Upcoming events!!!LOCAL EVENTS
The Power of Community on February 28, 2013 7:00 pm
Bricolage at 206 S Main St Suite 1 (2nd floor above Ten Thousand Villages)
Heirloom Vegetables – Michiana Master Gardener’s Public Seminar on March 2, 2013 1:30 pm (College Mennonite Church)
Sound of the Environment on March 6, 2013 12:00 pm (Goshen College Newcomer 19)
Living Downstream – Farmer’s Market Film Series on March 14, 2013 7:00 pm (Old Goshen Theater, 216 S. Main St.)
Open Space Event – “Expanding the Garden” on March 16, 2013 1:00 pm (Goshen College Newcomer 19)
Simran Sethi – “Bridging Divides through Food, Faith and the Environment” on March 19, 2013 7:30 pm (Goshen College Music Center Rieth Recital Hall)
Goshen Green Drinks on March 21, 2013 6:00 pm (Gateway Winery, 211 S. Main St.)
Off and running!The Levin Green Drinks group had it's first meeting on November 23, 2012. There were nine attendees, which we thought was not too bad as a start. Other people had contacted us saying they were interested, but couldn't make the meeting. Levin has a population of about 15,000, mostly older, conservative residents, but there is a core of potential Green Drink-ers.
Sustainable Summer Mixer!NEXT HOBOKEN GREEN DRINKS:
Happy summer to you!
This month we are mixing up our Green Drinks event. Our friends at the United States Green Building Council (USGBCNJ www.USBCNJ.org), the Ramsey-Mahwah Green Drinks and the Jersey City Green Drinks will be meeting up for a Sustainable Summer Mixer at the Pilsener Haus and Biergarten in Hoboken. We are looking forward to a grand turnout!
Date: Wednesday, July 25th
Location: Pilsener Haus and Biergarten
Address: 1422 Grand St., Hoboken, NJ
Time: 6:00-9:00 pm
Be on the lookout for a green balloon
The USGBC is NJ's leader promoting, advocating, and providing education for the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of high performance buildings and communities that are environmentally responsible, cost effective, productive, and healthly places to live, learn, and work.
Jersey City Green Drinks Chapter was recently kicked off with a bang. This month they are having a Green Drinks event+ ART in JC on July 19th. For more information, please see the following link:
We are very excited to meet up with our Ramesey-Mahwah and Jersey City Green Drinks chapters and we look forward to partnering with them in the furture!
Come on out to greet our Green neighbors. Look forward to seeing you!
If you are on Facebook, make sure to 'like' QLC's Committee for a Green Hoboken facebook page:
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NEXT HOBOKEN GREEN DRINKS: When: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 6:00-9:00pm Where: The Dubliner Rooftop, 96 River Street, Hoboken, NJ
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Live Webcast of Green Drinks // Living Principles The Minneapolis-St.Paul Green Drinks chapter (Minnesota, USA) is broadcasting a LIVE WEBCAST of our October event!
Guest speaker Brian Dougherty of Celery Design Collaborative will present the Living Principles for Design framework and show how Celery incorporates these sustainable design ideas into their work for major corporate clients and adds value to their clients’ messages. For more information on the speaker and presentation, follow the link on our city's page.
The video will stream live on October 12, 7 p.m. (CST) on bnw.qwikcast.tv. No registration necessary, just click and view! If you can't join us for the live broadcast, the video will be archived at the above site for later viewing.
Green Drinks launches in ShenzhenThe end of June brings the inaugural Green Drinks Shenzhen event to the city's luscious Overseas Chinese Town.
Sprawling between Hong Kong and Guangzhou, Shenzhen is perhaps one of world's fastest developing metropolises. With a population rivaling that of New York City, the city is also a monument to not only the opening of China, but to centrally-planned modern urbanism. We believe Green Drinks is a great fit for our young city and fast-paced Shenzhen.
We are proud to join with you in the Green Drinks movement and welcome your suggestions, participation, and support!
Please see the new GD Shenzhen page for event details...
