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Thursday, September 20, 2007
Pittsburgh Green Drinks Does The Boomerang
Pittsburgh Green Drinks Event Announcement
TOMORROW: Friday, September 21st 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!
Mary W. Wilson is a classic example of a boomerang Pittsburgher. She gladly left the declining milltown atmosphere in the 70's to pursue two degrees in biology with her eye on field work in much greener pastures. During return visits to family while studying or working in northern New York, southern Illinois, "deep south" Alabama and later in Florida, Wilson decided the hills and streams of western PA are the best place to hang your hat, so she's settled in the North Hills, vowing to never move again. Wilson works on environmental efforts as vocation ( Executive Director of Allegheny CleanWays) and avocation (Pine Creek Watershed Coalition, Pine Creek Land Conservation Trust and North Area Environmental Council) and is pleased to see a growing appreciation of the environment in the region.
Allegheny CleanWays is an independent 501(c)(3) affiliate of PA CleanWays, Inc. Allegheny CleanWays has worked for seven years to engage and empower people to eliminate illegal dumping and litter in the county. It works with several partnering organizations to operate the "Tireless Project" in which volunteers help remove debris from Pittsburgh's river banks, as well as conducting illegal dump cleanups and supporting litter cleanups throughout the county. With approximately 300 illegal dumps logged in the county, there is a lot of work to be done, and a continuous need for enthusiastic volunteers. This photo of a "Tireless Project" cleanup along the Allegheny River in Lawrenceville last Saturday demonstrates the power of amazing potential of volunteer power. To learn more, come to Green Drinks! If you can't make it, but still want to learn more, contact Mary W. Wilson at 412.381.1301.
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.
Featuring GREEN spirits such as Rain Vodka, Bluecoat Gin, Bonterra Chardonnay Bonterra Cabernet, Peaks Organic Pale Ale Beer and/or Peaks Organic Nut Brown Beer AND the Treehugger-tini made with Rain Vodka.