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Meet the Candidates
March 23, 2010, 10:47 pm
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Meet the Candidates for Mayor and grill em about their green plans for Sioux Falls!

Where: Leonardo’s Cafe at the Washington Pavilion (301 S. Main Avenue)
When: Wednesday, March 24th, 2010,  5:00 until whenever!
Why: Drinks and good green conversation.  Ask the questions that are important to you!

“There’s a big election coming up, and Sioux Falls will pick a new mayor. We’ve invited all six candidates to Green Drinks on 3/24 for a bit of Q+A with you. Leonardo’s Cafe at the Washington Pavilion will open special for this event.

Things will get rolling around 5pm, with the normal networking time. We’ll pass the convo starter bucket if you need it. Then, starting at 6pm we’ll give everyone a chance to share their own green news and notes with a ’round-the-room, and take in a two-minute intro from each mayoral candidate. Following the get-to-know-you stuff, we’ll ask the candidates a few of your questions on the green future of Sioux Falls (Green Drinks, Sioux Falls).”

To submit your questions ahead of time visit sfgreendrinks.weebly.com

Green Drinks is a monthly mixer organized by Astronaut and the Sioux Falls Green Project for anyone interested in conversation about all aspects of sustainability. Sioux Falls is just one of almost 600 cities world wide making green conversation over drinks. For more information about Green Drinks check out the website at sfgreendrinks.weebly.com.

Mark your calendar for future Green Drinks:

  • Thursday, April 29 at TBA. Featuring a mash-up with the Plain Green Conference + Marketplace.
  • Wednesday, May 26 at some cool place to be announced. Featuring a little “Trash Talking 101.”

More future dates:

  • June 23, 2010
  • July 28, 2010
  • August 25, 2010
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Spring Green Drinks Schedule
February 16, 2010, 11:07 pm
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Green drinks is celebrating 1 year!  Come have green conversation over drinks at Latitude 44!

Where: Latitude 44 (201 N. Weber Avenue)
When: Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 5:00 until whenever!
Why: Drinks and good green conversation.  Also, Nathan Schock, Poet Energy Director of Public Relations and Green Drinker, will be giving a talk on the future of ethanol.

See you there!

Green Drinks is a monthly mixer organized by Astronaut and the Sioux Falls Green Project for anyone interested in conversation about all aspects of sustainability. Sioux Falls is just one of almost 600 cities world wide making green conversation over drinks. For more information about Green Drinks check out the website at sfgreendrinks.weebly.com.

Mark your calendar for future Green Drinks:

  • Wednesday, February 24 at Lattitude 44. Featuring Nathan Schock on the future of ethanol.
  • Wednesday, March 24 at Leonardo’s Cafe. Featuring Sioux Falls mayoral candidates on the green future of the Queen City.
  • Thursday, April 29 at Parker’s Bistro. Featuring a mash-up with the Plain Green Conference + Marketplace.
  • Wednesday, May 26 at some cool place to be announced. Featuring a little “Trash Talking 101.”

More future dates:

  • June 23, 2010
  • July 28, 2010
  • August 25, 2010


Make a Green New Years Resolution!
January 18, 2010, 3:02 pm
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Come to January Green Drinks and start the new year off right!

Where: Bracco (5001 S. Western Ave.)
When: Wednesday, January 27, 2010 5:00 until whenever!

See you there!

Green Drinks is a monthly mixer organized by Astronaut and the Sioux Falls Green Project for anyone interested in conversation about all aspects of sustainability. Sioux Falls is just one of 657 cities world wide making green conversation over drinks. For more information about Green Drinks check out the website at greendrinks.org.



January Green Drinks… Save the Date!
December 28, 2009, 4:01 pm
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Start the new year off right and make a GREEN new years resolution!

Where: Location TBD
When: Wednesday, January 27, 2010 5:00 until whenever!

Sign up for Green Drinks email updates on the Sioux Falls Green Drinks website by clicking here!

