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Social Hour on 10/19 @ Lakefront Brewery

 

REGISTER/RSVP for the September event: https://mgdoct2017.eventbrite.com

Green Drinks Milwaukee: Milwaukee’s Green Networking Event

Join us for good drinks, good conversation and a chance to network with other environmentally minded people. Let’s bring together the environmental/ green/ sustainability community in Milwaukee and have fun doing it!

Our social hour will be held at Lakefront Brewery – the first certified organic brewery in the country!

 

WHEN:

Thursday, October 19, 2017  5:30 – 7:30 PM

WHERE:

Lakefront Brewery

1872 N Commerce St

Milwaukee, WI  53212

VENUE HISTORY: 

Milwaukee’s Lakefront Brewery began as a hobby spurred on by sibling rivalry between Brewery President Russ Klisch and his brother, Jim. In 1987 sold its first barrel of beer to the Gordon Park Pub and the rest is history. The brewery has since become a Milwaukee landmark and has integrated tenets of sustainability into many aspects of its operations. Here are some highlights:

  • Throughout its history, Lakefront Brewery has inhabited and re-developed old buildings. From an old bakery building in Riverwest to the current building that used to house the Milwaukee Electric Railway and Light Company’s coal-fired power plant and the historical lights originally designed for and hung in the Plankinton Hotel in 1916 for their beer hall, the brewery has helped keep historical preservation and renewing old infrastructure alive.
  • In 1996, Lakefront became the first certified organic brewery in the country and made the country’s first certified organic beer, the “Organic ESB (Extra Special Bitter)”. The ESB is still made today and has always been made with 100% organic malt and 100% organic hops.
  • In 2005, Russ began to work with local farmers to grow both hops and barley here in Wisconsin. Both were grown here before prohibition and Russ wanted to help start the industry again and create beers with the flavor these local ingredients once provided. Russ provided hops rhizomes free of charge to several farmers to see if hops could be grown again in the state.
  • In 2009, the brewery produced Local Acre, the first beer since before prohibition made with 100% Wisconsin-grown hops and malt.
  • In 2012, the brewery took things one step further with the introduction of Wisconsinite. Wisconsinite is unique because it is brewed with a native Wisconsin yeast. This is the first time in North America that native yeast, along with locally grown ingredients, was used to make a beer.

REGISTER/RSVP for the September event: https://mgdoct2017.eventbrite.com

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Social Hour on 09/21/2017 @ Lakefront Brewery

Apologies for the radio silence everyone! Due to work and family events over the past few months, it has been hard to coordinate our gatherings. Please join us for our next event in September at Lakefront Brewery – details below.

If anyone is interested in becoming more involved with the group to help us have more consistent meetings (could be as small as showing up at an event and letting attendees know where to go if I am unavailable), please let me know by filling in your information below.

I hope everyone choose my support and have a wonderful summer!

Rose

 

REGISTER/RSVP for the September event: https://mgdsept2017.eventbrite.com

Green Drinks Milwaukee: Milwaukee’s Green Networking Event

Join us for good drinks, good conversation and a chance to network with other environmentally minded people. Let’s bring together the environmental/ green/ sustainability community in Milwaukee and have fun doing it!

Our social hour will be held at Lakefront Brewery – the first certified organic brewery in the country!

Light appetizers will be provided.

WHEN:

Thursday, September 21, 2017  5:30 – 7:30 PM

WHERE:

Lakefront Brewery

1872 N Commerce St

Milwaukee, WI  53212

VENUE HISTORY: 

Milwaukee’s Lakefront Brewery began as a hobby spurred on by sibling rivalry between Brewery President Russ Klisch and his brother, Jim. In 1987 sold its first barrel of beer to the Gordon Park Pub and the rest is history. The brewery has since become a Milwaukee landmark and has integrated tenets of sustainability into many aspects of its operations. Here are some highlights:

