Thursday, May 19
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Annapolis Market House
25 Market Space, City Dock, Annapolis
Raise your glass to GreenGive at this month’s Green Drinks!
Annapolis Green is hosting GreenGive’s Green Drinks in May as our second intro for GreenGive. Join us at Annapolis Market House to meet the Green Give partners, hear about the important work these organizations are doing, and enjoy an evening of community. Green Give is just around the corner on June 7-8.
This month we will feature five of our 11 GreenGive partners — and us! — with information and fun:
- Annapolis Green
- Arundel Rivers Federation
- Friends of Jug Bay
- Spa Creek Conservancy
- Unity Gardens
- Watershed Stewards Academy
Meet the GreenGive partners. Hear about the important work these organizations are doing, and enjoy an evening of community. GreenGive is just around the corner on June 7-8. Take advantage of this early bird opportunity to get to know these GreenGive partners and the five you met at the April Green Drinks.
A Beautiful Night at Annapolis Market House!
- Music on arrival by a duet from the Londontowne Symphony Orchestra promoting the upcoming Celebrating Annapolis Green concert at Maryland Hall on June 11! The concert will feature beloved classical pieces and our own beloved Eastport Oyster Boys! What a fabulous blend! Learn more about the concert.
- A “real” Green Drink! Cheers to the Annapolis Market House for its new spirits license to augment the wide selection of beer and wine.
- Great Food! Enjoy a selection of flatbreads, cheeses and charcuterie! It is also “Locals Thursday” which means happy hour pricing. And did you hear? Dangerously Delicious Pies will be setting up a second location at the Market House tomorrow too! And don’t forget a Cuppa Joe to-go from Rise Up Coffee Roasters. They have been offering up to-go compostables from the very start!
- More music! Inside you’ll hear performer Ryan Kozel – an environmentalist by trade and by heart! We’re welcoming him into the Green Drinks fam. Follow Ryan here!
- Lomi Kitchen Composter raffle! Read more below.
- Get to know our GreenGive partners!
Want to do some home composting from the convenience of your kitchen counter? We’ve got just the product for you, the highly sought-after Lomi Home Composter! A $500 value, the machine turns your kitchen scraps into nutrient-rich compost right on your counter. How it works. Raffle tickets will be available at Green Drinks. Thank you to Phyllis Emmett for this donation.
Past Green Drinks
April 28, 2022
Green Drinks meets GreenGive!
Check out our Facebook event page.
Meet the GreenGive partners at this and the May Green Drinks. Hear about the important work these organizations are doing, and enjoy an evening of community. GreenGive is just around the corner on June 7-8. Take advantage of this early bird opportunity to get to know the GreenGive partners at both the the April and May Green Drinks.
This month we will feature five of our 11 GreenGive partners with information and fun:
- Crownsville Conservancy
- Scenic Rivers Land Trust
- Severn River Association
- Severn Riverkeeper
- St. Luke’s Restoration of Nature
Drinks: The Graduate Hotel and its Trophy Room will welcome us with a Special Green Drink: Gimlets for Green. The local distillery, McClintock, out of Frederick Maryland, is one of the Graduate’s partners. For the month of April every gimlet sold helps plant one tree! The hotel participates in this promotion for the month of April as four popular drinks come from McClintock’s product… keeping it local!
Food: Chef Michael will put out a spread of some of the Trophy Room’s most requested finger foods and appetizers!
Music: Annapolis Green is happy to welcome back our friend and amazing young musician Jack Shenk.
Want to do some home composting from the convenience of your kitchen counter? We’ve got just the product for you, the highly sought-after Lomi Home Composter! A $500 value, the machine turns your kitchen scraps into nutrient-rich compost right on your counter. How it works. Raffle tickets will be available at Green Drinks.
What Green-ness the Graduate Hotel is carrying out, in the staff’s own words:
- We utilize a baler to keep cardboard out of compactor thus reducing greenhouse gas emissions by fewer hauls. It also reduces our cost per haul.
- We use low flow shower heads in all guest rooms and at all common area water outlets.
- We use five-gallon water dispenser stations to refill aluminum bottles vs. giving water bottles to our team members.
- We also use the “clean the planet” program which recycles bars of soap after only being used once.
- All of our storage closets lights are on motion sensors thus reducing electricity consumption
Join us! Meet one new person, learn one new thing! There’s nothing like person-to-person connections to build our Green community! See you there!
When Green Drinks ends, stay for a delicious dinner at the Trophy Room!
The Graduate will validate parking for Green Drinks guests in the hotel’s self-park lot.
Past Green Drinks
March 24, 2022
After two long years, let’s get together to renew old friendships and make new ones all in the beautiful setting of flowers and greenery at Homestead Gardens in Davidsonville.
Join Annapolis Green for a true celebration of our local environmental community. This will be the 11th time this environmental networking event has been held Homestead Gardens, where Annapolis Green’s last Green Drinks would have been held in March of 2020 had the pandemic not stopped everything.
Meet one new person and learn one new thing! That’s what our mantra has been for Green Drinks and what we ask you to do at our event. Engage with the people and organizations that make Greater Annapolis and Anne Arundel County vibrant and sustainable. Celebrate with old and new friends, and learn how you can do your part for our environment.
What to Expect
Look for our “Green Carpet,” not red carpet entrance! The carpeting is provided by Interface.
