Think Green? Drink Green!
Green Drinks Leeds is on the 4th Tuesday of every month, with monthly events including talks, panel discussions, workshops and visits
We're sorry to announce that our 3 year relationship with The Lounge has come to an end, so for the March 2014 event, we have a new venue (see below)
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
at Outlaws Yacht Club, 38 New York Street, Leeds LS2 7DY
How did you start making change? Did someone take you along to a protest? Did you see a poster for a meeting and get chatting to someone after? Did you see something that made you angry and start your own group?
Lots of people don't make it. We want to make getting started easy.
We are creating a website where you can find out about all the wonderful campaign and action groups in Leeds, so that whatever you want to change, you can find others like you.
We also want to use this website to help already existing groups better share resources, skills and events so that we can make a massive movement for social change in Leeds.
It will be called Leeds for Change, and we are launching the beta version on Monday 7th April.
Laura McFarlane-Shopes is the Coordinator for Leeds Tidal, one of the partners of Leeds for Change. She has been part of environmental and global justice movements in Leeds for eight years and thinks we could make things easier for ourselves.
As usual, we encourage you to sign up on Eventbrite
We have some exciting events lined up through 2014, though we can't quite tell you which is when, but we'll be covering sustainable drainage, the new Leeds Climate Alliance and Leeds' own award-winning LILAC housing co-op. If you'd like to give a talk or workshop, just let either of the organisers know
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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Our website also has information on past and upcoming events
LinkedIn users can connect with us on the Green Drinks Leeds Group
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 9 March 2014)