Meet Your Greens: Middletown Green Drinks

Meet Your Greens: Middletown Green Drinks provides networking opportunities for anyone who is interested in making connections and exchanging news about emerging environmental issues to help keep the Lower Connecticut River Valley communities green and growing. An official location of Green Drinks International, this informal monthly gathering of people drawn from the community, nonprofit groups and the business world offers time to brainstorm ideas and plant seeds for collaboration. Middletown Green Drinks meets monthly, unless otherwise noted, and roves throughout the towns of the Lower Connecticut River Valley.

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September 21 – Meet Your Greens – “A Sensory Nature Walk on the New England Trail” with Bibi Calderaro. Join us for this unique opportunity to explore the Highlawn Forest Trail as part of the Artists on the Trail program sponsored by the New England Trail. Bibi uses a distinctive approach to bring awareness to one’s surroundings and draw attention to the multiple ways one may connect with the land. Gather at 5:30 pm for a low-impact, 60-minute walk with refreshments immediately following in the CT Forest & Park Association headquarters.

October 19 – Meet Your Greens with Amy B. Paterson, Executive Director of CT Land Conservation Council
Amy joined the Connecticut Land Conservation Council (CLCC) in 2010 as its first Executive Director. Working with the CLCC Steering Committee, Amy provides the Connecticut conservation community with technical assistance, training and advocacy to further advance permanent land conservation across the state.  Before joining CLCC, Amy served as a Project Manager for The Trust for Public Land, overseeing several complex conservation transactions, and worked for over twenty years as an attorney, concentrating her practice in land preservation and environmental protection. We return to the scenic Indian Springs Golf Course in Middlefield!

November 16 – tentative – Gabriel Russo of Forest City Farms, location TBD.

Meet Your Greens: Middletown Green Drinks provides networking opportunities for anyone who is interested in making connections and exchanging news about emerging environmental issues to help keep Lower Connecticut River Valley communities green and growing. An official location of Green Drinks International, this informal monthly gathering of people drawn from the community, nonprofit groups and the business world offers time to brainstorm ideas and plant seeds for collaboration. All are welcome and there is no admission fee, unless otherwise noted. For more information, please call 860-347-0340.