4.17.12 – Earth Month Industry Night

Where: Schlafly Bottleworks
7260 Southwest Ave. (at Manchester)
Maplewood, MO 63143
(314) 241- BEER (2337)
When: Tuesday April 17th, 6:30 to 9pm

Take a break from the busiest month on our calendar. Hustling to and from exhibiting at special events, giving presentations, and teaching classes to educate others about a sustainable life?

Tonight’s your night to kick back, compare notes with your environmental colleagues and volunteers in heavy demand during Earth Month, and catch your breath before Earth Day. DJ Plan(et) B will be spinning while we toast each other on another year of jobs well done.

Come early, and the first beer is on the us. Beginning at 6:30, the first 30 green professionals at the door can trade their business card for a drink ticket.

$3 suggested donation

2.21.12 – Preview of Conservation Lobby Day

Where: Schlafly Bottleworks
7260 Southwest Ave. (at Manchester)
Maplewood, MO 63143
(314) 241- BEER (2337)
When: Tuesday February 21st, 6:30 to 9pm

“A different world cannot be built by indifferent people.” – Horace Mann

Join Green Drinks on Tuesday, February 21st as we kick off the 2012 calendar with a special evening devoted to civic engagement. The evening will serve as a “pep rally” for the upcoming Conservation Lobby Day in the State Capitol on February 29th. The environmental community is pushing for several important policies in Jefferson City this year, including sustainable and local agriculture, clean energy, green schools and water conservation. Green Drinkers will have the opportunity to discuss these important measures with advocates, and will learn more about the importance of voicing their concerns to state leaders.

Click here more information about Conservation Lobby Day.

Confirmed issue experts will include:

Ralph Bicknese, US Green Building Council – Missouri Gateway Chapter
- spoke about supporting HSB 1602: School Green Cleaning

Ted Mathys, Advocate, Environment Missouri
- spoke about supporting HB 1660: Urban Agriculture Zones

Ed Smith, Clean Energy Director, Missouri Coalition for the Environment
-spoke about opposing SB 321 pertaining to Ameren’s Construction Work in Progress (CWIP) request.

Conservation Lobby Day is a partnership of the Missouri Conservation and Environmental Alliance, a statewide coalition organizations working together to bring a common voice to the conservation and environmental community in Jefferson City.

For a complete list of Missouri Environmental Legislation visit Missouri Votes Conservation’s Legislative Tracker.

8.16.11 – Green Blogging

Where: Schlafly Bottleworks

7260 Southwest Ave. (at Manchester)
Maplewood, MO 63143
(314) 241- BEER (2337)

When: Tuesday August 16th, 6:30 to 9pm

Join us this month to meet the faces behind local green blogs including:

Jeff McIntire-Strasburg who blogs about everything at blog.sustainablog.org, one of the longest-running green blogs on the web.

Mary DeWeese who blogs at sprawlstainable.com about her own suburban adventure to reduce energy consumption by 50% in two years and to grow some of her own food.

Kate Frowzy who blogs about household toxics and the challenges of green housekeeping as a mom of 7 young children living in the city for Better Life, the local green cleaning products company, cleanhappens.com/blog.

Melissa Richert Brown is a brand new mom and blogs about bike commuting, health and wellness, and her family’s attempts at living a green life at hergreenlife.wordpress.com

Suggested donation $3

4.26.11 – General Networking (No Topic)

Where: Schlafly Bottleworks
7260 Southwest Ave. (at Manchester)
Maplewood, MO 63143
(314) 241- BEER (2337)

When: Tuesday April 26th, 6:30 to 9pm

No formal topic this evening. Come on down and catch up with friends and see what’s going on.

9.23.2010 – Legislator Meet and Greet

Where: Cicero’s
6691 Delmar Blvd. directions
St. Louis, MO 63130

When: Thursday, September 23rd – 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Thirsty?

Join St. Louis Green Drinks and Missouri Votes Conservation’s Political Action Committee as we host area environmental supporters and local pro-environmental legislative candidates for a happy hour meet-and-greet at Cicero’s on the Delmar Loop. With the general election only a couple months away, this is a perfect opportunity to meet candidates and express your concern about the environment. Also learn more about the outcome of pro-environmental legislation during the the 2010 session and what to expect in 2011.

