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5 Cool Sustainability Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Craft Beer Market

These 5 things Craft Beer Market does to keep their locations environmentally friendly.

5 Cool Sustainability Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Craft Beer Market

(Original article from Eat North)

 

Craft Beer Market has two of the largest LEAF-certified restaurants in Canada.

CRAFT Beer Market’s Vancouver and Calgary locations are the largest LEAF-certified restaurants in all of Canada.

 


What is LEAF Certification?

LEAF (Leaders in Environmentally Accountable Foodservice), is an independent body that measures restaurant sustainability.


 

CRAFT Beer Market runs a significant waste management program and recycling program.

Craft Beer Market’s waste management program diverts thousands of kilograms of garbage from the landfill each year. The program also provides compost to local farms.

 

All of CRAFT Beer Market’s locations are LEED-certified.

CRAFT’s Edmonton location was the first LEED-certified restaurant in the city.

 


What is LEED Certification?

LEED is a certification is for buildings and homes that are built with environmental impact in mind.


 

CRAFT Beer Market’s employee uniforms are environmentally conscious.

When it comes to front of house uniforms, servers and bartenders wear Levi’s Water<Less jeans. These jeans are made using 96 per cent less water than standard jeans. Employees of Craft Beer Market also wear Toms shoes, a company that provides one pair of shoes to a person in need for every pair sold.

 

All of the company’s beer operating systems such as coolers, taps, keg room are Bullfrog powered.

Bullfrog powered generators put 100 per cent green electricity into the grid to match the energy used by our beer systems, this reduces their CO2 emissions by 109 tons per year.

 

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