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Sarnia Green Drinks


What: a social gathering and informal discussion of environmental issues

When: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 starting at 7:00 pm  

Topic: Talking Trash - Common myths and misconceptions about recycling are discussed and debunked with Mary Jean "The Garbage Queen" O'Donnell, President, MJ Waste Solutions

Where: Limbo Lounge (back room), 196 Christina St. N., Sarnia, N7T 7W5

Contact: Monica Shepley at greendrinkssarnia@outlook.com


Previous topics:

June 11: "Hola Monarca!" - Population decline of the monarch butterfly and how to help this species at risk with special guest Kim Gledhill, Natures Way

May 14, 2014: Open Topic and Green Update

April 9, 2014: Issues of Habitat Loss: How habitat loss and degradation affect the interconnected web of life with Larry Cornelis, Return the Landscape Habitat Specialist and Lambton Wildlife Past President.

February 12, 2014: Great Garbage Patch: How tiny plastics are becoming a big problem for the Great Lakes with Karen Alexander, Outreach and Education Coordinator, Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation

January 8, 2014: The Green Resolution: Tune into what's good for you this New Year. We took a field trip to the Urban Marketplace and sampled fresh, organic food and drink.

December 11, 2013: Beyond the Valley: Could industry in Sarnia-Lambton be headed for greener pastures? With George Mallay, General Manager, Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership

November 13, 2013: Yes or No to GMO? Genetic Engineering and the Future of Food with Chad Anderson, Independent Crop Advisor, Anderson Agronomy Services

October 9, 2013: The Spoils of Oil: the good and bad of refining tar sands bitumen in Sarnia with special guest Peter Smith, Energy Consultant

September 11, 2013: "Bee-pocalypse": How bee colony collapse affects food security with special guest Dan Davidson, President, Ontario Beekeepers' Association


Resources of interest:

American Agriculture May Eradicate the Monarch Butterfly Unless Swift Action is Taken 


Report: Assessing and Mitigating Plastic Pollution in Lake Huron

The North Sea Foundation: Products Containing Microbeads

Beat the Microbead App

Michigan Radio: The teeny, tiny ingredient that could add up to a big problem for the Great Lakes

CBC News: Facial Scrubs polluting Great Lakes with plastic

Sarnia & Lambton County This Week: Yes or No to GMO

Sarnia & Lambton County This Week: The spoils of oil: Looking for truth in oil sands data

Oil Sands Fact Sheet by Peter Smith

Sarnia and Lambton County This Week: Bees discussed over beer

US News: Bee Colony Collapses Are More Complex Than We Thought

BBC Nature: Urban hives boom could be "bad for bees"

CBC: Beekeepers call for a pesticide ban (video)