Community at The Shaw
Just a few simple ideas we pursue to try give a little back to the world – small but mighty efforts..
Bin it to win it
We had been racking our brains trying to come up with an idea for everyone to help keep our beautiful Portobello canal tidy when the sun shines so we decided to come up with our Bin it to Win it campaign. It’s simple really – call into the Shaw, we’ll give you a Brewtonic bin bag, you bring it back full of rubbish you cleaned up from the canal and we’ll sort you a free pint of one of our Brewtonic beers. Thats it!
What’s Greentonic you ask? Greentonic is an extension of Brewtonic which focuses on all aspects of being “green”. We want to reduce our waste, remove single use plastic, be environmentally friendly and overall try to make the world (Dublin for now!) a better place. We got rid of plastic straws and single use plastic cups. We’ve got reusable plastic cups and metal straws for our events, which not only look the business but reduce our plastic waste. We’ve also banned takeaway coffee cups in the office – Keep Cups all round’ baby.
Brewtonic Balcony Garden
Our Brewtonic Garden is something we’re all immensely proud of here, it sits at the back of our office overlooking the whole venue (a bit of a Lion King “Everything the light touches is yours” kinda vibe). We use the herbs we grow in our drinks and cocktails and the veggies in our staff lunches – plus help the bee population whilst we’re at it.
We’ve recently introduced a new scheme in The Shaw Cafe where we save our used coffee grinds to use as fertiliser for our plants. Not only does it cut down on waste going to landfill (which is also very costly), it helps to nourish our lovely plant pals too. Also in the spirit of being green, our Bar manager + head gardener Brendan came up with the Brewtonic grow tower. It’s made from upcycled key kegs, uses rainwater and is a vertical growing system perfect for herbs and bee friendly flowers.
Karaoke for the Simon Community
This year at Yuleyard we are raising money for Dublin Simon Community . All of the proceeds from our Caravan Karaoke will go straight to their charity and we will also have buckets to drop in some money at our Winter Warmer’s bar for the next two weekends of Eatyard.