Green Drinks 3rd Anniversary Party! Dec. 7…

Posted by Trish Riley, December 2, 2011

Greetings Green Drinkers and Environmental Film Fans!

I hope you’ve enjoyed the autumn and had a lovely Thanksgiving holiday. Although I missed seeing my kids (Portland and Denver are too far away!), I relished the quiet chance to catch up on some work and enjoyed a delicious dinner with friends. I’ve made so many lovely friends since moving to Gainesville nearly five years ago – mostly through our Green Drinks. Thank you for welcoming me into your lovely community!

Thanks so much to those of you who came out to Prairie Creek Lodge for our November Green Drinks, and a special thanks to Hutch Hutchinson, Executive Director of Alachua Conservation Trust, for organizing the party and providing pizzas and libations, and to the Weeds of Eden for filling the night with music! The Genesis Group shared some very interesting information about landscaping while protecting the environment and Jason Fults brought us up to speed on mountain top removal – it’s still a big problem for those in coal country. Thank you all!

Join us on Wednesday, December 7th as we celebrate our 3rd anniversary!!

David Pais of Pais Realty is sponsoring the anniversary party on Dec. 7 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. It will be held at Randy Batista’s Gallery 21 downtown. Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grille and the new downtown Blue Water Bay will provide hors d’ouevres. David has sponsored all of our Anniversary parties, which fall near his own birthday ~ Thank You, David!

Gallery 21 is located just off of Main Street at 21 SE 2nd Place in downtown Gainesville.

I’d like to invite all of you to plan to share your stories about connections made through Green Drinks so we can reflect on the progress we’ve made toward creating a more sustainable community by getting together now and then. Cinema Verde is a good case in point: our environmental film and arts festival was born at our Green Drinks meeting in August, 2009, and we are working on our third festival now. We have so many of you to thank for helping to create this fun way to learn more about environmental issues. Please come join us so we can thank all of you who have helped make Cinema Verde a success!

I also have some exciting news to share: I’ll announce the location of Cinema Verde 2012 – I call it Chez Verde – and we’ll also show trailers of some of the films we’re considering as we narrow down our selection. Come and let us know which ones look most interesting to you.

Green Drinks Gainesville is presented by, an environmental news and resource site to help build green communities, and, Gainesville’s Environmental Film and Arts Festival, both of which are dedicated to educating the public about environmental issues and fostering sustainable solutions. Anyone interested in sustainability issues is welcome to attend Green Drinks; it’s a great opportunity to network with those interested in evolving a sustainable future. Please share our events with friends and in your newsletters: Green Drinks meets the first Wednesday of each month at varying sustainable businesses. For location information visit

Let us help you showcase your sustainable business or organization at our community events!
Contact Trish Riley, Director: 352-327-3560;

As always, bring your business cards, name tags, re-usable cups and news for sharing.

Thank you all so much for your support and interest in Cinema Verde and environmental issues!
Trish Riley
Director: Cinema Verde Environmental Film & Arts Festival
Cinema Verde is a Florida not-for-profit corporation designated as a 501(c)(3) public charity by the IRS: Contributions are tax deductible.Thank you for your support!

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