Skip to comments.Anheuser-Busch: Grow a beard, save water
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-Bs 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 organizations watershed conservation projects in each of A-Bs 12 brewery cities in the U.S., including St. Louis.
Heres 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, its 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-Bs Facebook page.
So go ahead, step away from the shaving cream and grow one.
More "shared sacrifice" silliness.
Good idea. I hear the Mississippi is running dry.
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.
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....
Guess it is okay to use electricity then. I have a beard and I still shave/trim it.
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.
I use an electric, but may switch to a blade just for fun.
“... 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...
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.
Who uses five gallons to shave?!?!?
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.
Any man who shaves knows that an electric razor will not “cut it” if a beard gets too thick and long.
How about stop making beer? It’s nice to have but if we need to save water.....
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.
Next thing you know, NOW will be asking the ladies not to shave legs, and pits. Yech.
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.?
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.
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.
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.
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