News : Green Alliance to host Earth Day party

Apr 21, 2015

Originally published in the Portsmouth Herald and Portsmouth Patch.

By Katelyn Monroe

PORTSMOUTH – Redhook Ale Brewery and the Green Alliance will celebrate Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22 with a drop-in cleanup and a party, featuring special guest Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream and StampStampede.org.

The event is open to the public with the cleanup from 3 to 6 p.m. and guests can enjoy live music and complimentary eats. From each purchased beer, $2 goes to the local environmental nonprofit Hodgson Brook Association. There will also be free ice cream compliments of Ben & Jerry’s.

The event brings together sustainable business leaders, green-minded residents and Ben & Jerry’s fans. The Party for the Planet is from 6 to 9 p.m. at Redhook Ale Brewery at Pease International Tradeport with a $5 entry also going to Hodgson Brook. All are invited and Green Alliance members get in free and cleanup participants get free raffle tickets for every bag of trash collected.

Cleanup participants should meet at Redhook to get their collection bags and location and are urged to pick up as much trash as possible. One ticket for every bag filled will be given to participants for the Party for the Planet raffle. While Redhook and the Green Alliance encourage folks to participate in both the cleanup and the after party they are separate events and visitors are welcome at either or both.

“In order to create a sustainable future, we need to put a stop to pay-to-play culture," Cohen said. “Progressive green business leaders are part of that. Too often, big oil and special interests use campaign contributions and lobbying muscle to block common-sense pro-sustainability legislation. I’m excited to work with the GA community to help stamp big money out of politics.”

Redhook is a staple on the Seacoast's craft brewing scene, but also a leader in sustainable business practices.

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