Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Happy Environmental November News Green Drinkers St. Johns, Newfoundland and Labrador


Hello,

Our next meeting will be held at Bitters 7:00pm on Wednesday November 26th, 2014.

I thought it would be AWESOME to finally post some awesome news just encase some have not heard.

http://www.releases.gov.nl.ca/releases/2014/nr/0902n04.aspx

Biogas and Net Metering Initiatives Fulfill Energy Plan Commitments

Our province has FINALLY decided to jump on board with using the Methane from our St. John's Landfill to power homes in the St. Johns area. The Methane has been collected previously but was being burned off. NOW the province has agreed to use the power instead of wasting it... GOOD START!! 

We all know that it is crucial to take GIANT leaps instead of baby steps...... but progress is always a good thing when in the right direction !


“This work is the next logical step in developing a net metering policy that reflects best practices and lessons learned from other jurisdictions. We have been working with Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro and Newfoundland Power on a framework for the net metering policy and have also met with staff of the Public Utilities Board to discuss implementation issues. Any policy put in place will provide value for ratepayers, and will be designed to meet the needs of the majority of homeowners in Newfoundland and Labrador.” 
- Minister Dalley

http://www.releases.gov.nl.ca/releases/2014/nr/0902n04.aspx

r of the St. Johns Robin Hood Bay Landfill anytime Tuesday to Saturday. Book yourself or a group/school/organization and learn something new!
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Wednesday, 12 November 2014

U.S.-China Climate Change Agreement (& meeting in 2 weeks)!

Just a reminder that in two weeks, we're meeting at Bitters.  Hope to see you there.  And last Saturday, we had a very productive meeting at the Sustainability Dialogues, hosted by our own Mark Stoddart, with several Green Drinkers in attendance.

And speaking of environmental policy--oh look!--the US and China have agreed to limit greenhouse gas emissions.  Oh, Canada, you're running out of excuses.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Hello Green Drinkers

Happy November Green Drinks St. Johns, Newfoundland
Thank you all for being so patient waiting for the next blog as I have been asked by David to join in the fun and help organize the Green Drinks events here in wonderful St. John's Newfoundland.
It has been a couple of months since our last blog as I have been working out some kinks and getting used to the blogging world.
David has just updated the site with the next Green Drinks being this November 26th @ 7:00pm Bitters Pub on the MUN Campus.
I will be updating the blog once a week with some juicy information on what is happening in our communities.
Remember that our Farmers Market is still up and running until December so make sure to take the friends and family and support our local farmers and small entrepreneurs.
Additional local foods can be seen throughout the Conception Bay South drive on the weekends if you are interested in a fun scenic drive.
Also some amazing news EVENTS happening at the Holiday Inn November 14th
Green Building Council's holding an event ALL ARE WELCOME to see what is happening here in our province with Green buildings, LEED certification and small business owners with a passion and focus for our environment. CHECK IT OUT ( website URL above)
Can't wait to get blogging and please contact me with any ideas for events with Green Drinks, concerns or questions.
Cheers,
Krista
St. John's Farmers' Market — The St. John's Farmers' Market is run by a group of dedicated volunteers who strive to create, maintain and support a weekly Farmers' Market and all that it represents.
STJOHNSFARMERSMARKET.ORG

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

An environmental video you must watch!

Here's is a great video of some of the leaders and prominent contributors to the march on New York.  I think it paints a very clear picture of where we are in addressing climate change.


Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Green Drinks tomorrow

So we're all set for our July Green Drinks tomorrow (Wednesday) 7 pm at Bitters.  Hope to see you there.


 After tomorrow, I will no longer be "running" Green Drinks.  Krista will be "taking over," though I'm sure she would welcome the support and participation of anyone else who would like to be more involved.  I appreciate her enthusiasm for Green Drinks.  And of course, I appreciate the opportunity to get to know each of you who have come.  I look forward to more opportunities to do so, as we continue to grow our green community.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Tree of Life trip set; Green Drinks on the 30th

All the RSVP's for the Tree of Life are in, so we're all set.  Thanks to all who are going.


Then on the 30th, we've got our regular Green Drinks at Bitters, of course.  Hope to see you there!

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Tree of Life in 2 weeks; Green Drinks in 3 1/2


On the 19th, we're going to the Tree of Life.  Most will stay overnight, though it's not strictly required.  There's no drinking or drugs there.  And each of us need to be prepared to pack some food--potluck style.  Most importantly, please RSVP in the next week, and then read their handbook.

Also, July's Green Drinks is on the 30th at Bitters.

Now check out the latest edition of Solar PV TV, written by a friend of mine.