Isn’t this just the coolest idea ever? I wish I could take credit for this recycled business card holder, but the kudos go to the geniuses at Acorn Studios, where they have full instructions for making your own! (2011 Update: The Acorn Studios link has been removed. Here are instructions on another site: http://rockvillecentre.patch.com/articles/diy-business-card-holder)
So I displayed my new Fake Plastic Fish cards in their spiffy recycled plastic holder at the monthly gathering of East Bay Green Drinks tonight, where I was invited to come and present the Take Back The Filter campaign. The cards were designed by Ed Colmar of Green Graphics, a green printing and design firm here in Oakland. He’s probably going to help me clean up this web site too, maybe in time for its one-year anniversary. Right Ed?
For those who don’t know, Green Drinks is a monthly gathering of “people interested in sustainability, including green business, architecture, design, organics, clean energy and other topics.” The crowd includes folks involved in green businesses but also representatives of environmental organizations and locals interested in hanging out with other greenies for food and fun. Our monthly Green Drinks happy hour is held at Bobby G’s Pizzeria, a certified green restaurant in Berkeley, CA. But there are local Green Drinks groups meeting in cities all over the world. Visit the official Green Drinks web site to find a group near you. It’s just fun to hang out for a few hours with other people who share your values.
So yeah, I presented the campaign tonight and met some great people, including at least one reader of this blog! I brought my laptop so people could sign the petition online. And one woman even rode home to get her used water filter and bring it back to me!
Okay, gotta find out who won American Idol tonight and then go to bed. Night night.
P.S. I almost forgot! Are any of you female bloggers planning to attend the 2008 Blogher Conference in San Francisco this July? I’m signed up for all three days, and I really, really hope to meet some of you with whom I’ve only interacted online. How about it, Organic Green locals? (You know who you are.)