Green Drinks is Coming to the Golf Club at South River This Week
Green Drinks is coming to South County (again). This time, they’ll meet at the Golf Club at South River, 3451 Solomons Island Road in Edgewater from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday (Feb. 27). The sponsors of the event hope participants can learn more about ecological awareness and make connections in the local business and “green” communities.
The meeting will be held in the brand new Great Room at the Golf Club at South River. It is a newly constructed room for the golf club, which went private in 2012. With the look of an Adirondacks lodge, it will be a great space to mix and mingle.
Green Drinks February is being sponsored by the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, and the event will focus on building a groundswell of participation in the Alliance’s Project Clean Stream, a watershed-wide clean up event to be held on or near the date of April 6 at more than 200 sites from New York to Virginia. You will be able to sign up for a site on Wednesday at the event. Project Clean Stream is an event where people physically go out and clean up a stream. You can work right on a waterway in your own neighborhood.
As you enter the venue, they’ll have a 50/50 ‘Putt for Green’ contest. As you enter, you spend $5 to sink a putt on the green and enter to win 50 percent of the night’s proceeds (shared with the ecological work of Annapolis Green). There will also be live music from Fiddle Oaks, a band comprised of staffers from the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay.
As always green drinks does NOT require an RSVP or entry fee or cover charge. There is a cash bar and soft drinks are available. Come out, meet people with like interests and find out about all the great green enterprise going on in Anne Arundel County.
The Bistro at South River, the restaurant affiliated with the Golf Club, will provide a tasting of fine dining and sustainable options with appetizers. Feel free to stay for dinner after the Green Drinks crew fades.
Here are a few of the details about the Great Room and sustainable building practices:
- Great Room designed with deep overhangs to reduce solar heat gain
- Structural Steel contains 93 percent recycled steel scrap, or “multi-cycled” as 98 percent of it can be recycled again
- Light fixtures are 95 percent are compact fluorescent or LED with various fixtures dimmable
- Windows are low E glazing maximize energy saving and filter UV rays
- Waterless Urinals use no water (no water and sewer costs)
- Dual flush toilets are high efficiency, low consumption
- Water Heaters are 96 percent thermal efficient – smart water heater (intelligent control system)
- Low VOC paint
- Heart Pine flooring for Great Room – recycled (re-used)
- Azek Trim is designed to be sustainable and made with recycled material
- Hardi shingles are designed to be sustainable and made with recycled material