SLO Green Drinks


SLO Green Drinks is a fun and friendly networking social hour at a local business to hear about important topics and meet other environmentally aware citizens.




Join us for our next Green Drinks coming in June – check back later for more details.




March 2019: Climate Change and the Urban Forest



Guest speaker Rod Rodney, a Certified Arborist, as he spoke about climate change and the urban forest. Attendees enjoyed playing some urban forest bingo and learning about what goes into city and property planning, and the roles trees will play in combating climate change.  Some resources:

  • To learn more about the City of SLO Urban Foresty Department and what’s happening locally, click here.



January 2019: Marvin the Harris Hawk



Guest speaker Chris Cameron (former Executive Director of Camp Ocean Pines and Chair of the Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival) introduced us to his Harris Hawk, Marvin. Attendees were able to learn and ask questions about these birds of prey, as well as have the opportunity to feed Marvin!  Some resources:

  • If your school or group is interested in a presentation please contact Camp Ocean Pines.


March 2018: Create a Habitat at Home with Native Plants

Guest speakers Bill Waycott, from the California Native Plant Society – SLO Chapter and Lindsey Collinsworth Morgan from the SLO Botanical Garden joined together for the March 2018 Green Drinks gathering.  A big thanks to Lincoln Market & Deli who hosted our group that night.  Some resources:

  • SLO Botanical Garden’s Shop Hours (to purchase): Tuesday-Friday, 9am-5pm. You can also purchase at the Greenhouse on Tuesday mornings from 9-11am.
  • is a great resource that focuses on “Restoring Nature One Garden at a Time”

September 2017: Talking Trash & Protecting Wildlife

Guest speaker Jodi Isaacs, an Environmental Scientist at CA State Parks, shared how California beaches do not see any relief from human activity and thus picking up trash is a constant task.  She also shared the importance of protecting species such as the Western Snowy Plover.

Then guest speakers Mary Ciesinski, Executive Director of ECOSLO, and Chris LimExecutive Director of Central Coast Salmon Enhancement, shared about the importance of data-driven cleanup events such as Coastal Cleanup Day and Creek Day, and how participants could become involved later that month with both events.

A big thanks to Libertine Brewing Co. in SLO who hosted our group that night.

June 2017: SLO City Climate Action Plan

ECOSLO Board Member and Advocacy Chair Bill Bradlee opened up the event at Tap It Brewing Co. to introduce the re-launch of the local chapter of Green Drinks.  He shared about a recent trip to West Virginia, witnessing mountain top coal mining, and how local climate action work is needed now more than ever.   

Mayor Heidi Harmon from the City of San Luis Obispo joined us to share updates and recent work around the City of San Luis Obispo’s Climate Action Plan (CAP).

Below you will find a list of former SLO Green Drinks that took place between 2011 and 2013, hosted by community member Alison Cebulla.