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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"

 
 
 
 
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2013 GreenDrinksDC Committee:
Patricia Charles - Sharon Cooperstein - Marianne Drowne - Abhijit Khanna - Walid Norris


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GreenDrinksDC has 2000+ members, and is growing every month!
No cover charge. All welcome.


 


Past DC Events:

 

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

 
Ms. Seema Wadhwa’s career focuses on developing innovative frameworks for sustainable business management and executive engagement in sustainability. Ms. Wadhwa created and oversees the Sustainability Solutions Department at Urban Ltd., where she leads healthcare and other industries in pursuing environmental practices that align with business imperatives.
 
Her current roles include Director of the Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI) and Director of Sustainability for Inova Health System. Ms. Wadhwa’s industry leadership activities include co-authoring the first book on sustainability for leadership in healthcare, authoring several featured publications on sustainability management, and guest speaking at national industry venues.  To learn more visit Urban Sustainability Solutions’ website at: http://www.urban-ltd-sustainability.com/

 

October 9th at DC Reynolds
Fat Worm Compost as guest

10-Minute Spotlight:
Fat Worm Compost
"...conceived in the minds of Adrienne and Paul Kmiotek in early April 2010. It was clear that there was a need for a service that wasn't readily available here in the DC metro area. On Earth Day 2010, the business was registered and fun began. Since then it has been growing and growing, with more and more residents, offices, schools and restaurants participating. They currently average a collection of about 4 tons of organic material per
week! How it works is simple; Fat Worm provides its customers with the appropriate sized containers which are used to deposit food scraps and any type of compostable material, including things like paper products, cardboard and compostable utensils. The containers are emptied each week, however many days necessary, just like regular trash and recycling. The difference is that the compostable material is taken to a compost facility and made into rich soil which can be used to grow more compostables."

Green Drinks DC is excited to host this month’s event at DC Reynolds!

DC Reynolds opened its doors to the Petworth neighborhood in May 2012. Almost the entire restaurant is salvaged from other restaurants that closed or were using newer equipment. From the bar, to the kitchen equipment, bar stools, chairs, tables all are reclaimed from other projects. This summer, they started a rooftop garden to grow produce for use in their kitchen and used the condensation from their refrigeration as the watering mechanism for the plants. Next year they hope to further expand the garden. Their menu has a variety of tasty vegetarian options

DC Reynolds offers buy one, get one free drinks from 5:00-9:00 pm
Their drink menu includes an extensive selection of local micro-brews!!

GreenDrinksDC-Supported Dine-in

GreenDrinksDC will be partnering with Live Green for the month of January since they have some stellar sustainable events planned that we'd love the GreenDrinks community to support.

On Monday, January 9th, eating at Busboys & Poets gets even greener. Come for drinks, d...inner, appetizers, or dessert on Monday night and 10% of your earth-conscious meal will support Live Green's efforts to grow the green economy.

A nontraditional Green Drinks event, we will not be featuring a speaker on Monday evening. Feel free to mingle at the bar or bring friends for dinner. No cover charge. No membership needed.

About Busboys & Poets:
Not only is the food delicious at Busboys & Poets, but they are already a leader when it comes to environmental initiatives. They're on Clean Currents wind power, recycle their leftover oils for biofuel, use eco-friendly products wherever possible, exclusively serve organic, grass-fed beef and organic, fair trade hot drinks, and only clean with non-toxic products that aren't tested on animals. And we can't forget their support of an eco-friendly diet through a menu with plenty of delicious vegan and vegetarian options.

About Live Green:
Live Green works to grow the green economy by making eco-friendly living easy, fun, and affordable in the DC Metro Area. They are a membership organization connecting consumers to the best, local green businesses by securing great discounts on everyday green products and services.

11/29/2011
Kababji Grill
1351 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
Directions: Metro - Dupont Circle (Red Line) South Exit

10-MINUTE SPOTLIGHT:
Ruthie Mundell, Outreach & Education Director, Community Forklift
Community Forklift is a nonprofit thrift store for home improvement & architectural salvage. Their mission is to lift up communities in the DC area by creating green jobs, reducing construction waste, and making repairs affordable. You can earn a tax deduction for donating renovation leftovers and excess building & landscaping materials. Then, instead of buying virgin products that had to be extracted, manufactured, and shipped around the globe, you can save 30% to 90% by shopping at Community Forklift's huge warehouse for low-cost, reclaimed, locally-sourced, modern, and vintage home improvement supplies. Reuse is better for our wallets and our world!

