Sydney's Green Drinks is up and running again. In fact we've revamped it and are flying under the banner of GreenUps! (We're trying to up the green thinking in this city.)
We're getting good turn-outs - between 100 and 200 people each time. Check out photos of GreenUps people in action.
When is it?
The first Tuesday of the month - usually with a 6.00pm start. (Upcoming dates are on our MeetUp site.)
Where is it?
We're trying to keep GreenUps fresh - so you'll find us in different locations throughout the year. We like to find places that are interesting and a bit under the radar round Sydney. (Not the usual pub thing.) To find the venue for an upcoming event, please check our sites - either Facebook or MeetUp. (If you're not into Facebook, you can always see details on MeetUp.)
What is it? (And how on earth will drinking help the Earth anyway?)
We reckon there's a groundswell of Sydneysiders quietly beavering away at sustainability in this big, bad, development-centric city. Maybe you're one of them. Or maybe you want to do more, and are looking for ways to seriously get into it. If this is you, you're not alone! There's more of us out there. (You can find us having a drink at GreenUps.)
GreenUps provide an incubator for ideas, connections, inspiration and support. Our goal is to help take sustainability from the fringe to the mainstream. We'll organise the bar and the social environment. You just need to come (and bring people like you.)
Who should come?
People with an interest / passion / concern for the environment and sustainability. No matter what your profession. GreenUps is about creating connections across a range of different sectors. Whether you work in business, science, education, design, the media, the arts, the law, government, NGO's, IT, you name it. We'd like to hear over a beer what you're doing. Or what you think should be happening in Sydney or in your area of work when it comes to sustainable development.
How much does it cost to get in?
Most events are gold coin donation (to cover venue / nibblies cost.) Other than that you just need to buy your own drinks.
Who are the people behind this thing?
The team includes -
Alastair Walton, ex director of engagement at the City of Sydney Council
Liane Rossler, ex director of Dinosaur Designs
Ben Ward, web programmer and owner of The Falconer
Jess Miller, Permablitz convenor at Friends of the Earth Sydney
It was established in Sydney in December 2008 by Dan Cass (ex Greenpeace Communcations Director) and Phil Stubbs (2SER environmental reporter and Environment Show producer) who've since moved on.
Green Drinks - the worldwide phenomenon
GreenUps is part of an international phenomenon. At the time of writing there were over 700+ cities worldwide with a Green Drinks event. You can check out the countries and cities that are doing it by going back to the Green Drinks International page.
Ideas and support welcome
If you have any brilliant ideas for us or you're interested in helping to organise future events, please let us know. (GreenUps is a collaborative, volunteer event.) The best way is to collar one of the organisers at an event, otherwise email us.
Our email address is info(at)greenups.net.
Join the social network online
Join the MeetUp group for auto updates on venues.
Or join the GreenUps Facebook group.
Follow GreenUps on Twitter.
Bookmark the new GreenUps site.
See GreenUps photos on Flickr.
If you can make it to the next event, we'd appreciate if you could let us know either by MeetUp or Facebook rsvp.
Catch you online or for real at the next GreenUps.