Tampa Bay Green Drinks

There are a plethora of environmental-type events happening over the next several days, as CL details in this week's "Green Issue."

One event that didn't make it in: Tampa Bay Green Drinks.

Just like Drinking Liberally began as an opportunity for politicos to socialize and debate, Green Drinks International formed to give the eco-concious a weekly chance to talk about environmental topics in a relaxed atmosphere.

In 2006, the Tampa Bay chapter held its first gathering and they've rapidly gained members since, according to organizer and member Sean Brennan.

Today, Tampa Bay Green Drinks meets again at Mac Dinton's Irish Pub.

From Brennan:

What: The original Tampa Bay Green Drinks monthly gathering

Where: Mac Dinton's Irish Pub & Restaurant - 405 South Howard Ave. Tampa, FL. **On the main wooden deck that is immediately on your left as you enter MacDinton's from the parking lot side. WE WILL BE ON THE WOODEN DECK** IF IT RAINS, WE WILL BE IN ONE OF THE EMPTY ROOMS INSIDE MAC DINTON'S. Look for the hanging TBGD sign.

Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2008

Who: Those folks currently interested in, wanting to learn more about 'being green' or 'sustainability minded', or for those that just want to get together with a good crowd and network to see how we can all become a little more environmentally friendly in the Tampa Bay area.

Time: 6:00pm

Why: Fun, knowledge, contacts, drinks, info, inspiration, business ideas and pleasure.

How: Walk, cycle, bus, taxi, swim, teleport or any other low impact method

So grab a Creative Loafing and stop by for some conversation, beer and maybe a compost tip or two. Don't be late — there's two-for-one beer specials until 7 p.m.