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Anheuser-Busch: Grow a beard, save water
St. Louis Business Journal ^ | 5/17/11 | Evan Binns

Posted on 05/17/2011 5:46:09 PM PDT by socal_parrot

What could be better than beer and beards?

As a guy who recently, and reluctantly, shaved off my beard in preparation for an upcoming wedding, news that St. Louis brewer Anheuser-Busch was endorsing a full-blown beard-growing campaign was music to my ears.

Budweiser, A-B’s flagship beer and one of its best-selling brands, recently announced its “Grow One. Save a Million” campaign to promote water conservation ahead of World Environment Day on June 5.

The brewer will also donate $150,000 to River Network to help support the organization’s watershed conservation projects in each of A-B’s 12 brewery cities in the U.S., including St. Louis.

Here’s how “Grow One. Save a Million” works: Guys, put down the razor for as long as you like, a few days or a few weeks and save on average five gallons of water for each skipped shave.

Since water is one of the main ingredients in beer, it’s no surprise that A-B has a vested interest in water conservation.

Last year, more than 1,200 A-B employees skipped shaving for one week prior to World Environment Day, helping save about 42,000 gallons of water.

“Grow One” participants have already pledged to save about 89,000 gallons of water, according to A-B’s Facebook page.

So go ahead, step away from the shaving cream and grow one.


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I saw a commercial for this last night.

More "shared sacrifice" silliness.

1 posted on 05/17/2011 5:46:12 PM PDT by socal_parrot
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To: socal_parrot

Good idea. I hear the Mississippi is running dry.


2 posted on 05/17/2011 5:47:28 PM PDT by BufordP ("Drink me if you can't take a joke." -- Kool-aid)
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To: socal_parrot

If a guy wants to grow a beard then good for him. However, no one should feel like they are killing the planet by not shaving. This is beyond stupid. What’s next? Save water by not bathing, brushing your teeth? Ick.


3 posted on 05/17/2011 5:49:16 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: socal_parrot
ahead of World Environment Day on June 5.

Woo-Hoo, I'll mark it on my calendar, and then water my lawn, and flowers, and take a longer shower, and double-flush my toilet....

4 posted on 05/17/2011 5:49:48 PM PDT by PROCON (Liberals Mistake Education and Knowledge for Wisdom and Common Sense.)
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To: socal_parrot

Guess it is okay to use electricity then. I have a beard and I still shave/trim it.


5 posted on 05/17/2011 5:50:20 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: socal_parrot

This is silly. First of all, water is a renewable resource. Secondly, as a percentage of total water usage in this country, the amount that’s used for shaving is insignificant.


6 posted on 05/17/2011 5:50:41 PM PDT by grundle
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To: momtothree
How about only using one piece of toilet paper. Lol.
7 posted on 05/17/2011 5:51:18 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: dhs12345

I use an electric, but may switch to a blade just for fun.


8 posted on 05/17/2011 5:53:43 PM PDT by socal_parrot (I hate to say I told you so, but...)
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To: dhs12345

“... using one piece of toilet paper”.

I actually know a family of greenies. They only flush the toilet if a number 2 is in it. Some of the toilets in the house will sit for days without a flushing. Why? Some statistic on how much water is used to flush a darn toilet. Disgusting to me...


9 posted on 05/17/2011 5:54:24 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: socal_parrot
“Grow One. Save a Million” campaign to promote water conservation ahead of World Environment Day on June 5.

Any day set aside with the word 'World' in it makes me gag. For the obvious reason.

Guys, put down the razor for as long as you like, a few days or a few weeks and save on average five gallons of water for each skipped shave.

Five gallons for a shave? If you belong to ZZ Top, then maybe.

10 posted on 05/17/2011 5:56:14 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse ((unite))
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To: socal_parrot
"...and save on average five gallons of water for each skipped shave."

Who uses five gallons to shave?!?!?