"More green discussions in parliament, please" andHoping to have more green issues addressed at policy level, Green Drinks Singapore recently held a discussion forum on the role of green issues in the upcoming general elections.
That story, and the other coverage that we have been fortunate to garner can be viewed here - http://sggreendrinks.wordpress.com/media/
Dallas Greendrinks Goes OrangeOctober 13, 2010 DEEP ELLUM — Wednesday night, a group of green consumers, art lovers, regulars, and press descended upon LaGrange in Deep Ellum. Some came for the snow cones or to hear the five bands that were taking stage that night. Tajana Mesic and Jonathan Feinstein were there to make history.
Mesic and Feinstein are two young professionals on a mission: Revitalize the Dallas area while building a sustainable future through green improvements. Both of them came upon the idea of Carrotmob separately but quickly realized that by joining forces, their two communities could immediately make an impact. Or so they thought.
"We love LaGrange. We’re regular customers and wanted to come out and support [carrotmob] when I read about it online,” Iris Franks said, pictured with Kevin Wiley. "We love LaGrange. We’re regular customers and wanted to come out and support [carrotmob] when I read about it online,” Iris Franks said, pictured with Kevin Wiley.
LaGrange "won" the carrotmob by pledging the highest percentage of their revenues that evening -- 81.5% -- to put that money toward energy-efficient lighting. The bid topped the list of 12 competitors (second place was 80% by Bolsa in Oak Cliff) and is far and away higher than the first-ever carrotmob bid from April 2008 in San Francisco, with a winning bid of 22%.
As of 11:30 p.m., the marquis at LaGrange showed that $3,700 had been collected.
What is a carrotmob?
Carrotmobbers want to help local businesses go green simply by shopping there. “The problem is that corporations will do anything for money," said founder Brent Schulkin. "But what if the solution were that corporations will do anything for money?”
He thinks the answer is to harness the power of consumers and "organize what we buy." In Dallas, Mesic and Feinstein say the place we should organize our money is toward energy efficiency.
Yeah, but who has ever heard of a carrotmob in Dallas?
Attendance at the October 13 event never hit mob status. Still, the organizers remain upbeat. “I am very proud given it had never been done before here,” Feinstein said.
Several websites that cover green events in Dallas had no information regarding this event: DFW Earth, “Green Living for environmentalists in Dallas-Fort Worth,” shows no news of the Carrotmob. A Dallas City Hall website, www.greendallas.net, was also missing this information. Frank Librio, listed as the press contact, was unavailable for comment. Why did these green entities not know?
The JustFaith group, which practices green consumerism along with its social justice mission, had not heard of last night’s event. When asked if she would have attended, Johanna Parkinson said, “Yes, I would have gone … I would support that, that’s a good idea.” She went on to say that events down in Deep Ellum might not attract many people in her age range, but she would have gone.
Even meetup.com was blank on the whole topic of carrotmobs.
Yet, around the world on October 10, carrotmobs were staged in Freiburg, Germany, Dundee, Scotland, and state-side in Santa Barbara, Denver, and Boulder. Over the past two years, Carrotmobs have occurred more than 100 times. And for the first time now in Texas, we've been mobbed.
Mesic and Feinstein, along with a core group of others affiliated with Dallas Green Drinks and Net Impact DFW, diligently worked on this event for eight weeks. Feinstein said organizers of this event were ambitious, thinking that this would set a record for the most money raised ever with a carrotmob.
Dallas Green Drinks is a group of professionals concerned about making Dallas greener by supporting those businesses who are already green. Mesic is the president of the organization and is passionate about what she calls the “triple bottom line: people, profits, planet.” It is her hope that after hitting a few restaurants and bars, carrotmobbers will line up at hotels, yoga studios, or other businesses.
Feinstein touted the events transpiring during TEDxSMU Idea Week, saying that the carrotmob event was just one of many ways that new ideas are surfacing in Dallas. Feinstein is an advocate for grassroots community building.
