Have A Drink – Help The Environment

Here’s a list of seven alcoholic beverages that are both tasty (supposedly) and sustainable.  Thanks Fast Company!

Square One Vodka
Green because: It’s made from organically grown North Dakota rye and produced in a distillery that gets 25% of its energy from a wind farm. $33+; SquareOneVodka.com

Vodka 360
Green because: Bottles are made from 85% recycled glass, and labels are made from 100% recycled paper. For every bottle sold, its producer, Earth Friendly Distilling Co. (a division of McCormick Distilling Co.), donates $1 to an environmental organization.  $29+, vodka360.com

Prairie Vodka
Green because: It’s packaged in an unfrosted, recyclable glass bottle, and produced from organic corn grown by a Minnesota farmers’ co-op. Leftover cobs are converted on-site to biogas energy that powers distillation. $25+; prairievodka.com

Rhum Clément White Rum
Green because: After it’s made from sugarcane, the spent canes are used to fuel the production process. $30+; rhumclement.net

Veev Vodka
Green because: For every bottle sold, Veev’s certified carbon-neutral producers donate $1 to rainforest preservation and sustainable açaí farming (through Sambazon’s Sustainable Acai Project). $35; veevlife.com

Bruichladdich Whiskey
Green because: Bruichladdich CEO, Mark Reynier, revealed plans to revamp its Port Charlotte Distillery to create a "genuinely zero carbon footprint." Prices vary; bruichladdich.com

New Belgium Beer
Its brewed using wind power, and its maker, New Belgium Brewing Co., is a member of 1% For the Planet, which means that 1% of its revenue helps fund environmental non-profits. $8 (per six-pack), newbelgium.com

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