What we're about
Tri-City Greendrinks - Canada, BC. Tri-City (tri-cities) refers to an area encompassing the cities of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody and the villages of Belcarra and Anmore.
We meet monthly (currently on the third Thursday of each month) at various locations throughout the Tri-Cities, usually a local restaurant and of late we have settled in at Gallery Bistro on Clarke Street in Port Moody (a great fit with gracious and like-minded hosts).
Greendrinks is sponsored by the Tricity Green Council (http://www.tricitygreencouncil.com) (TGC).
Come talk with like-minded people, socialize and discuss anything green.
Tri-City Greendrinks brings together like-minded people, guest speakers to spark conversation. We have a great venue, great atmosphere and include food and drink to enhance our social atmosphere. Mingling and making new connections is a must, and we always take few minutes to update each other as to what is going on in the community in respect to sustainable or environmental issues.
People that frequent our monthly Greendrinks come from various backgrounds and vary in age. This diversity is our strength. At any given time you will encounter curious neighbours, environmental activists, raw foodists, local politicians, entrepreneurs, and many others passionate about nature preservation, the outdoors and healthy living. Topics related to urban living and sustainability have drawn record crowds.
Many of us have created long lasting connections and friendships via these monthly meetings. We would love it if you'd stop by and make our Greendrinks all the more interesting.
Green Drinks is a worldwide movement. http://www.greendrinks.org Close to us there are groups in New West, Vancouver, Whistler and Victoria.
IMPORTANT: In an effort to be respectful to all our members and promote healthy living, we have designated Tricity Greendrinks a SCENT-FREE ZONE. What does this mean?
Many of the chemicals we use on our bodies and in our homes have added fragrance. Scents have become very culturally invasive in the form of perfume, cologne, and aftershave, as well as additives to shampoos, hairspray, soaps, candles, air fresheners, and other products. (In the ingredients list they may show up as parfum, perfume, or fragrance) People who wear them may not realize how strong they are, that they spread, and that they hang in the air for a long time. Moreover, they stick to hair, skin and clothing, and are difficult to remove. Up to 30% of the population demonstrates increased sensitivity to these products with reactions as serious as loss of consciousness or even death. For more information please visit http://www.davidsuzuki.org/issues/health/sc... (http://www.davidsuzuki.org/issues/health/science/toxics/dirty-dozen-cosmetic-chemicals/?gclid=CPrF7p_V2MQCFUaVfgodVrUA9A)