Saturday, 28 March 2015

Make your garden gold!

Composting is awesome for two reasons:
1. It cuts down on the waste that goes to the landfill.
2. It provides you with a source of rich healthy soil to mix into your garden. It's powerful "garden gold".

Composting at home is easy. Instead of throwing your food scraps into the garbage, put them into a separate bin that gets emptied in your own backyard composter. Every once in a while, top up your compost with some shredded paper/dried leaves/or other dried fibrous materials, give it a stir and let the magic happen.

If done properly, you won't have bad smells, rodents, or other problems! So don't worry, and learn the basics.

Don't have a bin? Don't know what you are doing? The City of St. John's will help you. They are offering workshops for compost newbies and novices where you learn the basics and take home your own bin.

Check it out! Register here.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Let's bring net-metering to NL!

Net-metering is the process of generating power in one's home and selling it back to the grid. Power can be produced at home with solar panels, wind-turbines, or other creative methods. This system allows people to save on their energy costs at home, and if they produce enough power they can even generate profit from their sales to the grid. Newfoundland and Labrador is the only province in Canada that does not allow net-metering. 

To learn more and see how you can support bringing net-metering see People for Power NLhere.

Monday, 2 March 2015

Green Drinks is going on a field trip!

CPAWS is hosting their event "Raise a pint for Gros Morne" at Erin's pub on March 25 at 7pm -- the time our next Green Drinks would normally happen. At the last meeting people expressed interest in taking Green Drinks to Erin's rather than have to chose between events. So we're going on a field trip! 

We will be back at Bitters for our April Green Drinks.

Please RSVP directly to the CPAWS event page if you're interested. 

We will be there with Charlie our dinosaur mascot. See you there!

Monday, 9 February 2015

Green Drinks Wednesday February 25th 2015 7:00 @ Bitters MUN Campus

For new Green Drink members, arrive hungry as Bitters has a delicious menu which can be found right here.

Bitters Website and Menu can be found here :

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Hello and Happy Monday Green Drinkers. Hope you are all ready for our first monthly Green Drinks happening at Bitters on the MUN Campus Wednesday February 25th 2015 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Again as our last meeting, we will have an informal agenda at the beginning if there are any current projects, petitions and/or achievements to discuss as we can bring them forward to the group. Please email me or post on the Facebook page any information you would like to talk about during our gathering.

I am hoping to gather some Green Drinks business cards for everyone so that if you know of anyone who wants to get some more information and/or be part of the Green Drinks St. Johns group you can easily pass the cards along. Also should be in the making of some Green Drinks Posters for offices, retail etc. around the city. There are still many people who would love to voice their concerns about environmental issues and have a group to come to.

I have been working with farmers in completing a book on the life of farmers here on The Rock and they will be receiving information about our Green Drinks group so we hope to see some new faces always during our Green Drinks events.

Some tips when wanting to be the voice of change:

1. Lead by example
2. Educating friends and family about your concerns on the environmental issue
3. Writing a letter to your government and business as well as making petitions

Through education, awareness and working together we can create results right here in our very own province. We may complain about how poor government is taking care of our environment but we need to remember that WE ARE THE GOVERNMENT. We vote them in. Our voices are powerful and together we can make REAL CHANGE. Don't ignore your government, get involved and speak your truth.

Monday, 2 February 2015

Green Drinks February 25th 2015 @ Bitters MUN Campus.

Hello Green Drinkers and a Happy Monday .

Great News as we will be trying our Green Drinks event monthly and this month of February we will be back @ Bitters on the MUN Campus to gather and eat, drink and discuss environmental triumphs and issues still needing work. We can also discuss how everyone enjoyed The Guvnor and if it is a place that we would like to try again or continue @ Bitters. Feedback is very important with our group as our goal is to work together toward achieving environmental success in this province and work together that we are all pleased with our meeting place!!

Green Drinks February 25th 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm :) Bitters @ MUN.

Saturday, 31 January 2015

Attention: Green Drinkers Regular Monthly Meetings

Happy Saturday January 31st Green Drinkers St. Johns NL

A Big Environmental Thank you to all who joined us at The Guvnor this past Wednesday for Green Drinks as again we reached 30 people. The Green Drinks Group is continuously growing in numbers and the past couple of months have been exciting as people have been asking about making our Green Drinks a regular monthly event so we thought we would give it a shot! ( After all, Corner Brooks Green Drinks is Bi-weekly)

So here it is, who would be interested in attending Green Drinks on a monthly basis? This would be an amazing opportunity to stay up to date on what is happening around the communities, stay focused on our goals and petitions plus seeing each other and be able to continue meeting new people every month. I believe our group deserve to be heard monthly and I would like to hear from you..

Green Drinks last Wednesday of every month. the next Green Drinks will be held Wednesday February 25th 7-9pm @ Bitters MUN Campus.

Have a great weekend Green Drinkers