An Evening with Honest Tea
Jun
14
6:30 pm18:30

An Evening with Honest Tea

  • Honest Tea

Join Mentor Capital Network, Bethesda Green and DC Net Impact at the Honest Tea headquarters to learn more about Honest Tea, while meeting and mingling with other sustainability-minded professionals.  Seth Goldman, Co-Founder and President of Honest Tea, will make opening remarks and kick off the broader conversation.

There is no cost to register for this event, and tickets go quickly. Register on Eventbrite today!

Impact Career Workshop
Jun
7
6:00 pm18:00

Impact Career Workshop

  • Impact Hub DC

Join us for a workshop co-hosted by DCNI and Mission Driven to explore and define meaningful career paths with an iterative process called the Career MVP.  The Career MVP applies lean startup principles to building a career that matters.  The goal of the workshop is for DCNI members to gain greater clarity and confidence in the career paths that they are pursuing.

Please register on Eventbrite for access to the event. We look forward to seeing you there!

Soulfull Speaker Series | Megan Shea
May
17
6:30 pm18:30

Soulfull Speaker Series | Megan Shea

  • Local 16

Learn more about how business can address acute needs such as food security in our community. The Soulfull Project is a subsidiary of the Campbell Soup Company that works to deliver nourishing and wholesome food to all Americans by using the buy-one, give-one model. For every serving of The Soulfull Project’s hot cereal purchased, they donate a serving of their 4 Grain cereal to a food bank in that region.  Megan Shea, Co-Founder and CEO of The Soulfull project, will share her perspective on the challenges and opportunities for the Project, as well as answer any questions from attendees.

See Megan's full bio and register for access to the event on Eventbrite. Early bird pricing is available until 11:59pm on May 10th.

"Net-Zero" Discovery School Tour
May
13
10:00 am10:00

"Net-Zero" Discovery School Tour

  • Discovery Elementary School

How would you like to witness first-hand what a next-generation, 21st century educational facility looks like? Join DCNI and the Sierra Club for a personal tour of the net-zero Discovery Elementary School in Arlington and you can see how sustainability is not only being integrated into the school’s infrastructure, but also into its curriculum for the students. Cathy Lin, Energy Manager for Arlington Public Schools will be our tour guide, and we will be talking about net-zero buildings and technology, how learning drastically improves for children in a net-zero space, objectives for other net-zero spaces in Arlington, and about potential opportunities for further engagement. Afterwards, if you’d like, join us for brunch at Lyon Hall in Clarendon to talk shop and recap the morning’s events.

Please register for access to the event on Eventbrite. Early bird tickets are available through May 8th.

Celebrity Networking
Apr
24
6:00 pm18:00

Celebrity Networking

  • Busboys and Poets

Are you job seeking? Looking to make a career change into the sustainability field? Or just interested in seeing what the local sustainability community is up to? Come network with well-established sustainability professionals in the community in DCNI’s annual Celebrity Networking Event. It has always been a popular event within our membership and we are pleased to host it again this year with a new line-up of guest sustainability professionals ("celebrities"). They will be delighted to share with you their experiences in the field, the latest challenges they are facing, career advice for those looking to get in, and all-around engaging conversation.  

The format will be in the form of speed networking, where a group of participants will engage with one celebrity for 10 minutes, then go to the next celebrity for the following round. At the end of six rounds, there will be time for open mingling amongst the celebrities and participants. This event is a fabulous way to get a leg up on your sustainability-related networking without the pressure of a formal networking process.

Please register for access to the event and find full bios for our celebrity participants on Eventbrite.

Green Drinks DC and DC Net Impact: Pre Earth Day Happy Hour
Apr
4
6:04 pm18:04

Green Drinks DC and DC Net Impact: Pre Earth Day Happy Hour

  • Sauf Haus

Join DC Green Drinks and DC Net Impact for a combined April Happy Hour in celebration of Earth Day! Enjoy one of Sauf Haus' many hard-to-find beers on draft, while socializing with a broad array of sustainability-minded professionals across a range of networks and industries. Happy hour specials will be available on all beer, wine, mixed cocktails, platters, and pretzels until 8pm (extended hours just for us!).  

Panel Discussion: "Everything You Need to Know About Certified B Corporations"
Mar
29
6:00 pm18:00

Panel Discussion: "Everything You Need to Know About Certified B Corporations"

  • Busboys and Poets

Does your mission statement include giving back to the community and helping others? Is social entrepreneurship a key fabric of your business acumen? If you have answered yes, please join us at this informative session on what it means to be a Certified B Corporation in our community and nationwide. DC Net Impact and B Local Mid Atlantic are presenting a panel of experts who will provide an overview of Certified B Corporations and help to answer the question as to whether your organization could benefit from this type of formation. We hope you can join us! Register on Eventbrite today.

