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Asheville Green Drinks

  Asheville Green Drinks - Social Networking for Sustainability      
Location: Posana Cafe 1 Biltmore, Asheville, NC 28801 @avlgreendrinks on Twitter

Every Wednesday Evening Since 2005 Typically with a Speaker or Panel Presentaton?

Yes. The Hardest Working Green Drinks in the World is in Asheville, North Carolina, United States of America

Socializing: 5:30PM | Program: 6:00PM | Location: Posana Cafe 1 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801 (directions)

The image below is of the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina. Please visit our community of artists, farmers, healers, musicians, scientists, revolutionaries, thinkers and visionaries. We welcome sustainable clean industries to invest and help us achieve our goal of being energy self-reliant. 

Asheville Green Drinks is a networking party and part of the self-organizing global grassroots movement that connects local communities with environmental ideas, media and action. All over the world people who are interested in environmental issues and topics meet up for a drink and occasionally listen to an expert in environment, ecology, and/or social justice. The Green Drinks phenomena features 738 different international cities hosting events featuring conversation, networking and education. Originally created in London, England the Green Drinks movement was launched in Asheville in 2005 by Joseph Malki from Seven-Star + Site Piper and The Power Point, Ty Hallock from Top Floor Studio and Brad & Elizabeth Reichart from Bobo Gallery. Asheville Green Drink’s hallmark has been that instead of hosting an event once a month like most cities, it hosts an event every week, typically with a speaker (excepting holidays and snow weather). Asheville Green Drinks formation was largely inspired by the work of Ulla Reeves and her management of EnviroBeer Night which was really just for enviro-activists around town to connect, socialize, and relax. Asheville Green Drinks is lucky to be supported by a wide variety of community members with a range of ideological backgrounds who share a common commitment to ecological stewardship and humanist interests.

For five years Asheville has hosted the hardest working environmental networking cocktail hour in the world.

In 2010, Mr. Malki decided to embrace the community collaboration model and involve Asheville’s leading environmental non-profits in developing Asheville Green Drinks programming. A steering committee was formed led by Western North Carolina Alliance and includes Transition Town Asheville,  Just Economics WNCWestern North Carolina Building AllianceBlue Ridge Sustainability Institute and the Western North Carolina Chapter of the Sierra Club to name a few. 2011 inaugurates the year that this steering committees’ work will be visible to the public. We look forward to a great year of fantastic speakers.

Additionally, in 2010 a new local Asheville sustainable web development company: SitePiper.comredesigned our website on the WordPress platform and integrated our social media on Facebook and Twitter. We appreciate their fine work and recommend them whole heatedly. Our email newsletter was developed by master designers and its’ distribution supported We thank our in-kind sponsors as well as Posana Cafe, our new host – Asheville’s only certified green restaurant.

Asheville Green Drinks is a great way of catching up with the latest issue in sustainable and social advocacy issues, connecting with people you know and meeting new contacts. Everyone invites someone else along, so there’s always a different crowd making Green Drinks an organic, self-organizing network. Our events are primarily social and educational. Many people have found employment, made friends, developed new ideas, “done deals” and had moments of profound serendipity. We look forward to seeing you soon!

TIME: Socializing at 5:30 PM & Programming Starts at 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Posana Cafe 1 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801 (directions)


The Largest Green Event Production Firm in America

In 2008, local firm and Asheville Green Drinks sponsor Seven-Star, Inc won the nation’s highest honor for recycling in a public venue -The Gold EPA Waste Wise Award. Seven-Star Inc., is a 23-employee Asheville sustainable company, providing operations, logicistics, booth sales, sponsorship development and production support for environmental justice and environmental events. Seven-Star produces two main events aside from other productions. They are the producers of the Mother Earth News Fair in four markets. Mother Earth News, the largest and longest-running publication about green lifestyles, will host the Mother Earth News Fair  in Puyallup, Wash. • June 4-5, 2011 | San Rafael, Calif. • Sept. 3-5, 2011 | Seven Springs, Pa. • Sept 24-25, 2011 Read more:
The Mother Earth News Fair covers organic gardening, renewable energy, small-scale livestock, green building and remodeling, do-it-yourself projects, real food, natural health, green transportation and related topics. Dozens of experts, including Mother Earth News staff and editors from sister publications Grit,Natural HomeThe Herb Companion and Utne Reader, will lead the sessions. These events rate between 85-96% in waste diversion through consumer and volunteer driven recycling, composting and disposables reduction. Read more:

Seven-Star also produces Green Festivals which educates consumers on environmentally and socially responsible alternatives in the marketplace, while promoting businesses and other organizations that exemplify the principles of environmental stewardship. Exhibitors and vendors at Green Festivals receive detailed instructions on waste prevention and recycling before and during the event. At the event, volunteers support attendees’ use of resource recovery stations. Because of the event greening expertise of Seven-Star, the 2007 San Francisco Green Festival reported a record 41,000 attendees while also achieving a 98 percent waste diversion rate. This year Seven-Star is celebrating 10 years and 1,000,000 million attendees at Green Festivals!
Seven-Star was also responsible for greening the 2008 Democratic National Convention with a 86% diversion rate. Read more at

Know a green business looking for a cost effective marketing outlet? Green Drinks is a perfect solution! Please call 828.216.5769 for more information.

Our Partners in Education

Big Thanks to members of our Steering Committee who lead the charge for sustainability in Western North Carolina.
Please Visit their websites and support their work.

Western North Carolina Alliance Western North Carolina Green Building Council

Just Economics of Western North Carolina



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