Door County’s ‘Buy Local’ Initiative Next Topic of January Green Drinks at Glas Coffehouse, Jan 26

Green Drinks Salon takes up the Buy Local Initiative at Glas, the Green Coffeehouse in Sturgeon Bay on Wednesday, January 26 from 4:30 – 6 pm.

“Buy Local” is now becoming “fashionable’ with the October launch of a Door County Buy Local initiative. Yes, there is already a bumper sticker. But, are the businesses that “talk the talk” actually “walking the walk?” What standards might we include in an authentic and sustainable campaign to encourage Spending Locally? This will be the topic for the January Green Drinks event and may include other topics, as determined be the participants. Green Drinks is a social/salon style meeting for anyone interested in conversing about sustainability-related issues. There is no admission fee.

How does buying from local producers and vendors contribute to a resilient local economy and community? How does buying locally contribute to environmental preservation? What models of “buy local” campaigns exist and how do they work in their communities? If there is enough interest in this topic, a list of suggestions to promote local sustainable economic development in Door County may be generated to offer the Door County Buy Local steering committee.

Green Drinks Sturgeon Bay is part of an international network of local salons of its kind. Sustain Door, the local non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the social, economic, and environmental sustainability of Door County, conducts the regular monthly gathering informally, without agenda. Green Drinks takes place during the Glas happy hour, at which time the establishment offers $2 lattes and cappuccinos.

Glas, The Green Coffeehouse is located at 67 East Maple St. in Sturgeon Bay – phone: 920.743.5575.