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Please Drink and Shave Responsibly
Budweiser believes in recycling and reducing which is why they have recruited actor Nick Offerman, who portrays Ron Swanson on the CBS sitcom Parks & Recreation, to promote their “Grow One. Save a Million” campaign for the second year in a row.
The brewery and Offerman want men to conserve water by pledging to stop shaving from now until UNEP World Environment Day on June 5th if they can because shaving uses anywhere from three to five gallons of water. The resulting beard- or stubble for the less hirsute- can be shown off on the Grow One Photo Booth.
“Contrary to my usual philosophy, by doing nothing, you can actually do something," said Offerman. "Put down your razor. Step away from the sink. And know that by shaving a few minutes from your morning routine, you're also saving the planet."
Last year 2,200 Anheuser-Busch employees took the pledge, stopped shaving, and the company estimated 160,000 gallons of water were saved. If those same employees start now perhaps they can enter themselves in the National Beard and Moustache Championships in November.
Budweiser’s campaign doesn’t stop with the beards they are also donating $150,000 to River Network to support watershed conservation projects in five cities, three of which contain breweries. This is the second year the River Network has received a donation from Budweiser.
On June 2nd in St. Louis, Missouri where the company is headquartered, brewery and corporate employees will partner with Living Lands & Waters to cleanup the St. Louis riverfront. This is the eleventh year Anheuser-Busch has led a large-scale cleanup in their hometown.
Employees in Cartersville, Georgia, where the company’s “most water-efficient brewery” is located, will learn about rainwater collection systems and work with the Upper Etowah River Alliance to support watershed restoration.
Events are also scheduled in Oklahoma, Idaho, and New Hampshire.
Everyone is encouraged to conserve water by shortening showers or turning off the tap when brushing teeth. Any activity when water is allowed to run needlessly there is a chance to conserve- washing dishes, soaping up hands, rinsing vegetables.
Kathy Casso, Anheuser- Busch’s vice president of corporate social responsibility, said, "Grow One is a fun way to spread the word about Budweiser's commitment to water conservation. In fact, our breweries have reduced water use by 37 percent in the past four years alone."
Now all they need to do is bring back the talking frogs but instead of saying “Bud-wei-ser” they should sit lazily in their pond and say: “Save-the-Earth.”
1944: Camano Class Light Cargo Ship was laid down for the US Army as FS-289 at Wheeler Shipbuilding in Whitestone, NY.
1955 - 1963: Used as a cargo supply ship for the Texas Towers, a network of advanced radar stations located off the Eastern Seaboard. In 1957, Capt. Sixto Mangual was commander of the AKL-17 and in 1961 it was rechristened the USNS New Bedford. The New Bedford, sailing out of State Pier, was keeping vigil when Texas Tower No. 4 callapsed off the New Jersey coast during a January 1961 nor'easter.
2006: Design of the Tesla Turbine began on June 11, 2006. The Sea Bird was sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service for commercial service.