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Tuesday, Nov. 3
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

77 Main Street, Annapolis

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Thursday, Sept. 10

Charles Carroll House & Gardens
107 Duke of Gloucester, Annapolis

Back to the Future

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With enthusiastic budding young environmentalists and a backdrop of history, Green Drinks truly celebrated all that is good about our community.

The Charles Carroll House and Gardens was the perfect location to spotlight our cultural heritage. (The "back" part of our theme.)

Here's a big thank you to managers Tim and Eileen Leahy for their gracious hospitality. We hope you had a chance to see a bit of the house and urge you to go back for a full tour. | Learn more about this historic property.

spa creek conservancySince the property is on Spa Creek, Amy Clements, President of the Spa Creek Conservancy, attended and answered questions about the environmental work done on the St. Mary's property next door and even took a few people on a brief tour of the parking lot's stormwater features. | Learn more about the work of the Conservancy.

St mary's schoolAnd St. Mary's high school teacher Paul O'Hearn added that just changing out the type of lights in the parking lot has saved the school literally thousands of dollars in energy costs. He also introduced a few of the high school students who are working hard to be environmental stewards (The "future" part of our theme.). In fact, high school students who complete the rigorous environmental studies program earn college-level certification in this important field. And the stewardship program of St. Mary's Elementary was showcased too. | Learn more about the school and its programs. | We're looking forward to working with St. Mary's students to establish a corps of Student Ambassadors to get the Green Gospel out about sustainability at our Responsible Events & Festivals events!

And the food! Palate Pleasers brought an incredible spread that even included caviar, all served on very cool banana leaf compostable plates. We are so lucky to have a great relationship with this award-winning catering company -- in business in Eastport for 25 years! Thank you, Eric for the great food and for working under our limited budget! | Learn more about Palate Pleasers.

Pinkey's West Street Liquors did a great job selecting quality wines for us (at a very reasonable price). Thank you to owner Paul Malley. Pinkey's is located at 1100 West Street.

Event Sponsor -- Thank you to the Maryland Seafood Festival, Sept. 12 & 13 -- now in its 48th year -- for sponsoring our event. We raffled off tickets to the festival, held at Sandy Point State Park. Thank you to Stephanie Duncan Troxell for attending and representing the festival. | Learn more.

We also want to thank the Annapolis Marriott Waterfront for helping us "class-up" our event with by donating a generous supply of tablecloths. We so appreciate the Marriott management helping us out in this way.

Finally, we want to thank our volunteers. We can't possibly run a Green Drinks event without help and these folks consistently and happily give of their time (and muscle).

Greeting Green Drinkers were Sandy Williamson, Leslie Sandoz and Mariel Yarbrough. Alexa Zaledonis and Kelly Lange (pictured) served the bar, and Ken Tom took some great photos, some of which are posted here (We'll have a full slide show soon.). And Leslie and Ben Redwine helped us with set-up. Thanks also to Tom Cagle who was stuck in traffic for hours transporting a few of our Eco-Stations to our event to make recycling easy.

Finally, we want to thank our great friend and tireless supporter of Annapolis Green, Anthony Clarke, co-owner (with Michael Galway) of Galway Bay, Killarney House, Brian Boru and Pirate's Cove restaurants. Already a Founding One Hundred sponsor, he surprised us with an additional $500 contribution! We are so blessed to have Anthony and Michael in our Annapolis Green "family."

Thanks to everybody who braved the rain to attend. For such iffy weather, it was a great turnout, which just goes to show you that neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these Green Drinkers from the swift completion of their appointed networking! (With apologies to Herodotus and the US Postal Service.)



Everyone is welcome at Green Drinks. There is no charge unless specified, 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.

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