Meet Your Greens, Middlesex County's monthly green drinks networking gathering, will meet at Tavern at the Armory (Inn at Middletown) on February 19, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Teresa Eickel, Director of the Interreligious Eco-Justice Network will share how IREJN has been working with congregations and students on its climate change campaign.
IREJN is a CT statewide interfaith coalition that welcomes individuals of all faith traditions in its work to care for the planet, address climate change, and celebrate creation. Founded in 2000 by religious leaders active in the "Sooty Six" campaign, a campaign to clean up Connecticut's dirty fossil fuel plants, IREJN began to tackle other environmental challenges, such as clean energy, energy conservation, and toxic exposure reduction. One of its programs is This Old House of Worship - an energy conservation program that teaches congregations how to analyze and reduce energy use in their buildings. 150 congregations have participated since 2003 with an average savings of 10%-30% in savings.
Remember, come as you are and no reservations required!
Located in the Inn at Middletown in a former National Guard Armory, the award-winning Tavern at the
Armory serves traditional regional and seasonal New England cuisine. Enjoy beer and wine specials!
70 Main Street Middletown, CT 06457
Phone: (860) 854-6300
Meet Your Greens is Middlesex County's monthly green drinks happy-hour network providing opportunities to make connections and exchange news about environmental issues in Middlesex County. Based on the popular Green Drinks in CT and nationwide, this informal gathering of people drawn from the community, nonprofit groups and the business world offers time to brainstorm ideas and plant seeds for collaboration. All are welcome with no reservations or advanced registration necessary.
Meet Your Greens meets every third Tuesday of the month. Venues and times change-- join our e-list for updates and invites by contacting Claire Rusowicz, crusowicz@rockfallfoundation.
org; You can also join us on Facebook ("Meet Your Greens"). Schedule updates are also provided on The Rockfall Foundation website, www.rockfallfoundation.org.
The Rockfall Foundation supports environmental education, conservation programs and planning initiatives in Middlesex County. Established in 1935, it is one of Connecticut’s oldest environmental organizations whose mission is to be a catalyst-- bringing people together and supporting organizations to conserve and enhance the county’s natural environment. Rockfall awards grants each year to organizations, schools and municipalities, and continues to hold and manage open space property in the county.