Dec 21: Green Drinks at Marty's Market

Come out to Marty's Market For Some Holiday Cheer and Treats 

Host Regina Koetters is driven to unleash the unrealized potential of the nation's riverfront Rust Belt cities through regionally significant development projects and investments in infrastructure.  She chose Pittsburgh over every other city in the nation to begin her work in 2008, with a vision of becoming a true greengrocer.  A native of Louisville, KY, Regina was commissioned as an officer in the US Navy upon graduation from the United States Naval Academy with a B.S. in Naval Architecture.  In 2007, she transitioned to the US Navy Reserves and completed her masters studies in business and progressive real estate development at the University of Michigan.  Since relocating to Pittburgh, she has championed several initiatives for sustainable development projects in downtown Pittsburgh, augmented a public-private team endeavoring to bring passenger rail service to the Allegheny Riverfront, and most recently, she launched Marty's Market, a unique food market, cafe and coffeehouse in the Strip District dedicated to strengthening the southwestern Pennsylvania food system.  She serves as a member of the Design Center's board and a Pittsburgh-baed Navy Reserve unit.
5:30-8:30 pm at Marty's Market (2301 Smallman Street,  Pittsburgh, PA 15222) (small bites and wine will be provided).  Directions 

Marty's Market opened in July 2012 and connects Pittsburghers who demand fresh, full-flavor, high quality food with regional farmers who are committed to growing it.  The market is a destination store, a meeting place and special event venue.  Featured at Marty's are GMO-free produce, clean all-natural pantry stateless including an extensive assortment of gluten-free foods, and a full-service butchery stocked with locally-sourced all-natural pork, grass-fed beef, lam and poultry along with an array of cheeses, house made charcuterie and fermented foods.  The cafe features housemade pastas, pastries and flavorful foods made from the bounty of the market's all natural produce, meats and cheese, while the coffeebar serves thoughtfully-sourced direct trade, single origin coffees and locally blended loose leaf teas.
Pittsburgh Green Drinks

What is Green Drinks? Every month, people who work in the environmental field or have an interest in a greener planet meet up for drinks all around the world at informal sessions known as Green Drinks. We have a lively mixture of people from NGO's, academia, government and business. Come along and you'll be made welcome. Just say,"are you Green?' and we will look after you and introduce you to whoever is there. It's a great way of catching up with people you know and also for making some new contacts. Everyone invites someone else along, so there is always a different crowd, making Green Drinks an organic, self-organizing network.

These events are simple and unstructured.  Make friends, develop new ideas, do deals and forge a new organic future. It's a force for the good and we' like to help it spreading to other cities.  Green Drinks meets on the third Friday of the month.  Put it on your calendar and count on it: Green Drinks is happening every month.

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 Pittsburgh Green Drinks Data Sheet
WHAT: The world-famous Green Drinks
WHEN: Third Friday of the month, 5:00-9:00 pm
STATUS: Informal, self-organizing network
GLOBAL: Now active in 812 cities worldwide. Every month globally since 1989, locally since 2005. 
Average attendance: 90
WHERE: Rotating venues in Pittsburgh
HOW: Walk, cycle, bus, boat, taxi or drive
WHO: Anyone working on environmental issues 
or who wants to!
WHY: Fun, contacts, alcohol (or not), info, gossip, inspiration, business and pleasure
NEW: Just go up to someone and say "are you green?", and you'll be made welcome.

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