The April Green Drinks will take place on Thursday, April 19th at Two Ceres Street. Our networking starts at 6:00, and our speaker, Karina Quintans presents at 7:00.
How becoming active in the community can be as easy and enjoyable as having a cup of coffee, a pint of beer, or a glass of wine!
Karina Quintans will share insight and her experience on what it means to be "civically engaged", and her path to trying to "make a difference" in the world.
Quintans draws on a variety of experiences and relationships to inspire community engagement since moving to Portsmouth in 2007. She has served four years (and counting) as the Neighborhood Organizer for the Islington Creek Neighborhood Association coordinating her neighbors on issues such as traffic and safety, crime prevention, zero waste and sustainability. She has also served on the Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Committee on Sustainable Practices, the Steering and Management Committee for the Sustainable Portsmouth Project, is the current Sustainability Chairperson for Share Our Strength Seacoast, and the Director of Zero Waste Portsmouth.
Karina Quintans is a self-employed consultant working with domestic and international businesses and non-profits. In addition to her consulting work, Quintans has at least 15 years of experience organizing, developing, and implementing projects focused on social, cultural, environmental and civic issues.
What is Green Drinks?
Green Drinks is a great opportunity to meet new people, catch up with old friends and learn about topical green issues. Each month's the event hosts a new guest speaker who leads a discussion about an eco-issue.
Networking begins at 6:00, with a short presentation by the guest speaker around 7:00, followed by more networking and opportunities to meet the guest speaker. Green Drinks generally meets on the third Thursday of each month at Two Ceres Street.
The January 19th Green Drinks will feature Mimi White, poet laureate of Portsmouth from 2007-09.