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Brewing Industry: Sustainability

Sustainability at Auraria

Auraria has multiple sustainability initiatives and programs for students and faculty. See the links below for more information. A note from the Sustainability Trail about actions Tivoli Brewery has taken to improve sustainability.

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What is Sustainability?

In 1987 the Brundtland Commission of the United Nations defined sustainable development as "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."  

You can read the Brundtland Report or you can visit our databases to find more information about sustainability.  

How does this relate to the brewing industry?

Breweries such as Sierra Nevada and New Belgium have made it a priority to make themselves more environmentally friendly.  

You may want to consider these aspects of a brewery when studying sustainability:

  • Equipment
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Spent Grains
  • Where the ingredients are coming from

Sustainability Manuals

These sustainability manuals are all available through the Colorado Brewer's Guild.