  • Throughout its history, Lakefront Brewery has inhabited and re-developed old buildings. From an old bakery building in Riverwest to the current building that used to house the Milwaukee Electric Railway and Light Company’s coal-fired power plant and the historical lights originally designed for and hung in the Plankinton Hotel in 1916 for their beer hall, the brewery has helped keep historical preservation and renewing old infrastructure alive.
  • In 1996, Lakefront became the first certified organic brewery in the country and made the country’s first certified organic beer, the “Organic ESB (Extra Special Bitter)”. The ESB is still made today and has always been made with 100% organic malt and 100% organic hops.
  • In 2005, Russ began to work with local farmers to grow both hops and barley here in Wisconsin. Both were grown here before prohibition and Russ wanted to help start the industry again and create beers with the flavor these local ingredients once provided. Russ provided hops rhizomes free of charge to several farmers to see if hops could be grown again in the state.
  • In 2009, the brewery produced Local Acre, the first beer since before prohibition made with 100% Wisconsin-grown hops and malt.
  • In 2012, the brewery took things one step further with the introduction of Wisconsinite. Wisconsinite is unique because it is brewed with a native Wisconsin yeast. This is the first time in North America that native yeast, along with locally grown ingredients, was used to make a beer.

 

REGISTER/RSVP for the September event: https://mgdsept2017.eventbrite.com

Are you on our mailing list?  Sign up at http://www.MKEgreendrinks.org

3/16/2017 – Water Centric City Initiative

REGISTER/RSVP Today for the March event: https://mgdmarch2017.eventbrite.com

Green Drinks Milwaukee: Milwaukee’s Monthly Green Networking Event

Join us for good drinks, good conversation and a chance to network with other environmentally minded people. Let’s bring together the environmental/ green/ sustainability community in Milwaukee and have fun doing it!

This month our social hour is at Lakefront Brewery – the first certified organic brewery in the country!

WHEN:

Thursday, March 16th, 2017  5:30 – 7:30 PM

WHERE:

Lakefront Brewery

1872 N Commerce St

Milwaukee, WI  53212

TOPIC:

City of Milwaukee’s Water Centric City Initiative

SPEAKER:

Erick Shambarger, Sustainability Director, Environmental Collaboration Office, City of Milwaukee

SUMMARY: 

The City of Milwaukee’s sustainability plan – ReFresh Milwaukee – sets out goals for the city around water. One of these goals is to establish Milwaukee as America’s Water Centric City.

The City of Milwaukee’s Environmental Collaboration Office (ECO) is launching the new Water Centric City initiative by celebrating Water Week from March 20-24, 2017, coinciding with the United Nations’ World Water Day on March 22.

Every day during Water Week, ECO is partnering with amazing water organizations based in Milwaukee to showcase all of the local public, private, and non-profit efforts making Milwaukee a Water Centric City.

Come learn about the free public events planned for Water Week and how Milwaukee is thinking globally but acting locally to become America’s Water Centric City!

Water Week Events

Monday: Milwaukee’s Harbor District Open House with Sweet Water and Harbor District Inc.

Tuesday: Green Infrastructure Talk and Lunch with Stormwater Solutions Engineering & MMSD

Wednesday: Milwaukee Water Bus Tour with John Gurda (small fee)

Thursday: Hike Along the MKE River with River Revitalization Foundation and Milwaukee Riverkeeper

Friday: Milwaukee Water Social with Mayor Barrett at Good City Brewing

SPEAKER BIO:

Erick Shambarger is the Director of Environmental Sustainability at the City of Milwaukee, where he leads the Environmental Collaboration Office (ECO).  ECO was created by Mayor Tom Barrett to develop practical solutions that benefit Milwaukee’s environment and economy. Mr. Shambarger developed the Milwaukee Energy Efficiency (Me2) program and PACE financing program.  He developed the Milwaukee Better Buildings Challenge program, chaired the City’s Energy Reduction Team to reduce energy use across City operations, and promotes innovative storm water management practices and green infrastructure. He oversees implementation of ECO programs and the ReFresh Milwaukee sustainability plan. He also leads ECO’s involvement in national and global partnerships.  Prior to his current role, he served as Deputy Director of ECO for 5 years, and as City Economist in the Budget and Management Division before that.  He holds a Masters of Public Affairs degree from the University of Wisconsin and certificates in Water Technology and Energy Analysis and Policy.

