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!
Wednesday, April 23
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Theme: Climate Change
Chesapeake Climate Action Network
Green Drinks Annapolis will bring our "fun side of eco-awareness... making serious connections" to the Loews Annapolis Hotel on Wednesday, April 23. This will be our "Every Day is Earth Day" networking happy hour for those who are passionate about the environment.
Theme: Learn Something
The theme this month is the most serious issue facing planet Earth: Climate Change.
Educate yourself about climate change now.Click here to watch the first episode of Years of Living Dangerously, free, online. It's a series, starring Harrison Ford ad other celebrities and produced by James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub and Arnold Schwarzenegger. It's a good introduction to how climate change affect us all. Watching this will be one of the most eye-opening 59 minutes you'll ever spend.
At Green Drinks we'll have folks who have been trained to discuss climate change issues including John Murray of the Climate Reality Project. We'll have more information on this for you soon.
This edition of Green Drinks is being sponsored by the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN), the first grassroots, nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to fighting global warming in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Its mission is to build and mobilize a powerful grassroots movement in this unique region that surrounds our nation's capital to call for state, national and international policies that will put us on a path to climate stability.
Event Host: Eat, Drink & Say Thanks!
Green Drinks' host, the Loews Annapolis Hotel and WEST Kitchen & Tavern are both partners of Maryland Green Travel. They have instituted many sustainable practices including recycling, water conservation, minimizing disposable food service items, waste reduction, and energy efficiency, among others. Read more.
Meet New People: Network & Have Fun
Green Drinks strives to bring the environmental message to new audiences so everyone is invited to attend, make connections with like-minded people, and learn something new... and it's fun! The event is free with a cash bar and no RSVP is required.
Wednesday, March 19
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
back in the garden for our sixth spring at
743 West Central Avenue
Setting the Stage for Annapolis in Bloom at Homestead Gardens
Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay's Project Clean Stream
This month’s Green Drinks Annapolis will return to Homestead Gardens, for our sixth year, just in time for the Gardens’ spring open house, entitled “Setting the Stage for Spring." It’s a fitting title since Annapolis Green will focus on a number of upcoming spring events including the downtown Annapolis hanging baskets and planters program, “Annapolis in Bloom;” Maryland Day "Growing a Little Greener" events; and the upcoming Project Clean Stream. Learn more.
You will find yourself surrounded by Homestead’s beautiful flowers while enjoying delicious complimentary appetizers provided by Herrington on the Bay.
Herrington on the Bay hosts fun, relaxing, and free-spirited parties and celebrations in an Eco-Lifestyle fashion. At our event, enjoy Chef Mike Archibald's new cuisine, that ranges from tomatoes caprese skewers with fresh basil and mozzarella to fresh and light spring rolls with marinated tofu and spring veggies to cocktail cupcakes infused with liqueurs.
A Note from Anna Chaney of Herrington on the Bay: Herrington on the Bay proudly sponsors Annapolis Green at Homestead Gardens on the cusp of the Eve of Spring Equinox 2014! Celebrating 22 years of service to our friends and neighbors celebrating their family members births, reunions, graduations, promotions, retirements, and celebrations of life; we are thankful to all who have entrusted our professional and friendly team to prepare events that everyone enjoys and remembers! We thank Annapolis Green for being here and affording all of us who share like goals to protect and respect this beautiful earth and our Chesapeake country. Lynne and Elvie have created a fantastic alliance and opportunity for us all to collaborate and I am grateful to be a part of this family. So, come on out and enjoy some of Chef Mike Archibalds new cuisine from tomatoes caprese skewers with fresh basil and mozzarella to fresh and light spring rolls with marinated tofu and spring veggies to cocktail cupcakes infused with liqueurs. We look forward to serving you and chatting about the upcoming spring and summer seasons!
Beverages will be provided by Mills Fine Wine and Spirits. You'll enjoy the variety of wines and beers Mills will provide including Slack Tide Blanc, Girasole Hybrid Red Blend, St. Michaels Gollywobbler White, and these craft beers: Fordham Gypsy Lager and Evolution Brewing Lot #3. These will be available for a small donation to Annapolis Green.
The Gardens will be open for shopping during Green Drinks with a special discount offered for those attending the event.
The event is open to the public free of charge, with a donation to Annapolis Green to support ongoing initiatives requested for beverages.
Annapolis in Bloom
A sure sign of spring is the appearance of beautiful hanging baskets in downtown Annapolis and along the Spa Creek bridge. Did you know that that beautification effort is provided at-cost by Homestead Gardens?
What makes this beautiful bit of Annapolis' spring and summer landscape work is the dedicated work of Homestead's staff in continual watering and weeding. This is expensive. The project costs about $40,000. The City of Annapolis covers about half of the cost but the rest must be raised from private funds. In the past, the local business community has covered this. But this year, the public will have the opportunity to participate too to "Fund a Flower," "Build a Basket" or "Plant a Pot." The MainStreets Annapolis Partnership is spearheading the crowdfunding effort along with us as we focus more on beautification with our new affiliation with Keep America Beautiful. Stay tuned for details!
The 7th Annual Maryland Day Growing a Little Greener - March 21-23
Maryland Day is a collaborative event sponsored by Four Rivers Heritage Area including Annapolis, London Town & South County. From historic sites and cultural activities to natural resources and conservation, Four Rivers Heritage Area offers something for every member of the family over this annual weekend celebration of all things "Maryland."
Special event activities are being offered for just $1 or FREE! And, many heritage-minded businesses – restaurants and shops – also participate by offering specials throughout the weekend.
Thanks to Annapolis Green -- as part of our Festival Greening Program -- and our sponsor, Chesapeake Eye Care and Laser Center, Maryland Day will Grow a Little Greener… signaled by the addition of a green petal on its Black-Eyed Susan logo.
As folks travel to various sites and participate in activities, they will see examples of eco-friendly practices including the use of distinctive Eco-Stations that encourage and make recycling easy.
We are helping sites take sustainable steps by providing recommendations and deploying eco-stations to select sites. The overarching goal for this year’s Seventh Annual Maryland Day is to encourage good stewardship throughout the region as we play, learn and celebrate all that is good about our state on the Chesapeake Bay. Read more.
Project Clean Stream - April 5
The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay has been connecting members of the public to their local outdoor space through Project Clean Stream for 11 years. The program culminates in a unified day of service when volunteers spend a few hours outside cleaning trash from parks, rivers and streams or otherwise improving their communities. These volunteers beautify the neighborhoods in which they live and work, but also gain awareness about the impacts they may have on the environment.
In 2014, that unified day of service will be April 5th. However, the Alliance will be supporting cleanups throughout the spring. You can start a cleanup in your neighborhood, or join in on one that is already in place. Read more.
Starting with Opening Night on Friday, March 14, 6-9 p.m., Homestead will offer a series of special events to usher in spring, including inspirational displays, new product launches, workshops and seminars, visiting vendors, demos, kids' events, a special Ladies Night, and more. Read all about it!
The store will be open for shopping during our event and Green Drinkers will benefit from a special discounts.
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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.
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