Event connects Memphians to environmental volunteer opportunities

The Memphis Chapter of Green Drinks will host a special event on April 19 in celebration of Earth Month. This month their regular gathering will be held at the Memphis Botanic Garden, where attendees will learn about volunteer opportunities at local environmental nonprofit organizations like the Wolf River Conservancy, Shelby Farms Conservancy and Clean Memphis.

The organizers are calling the experience a "Soapbox" event as each organization will get a minute to stand up and tell everyone about their opportunities at the start of the event.

"This will be a great way for Memphians to get involved with local organizations that are making the Mid-South a more sustainable place to live," said organizer and chapter co-founder Dermot Murray, who is the Sustainability Business Strategy Manager at FedEx.

The event will start at 6:30pm and will include a cash bar. Attendance is free and open to the public.
The event will also feature a short presentation by Keith Cole, Executive Director of the Wolf River Conservancy, on the status of the Wolf River Greenway project that will eventually extend a total of 30 miles to connect neighborhoods from downtown Memphis through the surrounding municipalities of Germantown and Collierville.
Memphis Botanic Garden is also celebrating “Earth Month at the Garden," supported by International Paper, and will be hosting family-friendly events and educational programs to teach people simple ways to green their lifestyle. More information about “Earth Month at the Garden” can be found at their website.
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