Published: July 21, 2011

Green Drinks in Southland Chicago

Aster Hasle, Lead Conservation Ecologist, Keller Science Action Center

The Field Museum's Division of Environment, Culture, and Conservation was excited to help organize and host the third bi-monthly Chicago Southland Green Drinks at Harborside International Golf Center located in the Calumet region of Chicago. The event drew attendees representing business, non-profits, academia, government, and interested residents.  

Focused on networking, education, and socializing, Green Drinks has helped many people find employment, make friends, develop new ideas, seal deals, and have moments of serendipity. It is a force for good, and the Field Museum is happy to help the Calumet Stewardship Initiative bring it to the Chicago Southland as a fun networking tool.

First organized in England, Green Drinks events are now hosted in over 750 cities around the world. Every Green Drinks is different, but they all have their roots in simple, organic, and self-organizing collections of people interested in environmental issues.

The next Chicago Southland Green Drinks will be held on September 14th, 2011 at Fifth Quarter Tap in Homewood, IL. For information please contact Erika Hasle

Find a Green Drinks in your hometown.

Photo: Laura Milkert

Aster Hasle
Lead Conservation Ecologist

Aster Hasle is a Lead Conservation Ecologist with the Field Museum's Keller Science Action Center. Aster brings their background in both ecology and Geographic Information Systems to the Action Center's Chicago Region Conservation Programs. Their current projects include conservation planning for monarch butterflies and other pollinators in urban areas, exploring eDNA in urban places, and conservation lands in Pembroke Township, Illinois. Central to all of Aster's work is an interest in the power of privately held land to support conservation and quality of life for local residents. Aster has a B.S. from Roger Williams University and a M. S. in Natural Resources from the University of Michigan.

More about Keller Science Action Center work on urban monarch butterflies.