TYPICAL AGENDA:

5:30 – 6:00: Socializing

6:00 – 6:05: Introductions

6:05 – 6:40: Speaker Presentation

6:40 – 7:00: Q&A

7:00 – 7:30: Socializing

7:30: MKE Green Drinks officially ends, but you are free to stay and socialize until the brewery closes at 8 PM!

Don’t miss the fun!

REGISTER/RSVP Today for the March event: https://mgdmarch2017.eventbrite.com

 

NEXT EVENT:

Thursday, April 20th, 2017 5:30-7:30 pm

Social Hour

Location: TBD

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2/16/2017 – February Social Hour

REGISTER/RSVP Today for the February event: https://mgdfeb2017.eventbrite.com

 

This month our social hour is at Lakefront Brewery – the first certified organic brewery in the country – we had fun in August, so let’s try it again!

WHEN:

Thursday, February 16th, 2017  5:30 – 7:30 PM

WHERE:

Lakefront Brewery

1872 N Commerce St

Milwaukee, WI  53212

VENUE HISTORY: 

Milwaukee’s Lakefront Brewery began as a hobby spurred on by sibling rivalry between Brewery President Russ Klisch and his brother, Jim. In 1987 sold its first barrel of beer to the Gordon Park Pub and the rest is history. The brewery has since become a Milwaukee landmark and has integrated tenets of sustainability into many aspects of its operations. Here are some highlights:

  • Throughout its history, Lakefront Brewery has inhabited and re-developed old buildings. From an old bakery building in Riverwest to the current building that used to house the Milwaukee Electric Railway and Light Company’s coal-fired power plant and the historical lights originally designed for and hung in the Plankinton Hotel in 1916 for their beer hall, the brewery has helped keep historical preservation and renewing old infrastructure alive.
  • In 1996, Lakefront became the first certified organic brewery in the country and made the country’s first certified organic beer, the “Organic ESB (Extra Special Bitter)”. The ESB is still made today and has always been made with 100% organic malt and 100% organic hops.
  • In 2005, Russ began to work with local farmers to grow both hops and barley here in Wisconsin. Both were grown here before prohibition and Russ wanted to help start the industry again and create beers with the flavor these local ingredients once provided. Russ provided hops rhizomes free of charge to several farmers to see if hops could be grown again in the state.
  • In 2009, the brewery produced Local Acre, the first beer since before prohibition made with 100% Wisconsin-grown hops and malt.
  • In 2012, the brewery took things one step further with the introduction of Wisconsinite. Wisconsinite is unique because it is brewed with a native Wisconsin yeast. This is the first time in North America that native yeast, along with locally grown ingredients, was used to make a beer.

 

REGISTER/RSVP Today for the February event: https://mgdfeb2017.eventbrite.com

NEXT EVENT:

Thursday, March 16th, 2017 5:30-7:30 pm

Location: TBD

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July Event Postponed

We apologize for the last minute notice, but due to some scheduling issues, we are moving this month’s event – Lakefront Brewery tour – to our August slot on Thursday, August 18th.

Enjoy the month off and feel free to register for August’s event!

NEXT EVENT: Thursday, August 18th, 2016 5:30-7:30 pm

REGISTER/RSVP Today! 

http://mgdaug2016.eventbrite.com

WHERE:

 

SPEAKER: TBD Tour Guide, Lakefront Brewery

6/16/2016 – Milwaukee Public Library – Central Branch Green Roof Tour

REGISTER/RSVP Today for the June event: http://mgdjune2016.eventbrite.com

Source: http://www.mpl.org/blog/now/visit-mpls-green-roof

Green Drinks Milwaukee: Milwaukee’s Monthly Green Networking Event

Join us for good drinks, good conversation and a chance to network with other environmentally minded people. Let’s bring together the environmental/ green/ sustainability community in Milwaukee and have fun doing it!

