No where else in the area will you meet so many eco-minded people from all aspects of our environmental
and business community. Come join in and see what all the buzz is about!
Stay tuned for news about our next Green Drinks event.
Wednesday, July 9
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
400 Sixth Street, Eastport, Annapolis
Theme: Do Good & Have Fun
The Chesapeake Bayhawks
We returned to our original spot where we started Green Drinks in 2006. The new Blackwall Hitch continues to showcase sustainability having just received the Environmental Stewardship certification from the City highlighting its amazing stormwater savvy parking lot!
We had a great time at Green Drinks, with a big crowd, fantastic appetizers, the Chesapeake Bayhawks' mascot, Hawk-Eye, and a terrific, enthusiastic vibe.
We'd like to thank Susan, Jessica, Chuck and the staff at Blackwall Hitch for their hospitality and for the tickets to the Irish Festival that we gave away to Green Drinkers.
We hope you'll return again and again to enjoy their terrific food and atmosphere! The restaurant has received its City of Annapolis Environmental Steward certification and is a welcome addition to the growing list of restaurants that source locally as much as possible, recycle, and generally operate in away that cares for the Earth.
For information on the restaurant's stormwater management parking lot, see the Spa Creek Conservancy website. It may look like a lot of blacktop, but it was carefully designed to capture and treat ALL of the stormwater that falls on that property. Rain does NOT go rushing into Spa Creek carrying and other pollutants. Instead, thanks to a grant obtained and managed by the Spa Creek Conservancy, the rain goes underground where Nature's filtering process goes to work and it's returned fresh to the acquifer for use by us another day. (photo: the lot under construction showing some of the drainage area)
Our over-arching theme this month, as we shared our upcoming programming, was truly all about Doing Good and Having Fun.
"Do Good. Have Fun," July 26 -- Our event sponsored by Bud Light and Keep America Beautiful on Saturday, July 26. It will be a fun morning of cleaning-up and refreshing the Ellen O. Moyer Back Creek Nature Park followed by lunch and great party! Read more here.
And thank you to the Bayhawks staff members who brought that team spirit to Green Drinks, along with their huge championship trophy. See more photos, taken by Bayhawks staff on our Facebook page.
The Chesapeake Bayhawks Go Green Night, July 31 -- On Thursday, July 31, our very own professional lacrosse team will play the Denver Outlaws in an action-packed game at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, starting at 7:30 p.m. The team has designated this game as Go Green night and part of the ticket sales will benefit Annapolis Green. Read more below.
The Bayhawks gave us a unique promo code for a discount on tickets for the July 31 Go Green Game. See below. The game will be played at the Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. We encourage you to wear green that night.
About Our Event Sponsor -- The Chesapeake Bayhawks
Have you been to a Bayhawks game? It's non-stop action right here in our backyard... played at the Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
The Bayhawks give a lot back to our community and the July 31 game is no exception. In addition to it being alumni night, it will be Go Green Night. As they play against the Denver Outlaws, starting at 7:30 p.m., the team will stress the importance of being kind to the environment and part of the ticket sales will benefit Annapolis Green.
And in keeping with the momentum started the previous Thursday (see below) at "Do Good. Have Fun." (where rumor has it there just might be a visit by mascot Hawk-Eye and the Hawkettes cheerleaders) fans can continue to enjoy Anheuser Busch beverages at the Bud Light Zone on the field.
Bayhawks games are a blast! Come out and cheer for our hometown team!
"Do Good. Have Fun." with Annapolis Green
Save the Date: Saturday, July 26
Sign up today to take part in a fun way to do some good for the environment and our community in this initiative sponsored by Bud Light with Keep America Beautiful.
Annapolis Community Boating, whose headquaters is in the Park, is partnering with us too, particularly for litter patrol along the shoreline. Annapolis Community Boating's mission is to make boating accessible and fun for all.
Let's get together to "Do Good. Have Fun."
In more than 60 locations across the country this summer, young people will join together to do some good work for the community and have fun too! Annapolis Green, as an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, has organized a clean-up, spruce-up of the Ellen O. Moyer Nature Park on Back Creek (on Edgewood Road). It will be followed up by a big party at Port Annapolis Marina, right next door, courtesy of Bud Light.
Everyone is welcome at Green Drinks. There is no charge and no RSVP is needed.
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Green Drinks is a happy hour that gives the environmentally minded a chance to get to know one another in a fun informal way facilitating working together for a common cause: The Health of the Chesapeake Bay and to make Annapolis visibly the Greenest City in the State. It's free and no reservations are required. Cash bar. There are always soft drinks available. You don't have to drink alcohol to enjoy Green Drinks! Our gatherings, in a different location each month, feature venues that operate sustainably, and sustainable food and drink. We routinely draw from 150 to 200 environmentally conscious attendees.
There are over 800 Green Drinks organizations around the world. The Annapolis group is the one of the largest in the United States, following New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago and Portland. More about Green Drinks International.