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Free E-Mail Providers, Encryption Services, and Search Engines for Those Who Want Enhanced Online Privacy

In a time of increasing corporate and government surveillance, those who wish to better protect their privacy online have a number of options to do just that. Below is a short list of some of the best e-mail providers, encryption services, and search engines that are committed to protecting your privacy and are available for [...]

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Al Gore’s Take on Patriot Act back in 2003

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A sustainable world means our right to privacy is secure. Join us to talk about Privacy in the world of the Internet and to watch the film Terms and Conditions May Apply:
I crossed paths with Al Gore in DC just as the Patriot Act was being enacted in 2003. Here’s what he had to [...]

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Green Drinks and Cinema Verde Present: “Terms and Conditions May Apply”

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Terms and Conditions May Apply
Directed by Cullen Hoback
Length: 79 minutes

“Why should you care about privacy if you’re not doing anything “wrong”? Privacy is important, even if you think you have nothing to hide. It is the basis of free speech and a core value of all Americans.

People should have the right to draw their curtains [...]

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Green Drinks meets Cinema Verde

Presents: Do the Math

Burning the fossil fuel that corporations now have in their reserves would result in emitting five times the safe amount of CO2. Bill McKibben and are building a movement to change the terrifying math of the climate crisis. Come see what they’re up to….

Watch the Trailer: Do the Math

We are [...]

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May 29: Green Drinks Meets Cinema Verde at The Jam!

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Green Drinks meets Cinema Verde
We are playing around with dates and venues… this month we’re at The Jam Gainesville on the LAST Thursday: May 29!

Delicious Italian food from Romano’s Macaroni Grill will be served along with lively jazz piano music for all to enjoy during the green networking (included in your admission)!

Join us for the [...]

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ON FRACKING: Cinema Verde Film Screenings


Executive Producer Mark Lichty joins us to discuss his film Groundswell Rising and the dangers of fracking: 6 p.m., April 16 at 716 N. Main Street in downtown Gainesville, Florida. DISCOUNT TICKETS FOR SIERRA CLUB MEMBERS AND GROUPS OF 10 OR MORE!

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO: Cinema Verde Film Screenings

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Oil Industry Gets An Earful As It Eyes Florida’s Everglades : NPR


  As oil production goes, Florida isn’t much of a player. The state     produced less than 2 million barrels last year, which is how much oil   Texas pumps from its wells each day.

That’s about to change as the revolution in oil drilling technology comes to Florida.

A Texas company has already received permission from the state [...]

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Pro-Fracking Guest: Appearing On The Daily Show ‘Felt Like Three Hours Of Waterboarding’


The “Daily Show” ran a segment on hydraulic fracturing on Thursday night that featured its “correspondent” Asif Mandvi interviewing people on the controversial oil and gas extraction process known as “fracking.”
via Pro-Fracking Guest: Appearing On The Daily Show ‘Felt Like Three Hours Of Waterboarding’.

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Member Profile: Cinema Verde Celebrates Five Years, Local Film Festival Focuses on Environment | Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce

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“The community is making my dream come true,” said Trish Riley, Founding Director of the Cinema Verde Environmental Film and Arts Festival.

Riley was referring to the support she’s received from the Gainesville area around Cinema Verde, an event she founded in 2010 to help bring environmental education to the community and forge sustainable solutions for [...]

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Can Beer Force Obama to Clean Up The Clean Water Act?


Beer is 90 percent water. (You might think that’s true only of Coors Light or Miller 64, but in fact even your favorite New Belgium or Goose Island or Allagash brew is almost entirely aqua.) Once you account for the brewing process, it takes around five gallons of water to produce just one gallon of [...]

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Gators 4 Theater next to mall to reopen

The discount movie theater in The Oaks Mall Plaza will reopen as Gators 4 under new ownership Friday with $2 second-run movies.

The four-screen cinema is at 6741 Newberry Road in the plaza next to The Oaks Mall near Toys “R” Us.
General manager Michael O’Brien, who has been at the theater through four owners off and [...]

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GLOB Cinema Verde Update


Cinema Verde Environmental Film Festival and Green Drinks Gainesville will be jointly sponsoring monthly screenings of Cinema Verde films at the newly opened Oak’s Mall Plaza’s Gator 4 Cinema beginning June 5.  This new venue will provide a big screen experience, more and better seating, and easy parking. Also, Celebrations Catering will offer drinks and dinner during the Green Drinks Gainesvile meetings [...]

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Green Drinks + Cinema Verde Film Screening JUNE 5

Cinema Verde Merges with Green Drinks to Present Film at Gators 4 Cinema
May 23, 2013
CONTACT: Trish Riley, 352-327-3560,

Cinema Verde Environmental Film Festival merges with Green Drinks to feature environmental films at Gators 4 Cinema in the Oaks Mall Plaza, slated to reopen its doors this month. The first Cinema [...]

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Green Drinks at Brew Spot May 1!

Greetings, Green Gainesville!
We’re pleased to announce that our next
Green Drinks meeting will be held at the new
The Brew Spot Café
1000 NE 16th Ave.
May 1, 6 – 8 p.m.

When was the last time you did a chemistry experiment? Jeff Keaffaber, co-owner of The Brew Spot Café, has a treat for you and anyone who wants [...]

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Thanks to all who attended our April Green Drinks!

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 [...]

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Green Drinks April 3

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Greetings, Green Gainesville!

We’re proud to announce our next Green Drinks meeting will be held at the new Gainesville’s Sweetberries!

505 NW 13th St.

April 3rd, 6-8pm

We’ll learn how this new restaurant is sustainable and we’ll sample some delicious frozen custard. The Guiness Float has been recommended! Also, we’ll hear about an environmental volunteer opportunity coming up in [...]

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Green Drinks March 6: Meet Nan Rich

Green Drinks Wednesday, March 6: There are so many cool things going on in our little town of Gainesville, sometimes it’s hard to decide what to do… Green Drinks is always the first Wednesday of the month, and in March, there’s something we think you won’t want to miss: Gubernatorial candidate Nan Rich is coming [...]

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On the Scene: A look at some of the films being screened at Cinema Verde |

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The lineup of the fourth annual Cinema Verde Environmental Film & Arts Festival, which starts Saturday and runs through Thursday, offers a wide range of feature-length films, documentaries and shorts over the course of its six days.Screenings and events are planned at Jolie, 6 W. University Ave., with a variety of ticket options available including [...]

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Cinema Verde Environmental Film & Arts Festival |

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  The fourth annual Cinema Verde Environmental Films & Art Festival    kicks off Feb. 9 and continues through Feb. 14. The festival features more than 30 films that hope to inspire individuals to adopt more sustainable lifestyles, said Riley, the event director.
via Cinema Verde Environmental Film & Arts Festival |

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Green Drinks 4th Anniversary! December 5….

Join us on Wednesday December 5, to help celebrate our 4th anniversary
at Bombay Restaurant and Lounge,
12 W. University Avenue; December 5, 6 – 8 p.m.Our Anniversary Party will be a fundraiser to support Cinema Verde.

A Huge Thank You To:
David Pais of Pais Landscaping and Pais Realty for beer and wine (Happy Birthday, David!)
Carrie Reed of [...]

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