Green Drinks

Interested in sustainability and the protection of our natural environment?

Come along, relax and enjoy some good company at Cairns Green Drinks

Green Drinks is a free event, cold beverages by donation. Whether you work in the environment sector, volunteer on green projects or someone that cares about the environment, these events are for you!
Friends, family, colleagues and kids are all welcome.
Come from 5pm for socialising after work, hear from our guest speaker at 5:30pm, and our musical guest from 6pm til 7pm.

The aim of Green Drinks is to encourage networking, creativity and thought on environmental issues and projects. You can come to make new partnerships, learn about ways to volunteer with us, or just learn about a new topic from our guest speakers. Get in touch if you’d like to help us on the day. 

Whilst CAFNEC’s Green Drinks has formerly been held on a monthly basis, we have now decided to make it a quarterly event, with the intention to showcase and put the spotlight on the work of our Member Groups

Event Details

When: Thursdays at 5:00PM to 7:00PM, on:

– 22 February 2024

– 18 April 2024

– 29 August 2024

– 21 November 2024

Where: CAFNEC, 27-29 Greenslopes Street, Manunda

Green Drinks happens thanks to a lot of behind-the-scenes work of volunteers. They contact speakers, find musicians, source drinks, and much more. Email or chat to us if you’d like to join the team!

Green Drinks is an international phenomenon; check out the Green Drinks Website to see how many cities all over the world host a Green Drinks event.

Past Speakers

  • Barbara Wueringer, Found, Director and Lead Scientist of Sharks and Rays Australia
  • Dr Gwynn MacCarrick, Amicus Curiae to the International Monsanto Tribunal
  • Elizabeth Boulton, Ex-Military and Communications Officer at the Australian Bureau of Meterology’s Pacific Climate Change Science Program, and National Climate Centre
  • Owen Allen, from Pheonix Functions
  • Dr John Hodgon, from the Department of Environment and Science
  • Adam Frew, Police Officer and Founder of Yarrie Yarns
  • Gudju Gudju Fourmile, Co-Founder of Abriculture
  • Heidi Tait, CEO of Tangaroa Blue
  • Jock MacKenzie, Coordinating Director and Co-Founder of MangroveWatch
  • Jacob McMillan & Aaron McDonald, Co-Founders of Rootbound Festival
  • Andy Howe, Ecologist with Australian Wildlife Conservancy
  • Maree Treadwell-Kerr, President of Bats and Trees Society of Cairns
  • Barry Muir, Vice President of Friends of Botanic Gardens Cairns
  • Tony Rossi, Aloomba Cane Farmer, Sugar Chemist and Chairman of Mulgrave Landcare and Catchment Group
  • Dennis Ah-Kee and Liz Owen, Directors of Jaragun Ecoservices

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