Green Drinks

What is Green Drinks?

Board member Barbara Barry explains solar energy options.

Board member Barbara Barry explains solar energy options.

Every month people from the all over the Upper Valley get together for informal  social and educational sessions known as Green Drinks.

We have a lively mixture of individuals, businesses, politicians, non-profits, and municipal leaders. Everyone is welcome join in on the conversation and we will look after you and introduce you to other folks in the community. It’s a great way of catching up with people you know and also for making new contacts. Everyone invites someone else along, so there’s always a different crowd, making Green Drinks an organic, self-organizing network.

Solarize program coordinator Zach Ralph speaking at Green Drinks event in 2014.

Solarize program coordinator Zach Ralph speaking at Green Drinks event in 2014.

In Woodstock Green Drinks is sponsored by Sustainable Woodstock and has been going on every month Since 2014. We invite local non-profits, businesses and individuals to make a short presentation that highlights their sustainability and “Green” initiatives in our area. Our hope is to foster an open and fun atmosphere which is welcoming to everyone that wants to join in. We work to engage people in new initiatives and empower them to get involved and take action in our communities. Green Drinks is a  platform to meet new people, explore new opportunities, and enjoy complimentary eats from local restaurants.

When and where?

If you haven’t attended Green Drinks yet they take place every 3rd Thursday of every Month. They are free and open to everyone. We work to keep the conversation around building a sustainable community alive at these events.

In Woodstock, we hold Green Drinks gatherings at the Worthy Kitchen, on Rt. 4 east of the village, or in other locations depending on the topic. Events are also held on zoom.

Contact Jenevra Wetmore at Sustainable Woodstock for more information.  457-2911  or

“Collaboration is the key to efficient problem solving.  Green Drinks brings us all together in one room to meet like-minded people on the cutting edge of what’s next in sustainability.  Meeting people outside of your regular circles helps you avoid professional mono-culture.”

–A Green Drinks participant in New York City.


To watch some of our 2020-2021 Green Drinks, visit our Youtube channel!

2021 Upcoming Schedule:

Green Drinks: Food Security in the Upper Valley

Thursday February 18, 2021 5:30-6:30
Where: Zoom Meeting, Register for the event here:

The percentage of food insecure people has changed drastically during the pandemic. Join us to learn what are members of the Upper Valley community are doing to combat hunger. How can you get help and access resources? How can you volunteer your time or money to places where it is needed?

Join local food security leaders in a discussion about the state of hunger in the Upper Valley, and plans to combat food security. We will be joined by Jill Lord, RN, MS Director of Community Health at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center; Alice Stewart, Program Manager, RiseVT Windsor County; and Nan Kilmer.

Green Drinks happens on the 3rd Thursday of every month to share ideas, socialize with old friend and to meet new friends. Come, and bring a friend and help us grow the social mycelium of the Upper Valley sustainability network. The event is free and welcome to everyone.

2021 Green Drinks

Past 2020 Green Drinks

Past 2019 Green Drinks

2018 Green Drinks Schedule(PDF)

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