Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Ahhhh fall. The leaves are starting to turn, the air has become chilly, and the evenings are getting shorter. I love this time of year. How fitting that as the season turns, and our trees provide us with nature's ever changing canvas, we gather to learn about our urban forest! This month we have something really cool in store. Wednesday October 14th, we'll meet at Up With Trees newly renovated building & educational center. Executive Director, Anna America, will give a brief presentation on the many programs Up With Trees is offering - just in time for planting season!

Up With Trees is a non-profit organization committed to planting, preserving and promoting Tulsa’s urban forest. With the generous support of volunteers and donors, they plant trees along streets and trails, neighborhoods, firestations, parks and schools. You are welcome to tour the new space, learn why their signs are REALLY made of wood, & find out how you can get involved in tending Tulsa's urban forest. You'll also find lots of friendly people mingling, networking & enjoying complimentary wine, provided by Up With Trees, and food, provided by Joe Mommas. So mark it on your calendar, bring a friend (or three), and enjoy yourself... that's the point!

What: Tulsa Green Drinks
When: October 14th 2009, 5:30pm
Where: Up With Trees Building & Educational Center -- 1102 S. Boston Ave.
(southwest corner of 11th & Boston)
Why: Because being sustainable has never been so much fun!

The US Green Building Council's Tulsa Chapter will now be holding their monthly meetings along with Green Drinks. The gatherings are the same, but have a new element. If you are already a member of USGBC or are in the industry and would like to become more involved, this is a great way to meet all the right people. Other common Green Drinks attendees are members of Sustainable Green Country, the Sierra Club, Tulsa Young Professionals, Sustainable Tulsa, State Representatives, workin' folks, stay at home moms, farmers, local business owners....yep, pretty much anyone who wants to be a part of Tulsa's progressive population.

In addition to Green Drinks on October 14th, Up With Trees will be hosting "Trees I Have Known" Tree Walk from 9am-10am at the Tulsa Arboretum 2445 South Peoria in Tulsa. The Arboretum is in the Woodward Park complex, right by the Tulsa Historical Society and the Linnaeus Teaching Gardens. This should prove to be an entertaining and enjoyable morning activity. If you're free, please join in!

For more information on Up With Trees go to

For some top notch pizza in T-Town visit

Lastly, without the generous donations of our sponsors, Green Drinks would not be able to hold these type of events. This month we will begin accepting donations at the door. Please consider contributing so that we can continue to provide you and our community with learning and networking opportunities.