So, I checked out Green Drinks last night at Redfish and had a great time. It was a perfect summer evening, so they had the garage door/windows rolled up and there were lots of people milling around inside and out. There must have been about 30 people or so and it was such a great crowd. Everyone was very friendly and approachable and I met some really interesting people. I met a landscape designer named David Bailey, who owns Urban Oasis and has been in the business almost 9 years. Bryan Beckett, the organizer, who I didn’t get a chance to talk with but owns/works for (I couldn’t tell) EcoGreenOffice products. Then I met a really cool couple from Wiser World Travel, who can help you organize your eco-sensitive travels. It sounded like a really great idea and they both seemed really excited about their work.
I went with my neighbor, who I didn’t see much of because we were both flitting around meeting people. But when we did meet up she mentioned to me that someone had seem my nametag and said something like, “Sun? What does Sun do that’s Eco?”. I couldn’t believe that. Sun only has one of the best WFH programs out there that keeps me off of 36, has a pretty aggressive on-site recyclable collection stratetgy and is continually developing new servers that run cooler and require less energy. They have come up with a datacenter in a container idea that uses a closed-loop water cooling system making it 40% more energy efficient at cooling than a typical
I should have tracked him down and corrected his image of Sun instead I yantered onto it to my friend and David from Urban Oasis. Very effective strategy to rail against the people who were just the messengers. But all in all great time and I’ll definitely head back next month.