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Tips from Books Street Smart Sustainability and Sustainability Made Simple

In this post I cherry pick a few tips out of two books that aren't really intended for the bartender audience. The book Street Smart Sustainability: The Entrepreneur's Guide to Profitably Greening Your Organization's DNA by David Mager and Joe Sibilia is not aimed at bars but more small to mid-sized businesses. I did find a few points useful in it though, so I'll put them together here. These are all directed toward management/ownership. Involving Employees in the Waste Audit. The book covers a lot on conducting a waste audit. It covers the case for all sorts of businesses but... Read more →


Some Sustainability Book Notes

I've been reading a few sustainability books, most of which were written for consumers rather than bartenders, and am sharing a few notes on them, or highlights of things I found interesting. How to Be a Conscious Eater: Making Food Choices That Are Good for You, Others, and the Planet by Sophie Egan This book is geared toward the consumer rather than the bartender, so it may not change much about how you order for the bar. As a consumer resource I found it to be impressively useful and revealing, and balanced: no blind fear of "toxins" here. According to... Read more →


Book: All Day Cocktails

All Day Cocktails: Low (And No) Alcohol Magic by Shaun Byrne and Nick Tesar The publisher's description is: Enjoy cocktails at any time of day with this collection of fresh, creative low- and no-alcohol recipes. Celebrating seasonal ingredients, and with a focus on sustainability, All Day Cocktails showcases nearly fifty varieties of citrus, berries, tropical fruits, stone fruits, pome fruits, vegetables, herbs and nuts. Each variety features a versatile prep recipe that can extend into your cocktails and beyond, meaning All Day Cocktails is much more than your average cocktail book. All Day Cocktails brings you ninety cocktail recipes +... Read more →


Book: How Bad Are Bananas?

How Bad Are Bananas?: The Carbon Footprint of Everything by Mike Berners-Lee The publisher's description of this book is: From a text message to a war, from a Valentine's rose to a flight or even having a child, How Bad are Bananas? gives us the carbon answers we need and provides plenty of revelations. By talking through a hundred or so items, Mike Berners-Lee sets out to give us a carbon instinct for the footprint of literally anything we do, buy and think about. He helps us pick our battles by laying out the orders of magnitude. The book ranges... Read more →