CONCORD, New Hampshire – The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services Pollution Prevention Program, with assistance from the New Hampshire Brewers Association, has launched a new program to recognize environmental leaders in the craft beverage industry. The new Sustainable Craft Beverage Recognition Program expands on the work the Pollution Prevention Program has done with the craft beverage industry to improve energy efficiency, conserve water, minimize waste, and reduce volume and sewage strength.
The program was created to publicly recognize craft beverage producers who make sustainable choices, prevent pollution and conserve resources, and also encourage other producers to implement sustainable practices. This is a voluntary program offered to environmental leaders in the craft beverage industry who go above and beyond to produce high-quality, environmentally friendly craft beverages.
The program will encourage best environmental practices and provide technical assistance to achieve sustainable and operational goals. Producers must meet certain sustainability requirements, provide information on an environmental initiative implemented in their business that has reduced the amount of water, energy, waste or greenhouse gas emissions generated and submit applications to be considered for admission to the program. The program provides for continuous registration, which will need to be renewed annually, and is based on the idea of continuous improvement and offers support through videos, webinars, guidance materials and on-site visits to help growers to continue their sustainability efforts.
Membership includes state recognition, technical assistance and networking opportunities. Members of the recognition program will be featured on the New Hampshire Brewers Association’s Beer Trail Map and the New Hampshire Sustainable Craft Beverage Membership Map. The New Hampshire Sustainable Craft Beverage Recognition Program is open to all New Hampshire craft beverage producers. For more information about the program or to apply, visit The Sustainable Craft Beverage webpage or email email@example.com.