More than 30 people came out to Green Drinks at Gainesville’s new Sweetberries to discuss sustainability initiatives in Gainesville and beyond. The co-owner of Sweetberries, Jane Osmond, spoke about preserving the history of their building, previously Books, Inc., by refurbishing the original furniture and promoting sustainable practices by using locally sourced tempeh and produce in their sandwiches and salads. She emphasized their future goals of making Sweetberries more sustainable by reducing their use of wasteful materials such as styrofoam and becoming more energy efficient.
Charles Motley from the Amazon Waterfalls Association presented the organization’s mission to encourage conservation practices, provide greater economic opportunities, and strengthen cultural and social traditions in the Cuispes District of Peru. Amazon Waterfalls is recruiting summer volunteers to work on several projects, such as maintaining trails, working in a local tree nursery, and teaching English in local schools. More information can be found on their website. http://www.amazonwaterfalls.org/Amazon_Waterfalls_Association_Inc./home.html.
How cool would it be to organize a Green Drinks trip to help create this amazing eco-community in the Amazon rainforest? Who wants to organize for us???
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