Walker Michigan Green Drinks - New Chapter!!!

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Education & Training with GLREA

Thanks to Dena Stevens for writing about Green Drinks! Dena said,

"This is a social group of like minded people who are concerned about the environment. "

I was interested and checked it out. I wanted to attend one! Unfortunately, I didn't find a Green Drinks Chapter in West Michigan....UNTIL NOW!!!

Mark your calenders West Michigan!calender

We will be having our first West Michigan Green Drinks International

November 14, 2007 from 6 - 8 pm (sorry deer hunters!) The first Wednesday was our original choice until I realized it conflicted with the USGBC GreenBuild 2007 Conference in Chicago.

What a Conundrum!!!

We can't compete with that!

Opening day for rifle deer hunting in Michigan is November 15 - a "State" holiday for many. Deer hunters, you will have time to stop by and say hello before you head to deer camp! You'll still have plenty of time to get there and plenty to talk about WHEN you get there! Don't forget to say hello to Da Yoopers! (See video if you don't understand!)

Jennifer Alvarado from Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association has promised to attend as many of these as she is able to and she will make it a point to bring some exciting, sustainable people with her!

What better place to promote our theme than the Shamrock Bar & Grill! If you don't know where the Shamrock is you can click my link and get directions from your home or office. Shamrock Bar & Grill is located at 2501 Wilson Ave NW, Walker, Michigan. We chose this location because it is centrally located for professionals from Grand Rapids, Muskegon, GVSU (Allendale), Walker....and so on! AND it just fit our Green Theme really well!

So What do I need you to do to help promote this?

From GreenDrinks.org they recommend you invite 5 of your friends to attend with you!

From the GreenDrinks Website:

"We have a lively mixture of people from NGOs, academia, government and business. Come along and you'll be made welcome. Just say, "are you green?" and we will look after you and introduce you to whoever is there.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-organising network."

So spread the word West Michigan! Let's do this like only West Michigan Can! and fill the Shamrock to capacity with great people, great fellowship and great ideas!

Please send me an email with your email address so I can get you on our GREEN DRINKS E-Blast! I will be sending out a reminder email with an invite for you to share with your Greenest Friends and also those who have an interest in learning more about ECO Stewardship!

Comments (17)

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Clayton, MO
Hi Mary! Thanks for this post. I need to check out that link. :)
Sep 26, 2007 05:37 PM
Mary McGraw
GLREA - Rockford, MI
2015: Solar Energy Is Still A Simple Machine!
Pamela - Thanks for the comment! Which link? See if there is a chapter in your area! These can be great networking functions!
Sep 26, 2007 11:34 PM
Stephanie Edwards-Musa
thredUP.com - The Woodlands, TX
knitwit at thred UP
Hey Mary, how neat!  I hope you have a good time!  It is hard for me to get out at 7 o'clock at night because of the kiddos....or I would try to go to one here. :(
Sep 27, 2007 12:48 AM
Mary McGraw
GLREA - Rockford, MI
2015: Solar Energy Is Still A Simple Machine!
Stephanie - Evening activities are tuff when the kids are young! Maybe you could do a "luncheon" green drinks! I'm excited to see what kind of minds we bring together!
Sep 27, 2007 01:09 AM
Gary Smith
Agent Marketing Today - Commerce Township, MI
Mary, Good idea. I'll see if my wife is teaching in GR that week.
Sep 27, 2007 12:07 PM
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Clayton, MO
The green drinks link! :)
Sep 27, 2007 02:18 PM
Mary McGraw
GLREA - Rockford, MI
2015: Solar Energy Is Still A Simple Machine!
Gary - that would be great if she is! Let me know!
Sep 29, 2007 05:22 AM
Mary McGraw
GLREA - Rockford, MI
2015: Solar Energy Is Still A Simple Machine!

Pam - I wasn't sure if you were referring to that or Da Yoopers Hunting clip from Youtube!

What do you think of Green Drinks? Is there one near you?

Sep 29, 2007 05:23 AM
Gary Smith
Agent Marketing Today - Commerce Township, MI
Mary,  No wrong weekend.  I told her some (BMX) biker chick asked me.
Sep 29, 2007 01:19 PM
Mary McGraw
GLREA - Rockford, MI
2015: Solar Energy Is Still A Simple Machine!
Oh you are funny!
Sep 29, 2007 01:37 PM
Gabe Swinney Asheville New Urbanism
Gabe Swinney - Asheville, NC

Mary,

Sounds fantastic!  I am looking forward to hearing more about Green Drinks up there.  Who knows maybe I will make it up one of these days. 

Sep 30, 2007 02:12 PM
Gabe Swinney Asheville New Urbanism
Gabe Swinney - Asheville, NC

Mary,

Sounds fantastic!  I am looking forward to hearing more about Green Drinks up there.  Who knows maybe I will make it up one of these days. 

Sep 30, 2007 02:12 PM
Mary McGraw
GLREA - Rockford, MI
2015: Solar Energy Is Still A Simple Machine!

Gabe - come on up! We'd love to give you an exciting tour!

We're planning for this the 2nd Wed of the month for now. I'm anxious to see how that works in everyone's schedule and how far and wide we can get this message! I can't wait to see who comes to the "opening" night!

Sep 30, 2007 02:20 PM
Ed Vogt
Midwest Properties of Michigan - Grandville, MI
Grandville, MI Midwest Properties
This sounds fun and educational.  Wish I could be there but I have a previous engagement.  Let me know how it turns out.
Oct 02, 2007 03:12 AM
Mary McGraw
GLREA - Rockford, MI
2015: Solar Energy Is Still A Simple Machine!
Ed - too bad you are busy! You are not heading off to deer camp early, are you? I'll let you know how many attend the first one! Mark your calender now for Dec 12 for the next one! For the next few months Green Drinks will be held on the  2nd Wednesday of every month -- same venue -- the Shamrock. They even have Teen Chapters to get the younger crowds involved! Isn't that great to get them involved while young so they don't have to be hit over the head with this stuff when they are our age! So much easier to adopt new ideas when you're young, me thinks!
Oct 02, 2007 04:18 AM
Mary McGraw
GLREA - Rockford, MI
2015: Solar Energy Is Still A Simple Machine!
Adam - I like the idea of the Teen Chapter! Never too young to get involved and the drinks would have to be kept to Kool Aid!!! That brings up an important point about the chapter I am starting. There will be non-alcoholic drinks available. This is a social gathering -- attendees get to choose their poison!
Oct 07, 2007 04:36 AM
Mary McGraw
GLREA - Rockford, MI
2015: Solar Energy Is Still A Simple Machine!
Here is my reminder for Walker Green drinks! Anyone interested in Green, Sustainable living make it to Walker Today, Wed Nov 14 !!! This is a buy your own -- non-alcoholic or alcoholic social hour to share ideas, extend the network, and basically enjoy new, renewable company...Hope to see you there!!!
Nov 13, 2007 01:38 PM