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Climate Solutions Accelerator Revives Green Drinks: A Networking Series for Environmentally Conscious Professionals

October 5, 2023

ROCHESTER, NY (October 5, 2023) The Climate Solutions Accelerator of the Genesee-Finger Lakes Region is excited to announce the highly anticipated return of "Green Drinks," a happy hour networking event aimed at bringing together local professionals who care about their organizations’ impact on the planet. The first Green Drinks event of 2023 will take place at the renowned Iron Smoke Distillery in Fairport, New York, on October 12, from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM.

Green Drinks provides a unique opportunity for like-minded professionals to connect, share ideas, and forge valuable relationships within the community. Attendees can expect engaging conversations, networking opportunities, and the chance to discover new ways to promote sustainability within their organizations.

This first Green Drinks event will feature an exciting additional component: an early introduction to "Color Your Organization Green." This innovative program, spearheaded by the Climate Solutions Accelerator, is designed to guide organizations toward environmental responsibility and sustainable practices. The Accelerator team will be on hand to provide insights and answer questions about how organizations can participate in the 2024 cohort. The application process for the 2024 cohort will officially open on the day of the event, giving attendees a head start on the application process.

"We are thrilled to bring back Green Drinks and to introduce Color Your Organization Green to our community," said Abby McHugh-Grifa, Executive Director at the Accelerator. "This event is not only about fostering connections but also about inspiring positive change. We want to empower local professionals and organizations to take meaningful steps towards a greener and more sustainable future."

Event Details:
Date: October 12, 2023
Time: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Iron Smoke Distillery, 111 Parce Ave #5b, Fairport, New York

This event is open to all professionals who are passionate about sustainability and interested in making a positive impact on their organization. The registration fee is $10 and includes a beverage and light appetizers. To reserve your spot and stay updated on event details, please visit

For more information about the Climate Solutions Accelerator and the Color Your Organization Green program, please visit


About the Climate Solutions Accelerator:
The Climate Solutions Accelerator is an inclusive, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring and facilitating a large-scale climate mobilization in the nine-county Genesee-Finger Lakes Region. Our mission is to create a healthier, more equitable, and regenerative community by catalyzing local efforts to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions and address the effects of climate change. Our vision is to achieve a thriving region on a healthy planet, accomplished through bold, systemic climate solutions that promote prosperity and security for all. Our work revolves around inclusivity, nonpartisanship, solution-focused strategies, collaboration, scientific rigor, transparency, and a deep commitment to social, racial, economic, environmental, and intergenerational justice.


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