Interface’s Story: “In 1994, inspired by our customers, we set out to eliminate our negative impact on the environment. Today, we’re proud to have delivered on our Mission Zero® commitment, in part by becoming the first global flooring manufacturer to sell all products as carbon neutral across their full life cycle.” Interface has set a goal to be a carbon negative company by 2040.
We’ve invited several organizations that we know you’ll want to learn more about including:
- Maryland Green Registry
- Maryland League of Conservation Voters
- Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay & its Project Clean Stream
With a nod to the sailboat in our Annapolis Green logo, we welcome our Presenting Sponsor Marinalife!
Founded by lifelong boaters, Marinalife delivers tools and resources to allow the boating community to fully embrace life on the water. Marinalife joined with Snag-A-Slip in 2017 and together, create tech-enabled solutions, allowing boaters and marinas to easily connect and transact. Headquartered in Baltimore, Marinalife’s crew is passionate about two things: boating and delivering exceptional service to customers.
Since March is Maryland Wine Month, we’ll be joined by the Maryland Wineries Association and will have several wines to both taste and serve. Supporting Maryland wine since 1984, the Maryland Wineries Association is the nonprofit trade association that represents the 80+ wineries in Maryland. The MWA is made up of a board of winery owners and over 80 members representing wineries and associate members from across the state. MWA’s mission is to develop and expand the grape and wine industry in Maryland through education and promotion.
Also joining us is Grow & Fortify, an organization built to support value-added agricultural organizations and the businesses they represent. G&F has gathered a team of professionals to support agricultural startups and ensure financial viability of our land, and ultimately, our community. Its mission is to cultivate an environment where value-added agricultural producers, startups, operators and growers innovate and thrive. G&F grows the organizations & businesses that fortify Maryland’s agricultural heritage.
Beer drinker? We’ve got your back so you can enjoy a glass from the newest brewery coming to Annapolis – RAR Brewing! Headquartered in Cambridge, RAR is set to open its second location this summer in West Annapolis. Read more. RAR produces well-balanced American brews 10 barrels at a time. Proudly brewing since the summer of 2013 with no intentions of slowing down, RAR strives to continuously produce products that our community can take pride in. Drink Fresh!
And, get ready for a treat with catering by our great friends at Bread and Butter Kitchen! Founded in 2016 by Monica Alvarado, Bread and Butter Kitchen is her vision of sharing her passion for making amazing food that celebrates local ingredients. Monica works closely with local farmers and vendors to source the best ingredients available. She and her amazing team serve up great food seven days a week at the waterfront café in Eastport. Monica was named Annapolis Person of the Year in 2020 for leading Feed Anne Arundel during the coronavirus pandemic.
Thank you to Founding One Hundred supporter Homestead Gardens for hosting Green Drinks Annapolis!
Green Drinks Annapolis: Connecting and celebrating Annapolis’ environmental community over conversation, collaboration, and cocktails!
The Flowers & The Trees
ok, mainly the trees
Our last Green Drinks was our
Virtual Happy Hour Watch Party!
Thursday, April 2, 2020
7pm on Facebook Watch
We cooked up a great way for us to get together — a virtual Green Drinks on Facebook!
Going online, we focused on “The Flowers and the Trees” to follow our February Green Drinks theme which was “The Birds and the Bees.” And although the flowers are beautiful and they were in bloom, we turned our attention to the trees, highlighting all the benefits trees give us.
We tried something new in our emerging virtual world and had some fun while learning great things! What we went over is still live on our Facebook page.
About The Party
This virtual hour was filled with short videos from several of our local partners and very respected sources that provided ideas and education. There will be lots of opportunities to interact and our audience sure did!
There were questions asked and answered; people added their own experiences and connected with old and new friends.
We learned about the terrific benefits trees provide to the planet, how to select trees, how to plant them and how to take care of them. Read more here.
Our Facebook Watch Party sponsor was the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay. The Alliance is one of the oldest and well-respected non-profits working throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed. It works in all six states and the District of Columbia to bring together communities, companies, and conservationists to improve our lands and waters. In addition to its well known Project Clean Stream, the Alliance has several programs dedicated to conserving Chesapeake forests and we’ll talk about them with Alliance folks including executive director Kate Fritz.
Also featured was Homestead Gardens, would-be hosts of our in-person Green Drinks. Homestead tree experts provided info on trees and an exciting announcement about our online seminars they are planning with Annapolis Green.
- The City of Annapolis’ Memorial Tree & Bench Program, Trees of Distinction Program, and GreenScape
- Special Guest former Mayor Ellen Moyer, who was instrumental in setting up tree protection and beautification programs in the City
- DNR’s Marylanders Plant Trees and Tree-Mendous Maryland
- Watershed Stewards’ Replant Anne Arundel Program
- County Forester Bud Reeves
How did the Watch Party Work?
- We asked you to make a date with yourself and put the event on your calendar.
- Everyone had a snack and a beverage ready for our toast to the future! We encouraged all to make sure they were stocked with some local beers or wine (organic, preferred) and supported local restaurants offering take-out or delivery. (For take-out within City limits click here.)
WE said: “No registration (but we’ll miss Rita, Sandy, Daphne and Susan checking us in) and name tags are optional. Hey if you want to wear a tree hat, go for it! And of course we will have a drinking game so we can all toast together! You’ll never guess what the ‘drink word’ is!”
We’d like to thank Maggie Hughes who dreamed up our Facebook Watch Party, is putting our videos together, and running with it!