February 8, 2013
Solar-powered brewery and winery
Anderson Valley Brewing Co. and Husch Vineyards
In California there's a brewery that uses solar power to make its beer. About 40% of its energy is powered by the sun. Anderson Valley Brewery has made a commitment to considering the environment in every aspect of their business. Having gone through Anderson Valley on my recent trip, I can atest that it's just a beautiful as the brewers claim and their beer is pretty tasty.
A number of wineries in wine country had solar arrays near their operations and many have made the commitment to being more "green." Among them is Husch Vineyards, which is also located in Anderson Valley. The winery has been implementing a number of practices to be more sustainable. They include reduce soil erosion, conserving resources such as water and fuel, protecting the natural ecosystems that border our property and use organic applications.
I missed last month's meeting and hope planning for Earth Day is off to a great start! This month's event takes place at Studio 35 in Clintonville. We'll be watching Y.E.R.T. (Your Environmental Road Trip) and grabbing some food and maybe one of the many beers on tap. The cost is $5 and the event is from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20. RSVP on the Green Drinks Columbus Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/480699108660017/
***Call for help: Columbus Computer Alliance seeks volunteers, donations, including working computers, a pallet jack and white boards. If you have upgraded to a new computer, consider donating your previous one to help someone in need. To find out more, visit http://ccompa.org/wp/