Friday, July 13, 2007

Pittsburgh Green Drinks

Pittsburgh Green Drinks Event Announcement

This Month's Gathering: Friday, July 20th at Bossa Nova from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Join us in the REMIX of Green Drinks Summer Edition at our new home in Downtown Pittsburgh with complimentary tapas sampling from 5:00 to 8:00!

This month's host, Growth Through Energy & Community Health (GTECH), is an early stage social enterprise designed to reclaim blighted and underutilized urban land through the growth of re-mediating, bio-energy producing plants while serving to create a "Green Job" platform. As a three-pronged community development strategy aimed at land reclamation, biofuel feedstock production, and job creation, GTECH strategies serve as bridge from urban vacancy to value.This approach is based on the premise that proactive, holistic strategies have the ability to capture unrealized market potential.

Founded by three recent graduates of the Heinz School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University in partnership with Steel City Biofuels, GTECH's mission is to revitalize communities through social, economic, and environmental innovation.

Currently a brownfield scale project is underway at the Almono site in Hazelwood and a community based project is planned to commence in the East Liberty in partnership with East Liberty Development Incorporated. This project was featured in a recent Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article (

For more details on GTECH please or contact Andrew Butcher (Principal) at

Be sure to bring your friends and colleagues to have a couple of drinks with green folks like you - environmentalists, journalists, academics, elected officials, green builders, green business folks, health care professionals, doctors, chemists, developers, artists, students and just about anyone else who is interested a better Pittsburgh environment. Green Drinks is a social activity, so come enjoy an end-of-the-week drink with some really caring and talented people at Pittsburgh's green drink event.

What is Green Drinks?
Every month, people who work in the environmental field or have in interest in a greener planet meet up for drinks at places all around the world at informal sessions known as Green Drinks. We have a lively mixture of people from NGOs, academia, government and business. Come along and you'll be made welcome. Just say, "are you green?" and we will look after you and introduce you to whoever is there. It's a great way of catching up with people you know and also for making new contacts. Everyone invites someone else along, so there's always a different crowd, making Green Drinks an organic, self-organizing network.

These events are very simple and unstructured. Make friends, develop new ideas, do deals and forge a new organic future. It's a force for the good and we'd like to help its spreading to other cities. Pittsburgh Green Drinks meets on the 3rd Friday of each month from 5:00 - 9:00 PM...or later!! Put it in your calendar and count on it: Green Drinks is happening every month.

Pittsburgh Green Drinks Data Sheet:
WHAT: The world-famous Green Drinks (
WHEN: 5:00 - 9:00, Friday, July 20th
RULE: Third Friday of every month
WHERE: at our NEW VENUE -- Bossa Nova, 123 Seventh Ave Downtown
HOW: Walk, cycle, bus, boat, taxi or drive
WHO: Anyone working on environmental issues or who wants to!
WHY: Fun, contacts, alcohol, info, gossip, inspiration, business and pleasure
NEW: Just go up to someone and say "are you green?", and you'll be made welcome.
REMIND: To get on this email circulation list, send an email to or visit to subscribe.
PRIVACY: This email list is ONLY for Green Drinks reminders. We will not give your email address to anyone else.
STATUS: Informal, self-organizing network.
GLOBAL: Now active in 224 cities worldwide! Every month globally since 1989, locally since 2005. Average attendance: 70
UK | USA | Canada | Australia | Germany | Sweden | The Netherlands | Argentina | Belgium | Brazil | Chile | China | Czech Republic | Denmark | Finland | France | Hong Kong | India | Ireland | Italy | Japan | Malta | Mexico | New Zealand | Poland | Puerto Rico | South Africa | Switzerland


Pittsburgh Green Drinks

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