DC Food Solutions Challenge
Mar
15
6:30 pm18:30

DC Food Solutions Challenge

  • El Tio Tex-Mex Grill

Join DCNI for a design thinking challenge where we will develop creative solutions to meet the growing demand for food while decreasing the carbon footprint of food production. No prior knowledge is necessary as we will give you information about the food supply chain, its carbon footprint, and then break you into teams where you will collaborate on ideas that solve the problem. Finally, each team will pitch their solutions to the group. The winning DCNI solution will be submitted to Net Impact's National Office for the next round of judging and a chance to incubate their ideas at an all-expense-paid global food solutions conference in Madison, Wisconsin this spring! 

Eat Local!
Feb
7
6:00 pm18:00

Eat Local!

  • Cava Grill Chinatown

Grab your dinner and join DCNI upstairs at Cava Grill for a discussion on the benefits of locally sourced foods. Our speaker, Jeff Prost-Greene, is the Director of Operations for Up Top Acres, a social enterprise that grows food on local roofs. This premium event will have a limited number of tickets to allow participants time to ask questions and engage in direct conversation with the speaker and other attendees.

2017 Kickoff Party
Jan
25
6:00 pm18:00

2017 Kickoff Party

Join us for DCNI's Annual Kick-Off Party on Wednesday, January 25th from 6pm-9pm at Local 16. Marilyn Waite, Senior Manager, Energy at Village Capital will be joining us to discuss her new book, Sustainability at Work, and how sustainability can be incorporated into every imaginable career to impact the quadruple bottom line: environment, economy, society, and future generations. Jenny Bock, an economic justice campaigner at Friends of the Earth, will also be discussing her work on campaigns to combat deforestation and other unsustainable land use by targeting the industries and investors that enable such destructive activities.

Come mingle with other professionals focused on sustainability, enjoy delicious bites and happy hour specials, and see what DC Net Impact has in store for 2017. Please register on Eventbrite, and see you there!

Healthy Hour at Fruitive DC
Jan
12
6:00 pm18:00

Healthy Hour at Fruitive DC

  • Fruitive DC

Join DC Net Impact in starting off 2017 with a healthy alternative to your standard winter happy hour. We will gather at Fruitive's City Center location to hear about their story and their work in promoting health and wellness in communities across the country. Fruitive will be supplying samples of some of their latest menu items, and registered attendees will receive 30% off the regular menu. 

Give Back with DC Net Impact: 2016 Holiday Party
Dec
6
6:00 pm18:00

Give Back with DC Net Impact: 2016 Holiday Party

  • Saloon

Join DC Net Impact as we celebrate everything we have accomplished this past year and look ahead to an amazing 2017. Proceeds from ticket sales - as well as a portion of drink purchases - will be donated to the Kamal Foundation, which encourages primary education in low-income communities, especially in rural areas. Come have some fun and mingle with fellow sustainability enthusiasts; all for a good cause! Hors d'ouevres will be provided.

Hellbender Brewery Tour
Oct
8
3:00 pm15:00

Hellbender Brewery Tour

  • Hellbender Brewery

Join DC Net Impact as we take an exclusive look at DC's own Hellbender Brewery! Using a highly efficient mash filter system and donating spent grain to local-area farmers, Hellbender not only makes delicious beer, but does so with sustainability in mind. Come learn about their work and grab a pint while you're at it!

Zero Energy Home Tour and Brunch
Sep
24
10:30 am10:30

Zero Energy Home Tour and Brunch

Join us for a special private tour of an off-grid, zero energy home in Arlington with follow-up brunch at Lyon Hall in Clarendon. Scott Sklar, President of Stella Group Ltd, is one of the pioneers of renewable energy technology with a career that has spanned four decades, and has taken his green sensibilities to his own backyard. He is known across the globe and will never shy away from an opportunity to share his passion for the sector in the personable, humorous way that he knows best. His extensive bio can be found here. This is a rare opportunity to see how a zero carbon house is set up and maintained. In the era of clean energy, this is the gold standard!

DC Net Impact/MBA Net Impact Chapters Back to School Happy Hour
Sep
20
6:00 pm18:00

DC Net Impact/MBA Net Impact Chapters Back to School Happy Hour

  • Madhatter

Join us for a joint happy hour between the DC Net Impact Professional Chapter and Student Chapters (Georgetown, George Washington, American U., University of Maryland). Students and professionals alike can come together, collaborate between chapters and celebrate going "back to school" this fall.

Net Impact + Sierra Club Happy Hour
Aug
22
6:00 pm18:00

Net Impact + Sierra Club Happy Hour

Join DC Net Impact and the Sierra Club for a summer happy hour to network with fellow sustainability experts and environmentalists. We will receive wristbands for extended happy hour until 8:00PM. Cheers!

Panel Discussion: The State of the Global Carbon Markets
Jul
13
6:00 pm18:00

Panel Discussion: The State of the Global Carbon Markets

  • WeWork

Have you wondered how one can directly profit by fighting climate change? Have you wondered why this topic does not get more coverage domestically? Are you worried that this topic will continue to be debated and not actually put into motion? Join DC Net Impact on the evening of Wednesday, 7/13, in an intriguing panel discussion featuring leading participants in the carbon finance industry and these questions, plus much more, will be covered. 

