Monday, April 04, 2011

Green Beer

For Earth Month this year, The Nature Conservancy is celebrating sustainable food--and the eating choices you can make that benefit clean water, clean air and wildlife habitat.

We'll be linking to some of these stories throughout the month, and posting Idaho-related pieces on this blog.

To start, many beer drinkers are now interested in buying brews that are sustainably produced.

In places as diverse as Silver Creek and Bogota, Colombia, it's being demonstrated that beer production depends on clean water.

At Silver Creek, this is resulting in a barley farm that is significantly reducing water use--and helping protect the Silver Creek watershed. Read more.

National Geographic also featured sustainable beer production recently
, including the work at Silver Creek.

So raise a toast to Earth Month, and join us for more tasty (and sustainable) choices throughout April.

Photo by Giuseppe Saitta.

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