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Roll On, Earth Day Tour!

Posted April 10, 2014 By Marissa DeSantis

With two Earth Day Tour events under our belts in Cincinnati and DC, we are feeling absolutely inspired.

Cincinnati

I had the pleasure of attending our cleanup with Keep Cincinnati Beautiful last weekend, where I got to roll up my sleeves and uproot invasive honeysuckle in Little Duck Creek Park. Other groups were on trash duty, picking up roadside debris and refuse. After just a few hours of work, we were so impressed with the results. Before we set to work on the trail, a meandering creek at the edge of the woods was barely visible through all of the knotted honeysuckle branches. When we left, the trail looked clear and beautiful, and nasty weeds were cut back from the road. Even our distributor partners at Ohio Valley Wine & Beer helped with our efforts. We also had a canine helper, who got pretty excited about picking up sticks along the trail.

We packed up and headed to Keystone Hyde Park for a delicious buffet and a few drinks. Brent, our Cincinnati rep, raffled off volunteer kits and handed out beer tokens to thank everyone for their hard work. Mother Earth must have been grateful, because the sun was out all day, and we got to officially kick off patio season together. After a long day of hard work, I could think of no greater reward than relaxing with new friends and watching the sun shine through a cold pint of Burning River Pale Ale.

DC

My co-workers Katie and Amira just got back today from DC, where we sponsored an urban tree planting project with Casey Trees. They had nothing but positive reports about the event's hard-working volunteers, and the amount of good we were able to accomplish in such a short time.

Casey Trees had planted 30 trees in a community park, but because trees lose 80% of their root system after being planted, they need to be meticulously watered and cared for. Volunteers helped to weed and mulch the trees, then stake watering systems into the ground to keep the trees hydrated.

After planting, it was time to celebrate at Solly's! GLBC rep Lauren made sure all volunteers got complimentary food and drink tokens for Dortmunder Gold and Burning River, along with some GLBC Earth Day swag. Our reps even decorated the table with beautiful tulip centerpieces, made of--no surprise here--empty beer bottles.

Earth Day Continues

This weekend our Earth Day Tour heads to Grand Rapids and Sandusky. You can find out more at GLBCEarthDay.com. And don't forget to post photos of your own Earth Day good deeds at FriendsofGLBC.com (you can also tag your photos with #FriendsofGLBC on Twitter to enter). We have some very cool bandanas and other prizes to give away.

Congratulations to last week's t-shirt winner, Sharon J, who shared her strategy for living every day like it's Earth Day.

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