The Great American Beer Festival has partnered with ZeroHero, Ecosyste.ms and the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado to not only create a more sustainable festival, but to also educate on what is being done and what can be done to preserve our planet’s limited resources.
Stop by to ask questions, learn green practices and collaborate with local, sustainable company representatives featured in the Sustainability Pavilion.
Sustainability in Breweries
Stop by to chat with leading experts in the industry doing sustainable practices in their breweries. Find out what breweries are doing…how you can help…and get inspired through one-on-one conversations.
Sustainability Education in Water, Energy and Waste
The following companies will have interactive displays and educational materials in the Sustainability Pavilion:
The Ecosyste.ms team works with small commercial buildings to help increase energy efficiency and sustainable business practices. At the event, the team will be displaying various energy efficiency solutions that can be used at home, in offices or brewing operations (e.g., lighting, clean power generators, HVAC solutions and more). There will be fun facts, trivia and games to help educate and engage all attendees.
BikeDenver is Denver’s bicycle advocacy organization and the leading non-profit to promote and encourage bicycling as an energy efficient, non-polluting, healthy and enjoyable transportation alternative in and around Denver.
Brendle Group is a sustainability engineering and planning firm focused on inspiring and empowering organizations to make thoughtful choices about the energy and resources they use. They are pioneering Net Zero Water (NZW), a concept that aims to change the way water resources are managed by focusing on making water resource planning decisions based on local conditions rather than demand. The NZW concept helps individuals and organizations become water neutral through a first-of-its-kind tool and protocol.
Colorado Trout Unlimited conserves, protects and restores rivers and their watersheds through advocacy, education, and on-the-ground projects. From riparian restoration projects to promoting wise water use, their efforts benefit from the hard work of our 10,000 member-volunteers in 24 chapters statewide whose grassroots “sweat equity” helps make a difference for Colorado’s trout, watersheds and people.
Conservation Colorado is a statewide non-partisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to educate and mobilize people to protect Colorado’s environment and quality of life. They work to end the era of dirty fossil fuels and accelerate the transition to clean, renewable energy; solve the climate change crisis; preserve public lands, clean air and clean water for everyone; and empower citizens to engage in the democratic process. We have a long and successful history in Colorado of collaborating on the key environmental issues of the day, working collectively locally and at the State Capitol, and establishing strategic partnerships to find success at the state and federal levels.
Eco-Cycle, one of the largest nonprofit recycling centers in the USA, will show individuals, businesses, and brewers everywhere how to increase recycling, decrease waste, and build and live more sustainably.
eGo CarShare is a local nonprofit organization committed to serving and improving our community through carsharing. Carsharing is part of a multimodal approach to reducing energy consumption. They encourage members to walk, bike, or take transit, but provide access to a car when they need one. With this in mind, they always try to place cars by B-Cycle and/or RTD sites. Every car in their fleet replaces 9-13 privately owned vehicles, and members drive 52% less than when they owned their own car!
Marley Coffee is a sustainably grown, ethically farmed, artisan roasted premium coffee company dedicated to improving conditions in coffee growing communities around the world. They are a proud ambassador for the Water Wise Coffee Project, which is currently on the ground in the Sidama region of Ethiopia installing veviter grasslands near coffee mills to drastically reduce the amount of waste and pollution that enters the Kolla river resulting coffee production. Coffee is becoming an ingredient in many beers across the country!
The U.S. Green Building Council Colorado Chapter (USGBC Colorado) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that established in the state of Colorado in 2003. USGBC Colorado is part of a nationwide network of local chapter’s that all contribute to the mission of transforming the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life.