Monday, September 10, 2012

PAST: HIGHLIGHTS: More events for this TUES, Sept 10th, Free or by donation

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Free, 21+

GreenDrinksDC is excited to host this month’s event at Meridian Pint in Columbia Heights!  10-Minute Spotlight: Joseph Plummer, founder and CEO of Three Birds Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, DC that focuses on renewable energies and environmental education.  In partnership with public schools in low-income communities, Three Birds develops renewable energy initiatives that engage and inspire students, thus creating a culture of curiosity and environmental stewardship.
Meridian Pint was founded on the premise of environmental sustainability. Their strict focus on American craft beer allows us to eliminate the impact of Trans Atlantic shipping as well as maintain a locally based revenue stream. In addition, we serve mostly draft beer enabling us to reduce our impact on recycling resources. ‘Envirelation’, DC’s first composting company, has been hired on to compost the bulk of our waste and reduce our impact on landfills to less than 10%. Furthermore, much of the equipment, furniture, construction materials and design elements have been recycled or reclaimed. Their energy source come from wind mill farms in the way of green energy credits and 95% of our staff lives within walking distance helping to minimize parking problems, traffic flow and overall reduce our carbon foot print.
3400 11th Street NW - at Park Rd
Metro: Columbia Heights 

Tuesday, September 10th
6:30pm - 8:30pm

"The DC Trainers Network monthly skillshare is a structured, interactive space where people can share skills and gain confidence in their training abilities and everybody is both a teacher and a learner. It strives to provide an inclusive practice space to experiment with different approaches for learning and teaching. This skillshare seeks to strengthen the DC activist community’s ability to meet the needs of progressive social movements."..."get creative with your facilitating and start thinking about agenda design! It’s the best kind of puzzle; figuring out goals, learning about and adjusting to the participants needs, incorporating different tools to include varying learning styles, selecting and ordering activities/tools, fitting in team-builders and energizers, and finally, testing it out! Join us for the September Trainers Network Skills to share ideas about designing and building an accessible, fun, and effective agenda! "
1525 Newton - at the corner of 16th & Newton
Metro: Columbia Heights and walk or take the S2 or S4 bus along 16th St right to Newton

BloomScreen presents: Soul Food Junkies
Tuesday, September 10th 
7:00pm - 9:00pm
All ages, by donation, $10 suggested 
Free organic popcorn and refreshments
BloomScreen is a weekly film night at BloomBars featuring  independent and foreign films followed by a discussions with the filmmakers and/or experts.
This week they screen Soul Food Junkies (view trailer, 2012, 64 min), by Byron Hurt - explores the health advantages and disadvantages of soul food, a quintessential American cuisine. Hurt looks at the past and future of soul food  from its roots in Western Africa, to its incarnation in the American South, to its contribution to modern health crises in communities of color. Soul Food Junkies also looks at the socio-economics of the modern American diet, and how the food industry profits from making calories cheap, but healthy options expensive and hard to find. This engaging film won ‘Best Documentary,’ in the 2012 Urbanworld Film Festival and ‘CNN Best Documentary Award,’ in the 2012 American Black Film Festival. Afterwards, they’re planning to have filmmaker Byron Hurt join us for audience discussion via Skype. The discussion will be facilitated by Madea Allen, Chef and Owner of Organic Soul Chef, LLC.
3222 11th St NW - at Kenyon
Metro: Columbia Heights, walk north on 14th one block to Kenyon and turn right, take a left on 11th

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