Coming to Manchester: Green Drinks social networking event for city’s environmentally-passionate people


Research Associate Graeme Heyes of Manchester Metropolitan University’s Centre for Aviation Transport and Environment (CATE) has launched Green Drinks Manchester.

Green Drinks is a global network of passionate individuals interested in sustainability – including business, academia, the arts, and passionate members of the public.

There are 800 Green Drinks events across the planet and Manchester is now able to say it is part of this vibrant community.

The primary purpose is to act as a way for the environmentally passionate people of Manchester to come together in a relaxed setting to have fun.

However Green Drinks Manchester also acts as a forum for:

  • Establishing links between academia and local businesses and community groups – with the aim of establishing research opportunities.
  • Collaboration – working together to share ideas, solve problems and contribute to making Greater Manchester a more sustainable city.
  • Career and Personal Development – aggregating local career and project opportunities in one place.
  • Networking –  making new connections, and achieving shared learning through discussion of thought-provoking topics.

Meetings are centred around a short presentation by a keynote speaker followed by a short discussion, networking, and as many or few drinks as people feel like having.

The next Green Drinks event takes place on the March 21 at the Old Monkey on Portland Street where Corin Bell of the Real Junk Food Project will be discussing the project and its tremendous recent success. The group are also hosting a purely ‘social’ event on Tuesday 7th March at the award winning XS Malarkey comedy club at Pub/Zoo just off Oxford Road.

You can find out more information about both of these events on the Green Drinks Manchester website by clicking here or by finding the group on Facebook and Twitter.