GreenUps is a group who meet for drinks once a month to talk about the environment and sustainability, organised via MeetUps. MeetUps is a free website service that connects people, not just online, but actually enabling you to join a group of like minded to folk to meet – wait for it – in person. There are all sorts of groups and anyone can start one – some just meet for dinner, there are book clubs and sports groups and others are about political causes.
With that in mind, I was very impressed by the quality of the event put on by GreenUps. It was a free event, asking for a gold coin donation – for which there was a generous spread of food. Good quality wine and beer (sustainable of course) was available for around $5 a drink, plus your business card in a draw for a lucky door prize (which I was very disappointed I didn’t win – gorgeous T-Shirts from Moral Fibre). Once I was fed and watered, I had a wander round and perused the exhibition at the Muse Gallery, a great design exhibition put on by the TAFE in Ultimo. The theme for this months GreenUp was Sustainable Design, hence the location. This drew a good mix of people with both environmental interests and design interests.
|T-Shirts from http://www.moralfibre.com/|
|Oyster Shells from http://www.andcompany.com.au/|