Sustainable Networking, that’s Green Drinks!

25 Apr

What if we told you there was a monthly occasion where you could talk about sustainability in a cozy context, sipping a glass of your favorite drink, surrounded by your friends and other Evanstonians? A chance to meet new people with same interests and different background experiences in a friendly place? Learning by sharing, meeting after meeting?

That’s real!  Call it by name: Evanston Green Drinks!

On May 11th this international networking event and learning experience lands at the Rhythm Room (1715 Maple Avenue, Evanston).

The Green Drinks concept was born in 1989 in London as Edwin Datschefski was sitting in a pub with his green design colleagues Yorick Benjamin and Paul Scott and noticed an enviro-minded acquaintance at a nearby table. As it turned out, the friend was sitting with a few of his own eco-conscious mates, so they pulled some tables together. And so a movement was born.

The concept evolved into Green Drinks and now it’s global. In 2001, Datschefski created an official Web site, and it has since spread across the world in 78 countries. Green Drinkers say “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. It’s a force for the good”.

Green Drinks have been organized for 7 years in Chicago by the Foresight Design Initiative with great success. So folks from Another Way and Citizens’ Greener Evanston decided it was time to try this experience in Evanston too.

Think Globally, Drink Locally! Join our Motto!

Wednesday May 11, 2011

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

@ The Rhythm Room – 1715 Maple Avenue, Evanston, IL

Free Networking Event (Cash Bar) & Discussion 

“Small Green Habits Make A World Of Difference”

Everybody’s Welcome!

Spread the word…The Word-of-Mouth is a must!

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