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Green Drinks Milwaukee at Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery

July 9, 2014 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
SPEAKER: Ken Leinbach, executive director of Urban Ecology CenterTOPIC: "Fostering ecological understanding as inspiration for change, neighborhood by neighborhood”Ken Leinbach is the Executive Director of the Urban Ecology Center and a national leader in promoting community-based environmental education. Since 1998, Ken has developed the economically and environmentally sustainable community center, including the Neighborhood Environmental Education Project, the center’s award-winning urban…See More
Jul 8, 2014
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May Green Drinks - BikeShare at Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery

May 14, 2014 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Networking begins at 5:30pm, Speaker at 6pmTOPIC: Milwaukee BikeShare.  By the end of 2014 over 50 US cities will have a bike-share system. Come learn about the plans to launch a bike-share system in Milwaukee and how you can help make it happen.SPEAKER: Kevin Hardman is the Launch Director of Midwest BikeShare Inc. where he is working to launch Milwaukee's first bike share system in 2014. Previously, Kevin was the Executive Director of the Wisconsin Bike Fed which he grew in to the largest…See More
May 9, 2014
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April Green Drinks at Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery

April 9, 2014 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
TOPIC: Recycling Milwaukee Buildings to Create JobsCurrently, the city of Milwaukee is exploring ways to improve deconstruction as a financially viable option to mechanical demolition of buildings. Thereby diverting more material from the landfills and expanding the recycling/ reuse of salvaged material.As part of that goal, deconstruction and efforts are being made by the city to launch a contract to salvage materials from over 100 city owned properties in an attempt to create markets and…See More
Mar 27, 2014
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Milwaukee Green Drinks at Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery

March 12, 2014 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Presenter is Gigi Pomerantz, Founder and Executive Director of Youthaiti, a Milwaukee based organization dedicated to helping and encouraging Haitian people in their development of ecological projects in sanitation and water-source protection, community gardening and reforestation in their own communities.Topic: 2.6 billion people in the world live without access to a toilet. about 7 million of them are in Haiti.  Hear what one local woman is doing to try to change that.RSVP: …See More
Mar 7, 2014
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Milwaukee Green Drinks at Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery

March 12, 2014 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Presenter is Gigi Pomerantz, Founder and Executive Director of Youthaiti, a Milwaukee based organization dedicated to helping and encouraging Haitian people in their development of ecological projects in sanitation and water-source protection, community gardening and reforestation in their own communities.Topic: 2.6 billion people in the world live without access to a toilet. about 7 million of them are in Haiti.  Hear what one local woman is doing to try to change that.RSVP: …See More
Mar 5, 2014
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Green Drinks Milwaukee at Great Lakes Distillery

October 9, 2013 from 5:30pm to 8pm
NEW THIS MONTH ONLY -we will be joining an event held at Great Lakes Distillery, in conjunction with “ReFresh MKE Week.”Yelp and Milwaukee's Office of Environmental Sustainability are bringing you a week's worth of great events and an accompanying social campaign that'll get you in-the-know on how to make a real difference in the four-one-four. Explore and connect with the City's new sustainability plan, ReFresh MKE; from urban agriculture to solar to smart water usage, we're all about making…See More
Sep 30, 2013
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September Green Drinks at Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery

September 11, 2013 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Join us for good drinks, good conversation and a chance to network with other environmentally minded people. SPEAKER:  Dwayne Sperber, founder, Wudeward Urban Forest Products. TOPIC:  "Waste to Resource"Dwayne Sperber will provide an overview of the Urban Wood Industry and share examples of the environmental, economic, and societal benefits generated by diverting our regions lost trees to the highest use.See More
Sep 6, 2013
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August Green Drinks at Brewhouse Inn and Suites

August 14, 2013 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
LEED-ND PLATINUM NEIGHBORHOOD TOURFor more than 150 years, the Pabst Brewery was a main focal point of downtown Milwaukee. The brewery closed its doors in 1996, and in 2006, the brewery complex was purchased by Joseph Zilber’s investment group to create The Brewery, a multi-use development. We will have a guided walking tour of the The Brewery development by members of the Zilber Group team who developed the project.  The Zilber Group went to great lengths to incorporate a wide range of…See More
Aug 1, 2013
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July Green Drinks at Best Place at the historic Pabst Brewery

