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 the 3rd Thursday of the month for 10 months of the year and roves throughout the towns of the Lower Connecticut River Valley.

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Join us for our next Meet Your Greens!
Thursday, April 20 @ 5:30 pm

Our guest speaker will be State Representative Matthew Lesser who will share information about environmental legislation being considered during the current session.

The Rockfall Foundation is pleased to partner with Cinder & Salt, a sustainable clothing store and more located at 520 Main Street, Middletown for our next Meet Your Greens: Middletown Green Drinks. Founded by Rachel DeCavage, Cinder and Salt is a lifestyle brand guided by two core values: that eco-friendly and sustainable design can also be fresh, modern and fun, and that everything we need on this Earth already exists. Rachel and her team strive to design and create innovative, stylish and fun products out of ‘landfill destined’ clean waste and reusable materials and think outside the box to find ways of creating original designs while working with sustainably sourced materials to guide the design process. Complimentary refreshments provided by the Rockfall Foundation and Cinder & Salt. Plus, Cinder & Salt is offering a 15% discount on purchases made during Meet Your Greens that evening!

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. For more information, please call 860-347-0340.

2017 Schedule

May 11 – Environmental Forum: Riparian and Backyard Plantings to Help Pollinators, 5:30 pm @ Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main St., Essex, CT. MYG reception on the dock immediately follows.

June 15 – Early evening cruise on the CT River aboard RiverQuest with Captain Mark and Mindy Yuknat, 5 pm, departs at 5:15 pm sharp from Eagle Landing State Park, Haddam, CT. This is a BYOB night; please bring drinks and snacks for yourself, and, if you can, a little extra to share. Cups, napkins, etc… supplied. SUGGESTED DONATION: $5 per person (to help defray fuel costs). RESERVATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT – EMAIL US.

July 20 – TBD

August 16 – TBD

September 21 – “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 unique 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 headquarters.

October 19 – Amy B. Paterson, Executive Director of CT Land Conservation Council, location TBD

November 16 – Social gathering, location TBD