Green Drinks is a monthly mixer organized by Astronaut and the Sioux Falls Green Project for anyone interested in conversation about all aspects of sustainability. Sioux Falls is just one of 645 cities world wide making green conversation over drinks. For more information about Green Drinks check out the website at greendrinks.org.



November Green Drinks
November 9, 2009, 8:37 pm
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It’s that time again! November Green Drinks is almost here!

Where: Wiley’s Tavern (330 N Main Ave, Sioux Falls, SD)
When: November 18, 2009 5:00 until whenever!

The City of Sioux Falls Sustainability Coordinator, Aimme House Ladonski, will be discussing recycling in Sioux Falls, including an update on the current recycling ordinace reform working its way through City Council.

Green Drinks is a monthly mixer organized by Astronaut and the Sioux Falls Green Project for anyone interested in conversation about all aspects of sustainability. Sioux Falls is just one of 637 cities world wide making green conversation over drinks. For more information about Green Drinks check out the website at greendrinks.org.



Green Drinks Goes Dry in October
October 20, 2009, 1:58 pm
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On October 24, people all over the world will be taking a stand for climate change.  In four days, in over 160 countries, over 3700 actions have been registered to incorporate the number 350 into an iconic place in their community.  This number represents the parts per million of CO2 in the atmosphere that is the safe limit for humanity.  350.org and the International Day of Climate Action’s goal is to decrease the CO2 in our atmosphere from 390 parts per million to 350:

“We are a group of people from around the planet—young and old, scientists and writers and activists—who have one thing in common. We know the most important number on earth: 350. And we know how to use that number to finally get global action on the worst crisis humans have ever faced. But we can only do it if you help.

A year ago, our greatest climatologist—NASA’s James Hansen—and his team produced a landmark series of studies. They showed that if we let the amount of carbon in the atmosphere top 350 parts per million, we can’t have a planet “similar to the one on which civilization developed and to which life on earth is adapted.”

The bad news is we’re already past that number—we’re at 390 parts per million, which is why the Arctic is melting, why drought is spreading across the planet, why people are already dying from diseases like dengue fever and malaria occurring in places where they’ve never been seen before.

The good news: that number gives us a target to aim for.
When the world’s leaders meet in Copenhagen in December to reach agreement on a new climate treaty, we need them to go farther than they’ve planned to go: we need to make sure they’ll pay attention to the latest science and put forward a plan that gets us back to safety.”

-350.org, the invitation

Sioux Falls is taking part in International Day of Climate Action by completing its own action.  Rather than raise a glass for October Green Drinks, join us in Falls Park to raise awareness for the environment.  Here is the plan:

“Everyone will meet at 5th and Phillips at 3:30 pm, and we’ll parade to Falls Park at 3:50 pm. Inside the Horse Barn Arts Center will be a giant banner that participants will paint their hopes for the future of SD on, and it will be taken outside where everyone will gather in the formation of a giant 350. Pictures and video will be taken that will be sent to our legislators and displayed across the globe as well as on the screens of Times Square in NYC! The banner that is made will be displayed at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen this December.

Post party to follow the action at the Falls Overlook Cafe.”

-Sioux Falls Green Drinks Website

Green Drinks is a monthly mixer organized by Astronaut and the Sioux Falls Green Project for anyone interested in conversation about all aspects of sustainability. Sioux Falls is just one of 626 cities world wide making green conversation over drinks. For more information about Green Drinks check out the website at greendrinks.org.



September Green Drinks
September 22, 2009, 1:51 pm
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It’s that time again! September Green Drinks is almost here!

Where: Buffaloberries Select Ingredient Bar (329 S. Phillips Ave.)
When: September 23, 2009 5:00 until whenever!

Jamie Horter will be discussing her upcoming trip to represent the Midwest at the global climate talks in Copenhagen and her involvement with 350.org.

Green Drinks is a monthly mixer organized by Astronaut and the Sioux Falls Green Project for anyone interested in conversation about all aspects of sustainability. Sioux Falls is just one of 610 cities world wide making green conversation over drinks. For more information about Green Drinks check out the website at greendrinks.org.