Founded by Simon Lynch and Quincey Fennelly, Wicklow Wolf will save approximately 30 tonnes of carbon emissions each year thanks to installing 17,000 sq ft solar panels on the Newtownmountkennedy brewery roof.
With the help of Solar Panel providers, Asatine, this step on their sustainability journey is the latest in a range of commitments. These include one planting 2,500 Native Irish Trees. Two using a state-of-the-art water system. Three, becoming members of Repak to help Wicklow Wolf continue creating exceptional beers as sustainably as possible.
The co-founder of Wicklow Wolf, Quincey Fennelly, is determined to keep the brand at the forefront of sustainability. He said “Since opening in 2018, the brewery has been committed to sourcing 100% renewable electricity. This step in the right direction is a great leap forward for us on this journey. Sustainability is at our core. So to be making a positive impact and setting an example of what can be achieved is very important”.
Fellow founder Simon Lynch echoed these sentiments saying, “The average fully grown tree can offset 21 kg of CO2 per year. So thirty tonnes of CO2 reduction is the equivalent of having 1,428 adult trees planted in terms of carbon offset. We have worked tirelessly to get to this point. While it hasn’t been without its challenges, the benefits to both the business and our community are clear.”
Wicklow Wolf has also continued its Locavore Project into 2022. This is centred around creating four new experimental beers for each season of Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. In 2020 they successfully released a carbon-neutral Locavore beer, with the support of Clara Carbon. They are striving to become fully carbon neutral. Not just for one beer, but for every beer they produce.
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