The Land-Grant Brewing Company's Sun-Grant Series is inspired by the Sun-Grant Association, a group of Land-Grant Universities that research and develop sustainable and environmentally friendly bio-based energy alternatives.
ZERO WASTE EVENTS
Craft brewing is always about collaboration, and more often than not this means a lot of people coming together. Unfortunately, when large groups of people come together, it also usually means a lot of trash is created. That’s why we’re rolling out a Zero Waste Program for all of our large scale events, starting with this year’s Homage + Land-Grant All American BBQ.
We’ve partnered with SOW Movement, an educational urban farm in Granville, OH to divert our food scraps and compostable materials for the All American BBQ. They’ll be able to take these scraps and use them to fuel their composting efforts, allowing them to grow more produce in the new year and pursue their efforts to experiment with urban farming, raise awareness to food security issues, and provide relief to those suffering from the effects of food deserts.
OHIO MATERIALS MARKETPLACE
We’re a participant in the Ohio EPA’s new Ohio Materials Marketplace, a cloud-based platform allows for traditional and non-traditional industrial waste to be repurposed for use as inputs in other industries.
While we currently work to divert our brewing byproducts, such as our spent grain and yeast, to local farmers, we’re hoping to use the Marketplace to pursue our goal of a 95% diversion rate and help create a more circular economy in Ohio.
These are some first steps towards effectively mitigating the impact of our beers’ lifecycle. While we’re focusing first on what happens in and around our building, and where our waste goes from here, our next steps will be to tackle the impact of our beer more heavily up and downstream from the brewery. Stay tuned for new initiatives on this page as we roll them out.