Green Drinks

What is Green Drinks?

 

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

Students from Woodstock Union High School’s AP Environmental Science program share watershed study and action projects during a Green Drinks (2019) held at the Forest Center in Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park.

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 programs@sustainablewoodstock.org

“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.

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

2021 Upcoming Schedule:

Green Drinks–Recycling, Composting, and Waste Q&A

Thursday January 20th, 2022, 5:30 PM

Where: Zoom Meeting, Register for the event here

Join Andrew Winter from Twin Pines Housing and Jill Davies from Woodstock Community Trust to learn about housing in the Upper Valley.

What did you do with your holiday tree, turkey, trimmings, and trash?
Do you know if your electronics are “covered” or “non-covered”?
Do you know what the most valuable recyclable item is in your container?
Is source separation better than single stream?
Are you stockpiling items because you don’t know what to do with them?
Does a thermometer with red liquid contain mercury?
How’s that food scrap sorting?
Get answers and ask questions on January 20th at our monthly Green Drinks series. Ham Gillett from the Greater Upper Valley and Southern Windsor/Windham Counties solid waste management districts will join us to debunk fake recycling news, give updates, and tell you how to dispose of items you never even knew you had! Submit your questions ahead of time or not.

 

2021 Green Drinks

Past 2020 Green Drinks

Past 2019 Green Drinks

2018 Green Drinks Schedule(PDF)

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