VENUE:
Kababji Grill features authentic, healthy, and flavorful Lebanese cuisine. Decorated in rich traditional colors and regional artifacts, Kababji invokes a warm and welcoming attitude. Sustainable features include a Platinum LEED certified building with a green roof, the purchase of electricity through Clean Currents (supporting clean energy), and 100% recycling of paper and plastic products.
Happy Hour includes a variety of Lebanese inspired cocktails at special prices starting at $3.


10/18/2011
Local 16 
1602 U Street NW Washington, DC 20009

10-MINUTE SPOTLIGHT:
Bread for the City is one of DC's longest-serving front-line organizations providing comprehensive assistance to low-income residents. In the past few years, Bread for the City also become one of our greenest local institutions. In the wake of the recent Bag Tax, their reusable bag campaign distributed more than 50,000 bags to underprivileged communities. Their popular Glean for the City initiative has rescued hundreds of tons of surplus produce from area farms and farmers markets. And their new green rooftop garden initiatives are a shining example of DC's sustainable design and urban agriculture movements.

LOCAL 16:
A true neighborhood establishment, Local 16 takes being local seriously. Beginning In 2005, Local 16 took its commitment one-step further by investing in a 160-acre biodynamic all-heirloom farm Virginia farm. In exchange, Whipple Farm is a restaurant partner, supplying local biodynamically-grown heirloom produce that is used daily at Local 16. Local 16 even uses wood from the farm to fire their pizza oven and returns the ashes to help fertilize the soil. They also run on wind power, offer their space to community groups, and help green their neighborhood by planting gardens along New Hampshire Avenue.

September 2010
Cafe Green 

August 2010
Meridian Pint
Columbia Heights

10MinSpotlight: Author or Fermenting Revolution

 July 2010
Global Design Room, Dupont Circle

1130 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 210

 June 2010
1905 Bistro
1905 9th St. NW

May 2010
Local 16's rooftop patio
16th & U St. NW

   4/22/2010 - Earth Day!!
Over 100 joined in
Urbana
10minSpotlight:
Sharing Backyards DC

March 2010
Hotel Helix
1430 Rhode Island Ave NW

February 2010
Nirvana
18th & K St NW

January 2010
Corehaus
825 Upshur St NW
Wine by:
Rogers Ford Wine


Summer 2009
Public Bar

June 8th
CycleLife & Agraria

(New Menu offered)


April 28th
BRAINSTORMING AND PLANNING MEETING
Java Green Eco Cafe

 

EARTH DAY:April 22, 2009
Agraria
Chesapeake Bay Fndn, Alice Ferguson Fndn, +multiple GreenDrinks

 

April 14, 2009
Over 65 joined in
Current

March 10, 2009
Over 75 joined in
Urbana
Co-Hosts:
USBGC's Emerging Green Builders (EGB)


February 10, 2009
Over 60 joined in
Agraria
10MinSpotlight:



January 13, 2009
Over 60 joined in
IndeBleu
10minSpotlight:
Clean Currents
[Green Energy]


December 9, 2008
Over 50 joined in
Helix Hotel
10MinuteSpotlight & Donation Collection:
Shepard's Table
Four large bags of non-perishable goods were donated. Thanks!


October 14, 2008
Over 45 joined in
Indebleu's Tantra Lounge
10-MinuteSpotlight:
TakeBackMyTV
[E-waste issues]


 

 

October 7th, 2008


Sidwell Friend's Green Building

Thank you to the 70+ who joined for our field trip!
A special note of thanks to
Richard Day, of Brenneman and Pagenstecher, who kindly provided the above photos.




UlahFacade#3-8-12-08 by you.
Ulah Bistro - August 2008


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Lofts 11 - July 2008



 
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Poste Moderne Brasserie - August 2007


Photographs, unless otherwise noted, by: Marianne Drowne
Thoughts/Corrections for website content? drowne@gmail.com

 

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