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Feel Better About (Some of) Your Booze

 by Danielle Maestretti

Tags: Environment, energy, beer, wine, breweries, sustainability, Sierra Nevada, Terrain, Danielle Maestretti,

Producing beer or wine can leave a significant eco-footprint: Both require water-intensive processes and, as the Berkeley-based environmental magazine Terrain reports, “even mid-size breweries can generate tens of thousands of tons of solid waste each year.” But Terrain brings good tidings, too, of a handful of Northern California breweries and wine companies making sustainable strides, harnessing their waste and byproducts to power their own production processes. Terrain, Spring 2010Here's just one example:

Source: Terrain