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Brewing Industry: Sustainability

Sustainability at Auraria

The Auraria campus has a sustainability program you can be a part of!  To learn more about the Sustainable Campus Program please click the link below:

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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.

Books & eBooks