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Bellingham Green Drinks

Wednesday, September 2nd
5:00 - 7:00 pm
at Old Town Cafe
316 W Holly St
Bellingham (map)

With a wide variety of programs focused on education around farming, gardening, natural resources, and human health, WSU Whatcom County Extension offers classes, workshops, agricultural research, and sustainable practices information for our community. WSU Extension's wealth of information and resources has been serving Whatcom County since 1914! Come meet their staff and learn more about how their programs can benefit you. Read more.

Diane Brainard at the Old Town Cafe has been a strong supporter of the local food movement and sustainability for many years. The OTC operates with careful attention to local and sustainable practices in regards to their food, staff, art, environment and serving our community.

Sponsored by Paul Schissler Associates.  
Green Drinks is Sponsored by 
Paul Schissler Associates, Inc
Community development planner
Paul Schissler Associates, Incorporated, a public interest consultancy, has worked for over thirty years on Pacific Northwest public interest projects, helping neighborhoods, communities, cities, counties and regional cooperative efforts. PSAI has helped to design and implement a wide variety of programs and projects including community facilities, worker-owned housing, public utility systems and farm land protection.

PSAI contracts as a community development and technical assistance provider, offering benefits from the field of planning, community development and grantsmanship on behalf of governments and nonprofit agencies. Depending on the project, PSAI teams up with others so that projects gain from the expertise they need and from better odds that multiple layers of impact will accrue, sometimes delightfully unexpectedly. PSAI gravitates to the complex problems where good ideas might move things forward toward more fair and equitable systems, respectful of place and striving to make good things better.  “We all do better when we all do better.”

Paul is old enough to remember when Bellingham Community Recycling incorporated as a Washington corporation, having launched the first curbside recycling program in Washington State.  BCR evolved into Resources for Sustainable Communities, and Paul has never been more proud of the work that RE Sources has undertaken on behalf of its members and the region. 

Learn more at www.schissler.com.



Bellingham Green Drinks is an informal monthly gathering of environmentally minded folks held in Bellingham, Washington. Open to all, an ever-changing group of people meet to network, make friends, collaborate, and find out what's happening in our community. Bellingham Green Drinks is sponsored by RE Sources for Sustainable Communities and meets every 1st Wednesday of the month at 5:00 pm at varying locations. Join Bellingham Green Drinks' Facebook page and Click here to receive notifications of when and where the next one will be. 

Green Drinks International started in London in 1989. Since, it has spread to cities across the UK, US, Canada, Germany, Poland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Chile, Puerto Rico and Lebanon. As of September 2010, there are over 737 Green Drink Chapters worldwide. "These events are very simple and unstructured, but many people have found employment, made friends, developed new ideas, done deals and had moments of serendipity" (Green Drinks website). The best part about Green Drinks is that there is no structure, just good people meeting at a regular place and time. Visit the International Green Drinks website for more info: www.greendrinks.org.

For more information about RE Sources for Sustainable Communities or any updates on the Green Drinks Bellingham, visit our website at re-sour ces.org or contact Hannah Coughlin at (360) 733-8307 or HannahC@re-sources.org.

https://www.facebook.com/events/747201695306858/?context=create Join the Green Drinks group