11 posted on 05/17/2011 5:56:59 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: socal_parrot

The proletariat must rise up and sacrifice themselves for the revolution. Sorry, I don’t know where that came from. I guess I’ve lived in green Oregon for too long.


12 posted on 05/17/2011 5:57:03 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: socal_parrot

Lol.

Any man who shaves knows that an electric razor will not “cut it” if a beard gets too thick and long.


13 posted on 05/17/2011 5:57:25 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: socal_parrot

How about stop making beer? It’s nice to have but if we need to save water.....


14 posted on 05/17/2011 5:58:09 PM PDT by n230099 ("When no one knows who is armed...everyone is.")
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To: socal_parrot

I’ll start off by not purchasing any of their p***-water beer... oh, wait, I don’t drink it anyhow. I like REAL beer.


15 posted on 05/17/2011 5:58:54 PM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: PROCON
Every time I hear of one of these 'World (blah, blah) Days, I'm with you. I'll do the exact opposite.

Next thing you know, NOW will be asking the ladies not to shave legs, and pits. Yech.

16 posted on 05/17/2011 5:59:33 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse ((unite))
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To: momtothree

Bet their house smells.

Do they skip showers and baths, too? You can save a lot of water. :)

Brush their teeth once a week, etc.?


17 posted on 05/17/2011 5:59:47 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: socal_parrot

I challenge all my fellow male FReepers to join me in fighting this “green” silliness. Starting today, and for the next week, I’ll be shaving twice a day and will leave the water running continuously throughout the entire shave.


18 posted on 05/17/2011 6:00:46 PM PDT by 50mm ( I don't use drugs, my dreams are frightening enough.)
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To: socal_parrot

Five gallons? I doubt I use one gallon for a shave. I don’t keep the water running. I fill up a cup and swoosh my razor around in it. Easy to rinse it out that way. Hell, I might use a quart.


19 posted on 05/17/2011 6:01:33 PM PDT by Huck (The Antifederalists were right.)
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To: dhs12345

The house does have an “odor” and their kids only take one bath or shower a week. ONE. One boy is a teen and the other girl a pre-teen. Their hair is greasy, hands are dirty and the clothes they wear are less than “fresh”. What is weird is the parents look “clean”. I am assuming the forced limitations on bathing is just for the children.


20 posted on 05/17/2011 6:01:54 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: momtothree
What’s next? Save water by not bathing/

The "pee in the shower" campaign is very popular in South America.

21 posted on 05/17/2011 6:04:01 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Myrddin

how about crap on the lawn of the nearest democrat?


22 posted on 05/17/2011 6:05:04 PM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: socal_parrot
I use an electric razor. Growing a beard won't save a drop of water. It will save me about 3 minutes each morning, but that will be balanced by having to keep all the wild hairs under control later. I had a full beard from 1980 to 1997. I can just imagine the gray hair where I once had a mix of reds and browns.
23 posted on 05/17/2011 6:07:07 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: theDentist

Funny you describe their “beer” the same way I do. I agree we should stop purchasing their beer to ‘save the environment.’


24 posted on 05/17/2011 6:08:56 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: momtothree
I would avoid the family. The micro-organisms that probably infest the air in the house will get in those folks lungs, etc.

They are probably a health hazard for the community... And they probably do not believe in cleaning if they don't believe in flushing toilets... Those greenies sound like typhoid Mary...

25 posted on 05/17/2011 6:09:27 PM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- are the values that time has proven them to work)
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To: momtothree

One boy is a teen. If anyone needs a shower it is a boy/man.

The kids will end up being social rejects. I wonder if the parents realize it? Probably not.

What part of the country? High humidity, high temperatures?

BTW, water in the bowl will eventually evaporate and all is left is distilled urine. Wonderful.


26 posted on 05/17/2011 6:11:21 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: dhs12345
Any man who shaves knows that an electric razor will not “cut it” if a beard gets too thick and long.

Yup. After 3 days, I have to run hair clippers though it to "mow it" low enough for the regular electric razor.

