Information and links to the inspiring people and organisations who've spoken at Green Drinks:
In September 2013, Ruth and Amy Anslow came to talk about their new ethical supermarket, Hisbe that was about to open on London Road. It's open now.. find out more here.
Brighton Waste House
In October 2013, Cat Fletcher from Brighton Waste House and Freegle, gave a really inspiring talk about the kinds of materials that are thrown away that don't need to be, and how we could be re-using many materials that are thrown away. The Brighton Waste House is an amazing project that showcases how some of these materials can be re-used, by being built entirely from waste.
Brighton Energy Co-op
In November 2013, Will Cottrell , Brighton Energy Co-op came to talk about Brighton's ground-breaking community renewable energy project. You can find out more about it here.
Brighton Bike Hub
In January 2014, we had a speaker from Brighton Bike Hub - a project that rescues abandoned bicycles , refurbishes them and brings them back into action. They also teach you how to fix your own bike. Read more about it here .
Nigel's Eco Store
Run by one of Green Drinks' regular hosts, Nigel Berman, Nigel's Eco Store is the place to find the latest innovative energy saving gadgets and eco gifts.
The Gleaning Project
Bernie explained about the Gleaning Network - a network of farms with surplus crops and volunteers who pick them - so that farm fresh fruit and vegetables can be donated to those in need - fighting food waste and food poverty.
Brighton & Hove Food Partnership
Vera Zacharov from Brighton & Hove Food Partnership spoke about talking about food waste and the actions people can take to reduce it.
Wisdom of Trees
Alistair Duncan from Where Two Rivers Meet spoke about how we need to become part of nature again, rather than seeing it as something for recreation. Learn more on his Wisdom of Trees course.
Ruby Taylor of Native Hands explained how her work as an artist-maker using foraged materials followed in the tradition of mesolithic peoples, and the importance of cordage made from twisted plant fibres. She showed us how to make a wild wristband out of rushes that she had foraged. See more of her courses here Native Hands