or plastic is available at check out and used only as absolutely required in other areas of the store.  The store offers only reusable bags made from recycled content.
 
Glen’s Garden Market is open from 10am until 10pm, seven days a week. Learn more at glensgardenmarket.com.
 

 

Happy Hour at Sauf Haus Bier Hall

 
When: Tuesday, March 10th, 6:00pm-8:00pm
 
Where: Sauf Haus Bier Hall 1216 18th St NW | Washington DC 20036 | Map
 
Complimentary drink: Sponsored by Nextility
 
10-minute spotlight by Zachary Axelrod, CEO at Nextility
 
Green Drinks DC is very grateful to have Nextility onboard to present their exciting vision and sponsor your first drink of the evening.
 
Nextility is a customer-focused energy company in DC saving business money on energy without cost or effort to them. We do this in two ways:
  1. We lower business’ energy usage through no-cost, guaranteed-savings solar energy. Businesses pay nothing, and always save with clean energy versus conventional energy from the utility.
  2. For the utility energy businesses use, we lower their rates without complication or changes to the way they operate.

Learn more at Nextility.com.

 
 

 

Energy & Sustainability Extravaganza

When: Friday, February 20th, 11:30-7:00pm

 
Where: George Washington University | Foggy Bottom Campus Science and Engineering Hall

800 22nd Street NW Washington, DC 20052 | Map

 
Organizer: Leaders in Energy, co-hosted by Green Drinks DC
 
RSVP: Register here
 
We are very excited to be joining the Leaders in Energy, along with the National Capital Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineer's to co-host the Energy & Sustainability Extravagaza at The George Washington University.
 
You are invited to a very exciting afternoon and evening of energy, environmental, and sustainability-related events at The George Washington University's new Science and Engineering Hall - Auditorium! 
 
We hope you will be able to join us for all of these events.  Registration information for these events at the Extravaganza are provided below:
 
Event Program
 
11:30-2:00pm: Luncheon Panel "Career Paths in Energy & Sustainability: Perspectives from Successful Women Professionals
 
2:00-5:00pm: GW Energy and Sustainability Showcase
 
5:00-7:00pm: Professional Networking and Reception
 
Further program details
 

 

Special Event - SolarCity Career Info Session at Glen’s Garden Market

 
When: Wednesday, January 28th, 6:00pm-8:00pm
 
Where: Glen's Garden Market 2001 S Street NW | Washington DC 20009 | Map
 
RSVP: This is a free event please register here
 
 
 
SolarCity is hiring!
 
If you or someone you know is interested in joining the renewable energy revolution please join Green Drinks and SolarCity for a special gathering on Wednesday January 28th.  SolarCity is the #1 provider of residential solar power and is rapidly expanding its sales team in the DC/MD area.  SolarCity is looking for people who have a passion for clean energy and a passion for great customer service.  The earnings potential is great, but the job satisfaction is even better.  SolarCity’s regional sales manager, Jeff Miller, will be in attendance with the hope of meeting quality candidates and collecting resumes.
SolarCity is currently hiring Outside Sales Consultants. For the most streamlined applicant process, please upload your resume.
 
Check out the vision for SolarCity on YouTube.
 
About SolarCity
 
SolarCity Corporation designs, installs, and sells or leases solar energy systems to residential and commercial customers, and government entities in the United States. It offers solar energy systems; solar lease and power purchase agreement finance products; and energy efficiency products and services, as well as develops a proprietary battery management system, which is designed to enable remote, bidirectional control of distributed energy storage that can provide benefits to customers, utilities, and grid operators. The company also sells electricity generated by solar energy systems to customers. It offers its products and services through direct outside sales force; door-to-door sales force; call centers; channel partner network; and robust customer referral program. The company was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Mateo, California. Learn more at SolarCity.com.
 
 
 
Glen's Garden Market - glensgardenmarket.com - Specials: $4 local craft beer on draft
 
Metro: Dupont Circle on Red Line. Capital Bikeshare users - check out the station map
 
About Glen's Garden Market
 
At Glen’s Garden Market, neighbors select from the Chesapeake Bay Watershed’s finest produce, meats, poultry, dairy products and specialty foods in a space designed to celebrate seasonality and offer unprecedented access to environmentally sustainable, locally made foods. The store showcases foods grown or created by farmers and artisans in DC, Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania and New York.
 
The store itself was constructed using sustainable building materials as well as highly efficient lighting, refrigeration and cooking equipment. Additionally, doors have been installed on the service cases to avoid wasting refrigerant. The bar itself is made of recycled paper. Consistent with the store’s environmental focus, minimizing waste is a priority at Glen’s Garden Market.  No paper or plastic is available at check out and used only as absolutely required in other areas of the store.  The store offers only reusable bags made from recycled content.
 
Glen’s Garden Market is open from 10am until 10pm, seven days a week.

