Greendrinks makes it easy for the green-minded to get together to network, socialize, drink local, and chat about sustainability. Each month, the event highlights local nonprofits, organizations, and businesses doing environmentally friendly work. And hopefully, over glasses of Allagash and between poses in the emilie inc. photobooth, locals can get acquainted, share ideas, and work toward a greener future. And it’s a stellar way to learn about who’s doing cool work around town – this month, learn about ways to be an eco-friendly concert/festival goer.
This month’s Greendrinks runs from 5:30-8 pm at State Theatre, Portland. It’s $2 to get in if you bring your own drinking vessel, $5 if you don’t.
Here’s the event info:
Join us at the majestic State Theater to support Portland Music Foundation. Among the amazing creative gifts and large local selection of brews (more on both later) you’ll learn yourself the top 10 ways to be an eco-friendly concert/festival goer. For December, we have the always awesome Allagash, Sebago, and Peak Organic on tap, as well as Maine Mead Works, Rising Tide, Gritty McDuff’s, Baxter Brewing, Green Bee Soda, and Urban Farm Fermentory (right???) Gelato Fiasco will scoop the yum and emilie inc will also be there with their ridiculously rad photobooth. Plus a Holiday Bazaar featuring Sweet Marguerites, Portland Flea For All, Dobra Tea, The Sunrise Guide, The Honey Exchange, and Rogue Industries.
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Dig the Facebook? Network in person with the people you often run into online. Events are free and typically held at a local watering hole. (Next event Dec 19 at Spread.)
DOWNEAST PRIDE ALLIANCE
The DownEast Pride Alliance (DEPA) is an GLBT & gay-friendly business networking group. The events are free and all are welcome for some cocktails & conversation.
(Next event Dec 18 at Cumberland Club.)
2 DEGREES PORTLAND
“A network of people who want to sustain and grow the city’s economy by welcoming creators, innovators, entrepreneurs, and thinkers to the area — a sort of 21st century welcome wagon.” They host get-togethers every other month.