01/11/18

Ohio State graduate helps brew an environmentally friendly beer

Land-Grant Brewing Co. aims to become the most sustainable brewery in Central Ohio, and a graduate of The Ohio State University helps them lead the way.Vincent Valentino speaks at the EPN breakfast

“We’ve successfully made a case for why sustainable beer sells and how it can be sourced locally,” said Vincent Valentino, sustainability manager for Land-Grant.

Valentino graduated in Ohio State’s second class of Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability majors. The Centerville, Ohio, native spoke at a breakfast hosted by the School of Environment and Natural Resources’ Environmental Professionals Network Tuesday.

As the craft beer boom continues, many of these small businesses are dealing with issues that have a big environmental impact. Valentino said his job at Land-Grand is to improve energy efficiency, water stewardship and waste diversion.