8.19.2010 – Space LLC Green Building Tour

Where: SPACE Architecture + Design

4168 Manchester Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110

When: Thursday August 19th
Tours – 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Socializing – 7:00 – 9:00 pm at Atomic Cowboy

An Evening of Energy Efficiency, Urban Renewal, and ROI Blended in One Refreshing Design Cocktail!

SPACE Architecture + Design used approximately $52,000 in local and federal incentives to improve the efficiency of their new 7,500 sq ft studio in St. Louis’ resurgent Grove District. The studio’s innovative systemic design includes a heating/cooling system that utilizes 15 geothermal wells buried 200′ below the parking lot, a rooftop solar array, cooling fins, desiccant wheel and radiant flooring. The heating and cooling system and other efficiency enhancements translate to 51% less energy use than a similar sized facility built at the City baseline and approximately 50-75% monthly energy consumption savings potential. The system will pay for itself in six years.

What does efficiency look like? Does it pay?

See for yourself and learn more about how effective policy shapes programs like those that helped to make the new SPACE studio a reality-

and how Missouri can do more.

Meet the Renew Missouri clean energy crew – Erin, PJ, and Jason – and our Clean Water team – Caroline and Lorin.

Taste wines from sunny Spain and Argentina poured by Randall’s Wines and Spirits.

Park on Manchester Avenue or in the SPACE parking lot. (Head’s up: Parking by permit only along the majority of Kentucky Avenue.)

10.20.09 – Agents of Green Change

Where: Schlafly Bottleworks
7260 Southwest Ave. (at Manchester)

Maplewood, MO 63143
(314) 241- BEER (2337)

When: Tuesday October 20th, 6:30 to 9pm

The October meeting of St. Louis Green Drinks will focus a spotlight on "Agents of Green Change". Find out who are the key organizations in St. Louis that are working to make our community healthier, safer, and greener. Learn how you can add your energy and imagination to creating a more just, sustainable world, starting in St. Louis!

8.18.09 – Book Swap & Discussion

Where: Schlafly Bottleworks
7260 Southwest Ave. (at Manchester)
Maplewood, MO 63143
(314) 241-2337

When: Tuesday August 18th, 6:30 to 9pm

Read any good books lately?

Like most of us, you probably remember the book that opened your eyes to the environmental movement or inspired you to become involved in planet preservation.

Well do tell! Join us this month for a back-to-school book swap and book discussion.

Bring in your extra books with a green theme to trade, sell, or give away and get free admission! If you can’t bear to part with any of your books right now, come out anyway. Clue us in to your favorite titles and authors. Lively discussion guaranteed.

$3 cover

04.21.09 – Earth Day Happy Hour

Where: Schlafly Bottleworks

7260 Southwest Ave. (at Manchester)
Maplewood, MO 63143
(314) 241-2337

When: Tuesday April 21st, 6:30 to 9pm

Enjoy a special, sneak preview of the new Schlafly Organic Ale days before its release at the Earth Day Happy Hour. Mingle with a loose-knit network of environmentally-minded citizens, business people, and activists who meet monthly to discuss the Green movement and how to change the world together.

Organic Ale (Release date: April 24) Schlafly’s flagship beer brewed with certified organic ingredients. Amber in color, medium bodied and fairly hopped.

Suggested donation: $3

10.21.08 – Connecting with Green Careers

Where: Schlafly Bottleworks
7260 Southwest Ave. (at Manchester)
Maplewood, MO 63143

When: Tuesday, October 21st, 6:30 to 9pm

Join your friends at Green Drinks on Tuesday October 21st, at Schlafly Bottleworks, 7260 Southwest Ave. in Maplewood, beginning at 6:30 p.m for a look at green jobs in St. Louis. What is a “green” job? Where are they? Who’s hiring? Find out how you can get started on the path to a career that makes a difference with organizations that pursue a positive impact on the planet. Suggested donation: $3.