Green Drinks: Campus Meets Community

green-drinksThe Local Good team is excited to announce our first-ever Green Drinks on University of Alberta campus! To celebrate Sustainability Awareness Week 2014, we are partnering with Sustain SU and their ReThink project to bring you Green Drinks: Campus Meets Community. Our focus for this Green Drinks will be on sharing information and mingling, with the goals of breaking down silos, fostering new collaborations and helping students find mentors off-campus.

We gratefully acknowledge event sponsorship by University of Alberta – Sustainability, who arranged for the venue booking so that we can offer free tickets. Space is limited, however, so reserve your ticket right away at 

Our venue for this Green Drinks is Dewey’s Restaurant in the Power Plant, a brick building dating back to the First World War that once housed the university’s power plant as well as scientific and medical research laboratories. We’re delighted that Dewey’s will offer specials just for us with local and sustainable food and beverage options!

Map provided by University of Alberta Sustain SU.
Map provided by University of Alberta Sustain SU.

Please consider alternative transportation the night of the event. Carpooling, transit and biking are encouraged! Our partners at Sustain SU made this useful map to help you find the closest bicycle racks (purple Xs) and the location of Dewey’s (in North Power Plant, marked 63) relative to University Station. Carpoolers, the closest visitor parking is east of HUB Mall.

A complete calendar of all Sustainability Awareness Week events can be found on the Office of Sustainability’s website.

About your hosts:

The Local Good is a volunteer-run organization that works to support the development of a sustainable community and vibrant local living economy by acting as a local information hub and hosting events, including Green Drinks Edmonton, the Good Hundred Experiment and the Edmonton Resilience Festival. 

Sustain SU is a volunteer-driven Student’s Union service providing peer-to-peer learning opportunities and support for all students, staff and faculty members to incorporate sustainability into their U of A experience. The programs and services we offer include the Bike Library and Workshop, Campus Gardens, Farmer’s Market, forums and educational videos that demonstrate the social, economic and environmental pillars of sustainability. You may join our mailing list and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date on our current endeavors.

ReThink is Sustain SU’s education and awareness project, generated to provide a forum for volunteers’ exploration of different ways to raise public awareness and discourse of sustainability, and to enhance sustainability on campus.