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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 →


Reasons to Use a Nano-Water Filtration System by Ross Simon

Ross Simon of Bitters & Twisted Cocktail Parlour in Phoenix, Arizona uses a nano-filtration system at the bar. This system not only filters water for drinking water, it can be adjusted for many different uses at the bar. According to Wikipedia, "Nanofiltration (NF) is a relatively recent membrane filtration process used most often with low total dissolved solids water such as surface water and fresh groundwater, with the purpose of softening (polyvalent cation removal) and removal of disinfection by-product precursors such as natural organic matter and synthetic organic matter." Simon writes his reasons for using this system: 1. It uses... Read more →