Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Social Time for the Green Folk

Thanks to one of my new Twitter friends, Kissmyaster, who is beginning to blog over on Horticulture, I've been alerted to a great way to meet fellow Green Folk in Dallas.

Green Drinks says this about itself:

Every month people who work in the environmental field meet up at informal sessions known as Green Drinks.

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.

These events are very simple and unstructured, but many people have found employment, made friends, developed new ideas, done deals and had moments of serendipity. It's a force for the good and we'd like to help it spread to other cities. Contact your local node to get the latest info about coming along.

That sounds Fantastic! And there's a group that meets here in Dallas at Cafe Rembrandt every 2nd Wednesday of the month. I probably won't be able to make it this month, but hopefully I'll be able to meet and greet some of these folks so I can get fabulous ideas for my urban gardening.

Head on over to Green Drinks' website and see if there's a group in your city to meet with!