Twin Cities Green Drinks:
Minneapolis & St. Paul area's eco get-together

6pm-7:30ish the second Wednesday of every month.

Part of a global non-movement to charge your eco spirit, make some new
connections, and learn a thing or two. All of our haunts offer a variety of
organic food and beverages for ALL ages. Green-Drinkers from other cities
are always welcome!

Traveling? Check Green Drinks Global for a gathering in your destination city.
It's a great way to get local!


Our Twin Cities Green Drinks year is divided into trimesters. We change both hosts and venues every four months to turn people on to new ideas and new faces, as well as great, green, and groovy places to gather. Our rotation goes as follows...

Outside Time [June-September] > Inside Time [October-January] > and > The Rest of the Time [February-May]

Up-to-the-second speaker and venue info can be found at: USA > Minnesota > Minneapolis/St. Paul

TAKE THE BUS to TCGD venues!
Snow Cancellations: if it looks like a driving hassle > Green Drinks is canceled for that month.

TCGD's History...

Begun in 1989 with the idea of information and ideas cross pollination (the core of, the Green Drinks forum allows people from all industries and walks of life to share ideas, and network on a level not possible through dedicated advocacy groups. Using the idea of common ground to create a truly organic experience, it allows ideas to spread more quickly, and more diversely, than the more traditional events provide.

In 2002 a group of employees from Aveda and members of the local chapter of the o2 International Sustainable Design Network ( came together to launch a forum where people on all places of their sustainable journey could meet to share ideas, inspirations, and opportunities. Still going strong, the Twin Cities Green Drinks continues to provide unique networking, and info-sharing opportunities for people of all eco-interests.

Want to get a feel for what Green Drinks is about? New York City Green Drinks makes CNN...

The Twin Cities Green Drinks would be nothing without the continued support of local Venues and Host Groups. We are grateful for their enthusiastic help and energy.

Preferred Haunts...

Birchwood Cafe
3311 E 25th St, Minneapolis, MN [Seward]
[33rd Av and 25th St, street parking, or TAKE THE BUS!]

Blarney Pub and Grill
412 14th Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN [Dinkytown]
[14th Ave SE and SE 4th St, or TAKE THE BUS!]

Common Roots Cafe
2558 Lyndale Av S Minneapolis, MN [LynLake]
[26th and Lyndale, off-street parking, or TAKE THE BUS!]

Red Stag Supper Club
The First LEED-CI Registered Restaurant in Minnesota
509 1st Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN 55408
[1st Av NE near 5th St NE, street parking, Banks lot free after 6, or TAKE THE BUS!]

Trotters Cafe
232 North Cleveland Av, St. Paul, MN [at Marshall]
[Parking in back, plus lots of street parking, or TAKE THE BUS!]

Potential New Haunts to Check Out...

Psycho Suzi's
1900 Marshall St. Northeast
Minneapolis MN 55418


Past and Present TCGD Host Group Cadre...

Alliance for Sustainability
Metro Clean Energy Resource Teams Network (CERTs)
Minneapolis College of Art and Design / Sustainable Design Program
Mississippi Headwaters Chapter Green Building Council
re-design / AIGA-Mn
Reuse Alliance Minnesota
Twin Cities Blue Sky Guide

Founding Host Group:
o2-USA/Upper Midwest

Never miss another Twin Cities Green Drinks!
Receive automated reminders, speaker notices, and URLs + Resources from our conversational wanderings:

Help spread the word.
Download a Twin Cities Green Drinks mini poster for your office or school:


TCGD Hosts > Download table card, and posters to hand out:

What it takes to be a TCGD Host...
It's super simple. There is no cost obligation (besides your own beverage of course). And it's the easiest eco-advocacy job on the planet.

For more information, and to review past topics [click here]

Eco-volunteer Network:

Want to get off the couch and out into the world? WORK those talents before they atrophy. There's PLENTY to do!

Alliance for Sustainability [click VOLUNTEER]

Living Green Expo
Join us for a few hours or for the whole ride. It's great fun!

o2-UMW Green Design Network
Calling all designers - both fresh and jaded. Join our team of super heroes helping non-profits throughout the Upper Midwest! [click ACTION]