Green Drinks Bloomington is a lively, informal social networking event for people from all walks of life who are interested in making a greener world. Folks gather every month to share libations and ideas, discuss, debate, explore and make new friends and business connections.
here’s a $5 suggested donation. Your donation helps Green Drinks Bloomington provide each month the opportunity for folks to meet and learn about our green world in a casual relaxed atmosphere. Thank you for your support!
Some food will be provided, (catered by Upland Brewery).
We are coming to the close of a fantastic year of guest presenters for Green Drinks Bloomington 2014. October will be the last month we meet this year. Please take this opportunity to stop in on Wednesday, October 22 at 6 pm. Bill Brown, Director of Sustainability for Indiana University, will present a program entitled “Tools for Fostering Sustainable Behavior Change”. Research shows that information and knowledge are rarely enough to make people change their habits, but a sustainable future will not be achieved through business as usual. What can we learn from social and behavioral scientists about how best to effect organizational and individual change toward a flourishing future? How can you use these effective tools in your own life and organizations?
On Wednesday, September 24 at 6 pm Jacqui Bauer, City of Bloomington Sustainability Coordinator, and Jerry Ulrey, former Vectren Corporation executive, presented a program entitled “The Monroe County Energy Challenge”. Bauer and Ulrey presented on local efforts to develop and implement a community energy plan as part of the Georgetown University Energy Prize competition.
Susan Ferentinos spoke at the August Green Drinks about why historic preservation is "green". It is "reduce, reuse, recycle" writ large. It would take a long time to make up the energy used to tear down a building and build a new structure, even if it is designed to be super energy efficient. And older buildings are often meant to last, use elements like windows that can be repaired rather than replaced, and designed in an era less dependent on cars. You can listen to her talk on WFHB http://wfhb.org/news/standing-room-only-green-history/