Thursday, September 10, 2009

Green cafe Network presents "Greening the Routine: Fundamentals of Green Cafe Operations"

Our friends at the Green Cafe Network are hosting a workshop for cafe and restaurant staff on operating a green cafe. Details below – please spread the word!

Please JOIN US for our fun, informative, action-packed, skill- building workshop:
“Greening the Routine: Fundamentals of Green Cafe Operations”

Wednesday, September 16th, from 4:30-7:30pm

This workshop is especially designed for cafe & restaurant staff!
As you know, operating a green business is not just about switching to energy efficient lightbulbs and carrying green products.
Most of operating a green business depends on your most important asset – your staff!
Cafe Managers and owners are welcome, too, of course! Here’s the details:

Greening the Routine: Fundamentals of Green Cafe Operations
Participants Will:
- Learn up-to-date green business “best practices” in waste management, water & energy conservation, toxics reduction and community outreach.
- Learn practical skills that can be immediately implemented on the job.
- Gain understanding of the environmental impacts of café & restaurant industries.
- Improve your “environmental literacy,” by gaining a big-picture understanding of the connections between our workplaces, personal lives & our environment.
When: Wednesday, September 16th, 2009 from 4:30-7:30pm
Where: Powersource Cafe Address: 81 Fremont St, San Francisco, CA 94105. Near the corner of Fremont and Mission Street. Public Transit: Near Embarcadero BART station
Who: Staff members of any cafe or restaurant in the Bay Area are welcome
Registration: Advanced registration is required, as there is limited space. Please send an email to: and we’ll respond with details and confirm your participation.
Workshop Fees*:
Member cafes of Green Cafe Network: $30 for one staff member, $20 for each additional staff member
Non-members of Green Cafe Network: $50 for each staff member, $45 for each additional staff member
*We want everyone who wants to participate to be able to. Please contact us if you need special consideration for workshop fees.

GCN’s 2009 Workshop Series:
“Greening the Routine: Fundamentals of Green Cafe Operations” is the first of GCN’s series of action-oriented workshops grounded in the daily routine of café operations.

The skills gained through this workshop series serve the dual purpose of making sustainability accessible in the face of time and budget constraints and tapping into the potential of café workers to play a powerful role in protecting our environment and encouraging community members to enhance their environmental responsibility and stewardship.
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