On October 5th, 2016, Green Drinks Edmonton: #YEGsters featured local organizations doing amazing work you’ll want to get involved with (if you aren’t already):
- Edmonton’s NextGen is group of volunteers working together to create a city that attracts and gives voice to the next generation by connecting people, places, communities, and ideas. Their events and initiatives, including Pecha Kucha, MEÆT, and the Nov.10th – NextGen City Jam – feat. Aluna George • French Horn Rebellion • Bear Mountain • and more!. They focus on creating and sustaining a network to engage, inform, and empower the next generation of Edmontonians. We are excited to have NextGen join us at Green Drinks to talk about their upcoming events and how you can get involved!
- Paths for People is an advocacy group working to make Edmonton’s streets safe for everyone. They are currently advocating for a grid of protected bike paths downtown. ANNA HO and MAX AMERONGEN will let people know what they can do to ensure the bike grid becomes a reality this spring! Can’t wait to learn more? Visit pathsforpeople.org to become a member or check out yegbikegrid.ca for more on the current campaign.
- An artist-run centre, Latitude 53 Contemporary Visual Culture thrives at the intersection of art and ideas, promoting innovation, experimentation, and dialogue, while fostering active, creative, and collaborative communities. Enabled by a wide base of members, volunteers, donors, and sponsors, Latitude 53 offer a plenitude of portals to local, national, and international contemporary art. Executive Director TODD JANES and Administrative Coordinator MEGAN GNANASIHAMANY join us on October 5 to highlight the amazing activity happening at Latitude 53.
- MADE – Media Architecture Design Edmonton is a forum for the discussion of media, architecture and design in Edmonton.They serve the general public, and professionals in the fields of architecture, graphic design, industrial design, landscape architecture, interior design, photography, fine art, and film, to name a few. MADE supports the Edmonton creative community by hosting events, and providing opportunities for local designers to explore new ideas and showcase their work. Board member and Chair of the Urban Interventions Committee, CHRIS VANDER HOEK, will share some of the exciting opportunities to get involved.
- InterVivos is a volunteer run organization that brings together students and young professionals with Edmonton’s business, political and community leaders to develop the relationships and the skills required by young people to assume positions of positive leadership within our community. They host programs and events geared towards connecting Edmonton’s young professionals with successful Edmonton leaders. The vice president, ZEID RIJEB, will be representing interVivos!
- RISE – Reconciliation in Solidarity Edmonton is a group of citizens in the Edmonton region committed to supporting reconciliation in words and actions. They create awareness about the lasting impacts of local issues and connect people to work towards reconciliation together as a community.
- You’ve seen the mural on the Melcor building, walked by Park(ing) Day, witnessed the collaborations of 100in1day, and took a peak down the Secret Alley Gallery. On October 5th meet CHRIS GUSEN of Make Something Edmonton, a hub of resources and support for local businesses and projects to showcase all things Edmonton.
- Living in three provinces and travelling Canada from coast to coast has given TARA RUSSELL a great appreciation of Canada’s wild spaces and a fantastic sense of adventure. Her adventures into Alberta’s wilderness have made her more passionate about protecting this beautiful province! After volunteering on the Conservation Committee, Tara is a Conservation Assistant at CPAWS Northern Alberta and uses her background in Biology and passion for Canada’s and Alberta’s wild spaces to positively effect change in her backyard.