Central started a new tradition with its first Green Drinks sustainability networking event this spring. It allowed students, faculty and staff to connect with alumni, community partners and others who work in sustainability-related fields. More than 40 gathered at Iowa Taproom in Des Moines’ East Village, representing a wide range of sustainability interests and professions. Their fields included: renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, affordable housing, education, urban planning, public policy, environmental engineering, land conservation and more. Students came away with internship opportunities and connections to many sustainable organizations, such as Antea Group, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation and Interfaith Power and Light. Cental will host Green Drinks again next year to continue expanding sustainability connections and opportunities in central Iowa and around the world.