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About Us

Who We Are
San Francisco Green Drinks (SFGD) is a volunteer-run, non-profit organization that actively promotes green networking, education and volunteer events in the San Francisco Bay Area. SFGD’s mission is to be the eco-conscious hub, both on and offline, for local individuals, organizations, and businesses that aim to strengthen and support the local environmental and green community.
What We Do
On the first Tuesday of every month San Francisco Green Drinks holds a large social networking event for several hundred green professionals, usually at Southside Spirit House, a thriving lounge in SOMA. A broad range of community partners, businesses and non-profits contribute to the event, enriching our community with their knowledge, opportunities and ongoing services. SFGD also utilizes and promotes online resources, such as a community event calendar and volunteer network, that strive to bring together sustainable thinkers with those looking to participate and take action.
Our History
San Francisco Green Drinks was founded in 2003 with the simple desire to provide a networking opportunity for environmental professionals. From entry-level job seekers to upper-level professionals, a diverse mixture of intelligent locals became the core attendees of SFGD. Average attendance has grown from 20 people in the early years to 125, with an active mailing list of over 5,000 members. This naturally evolving social phenomenon demonstrates the thirst for connection, knowledge, and opportunity that exists across the Green Drinks network.

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SFGD Officers

President, Alice Liu

Alice currently serves as a 2014 ProInspire Fellow for Community Housing Partnership, where she manages marketing and events. Prior to that, she spent three years with dunnhumby, a global consulting firm, where she worked with clients such as MAC, Kiehl’s, and Levi’s. Before dunnhumby, she was part of the founding team of a media series called Bridge the Gap TV that went on to air on PBS. Alice holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from NYU Stern. She is passionate about creating a world where sustainability is the norm.

Communications Officer, Camille Herrera 

Camille is an independent consultant supporting environmental services and triple bottom line companies with partnership development, communications, and project strategy. She gets up every morning excited about working towards “a delightfully diverse, safe, healthy, and just world, with clean air, water, soil, and power—economically, equitably, ecologically, and elegantly enjoyed” as expressed comprehensively by William McDonough. When not exploring other countries Camille can usually be found in her native Californian habitat, sampling San Francisco eats, playing softball, swing dancing, & attempting DIY projects.

Sponsorship Officer, Zack Ahrens

Zack relocated to the Bay Area from Boston, MA to attend the Presidio Graduate School for an MBA in Sustainable Management. He has experience in Urban Farming and Home Energy Efficiencies and interests in corporate social responsibility, social justice and honoring local culture in times of growth. He is excited to join Green Drinks to help meet and connect people around sustainability initiatives. He is a lover of the outdoors, swimming, travel and movies.

Volunteer Coordinator

Open Position! Are you interested? Email us at sfgreendrinks@gmail.com

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