WHEN:

Thursday, June 16th, 2016  5:30 – 7:30 PM

WHERE:

Tour:

Milwaukee Central Library

814 W Wisconsin Ave

Milwaukee, WI  53233

Drinks:

Miller Time Pub & Grill

509 W Wisconsin Ave

Milwaukee, WI  53203

TOPIC: 

Tour of Milwaukee’s Central Library Green Roof

SPEAKER: 

Kirsten Thompson, Humanities, Archives and Special Collections, Milwaukee Public Library

SUMMARY: 

The Central Library opened its doors to the public on October 3, 1898. The original structure is a combination of French and Italian Renaissance styles built of Bedford limestone. Several additions help make up the block-long building that stands today. Central Library has been designated a landmark by the Milwaukee Historic Preservation Commission and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

In 2010, the Central Library took its first big step toward environmental sustainability with the addition of a 30,000 square foot green roof

with a 30KW solar panel system. As the building utilizes district steam for heating, library staff surveyed and repaired dozens of steam traps as well as upgraded facility air handling units. The City conducted facility energy audits in 2011 to identify additional energy saving opportunities. By 2012, the building’s energy use declined by more than 10%. As the Showcase Project for the City of Milwaukee’s participation in the Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge initiative, the building is set to reduce its energy use by at least 20% by the year 2020.

AGENDA:

5:30 – 6:00: Green Roof Tour
6:00 – 6:15: Walk to Miller Time Pub & Grill
6:15 – 7:30: Drinks & Socializing
7:30: MKE Green Drinks officially ends, but you are free to stay and socialize

Don’t miss the fun!

NEXT EVENT:

Thursday, July 21st, 2016 5:30-7:30 pm

Lakefront Brewery Green Tour

Location: Lakefront Brewery

 

REGISTER/RSVP Today for the June event: http://mgdjune2016.eventbrite.com

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9/10 88Nine Radio Milwaukee tour

9/10 – September Green Drinks

NOTE: SEPT VENUE is at  88NINE RADIO MILWAUKEE and MILWAUKEE ALE HOUSE

PLEASE RSVP via eventbrite (contributions are appreciated): http://mgdseptember2014.eventbrite.com/

Green Drinks Milwaukee: Milwaukee’s Monthly Green Networking Event

Join us for good drinks, good conversation and a chance to network with other environmentally minded people. Let’s bring together the environmental/ green/ sustainability community in Milwaukee and have fun doing it!

NEXT EVENT: Sept 10th, 2014 5:30-7:30 pm
PLEASE ARRIVE CLOSE to 5:30, the tour will not wait.

WHERE:

  • 1st Stop: 88Nine Radio Milwaukee, 220 E. Pittsburgh Ave (Walkers Point neighborhood).
  • After the tour: Drinks and networking at Milwaukee Ale House, 233 N. Water Street. If the weather is nice we’ll be downstairs by the river, otherwise in the main bar area.
  • Parking: There is free street parking near the radio station.


SPEAKER: Chris Tarr, Chief Engineer, Radio Milwaukee

TOPIC: Milwaukee’s Greenest Radio Station

Originally built in 1952 as a manufacturing building for J.C. Busch Co. — which manufactured precision machined angles, plates, and other metalwork — 88Nine Radio Milwaukee’s new home was designed by HGA Architects and features barn wood from a dairy barn built in the early 1900s in Sheboygan County. The building features a 2,500 Sf green roof composed of a tray system planted with mixed sedum, and can hold up to 1,500 gallons of rainwater. The station has new studios equipped with the latest technology; sound-proof recording studios for broadcasting, recording and production; a 100-seat performance studio for live performances and events; opportunities for local musicians to meet and collaborate in a physical space.  All with green features!

Don’t miss the fun!

PLEASE RSVP via eventbrite (contributions are appreciated): http://mgdseptember2014.eventbrite.com/

8/13 Kohl’s Department Stores – Tari Emerson

8/13 – August MKE Green Drinks

RSVP/Register Today at http://mgdaug2014.eventbrite.com/

Green Drinks Milwaukee: Milwaukee’s Monthly Green Networking Event
Join us for good drinks, good conversation and a chance to network with other environmentally minded people. Let’s bring together the environmental/ green/ sustainability community in Milwaukee and have fun doing it!

