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Green Drinks

Green Drinks was recently relaunched under the umbrella of Environment Centre Hawke's Bay.  It is a grass roots, community event that is:


  • an opportunity to come together (bi monthly) with like-minded locals to talk about sustainability and the environment
  • an opportunity to visit various local places, business premises etc. that have a great sustainability story
  • inclusive
  • organised locally for the benefit of locals
  • non-profit - small charges may apply at some venues only to cover costs
  • a social activity
  • run responsibly
  • informal and fun!

Green Drinks is not:


  • a forum for political persuasion or messages
  • a channel to circulate news or announcements about environmental issues - we know you already get enough of that
  • a sales opportunity for your business (but by all means share your knowledge with people)
  • heavy and depressing (we’ll focus on cool innovations, new and old products/services; actions and solutions rather than problems)

We are always looking for hosts so if you would be keen or interested to know a bit more about what is involved then please contact the organisers: 

June 2017 Green Drinks


Hosted at  EIT (Taradale campus), 'Potting Shed'


EIT runs a variety of community based programmes in different locations throughout the east coast from Danniverke through to Ruatoria.  The programmes are based at marae, churches, or wherever there is an interested group who have access to land to grow a garden on and are about sustainable living and giving people the skills to achieve this.


EIT staff - Jackie Lynch, Aaron Williams, Jo Duff, Clare Buckner, Marion Thomson, Gui Velhena & Gerard Henry talked about the community based programmes.. 

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Past Green Drinks Events


May 2017 - Hosted by Blackcatberries Tony and Julie Maurenbaucher designed and built their rammed earth house. At drinnks they were accompanied by a local licensed builder Pat Mawson owner of R M Strawbale Limted.


February 2017 - 
Sirtrack wildlife tracking solutions


March 2016 - Hosted by Hastings District Council. Drinks and nibbles at the Kiosk followed by a tour to the lookout of the landfill and a talk about waste.


August 2016 - Cape Sanctuary Clifton.


October 2016 - Cornucopia organics.


December 2016  Cape Sanctuary is a wildlife restoration project established in 2006 by landowners of the Cape Kidnappers peninsula, Hawke's Bay.
The landowners share a vision extending beyond 50 years to restore the coastal communities of land and sea birds, reptiles and invertebrates that would once have existed on the Cape Kidnappers peninsula. The project aims to achieve nationally significant species conservation gains within a highly modified farming and multi-use landscape including forestry, tourism and recreation.


Green Drinks adheres to a code for the enjoyment of all participants. 

Check our events list to find out when and where the next Green Drinks is on