Tuesday, 27 August 2013

See you tomorrow!

Tomorrow's Green Drinks is looking a lot like last May's, sparse RSVP's but hopefully surprisingly nice turnout.  I'm going to try to talk to the leader of the NL Fracking Awareness Network and share what he knows.  See you tomorrow!

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Why we meet . . . in a week.

When Green Drinks first started, I was so thrilled by all the on-line support it got--over 50 facebook likes among others.  Yet we've never had 50 people at Green Drinks.  I certainly understand we live in a busy world with multiple things competing for our attention.  But the reason we meet in person instead of just chatting on-line (and we know the Green Drinks sites are burning with hot discussions) is because there is something inherently natural about sitting across from someone and engaging them.

The great Noam Chomsky explains it here:

Eh, that wasn't the greatest interview, but it makes the point!  (He's made it better elsewhere, but I couldn't find it.)

Next Wednesday, see you at Bitters!

(And that's more than 140 characters, Professor Chomsky!)

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Two Weeks to Go!

I got to spend last week at the US's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in their new building.
The building was incredible, and not just for aesthetics, but because it demonstrated a government's capacity to do something constructive if so inclined.  Does that have much to do with Green Drinks?  Only that NOAA's concerned with the environment, too.

In two weeks, we're at Bitters!  See you then!