Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Locals in the News

John Barrie, who has been a regular GreenDrinks attendee for the past year or so, was featured in last Sunday's (12/16/2007) Ann Arbor News for his work with Appropriate Technology Collaborative. You can read more about some of the projects he is currently involved with there.

You can also check out his blog (Sustainable Design Update) for more information and regular updates about his projects as well as other interesting things. He also has a post there with his own take on the coverage (and a copy of the picture from the article).

And be sure to check out the information about the Gaialux light, his entry for the NASA Create the Future design contest.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Stay Tuned for a New Venue in 2008

We had a very good planning meeting. Many options were discussed but one common theme seemed to be it would be good to keep some portion of the regular, mostly informal, networking and social gatherings once a month. Most agreed that that is one strength of the Green Drinks venue which O2-Michigan provides. A regular place open to all who have some interest or curiosity in being and living "Green". Anyway, we will be trying out in the New Year an exciting new (non-smoking) venue where we will bring in some food and drink for all with just a modest donation requested (to cover the venue). Stay tuned for details as we confirm that.

We have also formed committees. Please sign up for our listserv if you haven't already done so and you will hear more about the newly formed committees and how to get involved.

We will also be looking to enhance posting on this here blog. If you are interested in posting regularly (~2 posts per month) on green topics particularly relevant to Michigan please contact mi[at]o2-usa[dot]org.

Meanwhile we will have our regular 3rd wednesday of the month Green Drinks this month on December 19th at 7:30pm at Leopolds. Stop on by and socialize regarding your tips for staying green during the holidays!