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Andy C Wales

A New Mix: More Sustainable Beer from Better Water Practices

It’s only natural that a beer company would be concerned about water. It takes five liters of water, on average, to manufacture one liter of beer. When SABMiller mapped its water footprint and found that it took 45 liters of water to produce one liter of its beer in the Czech Republic, and 155 liters in South Africa, the company changed its water practices to make its beer more sustainable. An interview with SABMiller’s senior vice president of sustainable development explains how they did it.

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Earth Day 2011, Cambridge to Minneapolis to Pittsburgh

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Earth Day is being celebrated today, April 22, with events on the MIT campus, in cities such as Minneapolis and Austin, and in Pittsburgh, where a program (online at pittsburghwed.com) plans 6 weeks of events about water issues between now and June 5′s World Environment Day.

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Hundreds of Gallons of Water in Every Shirt

A founder of the MIT Sloan School of Management’s Sustainability Lab talks about how businesses and governments have to surmount social issues as well as economic ones if they are serious about sustainability.

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Making Sustainability the Real Thing

Jeff Seabright, The Coca-Cola Company’s vice president of environment and water resources, explores how the beverage giant is moving to greater sustainability.

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Water as a Business Opportunity

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Looking for the next big opportunity in energy entrepeneurship and venture capital investing? Think water,  argues Bill Aulet, a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the MIT Entrepreneurship Center, in an article on the Xconomy website.

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