Feinstein asks us to think what the end impact is of those dollars we spend. “Everyday should be a carrotmob,” he said. “Deep Ellum and Oak Cliff are such strong communities.”
Photo, taken 2010-10-14 15:11:33
Photo by Deborah Matula
He also refers to the healthy competition of a carrotmob, hence LaGrange's win over Bolsa by just 1.5%. It's clear that the 80% bid by Bolsa in Oak Cliff was already a strong statement.
The winners at the table were the businesses: first the energy efficient lighting who may get a customer out of LaGrange, and LaGrange itself which got attention for their winning bid. The other half of the equation, though, is the consumer. If Dallas can’t muster up a mob, there won’t be much collective bargaining going on in the future.
Dallas Greendrinks Organizes Carrotmob in Dallashttp://www.dallasnews.com/news/local-news/20101014-Carrotmob-helps-Deep-Ellum-bar-go-9836.ece
Kick Off for Wilton Green DrinksThe first Wilton, CT Green Drinks was held on Tuesday, January 25th at the Mediterranean Grill.
We managed to miss the snow storm, but we weren't sure how many people would come. The evening was a grand success with attendance of 30 including local politicians and some new faces.
The locale was perfect. All agreed to continue on the fourth Tuesday of the month. We posted pictures on the Wilton Go Green Facebook page.
Green Drinks in Emmen, the NetherlandsOp 11 november 2010 werd in Emmen de eerste Green Drink gehouden. Dit werd georganiseerd door Educohof.
Bekijk de video van deze bijeenkomst op http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOOqMGYVQkA
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Let's take action, communicate, learn, teach, debate, work together and give examples of how to turn sustainable ideas into actual practice.
What is sustainable? It is anything that is good for seven future generations and does not do harm to the present generation.
Network and share your skills, ideas, and even inventions in order to help people, animals, and the environment. Whatever we focus our energy, time and money on grows. If you want a better
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There is a way through the challenges that humankind has created up to this point. Any problem is just a huge opportunity in disguise.
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Share what you know... let everyone hear the wonderful news; that green solutions exist and work! Finally, remember that "We have not inherited the Earth from our fathers. We are
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Green Drinks Sept. 1Hello Green Drinkers of Gainesville!
We had a good meeting at Warehouse on August 4 – great food and drinks and wonderful space – THANK YOU Richard and Ryan! The only drawback was that it was a bit difficult to hear those who needed to share information with us, and I apologize for that to Robert Pearce, who brought us up to speed on the Koppers/Cabot Superfund Site; Rick Nesbit, who told us about his run for Alachua County School Board (vote August 24!); Kevin Veach, who told us about his new business, Green Energy Options, which provides a comprehensive energy and efficiency audit and advice on cutting your carbon footprint; and Annie Pais, who told us about The Blue Path, now on exhibit at Florida Museum of Natural History. Thank you all and all others who shared your sustainability initiatives with those of us who are forging a green road to the future.
Next up, Green Drinks Gainesville will meet at The Original Pizza Palace, 604 NW 13 St., 6-8+ p.m. on Sept. 1. Mike Amish of Indigo Green Store and the U.S. Green Building Council will share his experiences building shelters in Haiti with Barrels of Hope and Jacob Cravey of EarthGivers. Come see how they did it and who they were able to help with this innovative design!
Join us to share news about your own green projects and help us build a more sustainable community! Bring your friends, cards, brochures, fliers; wear a name tag!
See you there,
Director: Cinema Verde: Gainesville's Second Annual Environmental Film and Arts Festival
Publisher, www.GoGreenNation.org: Environmental news and resources to create a sustainable world
American Society of Journalists and Authors - Society of Environmental Journalists
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Green Living (Penguin/Alpha Books 2007)
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Greening Your Business (with Heather Gadonniex, Penguin/Alpha Books 2009)
Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Miami and the Florida Keys (W.W. Norton/Countryman Press 2005, 2009)
The Explorer's Guide to South Florida (with Sandra Friend, W.W. Norton/Countryman Press 2010)