September 20, 2007 · 7:00 PM
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Meet folks like you from government, business, non-profits, academia, and all walks of life who are interested in making OurLando more sustainable. Live music & a featured speaker plus local organic beer at OurLando's favorite organic cafe with an eco-attitude! Dandelion's Website Every 3rd Thursday, Dandelion Communitea hosts Green Drinks. Music: DJ Marshall Jones of Brownsville/Soulidified Music spins OurLando's only soulful house Thursday, September 20th Leah Fairchild, Misty Forest Academy Leah is a certified Feng Shui Practitioner and co-director of Misty Forest Academy. Misty Forest Academy is a local center that offers enrichment courses for children and adults. Leah will be sharing her passion about how Misty Forest Academy is seeking to be an eco example and encourage other businesses to do so. She will share how Misty Forest Academy is going green by creating an inspiring sustainable backyard and offering green classes. She will offer an opportunity for fellow members of the green community to join the green team and share their eco attitude by becoming a facilitator. Leah is also heading the group EKO, Eco Kids of Orlando, that focuses on eco education, socializing and green activism for kids ages infant to eighteen years of age. Thursday, October 18th Green Building Rahul Athavale, CEO, Green Earth Building Group, LLC Rahul will be talking about Green Building techniques and what is happening locally and in Florida with the Green Building movement. Is Florida really going GREEN? Find out! Thursday, November 15th Introduction to Permaculture Design Natasha McIntosh, organizer of Green Drinks, will be the guest speaker for November Green Drinks. She just completed the certification course in Permaculture Design and with a small group of Permies, working on Orlando's first permaculture project. She will be giving an introduction to permaculture design. Permaculture is permanent agriculture - a term coined by Bill Mollison in 1978. Permaculture at is core is Sustainable Living. Some say it's a system for lazy farmers. Permaculture is a method of designing integrated systems that work with each other where there is minimal input and minimal waste. It is the harmonious integration of human dwellings, microclimate, annual and perennial plants, animals, soils, and water into stable, sustainable and productive communities. Green Drinks is the only place in Orlando where you can eat, drink, enjoy great music and talk and learn about the issues concerning OurLando's community.