Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Drink Sustainably This St. Patrick's Day

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St. Patrick is not only the patron saint of Ireland, but he is also the patron saint of college bars. This year, On the Brink is urging all of you to enjoy your St. Patrick's Day by drinking sustainably. 

Check out what Sierra Nevada Brewing Company is doing on sustainability here.  They have a full sustainability report with lots of facts and figures. Some highlights:

  • They get 20% of their energy from solar.
  • They get 40% of their energy from hydrogen fuel cells.
  • They divert 99.8% of their waste from landfills. 
  • Their organic waste from brewing is composted and returned to agricultural fields.
  • They report on their carbon dioxide emissions.
There is much more in the report on water conservation, packaging, and transportation. As I have reported several times on this blog, most corporations have some type of sustainability reporting.  Before you begin your celebrations, look to see what your favorite brewery, winery, or spirit maker is up to in the sustainability field. 

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