Green Drinks is a monthly meetup focused on networking and socializing for those in Calgary who have an interest in the environment, whether professionally or personally. We have been running for over 5 years now and have close to a 1,000 member following on meetup.com (http://meetup.com/gd-yyc). Many initiatives have been started because of conversations held at Green Drinks and ongoing initiatives have increased their following due to exposure at our events.
From time to time, I have posted an invite for your group members to attend our events to help build your following and its activity. The theory goes that you could organize your own event within our event and, if they get popular enough, then spin them off (and if they are not then you are at least among other like-minded).
RSVP here to find out who from this Group is going and RSVP on our meetup group to see who all is going. RSVP at: http://meetup.com/gd-yyc
Note: Numbers are low only because the event has not been announced yet (and we are still in holiday-mode) but January is always a busy event for us.