1000 Flowers for the Planet - #618 Brew Your Own Beer
Another great grass-roots idea that helps the planet in a few ways is to brew your own beer. There are many sites on the Internet to help you with the process, and shops in the ‘real’ world to buy the supplies and chat with likeminded people to get ideas and problem solve. By brewing your own beer you will be recycling the same bottles over and over, which means you don’t continually use new resources, which is what you’d be doing if you bought beer from a retailer on a regular basis. Brewing your own beer is cost effective, plus you have control over the ingredients. But the biggest benefits to the planet are keeping resources out of landfill and not contributing to the energy required to constantly recycle materials. It might also be lots of fun!