Our regular networking forum is known colloquially as Green Drinks. This monthly event provides a relaxed setting where people can meet and share the latest information, inspiring stories and innovative ideas. The annual calendar is planned to offer different themes each month aligned to One Planet Living principles.
This social event is a great way to connect with like-minded people after work from community groups, local business, government departments and sustainability/environmental agencies. Depending on the topic, the format may include presentations, short films or workshops plus Q&A sessions. Proceedings generally start around 6pm.
We also offer a few 2-minute pop-up spots to people wishing to promote an upcoming event, project or campaign. Contact the organisers to pre-arrange a pop-up spot.
Are you interested in being part of Geelong's transition to a cleaner, greener economy?
If yes, then join us after work to find out what's happening locally and beyond.
Hear the latest news - Share innovative ideas - Make new connections
Gold coin entry - Finger food provided - Drinks at bar prices
Where: Beav's Bar, 77 Lt Malop St Geelong (unless notified otherwise)
When: 5:30 – 7:30 pm (usually 3rd Wednesday in month for 2017)
2017 Dates: 15 February, 15 March, 19 April, 17 May, 21 June, 19 July, 16 August, 20 September, 18 October & lastly 15 November.
Click here for the Green Drinks 2017 Schedule.
Please register for Green Drinks specific dates below, so we can cater appropriately and prepare your name tags.
Whenever possible, we'll upload presentations to Our News page afterwards so you can catch up if you were unable to attend or want to follow-up specify topics.
* Thanks to Jenny Macaulay for permission to use her gorgeous painting in our banner.
View & register for Green Drinks events below
Geelong Sustainability's monthly social networking event – Geelong Green Drinks – is a great way to learn about what's new and happening in our region and to connect with others working in the sustainability sector.
Theme: Frugal Hedonism - a mindset for making less better
Keynote Speaker: Annie Raser-Rowland, artist, author & horticulturalist at CERES nursery in Brunswick
Our March Green Drinks theme is definitely a timely topic that aligns with the OPL principles of Zero Waste and Health and Happiness. Annie has recently published an insightful 'how to' book titled, The Art of Frugal Hedonism. Written in collaboration with Adam Grubb, the book provides a toolkit of mind and habit-shifting tips to help us positively look forward to living lower-consumption lifestyles. Annie wants to tell you why frugality is not a lifestyle to be pitied, but rather envied – when done with some mindfulness and a bit of philosophy up your sleeve.
Her earlier bestseller, The Weed Forager’s Handbook, examined the under acknowledged pleasures of free wild greens. Copies of both books will be available for purchase on the night. Click here to listen to a recent interview with Annie on The Sustainable Hour.
Be informed - Be inspired - Be connected
Each year, we plan a diverse program with a mix of informative presentations, interactive workshops and enviro movies focused on key sustainability topics such as Energy, Waste, Environment, Food, Water, Housing and Community. Our monthly themes also align with specific principles in the One Planet Living framework.
We also provide several pop-up spots so people can promote future events, projects and campaigns. Contact the event organiser to book a spot.
In 2017, Green Drinks will be normally held on the third Wednesday at Beav's Bar, 77 Little Malop Street from 5.30-7.30pm. Click here to download the 2017 flyer.
Come along and join in this fun and informative networking event. See you there!
Entry just $2 - Finger food provided - Drinks at bar prices
Please RSVP below for catering purposes.