Green Drinks is an international concept that brings people together to learn about sustainability efforts. Here in Central Oregon, The Environmental Center has coordinated Green Drinks events since 2007. Green Drinks events are typically held every other month (January, March, May, July, September, and November).In pre-COVID times, Green Drinks was a casual, networking-style event with short presentations from TEC and a rotating business partner or host. It was typically held on the second Thursday of odd months from 5-7pm. When events shifted to primarily virtual spaces, Green Drinks followed suit.
More recently, Green Drinks has evolved to better incorporate all three pillars of sustainability: a healthy environment, economic vitality, and social equity. Topics and formats encompass a variety of culturally-relevant celebrations, book clubs, speaker series, videos highlighting local businesses, and the original networking-style event with business hosts. The sky’s the limit for bringing our community together around sustainability. While the format and focus of Green Drinks has shifted over the past few years, the purpose remains the same: to bring people together to learn, discuss, and advance a sustainable future for everyone in Central Oregon.
Please register in advance for Green Drinks events.
Green Drinks events are free to attend but we welcome a donation of any amount which will help cover the cost of hiring a diverse lineup of speakers and hosting the event. With your donation, you join a network of members who share your value of local sustainability. Thank you!