• Green drinks

    For those who are unfamiliar with Green Drinks, it's a group of "green" minded individuals who meet once a month to sip a drink (beer, mead, wine, etc.) and learn about "green" topics in central Ohio. The meetings are free and open to the public. I always learn something new and am impressed at the ideas and businesses people have started right here in central Ohio.

    This month Green Drinks will be featuring Michael Jones, Chief Innovator of Good Food Enterprises, and Lisa Daris, Principal of Slow Money Columbus

    They will speak about the efforts of local organizations and individuals to move our food economy to an approach where local farmers and consumers are more efficiently connected in the marketplace.

    Please join us on Wednesday, July 16th from 6-8pm for a food-themed night of drinks and comradery at The Good Food Hub (4561 East 5th Avenue, Units 14 and 15). Drinks will be on the house (*with a suggested and welcome donation).

    Shop and Support Green Columbus

    Green Columbus is now a member of two great programs that give back to non-profits: Amazon Smile and Kroger Community Rewards. When you shop at Amazon.com or Kroger you can add us as your selected non-profit enabling a portion of your bill to be donated to help grow our programming. Visit their websites to learn more and register. Thank you in advance for your support!

    Other stuff:

    • Green Spot Jr.: The kids can get a Green Spot and learn more about green initiatives, visit http://greenkids.columbus.gov/

    • If you saw the "YERT (Your Environmental Road Trip)" movie in 2012, you might remember the idea for "solar roadways" being presented. The startup sought funding through an Indiegogo campaign. The project received more than twice the $1-million it was seeking. To learn more, visit https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/solar-roadways

    • Joel Salatin, an alternative farmer also featured the "YERT" movie, will be having a field day at his farm in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley on July 19. To learn more about his farm, his books or field day, visit http://www.polyfacefarms.com/speaking-protocol/joels-bio/

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    By: Erin Holl

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