Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day Green Drinks, April 22nd


Join us for a night of good company and green conversation! We'll be at the LTD Prints in Strasburg, VA (click the link for their website and directions). There will be yummy snacks and Marcy McCann will share with us a little about green printing AND there will be displays from local artists.

LTD PRINTS in Strasburg
When: April 22 @ 6ish.
Who: YOU and all of your friends!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Fuel the Film - Free Showings This weekend!

Frederick County Parks & Rec, The Magic Lantern Theater, and the Cleaner Greener America (CGA) Foundation are offering up 2 FREE showings of Fuel this weekend. "Fuel is a comprehensive and entertaining look at energy in America; a history of where we have been, our present predicament, a solution to our dependence on foreign oil." It was a 2008 Sundance Film Festival Best Documentary Winner.

Friday 1/29, 7pm @ the Unitarian Church in Stephens City
Saturday 1/30, 2pm @ Handley Regional Library in Winchester

YAY for free eco-awareness fun!

Green Drinks January 28th

Join us for a night of good company and green conversation! We'll be meeting at Cristina's in Strasburg. They just finished all of the requirements to be a Virginia Green Restaurant (too cool!) so we'll not only be enjoying great company, we'll be enjoying our refreshments with a little less eco-guilt!

Where: Cristina's Cafe in Strasburg
When: January 28th @ 6:00ish.
Who: YOU and all of your friends!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

September Green Drinks

Join us for a night of good company and green conversation! Kevin Rooney of the Cleaner Greener America Foundation will join us to talk about biodiesel. So come with questions and ready to hear about this alternative fuel source!
Where: (by popular demand) Union Jack Pub on Loudoun Street walking mall.
When: Sept 24 @ 5:30ish.
Who: YOU and all of your friends!

Just FYI: October 22nd will be in Tom's Brook at the Natural Art Garden Center and we'll be seeing their green roof and hearing from the owner about first hand pro's, con's and other really cool green roof stuff!

Also FYI, keep a lookout for a Green Film Fest coming up in November hosted by the soon to be open Alamo Draft house. This should be a super fun (and free) event, so let the buzz begin, I'll pass on more details soon!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Home Show in Tom's Brook

The Toms Brook Fire Department is putting together a home and garden expo at the new
Natural Art Garden Center in Tom's Brook. Friday and Saturday, September 25th and 26th. It's a great way to learn about and support local businesses, AND the Garden Center has a green roof! Too cool!
Go to their website for more info:

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Sustainabilty Festival

Well, if you can't read the snazzy poster, it says:

Sherando Park, Stephens City, Virginia
Sunday, September 20, 2009
10am to 2pm

Bringing together the community to explore food, products, and energy for a sustainable future...

Renewable Energy
Alternative Transportation
Green Building
Green Products and Services
Sustainable Agriculture ~local produce for sale~
Food (sandwiches with local ingredients! $5 from One Block West)
Filtered Alkaline Water provided by The Wellness Group

Schedule of Events:
10am Pick up your FREE Toy Solar car kit voucher from sponsors (for kids under12)
11am Toy Solar Car kit giveaway & build
11:30 Alternative Energy with Sand Energy
12pm Electric Truck Demo with Model E Conversions
12:30 DIY Solar H2O workshop with Always Thinking

Basically, the most fun, and green, event for you and your family of the fall!

Green Drinks: Eastern Panhandle!



Thursday, September 17th, 2009

6 pm @ Craftworks

Every month we meet at a location in the Eastern Panhandle to interact with people who work in, or are interested in, the environmental field. This is an informal world-wide organization known as Green Drinks. These events are simple and relatively unstructured, but many people have found employment, made friends, developed new ideas, done deals, and have had moments of serendipity.....all in the spirit of greening our lives for the betterment of all humankind.

Chad Gauthier of Pinnacle Enterprises and Karen Valentine of GoGreenGals are the co-founders of this chapter. We look forward to sharing our commitment to a healthy, productive, and sustainable Eastern Panhandle with all of you. Our goal is to unite the community to embrace responsible, local, and environmentally sustainable lifestyles. So come and join us for some healthy organic apps and drinks. On behalf of us both, we look forward to meeting you and joining forces to green the Panhandle!

Join Green Drinks for refreshments on the deck overlooking Cool Spring Marsh and Bullskin Run, and learn about this unique new resource for Jefferson County.

CraftWorks at Cool Spring is a center for creative learning in art, craft, nature and sustainable living that supports protection of the Cool Spring Marsh landscape, where people come to learn, relax and rejuvenate in a setting that fosters deep connections with the natural environment and stronger communities.

What's truly distinctive about CraftWorks is that it invites artisans, environmental educators, green builders, and other creative people into create and offer classes, gather, retreat, and help invent the long-term future of this resource.

CraftWorks director David Lillard will take Green Drinkers on a short 15-minute walk through the grounds and describe the plans for studios and programs.

Refreshments provided by CraftWorks; donations to offset costs warmly appreciated.

Directions to CraftWorks. We'll meet at Mrs. Thornton's cottage.

Take Route 340 south from Charles Town. After you pass Washington High, the 4 lane highway ends and it becomes a two lane road. Soon you’ll pass a diner on the right, a produce stand on the left and you’ll make a SHARP right hand turn immediately after the diner onto Wheatland Road (WVA Rd 340/2)

Continue on Wheatland until it deadends (about 2 miles)—turn right (Lloyd Road). The first house on the left is Mrs. Thornton’s Cottage. The second entry on the left is Cool Spring Farm (has a sign and a split rail fence)—turn in, then turn left to follow the sign to the cottage.

Note: If you use Mapquest for directions, Lloyd Road is called by its old name Haines Road


Karen Valentine