NEXT EVENT: August 13th, 2014 5:30-7:30 pm .

WHERE:

  • Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery. 901 W Juneau, Milwaukee. map it This unique German-style beer hall is located in the Pabst Brewery re-development. The “Brewery” was recently awarded LEED-ND Platinum, making it one of the greenest neighborhood developments in the US. http://www.bestplacemilwaukee.com/
  • Parking: There is free two-hour street parking until 9pm in front of the building, or metered parking on 8th Street and 10th Street. Caution: they do ticket in the evening here. Alternatively, the parking structure across the street offers parking at $0.75/hour.

SPEAKER: Tari Emerson, Director of Sustainability at Kohl’s Department Stores

TOPIC: Kohl’s Sustainability Program and the Journey to Economic Sustainability”

Tari Emerson, P.E. is the Director of Sustainability at Kohl’s. Tari manages the teams responsible for the utilities, sustainability and energy efficiency for all of Kohl’s 1,162 stores located in 49 states. In her tenure in sustainability, her achievements include developing an award winning energy efficiency program with consecutive year over year energy savings. In addition, she has managed the installation of over 150 activated solar power arrays.

She has over 25 years of experience working as an energy, facilities and environmental engineering manager. She is a graduate from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and is a licensed Professional Engineer. She is the 2014 AEE International award winner for Energy Engineer of the Year.
http://www.kohlsgreen.com/
Kohl’s 2013 Sustainability Report (pdf) –

Typical Agenda:

5:30 – 6:00: Socializing
6:00 – 6:05: Intros
6:05 – 6:40: Speaker Presentation
6:40 – 7:00: Q&A
7:00 – 7:30: Socializing
7:30 MKE Green Drinks officially ends, and you are free to stay and socialize

Don’t miss the fun!

REGISTER TODAY at http://mgdaug2014.eventbrite.com/

11/13 – Because Water Doesn’t Grow on Trees: H2Oscore and the Future of Water

Register Today at http://mgdnov2013.eventbrite.com/

Green Drinks Milwaukee: Milwaukee’s Monthly Green Networking Event

Join us for good drinks, good conversation and a chance to network with other environmentally minded people.  Let’s bring together the environmental/ green/ sustainability community in Milwaukee and have fun doing it!

NEXT EVENT:  November 13th, 2013 5:30-7:30 pm

WHERE: Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery. 901 W Juneau, Milwaukee. map it This unique German-style beer hall is located in the Pabst Brewery re-development. The “Brewery” was recently awarded LEED-ND Platinum, making it one of the greenest neighborhood developments in the US. http://www.bestplacemilwaukee.com/

Parking: There is free two-hour street parking until 9pm in front of the building, or metered parking on 8th Street and 10th Street. Caution: they do ticket in the evening here. Alternatively, the parking structure across the street offers parking at $0.75/hour.

SPEAKER:  McGee Young – Founder, H2Oscore

Topic:  Because Water Doesn’t Grow on Trees: H2Oscore and the Future of Water

McGee Young is the Founder of H2Oscore and an Associate Professor of Political Science at Marquette University. He will talk about how his company is changing the way communities use water, the limits of conservation as a paradigm for water management, and opportunities for innovations in the water sector. H2Oscore was accepted into the charter class of the Global Freshwater Seed Accelerator and won the Midwest Social Innovation prize. In October, Milwaukee became the fourth city to contract with H2Oscore to provide all residents with online access to their water use and rewards at local small businesses for water conservation.  http://www.h2oscore.com

Typical Agenda:

5:30-6:00 Mingling, drinking, networking
6:00 – Brief Announcements
6:05-7:00 Speaker and Q&A
7:00 Mingling, drinking, networking
7:30 MKE Green Drinks ends, and you are free to stay.

Don’t miss the fun!

REGISTER TODAY at http://mgdnov2013.eventbrite.com/

Upcoming Green Drinks:

MKE Green Drinks will be taking December off due to holiday schedules as well as January to plan the new year.  We will return on the 2nd Wednesday in February and be back to our regular schedule of every second Wednesday of the month