Green Drinks May 2!

Posted by Trish Riley, April 20, 2012

Greetings, Green Gainesville!

Greetings Green Drinkers and Cinema Verde Fans!

So March came in like a lamb and went out like a lion – a bit skewed from the maxim we employed in my childhood – and now summer is strangely here already. I don’t know why people act so mystified about all this; I and my colleagues as well as many of you have been calling the clarion about climate change for years. At least now it’s easier to understand.

Earth Day is here this weekend to help everyone celebrate the planet and to help more and more people learn about our weird weather, as well as the dangers of chemically contaminated soil, air and water. Understanding the impact we’re having on our planet is the first step toward fixing these problems, so if you know someone who doesn’t get it yet, you might want to get them out this weekend.

There are several chances coming up to see Cinema Verde award-winning films:

Cinema Verde will screen Miss South Pacific at the Earth Day celebration at The Harn Museum at the University of Florida tomorrow, April 21, at 11 a.m. This film won “Best Global Warming” Award at Cinema Verde 2012. Free.

Play Again, which won the Mickie Edwardson Award at Cinema Verde 2011, will screen at the Hippodrome April 21 through 26, $5.50 – $7.50.

Cardboard, by high school student Tara-Nicole Azarian, won “Best Young Filmmaker” at Cinema Verde this year and Carbon for Water, also a Cinema Verde 2012 Official Selection, will both be screened at the Civic Media Center as a benefit for the Home Van Pet Care Project, which provides pet food for the pets of homeless people in the community. April 30, 7 p.m., suggested donation $3-5.

GREEN DRINKS will be held 6 – 8 p.m. May 2 at Tasty Buddha, 2410 NW 43 St., Gainesville.

The restaurant offers Happy Hour 4 – 7 p.m. with $1 off beer and wine. Please come hungry for curry, as the restaurant will donate a portion of all curry dinners purchased to help support Green Drinks meetings!

Be sure to check out the Eco Health Festival 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at 936 NW 31 Ave. Saturday, April 21 to learn about environmental impacts of the Koppers Superfund Site, enjoy local music, food, and fun for the kids:


Green Drinks is a monthly networking opportunity for those interested in sustainability issues. All are welcome – we meet the first Wednesday of each month at varying locations. For more information, please visit: (

Please let us know if you’d like to let us help showcase your sustainable initiatives!

Trish Riley, Director: Cinema Verde Environmental Film & Arts Festival, PO Box 358711, Gainesville, FL 32635, 352.327.3560
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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