July 10, 2013 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
SPEAKER:  Tom Eggert – Founder, Executive Director, WI Sustainable Business Council, Adjunct Faculty, WI School of Business, and Green Manufacturing Ambassador for the WI Dept of Natural Resources TOPIC: The State of the State: Wisconsin’s Sustainability ReportTom has worked in the sustainability area since 1994, when he taught the first class at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on sustainability.  Over the last 19 years, he has worked with businesses, non-profits and governmental entities…See More
Jul 4, 2013
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June Green Drinks at Best Place at the historic Pabst Brewery

June 12, 2013 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
SPEAKER:  Steve Hawthorne – Founder, Nine Bars, Inc and Member of the Specialty Coffee Association of America Sustainability CouncilTOPIC:  Social Responsibility in the Coffee Supply ChainSteve has worked in the specialty coffee industry for more than 13 years, spending the last six years working directly with coffee producers.  After his first trip to meet with producers in El Salvador, he was struck to see firsthand the struggles that producers face.  He has since worked to build sustainable…See More
Jun 4, 2013
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May Green Drinks at Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery

May 8, 2013 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Join us for good drinks, good conversation and a chance to network with other environmentally minded people.  Let’s bring together the environmental community in Milwaukee and have fun doing it!SPEAKER:  Andy Pace is the founder and owner of The Green Design Center in suburban Milwaukee. The Green Design Center, formerly known as Safe Building Solutions, is the premier retailer of green and healthy home building and improvement products and consulting in southeastern Wisconsin, and a major…See More
Apr 30, 2013
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April Green Drinks at Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery

April 10, 2013 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
LOCATION:  Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery.    This unique German-style beer hall is located in the Pabst Brewery re-development.  The “Brewery” was recently awarded LEED-ND Platinum, making it one of the greenest neighborhood developments in the US. PARKING:  There is free two-hour street parking through 9pm in front the building on Juneau Avenue. Alternatively, the parking structure across the street offers parking at $0.75/hour.SPEAKER:  Jeremy Anderson, President of EASENET.  …See More
Mar 29, 2013
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April Green Drinks at Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery

April 10, 2013 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
LOCATION:  Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery.    This unique German-style beer hall is located in the Pabst Brewery re-development.  The “Brewery” was recently awarded LEED-ND Platinum, making it one of the greenest neighborhood developments in the US. PARKING:  There is free two-hour street parking through 9pm in front the building on Juneau Avenue. Alternatively, the parking structure across the street offers parking at $0.75/hour.SPEAKER:  Jeremy Anderson, President of EASENET.  …See More
Mar 22, 2013
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Green Drinks Milwaukee at Helios Solar Works

March 13, 2013 from 5pm to 7pm
Green Drinks Milwaukee: Milwaukee’s Monthly Green Networking Event Join us for good drinks, good conversation and a chance to network with other environmentally minded people.  Let’s bring together the environmental community in Milwaukee and have fun doing it!MARCH EVENT: Tour of Helios Solar Works (tour begins shortly after 5pm)Drinks post-tour:  Twisted Fisherman 1200 W Canal St, Milwaukee, WI 53233Speaker: John Kivlin, COO, Helios Solar Works.  During this look at one of Milwaukee’s most…See More
Feb 23, 2013
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Green Drinks Milwaukee at Rustico, meet in lower level

February 13, 2013 from 5pm to 7pm
Our speaker this month is Kevin Shafer, Director of Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District.  As you may know, MMSD is a regional government agency that provides water reclamation and flood management services for about 1.1 million customers in 28 communities in the Greater Milwaukee Area.  Come learn about their innovative sustainability initiatives and goals that affect us all!  Social time begins at 5pm, speaker at 6pm. …See More
Jan 30, 2013
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December Green Drinks at Brocach Irish Pub

December 12, 2012 from 5pm to 7pm
This month's speaker is Melissa Tashjian, Executive Director of Kompost KidsThe mission of Kompost Kids is to educate the public, individuals, businesses and institutions about the benefits of compost and to reclaim organic materials from landfills to create soil for community-based agriculture projects. They are an eager, determined group of urban pioneers, cultivating communities through advocacy, education, and hard work.They envision a world in which every person disposes of food residuals…See More
Dec 9, 2012

Profile Information

Why are you interested in the Transition movement?
I want to get more involved in local sustainability activities
How are you currently involved in the Transition movement?
I have worked in green building, and am very involved in climate change activism
What skills, talents, and resources do you bring to the Transition movement?
non-profit experience, good presenter and organizer
Which topics within Transition most interest you, and what are you most interested in getting out of your involvement in the Transition Movement?
local agriculture, renewable energy, alternative transportation
Organizations you belong to that might collaborate with Transition
Citizens Climate Lobby
Wisconsin Green Building Alliance

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