27 posted on 05/17/2011 6:11:47 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: topher

I avoid them like the plague (no pun intended). I do not allow my daughter over to their house either. Fortunately, their little friendship died off. Their daughter is a nice kid but I didn’t encourage them being friends. I know that sounds awful but since the other girl had lice twice this year, started to literally smell... I still stand by my decision.


28 posted on 05/17/2011 6:12:48 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: dhs12345

I agree that teens need to shower. My son is 15 and takes two showers a day. One in the morning and one after school (he takes weight lifting). I never had to say anything either. Maryland can have some high humidity.


29 posted on 05/17/2011 6:16:01 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: socal_parrot

The people who make Queer Beer want more beards in the world.

Strange.


30 posted on 05/17/2011 6:17:04 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: socal_parrot

This young lady has a different opinion:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGT7TqMCQ9s


31 posted on 05/17/2011 6:17:20 PM PDT by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: socal_parrot
Budweiser, A-B’s flagship beer and one of its best-selling brands, recently announced its “Grow One. Save a Million” campaign to promote water conservation ahead of World Environment Day on June 5.

Give me a break...don't we ALREADY have 'Earth Day'? ...and just what does Anheuser-Busch have to do with beer?

32 posted on 05/17/2011 6:17:25 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: socal_parrot

42,000 gallons of water saved? Does that mean if it was used it would be gone forever?


33 posted on 05/17/2011 6:31:44 PM PDT by cydcharisse (`)
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To: Repeat Offender; theDentist

“Funny you describe their “beer” the same way I do.”

Like sex in a canoe.


34 posted on 05/17/2011 6:46:21 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: socal_parrot

If you want to grow a beard, grow one. But the Earth will not be saved as a result.


35 posted on 05/17/2011 7:14:20 PM PDT by Haiku Guy (If you can read this / (To paraphrase on old line) / Thank a TAXPAYER!.)
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To: socal_parrot

But beer is a diuretic, half a case a day would more than make up for the shaving water.

Freegards


36 posted on 05/17/2011 7:23:46 PM PDT by Ransomed
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To: Ransomed

I think they’ve been sampling the product too much!


37 posted on 05/17/2011 7:31:10 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: socal_parrot
Guys, put down the razor for as long as you like, a few days or a few weeks and save on average five gallons of water for each skipped shave.

I've had a beard for over a third of a century (my wife has never seen me without it). And I still shave, to keep it trim.

38 posted on 05/17/2011 7:55:30 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|http://pure-gas.org|Must be a day for changing taglines)
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To: socal_parrot

Here’s an idea for inBev (new owners of A-B,) save water by not making that crappy excuse for beer that is beer. Theres lot of water used in making beer.

Long live homebrew and microbrew.


39 posted on 05/17/2011 7:59:48 PM PDT by ATLDiver
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To: dhs12345
Guess it is okay to use electricity then. I have a beard and I still shave/trim it.

Me too and I shave my neck, I do it while showering. I don't need a mirror, I know where everything is.

40 posted on 05/17/2011 8:11:30 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Eccl 10:19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.)
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To: momtothree
Maryland — humidity. That is an understatement. I live in Colorado. Dry as a bone here most of the time.

Maryland is beautiful. My brother-in-law lived in Greenbelt. My favorite was Ocean City. And of course, there is DC, Antietam, etc.

But I remember it being very humid. I almost got heatstroke because I wasn't used to the humidity — I spent most of the *running* around Gettysburg. The locals would probably tell you this is foolish, even if you are acclimated.

Remember it rained when we returned to Greenbelt — here in Colorado, a rain can drop the temperature by 20 degrees or more. In Maryland, the temperature stayed the same (really hot); it just got more humid.

41 posted on 05/18/2011 7:09:47 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: socal_parrot

I’ll do ya one better. How about an electric razor powered by lithium batteries? When the batteries go dead, they can still be used to make Methamphetamine.


42 posted on 05/18/2011 7:12:03 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (13% better than placebo? Really? You call that an effective treatment?)
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