Green Drinks Gainesville is Tonight!
This month we’re been invited to visit Haile Plantation by several Green Drink regulars who work and live in the area. Mary Alford and Jennifer Langdon, principals of the Sustainable Design Group and both USGBC LEED certified professionals, will tell us how Haile meets the standards of a New Urbanism community. Carla Van Arnam, who owns Haile Village Bodywork in the village, will lead walking tours of the mixed-use Haile Village Center. We’ll meet at Sisters’ Restaurant, where owners Monica Albert and Lita Giampola will offer a grilled flatbread special with locally sourced organic toppings, as well as a special price on organic wines by the glass.
The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. for networking, then we’ll hear from our hosts while we dine, with walking tours afterward.
Since Haile Plantation is a bit out of our downtown range, I hope we can arrange to share rides with one another. Please check in with your friends or visit the GoGreenNation Forum to connect with others who’d like carpool. I’ve got room for three!
We’ll meet at:
5212 SW 91st Ter
Gainesville, FL 32608-8129
The restaurant is marked as “B” on this map: http://www.eatatsisters.com/pgs/sisters_map.html
The Haile Village Center is an internationally recognized New Urbanist community. The concept behind this design philosophy is to create a high density, mixed-use neighborhood that provides the diversity of housing types and commercial and neighborhood services that can nurture a long-lasting community. Architect and New Urbanist, Jennifer Langford, will discuss the planning concepts of New Urbanism and how they impact land use and conservation, energy efficiency and sustainability.
I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL THERE! PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!