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Recap: e2 Green Drinks Event


SLCGreen’s Peter Nelson recaps last week’s e2 Business/Green Drinks event.

Last week’s Green Drinks was a great success, thanks to its sponsors and always-enthusiastic attendees. The February Green Drinks sought to highlight the Salt Lake City e2 program and its many business members, including the event’s sponsors Unsacred Brewery and Zest Kitchen & Bar. Not long after the doors at Zest had opened that evening, guests were enjoying sliced cucumber topped with cashew chive cheese straight from the kitchen and lining up to the bar counter to be poured complimentary glasses of Unsacred brew from the tap.

While Green Drinks always draws a crowd of loyal sustainability enthusiast, the evening’s guests also included many new comers who had the opportunity exchange names and contacts and expand their own network to this quality group of community-minded people. Amidst the appetizers, pint glasses and conversations were e2 businesses members discussing the efforts that their companies have made to make Salt Lake a more economic and environmentally vibrant city.

As always, a few minutes of time were taken hear from the event’s hosts and learn about their involvement in the sustainability community. Zest owner Casey Staker shared the brief history of his new restaurant, the philosophy behind its vegetarian menu, and its focus on local and organic ingredients. City staff provided a brief overview of the e2 program, offered a preview of the program’s new initiatives for the coming year, and encouraged all in attendance to join e2 or support its businesses.

Ultimately, the combination of Zest’s intimate space, the excellent beer and food, and a dynamic group of guests resulted in another successful Green Drinks. Thanks again to Unsacred Brewery, Zest Kitchen & Bar and the committed businesses of the e2 program for contributing to a fantastic night.


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