Think Green? Drink Green!
Green Drinks Leeds is on the 4th Tuesday of every month at The Lounge on Merrion Street, with monthly events including talks, panel discussions, workshops and visits
Green Drinks Leeds is for everyone working in and around the environment in Leeds and the surrounding area.
Whatever your perspective - business, community or government, academic, student or activist - Green Drinks is a great way to make new contacts, catch up with friends or just hang out with people who share your values.
We're a lively and growing group, so pop down for a quick drink after work or stick around for the evening and enjoy the conversation. We open at 6pm for open networking, and the main event usually begins around 7 to 7.30pm
For May, we welcome Master Composter John Cossham. John founded York Rotters, a successful Master Composter scheme, will educate and entertain with his idiosyncratic account of how composting has a role to play in saving the planet. Well known for his OCD (Obsessive Composting Disorder), he'll briefly go through the basics of what composting is, how best to do it, what can and can't be composted, and how to use the compost once you've got some.
John's been on telly with his home-made compost toilet, so if you suffer from faecophobia, the next section of the talk may not be for you. Finally, John will explain how York Rotters operates, and share the secret about his anarchic 'resources collection'. John will then answer questions on any composting-related subjects.
John is also joint organiser of Green Drinks York, and also appeared at our Winter Special in early 2012, teaching balloon modelling.
As usual, we encourage you to sign up on Eventbrite
Please note that although The Lounge has changed hands, Green Drinks Leeds is still happening!
We don't have the full details yet, but we're hoping to have a speaker talking about Climate Change Adaptation from the point if view of Local Government in Yorkshire and Humber. More details will be posted when they are available
In July, we'll be welcoming Richard James MacCowan from Biomimicry UK to speak about biomimicry in architecture
Green Drinks Leeds is part of a global network of over 650 monthly events worldwide, but all have their own "local flavour"
At Green Drinks Leeds you can expect
Feel free to drop in or out - whether you're over for a cheeky quick drink after work or here to chat and network for the whole evening, you're welcome.
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LinkedIn users can connect with us on the Green Drinks Leeds Group
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Green Drinks Leeds has two co-ordinators:
Anzir Boodoo is a PhD student at The Institute for Transport Studies, Leeds. He also works with Transition City Leeds, Carfree UK and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK) on transport and environmental issues.
Alexis Keech is the Environmental and Sustainability Manager for Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust. She has also worked with Arcadis, EarthTech (Australia), BWB and is on the Board of Trustees for REAP (Roundhay Environmental Action Project).
(last updated 8 May 2013)