Next meeting, 21st Jan @8, theme: ethical trading

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YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN US AT THE PUB TO CHAT ABOUT GREEN ISSUES, ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES OR WHATEVER TAKES YOUR FANCY ……

NEWPORT GREEN DRINKS MEETS EACH MONTH

COME ALONG TO OUR NEXT MEETING AT ‘THE BRIDGE INN’, LOWER BAR, NEWPORT TF10 7JB ON THURSDAY 21ST JANUARY 2010 at 8PM – for the theme ‘The minefield of ethical trading’ led by Bob Unwin.

Green Drinks – How it all started

In 1989, at a pub called the Slug and Lettuce in Northern London, Edwin Datschefski was sitting with several of his green design colleagues when he noticed an enviro-minded acquaintance at a nearby table. As it turned out, the friend was sitting with a few of his own eco-conscious mates, so they pulled some tables together – so a movement was born. The concept evolved into Green Drinks and now it’s global. In 2001, an official website came about, and the movement has since spread across the world – see www.greendrinks.org

The spirit of Green Drinks is that anyone can come along, and this makes for interesting interactions. There are lots of benefits to green drinks; they are hard to quantify, but when you have seen people come and make new links and learn and argue and set up new schemes and get new jobs etc, it is a good feeling.

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