The Fun Green Roundup #2

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.

Drink local
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.


Eco-Friendly Skateboards

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.

Eco skateboard

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.

[Via: Springwise]

Shop Name Puns in London

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.

Touching Cloth

Marge Simpson Uses Google

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.