Come network with local environmentalists and celebrate London Brewing Co-op's organic certification at our first Green Drinks of 2020!
- Enjoy local *organic* beverages from London Brewing Co-op and celebrate their new organic certification
- Network with other green-minded folks in London's environmental sector
- London Brewing Co-op goes organic! Hear from head brewer, Aaron Lawrence, about London Brewing's journey to organic certification.
- Hear from Becca Minielly, Project Coordinator at Organic Council of Ontario about the importance of organic growing practices and OCO's work to support sustainable food systems.
About Green Drinks
Green Drinks is an organic, self-organizing network of people interested in talking about environmentally related topics. We hope you can join us to chat with like-minded neighbours, learn more about such an incredible local environmental organization, and connect with other people interested in growing a healthier, more sustainable city!
About London Environmental Network
The London Environmental Network (LEN) connects, educates and supports individuals and local organizations in transitioning to a more sustainable future.
We work to build strong, resilient organizations so they can be more effective at creating positive environmental change over the long term. The London Environmental Network also acts as a doorway into the environmental non-profit sector so Londoners can more easily learn about environmental efforts in our city and how to get involved. We support businesses through Green Economy London to help them set and achieve sustainability goals.
About London Brewing Co-operative
At London Brewing Co-operative, we brew beer that showcases local, organic ingredients and are committed to sustainability. We are a worker-owned cooperative with deep roots in our community.
London Brewing, winners of the 2019 London Chamber of Commerce Agribusiness Award, opened in 2014 in the Root Cellar Restaurant in London’s Old East Village. Now located at 521 Burbrook Place the brewery is a destination featuring 12 taps including ciders and wine, locally made pub snacks, weekly live concerts, brewery tours, 100-person capacity taproom with summer-time patio, and all-around good times.
London Brewing Cooperative is a member of Green Economy London.
About Green Economy London
Green Economy London is one of seven Green Economy Hubs across Ontario supporting networks of businesses to set and achieve sustainability targets. Together, we’re demonstrating a more sustainable economy is possible. We offer a practical approach for businesses that want to create a more sustainable future for their business, employees, and community. Launched in May 2019, Green Economy London is hosted by London Environmental Network and now has 24 businesses committed to sustainability.
About Organic Council of Ontario
The Organic Council of Ontario (OCO) is the Voice for Organics in Ontario. We represent over 1300 certified organic operators across the value chain, as well as the businesses, organizations, and individuals that help bring organic food from farm to plate. We protect and promote organic through advocacy, research, capacity building, and education.
Becca Minielly is a project coordinator at OCO, currently working on knowledge management, funding structures, and provincial organic regulations. Becca brings lots of energy and years of experience from London's food scene where she worked for the Root Cellar, Growing Chefs! Ontario and Common Ground Farm.
Like every Green Drinks, we encourage attendees to use active transportation. Plan your route to walk, bike, bus or if you can't do those try to carpool with a friend!