Miami – Green Flamingos: Saturday 10/18/08

Green Flamingos is back again Saturday, October 18th from 6-9PM at Coverings, Etc Showroom Headquarters (New location: 7610 NE 4th Court Miami, FL 33138) in Miami’s Little River Industrial District. In its second year, Green Flamingos informal business networking forum serves as an educational opportunity focused on the latest green designs, services, products, and technologies. Six speakers will come prepared with Power Point presentations to educate 100+ people—builders, developers, architects, designers, home owners alike—for no more then 8 minutes each. The idea is to present as much interesting green and varied information as possible.
The evening begins with Gabriela Sanchez-Vegas of Concreative4 whose feminine touch to engineering, design, and concrete creates one of kind pieces of art. Gabriela traveled to San Francisco to study with renowned Concrete Master Fu-Tung Cheng and will share learned secret concrete techniques. Next, architect turned furniture designer Bannavis Andrew Sribyatta will share his PIE! PIE stands for his furniture line Project Import Export which explores the
ultimate concept of Living Space in relation to the complexity of nature. John Panchookian of Eco Toilet Kit will follow with his innovative solution to reduce water consumption, no need to replace existing toilets, and reduce utility bills at the same time. Then Amy Creekmur of TREEmendous will explain how her non-profit organization’s tree planting efforts make Miami-Dade County a greener, cooler, healthier and more enjoyable environment. Bamboo Master, Barry McCarthy of Bamboobarry will follow with the countless innovative bamboo—a rapidly renewable material—solutions for furniture, fencing, sculpture, and bridges. Some varieties grow six feet in one day! Roz Gatewood of Destiny will conclude the evening with a video presentation. Destiny is America’s first Eco-Sustainable City located in Central Florida’s heartland.
Special Green Notes
The Coverings, Etc Showroom Headquarters is a USGBC LEED register project.
The trees provided by TREEmendous for the evening’s raffle will be used to off-set a part of the carbon produced to host the event.
Car pooling and public transportation is always encouraged.
Green Gables Café mother Ana Rabel and daughter Laura Alfonso team will be serving food that is fresh, environmentally responsible, local/community oriented, and most importantly homemade.