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2015 GreenDrinks DC Committee
Past DC events
Happy Hour at Sauf Haus Bier Hall
Learn more at Nextility.com.
Energy & Sustainability Extravaganza
800 22nd Street NW Washington, DC 20052 | Map
Special Event - SolarCity Career Info Session at Glen’s Garden Market
When: Wednesday, December 10th, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Where: Glen'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.
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.
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
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Tuesday, May 21st
10-Minute Spotlight: (~7pm)
GreenDrinksDC's Marianne Drowne
"Sustainable Sips: Learning the Labels/Beyond Organic"
Tuesday, April 30th
3400 11th Street NW (map)
Metro: Columbia Heights
10-Minute Spotlight: (~7pm)
Lucia Grenna of the World Bank Connect 4 Climate campaign
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
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 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.
1351 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
Directions: Metro - Dupont Circle (Red Line) South Exit
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!
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.
1602 U Street NW Washington, DC 20009
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.
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.
10MinSpotlight: Author or Fermenting Revolution
Global Design Room, Dupont Circle
1130 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 210
1905 9th St. NW
Local 16's rooftop patio
16th & U St. NW
1430 Rhode Island Ave NW
18th & K St NW
BRAINSTORMING AND PLANNING MEETING
Java Green Eco Cafe
April 14, 2009
Over 65 joined in
February 10, 2009
Over 60 joined in
January 13, 2009
Over 60 joined in
December 9, 2008
Over 50 joined in
10MinuteSpotlight & Donation Collection:
Four large bags of non-perishable goods were donated. Thanks!
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.
Ulah Bistro - August 2008
Lofts 11 - July 2008
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