Mangrove Action Project to Co-Sponsor Seattle Greendrinks Event

Mangrove Action Project to Co-Sponsor Seattle Greendrinks Event

Broad alliance of organizations hopes for an educating evening

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 2, 2015

Contact: Sara Lavenhar
Telephone: 330-732-5728
Email: [email protected]

Seattle, WA, November 2, 2015– The Mangrove Action Project (MAP) is pleased to announce their co-sponsorship of the Seattle Greendrinks event, to be held at the Waterfront Space on November 10th. The theme of the event will be framed by the question “Where does my food come from?” and have an emphasis on understanding certification labels. We are proud to be joined by representatives of the Washington Fair Trade Coalition, The Domestic Fair Trade Association, the Seattle Aquarium, and Pinchot University, with food provided by Central Co-op.

Although Seattle is very proud of its local seafood and agriculture, MAP has found that everyone could use a little help figuring out how exactly to make responsible choices that they feel comfortable with. Our goal is to provide every attendee with resources they didn’t know existed, and to fold in some education to the evening’s activities.

Event Information:

Date: November 10th, 5:30-8:30pm

Location: Friends of Waterfront Seattle, 1400 Western Ave, Seattle

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Don’t forget your own cup and as always, it’s $5 at the door!

We would love to know if you are coming to this event! Please go to our Eventbrite page and take a minute to register. There is no registration fee, but it lets us know you are coming!

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Seattle Aquarium logo
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Information about our Co-Sponsors:

The Washington Fair Trade Coalition is a coalition of over 60 Washington labor, faith, environmental, farmer, and social justice groups that are committed to creating a fair, balanced, and sustainable global trading system.

The Domestic Fair Trade Association is a national membership organization that works to promote and protect the integrity of domestic fair trade principles and practices through education, marketing, advocacy and endorsement.

Pinchot University is committed to the common good, for people who want to transform organizations, communities or markets in ways that are practical, positive, sustainable and profitable. Pinchot offers certificates in Cooperative Management and Food and Agricultural Systems, which they will be showcasing at the event.

Central Co-op is a member-owned natural foods cooperative in the heart of Seattle dedicated to sustainable practices, community accountability, and the local food economy. Central Co-op is our new food sponsor for Greendrinks!

The Seattle Aquarium is the ninth largest aquarium in the U.S. by attendance and among the top five paid visitor attractions in the Puget Sound region. Their mission is Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment.

Information about Greendrinks:

Seattle Greendrinks is an organization which serves to grow and connect Seattle’s environmental community. The monthly social gathering remains the core of Seattle Greendrinks’ work, and all are welcome to join on the second Tuesday of every month, starting around 5:30pm. The goal of the  group is pretty simple: to create a space that fosters connections and good times shared among people working in, or interested in, environmental and sustainability issues. Each event usually draws between 100-200 people.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Sara Lavenhar at 330-732-5728 or email at [email protected]