Green Drinks SquareEvery month people who work in the environmental field meet up at informal sessions known as Green Drinks. It’s an international movement, with chapters active in over 600 cities around the world. Northwest Indiana Green Drinks is organized by Kathy Sipple, Founder of 219 GreenConnect.

Kathy Sipple is the primary contact for Valparaiso Green Drinks, usually held on the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm (we have a new date and location as of August 2013.) Nancy Moldenhauer and Dennis Brittain co-chair Michigan City Green Drinks which was launched in January 2013.

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, but many people have found employment, made friends, developed new ideas, done deals and had moments of serendipity. It’s a force for the good and we’d like to help it spread to other cities.

The best way to find out about upcoming events is to join our email list. We also post events and updates on Facebook–please “like” us there and share with your Facebook friends.