Blog : Renew the 603

By Katelyn | Sep 29, 2015 | in

Smuttynose Brewing Company, NextGen Climate NH, and the 603 Initiative will host Renew the 603 at Smuttynose on October 1, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. This evening will highlight renewable efforts around the seacoast and what makes these projects possible. Speakers will discuss topics such as technology, policy, and implementation and offer time for answer questions from attendees. Following the talks there will be a reception & brewery tours showcasing the sustainable measures of LEED certified & repurposed Smuttynose Brewery.

Event speakers will include Patrick Jackson & Bobby Lambert , Co-Founders of SunRaise Investments, Joe Harrison, Director of Clean Energy Finance at CDFA, David Funk, Senior Financial Analyst at Enel Green Power North America, Martin Wosnik , Assoc. Mechanical Engineering Professor at UNH's Center for Ocean Renewable Energy, and Lisa Demaine - Climate Activist, University of New Hampshire, will lead discussions as well. Green Alliance Business Partners Peter Egelston, Founder and Owner of Smuttynose Brewery, and Andrew Kellar, Founder of NH Solar Garden will also discuss sustainability in their businesses.

Smuttynose Brewery has long been a leader in sustainability both in the seacoast area, and among craft breweries. For instance, they send their spent grain to Rocky Meadow farm in Chichester, NH for cattle feed and repurposed old farm buildings to house the new brewery. The facility is outfitted with motion-sensored LED lights, solar tubes, and is directionally oriented to capture as much natural light as possible. Additionally, Smuttynose has worked with the Union of Concerned Scientists, Piscataqua River Estuaries Partnership and the NRDC’s Brewers for Clean Water initiative to raise awareness and share knowledge about ways to be better corporate citizens.

Click here for more information and to register for the free event.