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Green Drinks

Interested in sustainability and the protection of our natural environment?

Come along, relax and enjoy some good company at Cairns Green Drinks – an informal quarterly networking event for people working or interested in the environment – everyone is welcome.

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. Green Drinks is 100% volunteer-run, so we are keen to hear your input too. 

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 5:30PM to 7:00PM, on:

– 23rd February 2023

– 27th April 2023

– 27th July 2023

– 26th October 2023

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 getinvolved@nullcafnec.org.au 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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