It’s drinking this week, and not water, but alcohol. Here’s some of the sites in the environmental blogosphere that have written about green beer.
Make your own
I’ve never been tempted to make beer myself, until now after I’ve read about all the stuff that goes into a pint. Green Options has done a brilliant guide to making your own beer.
Drink with others
If you want to meet similar-minded people and share a green pint, check out what Life Goggles had to say here about Green Drinks International.
And that doesn’t mean going to the bar closest to you. Unplugged Living has an article on drinking the product of local breweries, cutting down on the miles beer etc it has to travel to reach your throat.
I did say at the beginning this wouldn’t be about water, but you’ll need some after all that drinking. Life Goggles did a guide on drinking water here.
You’re not alone trying to find green beer
Just as I was writing this the other week, it coincided with Labor Day in the US so a few sites wrote about how to get drunk in a green way. Treehugger had some good tips and I particualarly liked Vanessa’s advice at Green as a Thistle with a cracking picture to go with it.
Comet Skateboards from San Francisco uses poplar and hickory from sustainable forests for a board’s core, topped with bamboo or maple veneer and coated with water-based paints. They’re also working with manufacturers and universities worldwide to help develop ‘green’ epoxies, reinforcements and coatings.
The boards are designed and manufactured in the world’s only solar-powered skateboard factory, in downtown San Francisco. The company is committed to manufacturing locally and sources supplies locally whenever possible. Of course, a green aura isn’t enough to sway buyers from other brands, which is why Comet also builds boards that are stronger and lighter than most.
Nothing to do with the environment or ethical living, just a little bit of amusement (and I do mean a little) for a work day morning. Some funny shop names from London’s Fridaycities.
If you need to buy a refrigerator in Stoke Newington, where would you go? Why, Sellfridges of course.
Are you feeling a bit peckish? How about one of the delights from Jason’s Doner Van?
Get Stuffed – a taxidermist
The Codfather – a chip shop
Wok and Roe – a Chinese
Curl Up and Dye – hairdressers
Jim’ll Mix It – cement mixers
Seymour Clearly – opticians
Grate Expectations – fireplaces
Jack the Stripper – decorators
See more at Fridaycities.
Even being a Liverpool fan, I have to admit this is funny.
Free cartoon courtesy of Phil Spratt – visit his site for personalized gifts and gift ideas.
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Just a quick amusing Simpsons video for you. It shows how Google and Google Maps have become mainstream. Hope you’re enjoying your Bank Holiday to those in the UK and Republic of Ireland.