An Evening with Honest Tea
Jul
6
6:00 pm18:00

An Evening with Honest Tea

  • Honest Tea

Please join Net Impact and Mentor Capital Network for an evening with Honest Tea. Led by Seth Goldman, "TeaEO" of Honest Tea, you will have the opportunity to hear from the Honest Tea leadership, sample Honest Tea’s newest drinks, and mingle with fellow Net Impact members and staff of the Mentor Capital Network. Tea and refreshments will be provided.

Fireside Chat: Mindset for Leaders of Sustainability
Jun
22
6:00 pm18:00

Fireside Chat: Mindset for Leaders of Sustainability

  • Virginia Tech College of Natural Resources & Environment

Join DC Net Impact for a special evening with members of the Board of Directors of Net Impact's National Chapter as we talk about sustainability leadership and what an appropriate mindset is. The format will be a fireside chat, with plenty of time for Q&A and networking with the speakers and attendees.

Panel Discussion: Mitigating Climate Risk
May
10
6:30 pm18:30

Panel Discussion: Mitigating Climate Risk

  • Busboys and Poets

Join Climate Advisers and DC Net Impact for a panel discussion about climate risk, how investors address these risks, and how firms present potential financial solutions which can mitigate climate risk. During the discussion, the panelists will discuss various case studies specific to palm oil and Southeast Asia. There will be breakout sessions with each of the panelists following the panel discussion. 

Net Impact + DC EcoWomen Joint Happy Hour
Apr
25
6:00 pm18:00

Net Impact + DC EcoWomen Joint Happy Hour

  • Brixton

Join DC EcoWomen and DC Net Impact on Monday, April 25th for a joint networking happy hour. DC Net Impact is a professional chapter working to inspire, educate and equip professionals to use the power of business to make the vision of a more socially and environmentally responsible world a reality. Come out to mix and mingle with women from both organizations and expand your network! This event is open to DC EcoWomen and DC Net Impact members and non-members. Be sure to bring your business cards for a chance to win a door prize! Light refreshments will be provided.

Speed Networking 2016
Mar
23
6:00 pm18:00

Speed Networking 2016

  • The Laughing Man Tavern

DC Net Impact's wildly popular Speed Networking event is back for its sixth year. Speed networking offers you the opportunity to make new connections and learn about potential career paths and opportunities in sustainability and social impact through a fast-paced, round-robin style “speed networking” session.

Premium Pop Up Event: Bluejacket Tour + Happy Hour
Mar
9
6:00 pm18:00

Premium Pop Up Event: Bluejacket Tour + Happy Hour

  • Bluejacket

Since opening in 2013, Bluejacket Brewery has been the talk of D.C.'s thriving beer and restaurant scene, incorporating locally sourced ingredients into many of its 20+ draft beers. Join fellow DC Net Impact Premium Members on this exclusive tour of Bluejacket's brewing operations. We'll start promptly at 6pm with a tour of their facility and end with a networking happy hour at their bar, the Arsenal.

Making the Shift for Success in a Post-COP21 World
Feb
24
6:00 pm18:00

Making the Shift for Success in a Post-COP21 World

  • Busboys & Poets

DC Net Impact and the Maryland/DC Chapter of the Nature Conservancy are pleased to invite you to a discussion on the outcomes of the COP21 Paris Climate Conference. Join national and local climate and policy experts for a recap of the conference and gain understanding of what the outcomes mean for business, policy, and finance. Attendees will learn how they can help their organizations and businesses succeed in a post-COP21 world.

Mission Driven: Finding Work and Meaning in the New Economy
Jan
14
6:30 pm18:30

Mission Driven: Finding Work and Meaning in the New Economy

  • Cove - K Street

In response to civilizational sustainability challenges, unprecedented concentrations of wealth, and continuing financial crises, there is a New Economy emerging. This talk will focus on how the new economy differs from the old; the role of for-profits and non-profits; and what the new economy means for people seeking to build mission-driven careers. Learn from Eban Goodstein, economist and director of sustainability education, who will share practical tips for professional development in the changing economy. We invite you to stay afterward and mingle with our speaker and other attendees. Light refreshments provided.

DCNI 2015 Holiday Party
Dec
3
6:00 pm18:00

DCNI 2015 Holiday Party

  • Local 16

Friends, Washingtonians, Countrymen... 'Tis the season to celebrate everything we accomplished in 2015. Join DC Net Impact for a night of merriment and camaraderie at our annual Holiday Party! Though the weather is getting colder, we will be nice and warm on the heated rooftop of Local 16. Whether you are a lifetime Net Impact member or have yet to come to one of our events, we look forward to toasting away the year with you! 

Panel Discussion: Climate Change in International Development
Nov
19
6:00 pm18:00

Panel Discussion: Climate Change in International Development

  • 1776 Crystal City

Join a discussion of international development leaders on how donor agencies and implementers are adapting to, and mitigating the effects of, climate change in the energy and agriculture sectors. In addition to discussing climate change, the panelists will describe their career paths and answer your questions. We invite you to stay afterwards to network and mingle with our panelists and learn more about their stories.