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Sustainability 2017-05-31T05:49:06+00:00

SUSTAINABILITY

Sustainable Tree Planting Greenbar DistilleryTogether, we’ve planted over 600,000 trees since 2008!

That number still takes our breath away and it’s thanks to your help. Each time you buy a bottle, Greenbar Distillery plants a tree.

We plant with Sustainable Harvest International because we love their ethos.  They provide help and support for rural communities through education and resources. This helps people while also creating a better world.

Put simply: slash and burn farming is devastating to the environment and means that farmers need to constantly move on to find fertile areas. With sustainable farming techniques, communities instead learn how to protect the land so it can better support them. Together, we plant indigenous shade trees that protect the crops and help the land remain healthy. This approach is profitable for the farmers, is better for communities, and results in a better environment for everyone.

For the nitty-gritty details, please visit www.SustainableHarvest.org.

Greenbar Distillery plants a tree for every bottle you buy! With Sustainable Harvest International, Greenbar Distillery is helping to rebuild the rain forest of Central America. This provides a sustainable environment for future generations of farmers, halts tropical deforestation, and builds strong, self-supporting communities through agribusiness.

Why? More than half of the world’s tropical forests are already gone and we are losing the other half at the rate of one acre every second. As a result, more than half the species of plants and animals in the world are disappearing, along with carbon stores, which stabilize the climate.

Organic. Sustainable. Responsible. Greenbar Distillery spirits make everyone feel good!

Sustainable Cacao Plant Greenbar DistilleryUsing energy or products manufactured with fossil fuels, generates carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. This combination of emissions caused in our daily life is known as our “carbon footprint.”

Greenbar Distillery always seeks the lowest footprint for all products and achieve this through organic ingredients, lightweight bottles, and post consumer waste (PCW) recycled labels.

As well as being sustainable while supporting the environment and economy, an added benefit of Greenbar Distillery’s ‘One Bottle, One Tree’ program means that our spirits help counteract the unavoidable greenhouse gas emissions in all our 21st century lives.

One cocktail made with 2 oz of any Greenbar Distillery spirits makes you carbon negative for a day.

Organic Sugarcane, Sustainably harvestedOrganic farming results in more aromatic, flavorful produce… which leads to more flavorful, aromatic spirits! Powerful flavors and smooth spirits have always been a priority for Greenbar Distillery.

Melkon and Litty, Greenbar Distillery co-founders, win awards for their spirits and love developing new flavor combinations but it wasn’t until they started really talking to farmers that they began to understand how organic crops impact flavor.

Organic crops are grown without toxic and persistent pesticides. Since 2002, all organic food products sold in the U.S. are required to meet strict USDA Organic standards. All Greenbar Distillery spirits meet these standards.

Organic operations also protect natural resources, conserve biodiversity, and use only approved substances. All that AND better flavor? What’s not to like?

Greenbar Distillery produces & distributes only organic spirits all made by hand with real ingredients.

Radically Carbon Negative, Radically Revolutionary

At Greenbar Distillery, we aim to leave the environment in better shape than we found it. How?

  1. By using only certified organic ingredients, our spirits help maintain clean farmland and groundwater and prevent adding artificial fertilizers, synthetic pesticides or genetically modified organisms to our world.
  2. By reducing packaging waste and pollution through lightweight bottles and 100% post consume waste recycled labels (and avoiding frosting, plastics and metallic paints).
  3. By planting one tree per bottle sold. (We plant them in the rain forests of Central America and provide not only carbon sinks, but also shade for fair trade crops of coffee and cacao so local farmers can better feed their families.)
  4. By opening up our programs to third-party validation by independent organizations…so you know!

Carbon Negative Cocktail

Arriving at the math requires experts and time, but the results are simple: By making small changes, we can make a big difference in the environment.

Consider, for example, that on average Americans produce 55 kilograms (kgs) of carbon dioxide every day. That’s our carbon footprint…one of the largest in the world. By being efficient and careful in the manufacturing process and planting one tree a bottle sold, 2 oz of any Greenbar Distillery organic spirits — about what’s in a typical cocktail — helps remove 62 kgs of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Your organic Greenbar Distillery cocktail just made you carbon negative for a day!
You (55 kg) minus your cocktail (-62kg) equals carbon negative (-7kg). Let’s drink to a better world.

Sustainability is a guiding force in all we do at Greenbar Distillery. It’s as simple as making sure we’re doing the right thing and making the world a better place every day.