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Program Introduction

  • Socializing 5:30 – 6:00pm / Program Begins 6:00 pm
    • Strike knife against glass as a bell. Give people a 5 minute warning to wrap-up conversations and get fresh drinks.
      • “Welcome Everyone to “The #__________ th edition of Asheville Green Drinks. Share an ice breaker.
      • Introduce yourself with your affiliation.
      • Just as a way of background for those of you who are new. Asheville Green Drinks is just one of over 600 green drinks around the world. By going to you can discover our programing a few weeks in advance. Please promote events you like by using the social media links on every event page. The green drinks phenomena belongs to everyone, so please get involved by promoting these events. Everyone is welcome to suggest future programs at
      • Programming for Asheville Green Drinks is developed by our Partners in Education:
        • Western North Carolina Alliance

        • Just Economics

        • WENOCA Chapter of the Sierra Club

        • Lenoir-Rhyne University – Center for Graduate Studies in Asheville

        • United Nations Association of  Western North Carolina

        • Transition Asheville

        • Western North Carolina Green Building Council

        • and our commercial participant –

      • I would also like to thank our in-kind sponsors:
        • CityMug
      • We also want to thank our host Green Sage Cafe’ – one of Asheville’s greenest restaurants. Please support them.
      • If I may, lets all turn off our cellphones. How many folks are here for the first time? Wonderful!
      • Before we begin our program we practice community by going round with brief introductions: name and affiliation only.
      • Any quick ecological or justice announcements are fine, but no speeches please. We hope everyone meets at least one new person today.
      • Before I introduce the speaker/panel, let me remind everyone that we hope to save our questions for the end of the presentation. Posana Cafe’ closes at ____________ tonight. So just keep that in mind.


    • Following Q&A –
    • Thank speakers, thank everyone for attending, and remind of the next Green Drinks program
    • Encourage the call to action and point to any on-site materials

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