 

Happy Hour at Glen’s Garden Market (SOLD OUT)
 
When: Tuesday, January 13th, 6:00pm-8:00pm
 
Where: Glen's Garden Market 2001 S Street NW | Washington DC 20009 | Map
 
Complimentary drink: Sponsored by The Climate Reality Project
 
10-minute spotlight by The Climate Reality Project
 
Green Drinks DC is very grateful to have The Climate Reality Project onboard to sponsor your first drink of the evening.
 
At The Climate Reality Project, our mission is to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society. We advance this mission by translating the singular vision of Climate Reality Chairman and former U.S. Vice President, Al Gore, into a dynamic suite of twenty-first century initiatives and events that share the message of climate hope with audiences across continents. Alongside them, our Climate Reality Leadership Corps trains the next generation of citizen leaders to mobilize communities worldwide for climate solutions. Together, these efforts help create the public support, international framework, and energy infrastructure necessary for effective global action on climate change. Learn more at climaterealityproject.org.
 
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When: Wednesday, December 10th, 6:00pm-8:00pm

WhereGlen's Garden Market 2001 S Street NW | Washington DC 20009 | Map

Complimentary drink: SolarCity is graciously sponsoring your first drink of the evening!

RSVP: This is a free event please register here

10-minute spotlight by Jeff Miller, SolarCity

Jeff solidified his passion for the environment, renewable energy, and clean water after “Thru-hiking” the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. Starting at goSolar/Chesapeake Solar in 2009 and moving to SolarCity as part of SolarCity’s East Coast expansion in 2011, Jeff has held many different positions in residential solar in both operations and sales. He has also built over 1000kw of residential systems. Year to date, Jeff’s team has helped over 1000 people in Maryland make the switch to clean energy. Jeff holds a BA from Gettysburg College and an MA from McDaniel College. SolarCity now signs up a new customer once every 2 minutes.

SolarCity is hiring!

SolarCity is currently hiring Outside Sales Consultants. For the most streamlined applicant process, please upload your resume.

About SolarCity

Green Drinks DC is very grateful to have SolarCity onboard to sponsor your first drink of the evening.

SolarCity Corporation designs, installs, and sells or leases solar energy systems to residential and commercial customers, and government entities in the United States. It offers solar energy systems; solar lease and power purchase agreement finance products; and energy efficiency products and services, as well as develops a proprietary battery management system, which is designed to enable remote, bidirectional control of distributed energy storage that can provide benefits to customers, utilities, and grid operators. The company also sells electricity generated by solar energy systems to customers. It offers its products and services through direct outside sales force; door-to-door sales force; call centers; channel partner network; and robust customer referral program. The company was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Mateo, California. Learn more at SolarCity.com

About Glen's Garden Market

Green Drinks DC is very excited to be returning to Glen's Garden Market for this month's event.

Metro: Dupont Circle on Red Line.

Capital Bikeshare users - check out the station map

Specials: $4 local craft beer on draft

At Glen’s Garden Market, neighbors select from the Chesapeake Bay Watershed’s finest produce, meats, poultry, dairy products and specialty foods in a space designed to celebrate seasonality and offer unprecedented access to environmentally sustainable, locally made foods. The store showcases foods grown or created by farmers and artisans in DC, Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania and New York.

The store itself was constructed using sustainable building materials as well as highly efficient lighting, refrigeration and cooking equipment. Additionally, doors have been installed on the service cases to avoid wasting refrigerant. The bar itself is made of recycled paper. Consistent with the store’s environmental focus, minimizing waste is a priority at Glen’s Garden Market.  No paper or plastic is available at check out and used only as absolutely required in other areas of the store.  The store offers only reusable bags made from recycled content.

Glen’s Garden Market is open from 10am until 10pm, seven days a week. Learn more at glensgardenmarket.com.

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Tuesday, November 18th, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Glen's Garden Market 2001 S Street NW | Washington DC 20009 | Map

Complimentary drink: ClearCove Systems is graciously sponsoring your first drink of the evening!

10-minute spotlight by Chris Peot, DIrector of Resource Recovery, DC Water DCWater.com

Visit the Facebook event page here

               

        

 

Tuesday, May 21st

5:30pm-8:00pm

Venue:
The Gryphon
1337 Conn. Ave (map)
thegryphondc.com
Metro: Dupont Circle

10-Minute Spotlight: (~7pm)
GreenDrinksDC's Marianne Drowne
"Sustainable Sips: Learning the Labels/Beyond Organic"

 

Tuesday, April 30th

6:00pm-8:00pm

Venue:
Meridian Pint
3400 11th Street NW (map)
http://www.meridianpint.com/

Metro: Columbia Heights

10-Minute Spotlight: (~7pm)
Lucia Grenna of the World Bank Connect 4 Climate campaign
http://connect4climate.org/

 

March 19, 2013
One Lounge

10min Spotlight:

Carol Werner, Executive Director
Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI)

 


January 29, 2013
Bread & Brew

10min Spotlight:
Seema Wadwa

Director of the Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI)
Director of Sustainability for Inova Health System