Greendrinks Turns Five

So Greendrinks had a fab 5th anniversary party last week. There was a ton of food and even more to drink (Sierra Nevada debuted their new Monorail Ale, and longtime blog readers will know how delighted I am about this; click here to read my last monorail-related post).

There were also lots of great booths with info from local green companies. But most important, there were so many people there committed to making changes in their lives that would have a positive impact on the environment.

Throughout the night Barbie Hull, Martin Colette and I had the pleasure of taking photos of people who had decided to change one thing in their lives that would help the environment. We took a portrait of each person with their “one thing” written on a chalkboard.

And through some cool computer action involving flickr and some code whipped up by the Greendrinks folks, those photos were streamed in a slideshow projected onto the wall in the main room of the party. That way everyone could see each others’ commitments and be inspired to create their own. You can check the rest of these “one thing” photos right here.

It was a great party bringing together people (including Transitman, above) and companies committed to doing right by the environment. What an inspiring night! I can’t wait to see what Greendrinks does next.


  1. jenB
    Posted June 23, 2008 at 8:48 am | Permalink

    Hey! How do I find out about the next gathering? I would like to attend!

  2. Posted June 23, 2008 at 9:57 am | Permalink

    Hey Jen, you can find out about future gatherings by clicking here.

  3. Posted June 26, 2008 at 8:44 pm | Permalink

    It was a GREAT party!

    BTW – The Eastside Chapter of GreenDrinks has recently restarted up and will be having their functions on the 3rd Thursday of each month, starting on July 17th at Pella Window & Doors in Bellevue. More info and sign up for the e-list at

  4. Vicki
    Posted July 7, 2008 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

    Hey this sounds like a fabulous way to conserve the environment and mingle with people. I am deaf and am wondering if sign language interpreters have ever been present? I would LOVE to get the word out to the deaf community however we would need interpreters at events. Can you email me back as I may not check this site for some time?

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