Happenings: GRID's Daily Round-Up of Local Events

It's easy to get caught-up in the daily grind of work, school, errands, family, friends, etc. and forget that there is a plethora of sustainable events happening right outside your door. That's what Grid's here for. Each day, we'll let you know of upcoming events happening in your area that are sure to help you on your way to leading a more conscious, earth-friendly life.

We're also interested in learning what you would label Grid's daily round-up. While "Happenings" fits for the time being, we're looking for something snappier. Comment with your ideas!

Events after the jump.

Wednesday, March 8, 12 - 2 p.m.

SBN's Greening Your Office 101: Pack a brown-bag lunch and head to this program to learn how you can help reduce your office's carbon footprint to save energy and money.

Thursday, March 10, 5 - 7 p.m.

Grid April Issue Release Party: It's time again to celebrate the release of the newest Grid, and our April Gardening Issue is certainly one to get excited about! Hawthornes Cafe in South Philly will host.

Friday, March 11, 1:45 - 4:30 p.m.

Refreshing Green Weddings, Renovations and Lighting: Philagreen Hospitality Association presents this event that will cover green wedding tips, how to freshen up your hotel's sustainability in a low-cost manner, and why LED lights may not be the answer to your sustainable lighting goals.

5 - 9 p.m.

Arcadia Boutique Trunk Show & Art Opening: Kelly Lane is bringing her sustainable Spring Collection to Arcadia NoLibs for one weekend. The store is also celebrating the opening of their Spring Art@Arcadia exhibition called “HELP! I’M A ROCK!” featuring new work by Zachariah OHora.

Saturday, March 12, 9 - 11 a.m.

PSU Master Gardeners Small Space Gardening: Gardening with limited space presents its own rewards and challenges. When your entire garden can be viewed at once, there is no room for error. Philadelphia Master Gardeners, Lucille Amadie and Sue Sipos will share creative and innovative ways for your small garden to make a big impact.

Sunday, March 13, 5 - 8 p.m.

Brewer's Plate 2011: Now in its 7th year, Fair Food’s marquee fundraiser brings together the area’s most celebrated and sustainably-minded craft-breweries, restaurants, farmers and artisanal producers (all independently owned and located within 150 miles of the city) for a one of a kind tasting event that pairs craft beer with local gourmet food.