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.
77 Lt Malop St
Geelong, Victoria 3220
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Mik Aidt, host of The Sustainable Hour on 94.7FM The Pulse at 11.00 am Wednesdays, introduced the event.
There was much excitement in the room and a big crowd. All were thinking - is this the moment that will crystallise a big community renewables project in the Geelong region? We heard four experts, who had interlocking experience and perspectives.
Our first ever Geelong Sustainability Drinks was held at Beav's Bar from 5.30-7.30pm on Wednesday 21 May. We sent out invites to people involved in community groups, people who work in sustainability or a related sector, activists, people interested in networking and anyone wanting to talk sustainability over a few drinks.
The cosy function room at Beav's bar was abuzz as about 60 people gathered to meet, greet and share ideas. A broad cross-section attended and many new introductions were made.