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Learn more about the 200-plus businesses who help protect and preserve our environment by participating in the Green Business Partnership. Click on a business name (below) to read more details. Narrow down your search by using the dropdown menu to select businesses by category or by choosing a letter from the alphabet.

The Shamrock

At the Shamrock, we are a neighborhood pub first, beer bar second. We hope you'll find a friendly atmosphere and meet people from the greatest neighborhood in town. We have 18 taps featuring your Irish staples and a rotating selection of carefully selected craft beers plus 70 cans, bottles and vintage beers. Kick back, enjoy great beers and great company at the cozy confines of The Shamrock.

As a Green Business Program partner, the Shamrock is doing their part to have a positive impact on the environment. The Shamrock is committed to recycling programs and waste reduction. They have developed a program focused on recycling cans, bottles and cardboard generated at the pub. Other initiatives include: using aluminum cans when possible, purchasing a wine dispensing system. They generate very little paper in their office operations and even negotiated our recycling contract to save money.

By completing a comprehensive energy audit at the Shamrock, they look to reduce their energy footprint. The Shamrock completed a number of projects and look to address future projects related to energy reduction. Examples of their initiatives include the installation of energy star televisions in the pub, purchasing new energy-efficient beer coolers, reducing and actively replacing spent light bulbs with more efficient LED bulbs. The rooftop was painted white to reflect UV rays, solar-powered vent fans were installed, and the size of the hot-air returns were increased by 40 percent.

The Shamrock has made several changes to their supply chain. By increasing their beer storage capacity, they were able to eliminate 4 weekly deliveries. The Shamrock also looks to support Sarasota's local businesses and breweries for purchases and return empty kegs, pallets and containers to our distributors.

The Shamrock is focused on protecting our water resources. They regularly check for and repair all leaks throughout the pub. They installed a small, 8-gallon hot water heater, use a broom and two pitchers of water to clean the sidewalk, and instituted a window cleaning schedule of 'as needed.' Additionally, they are evaluating the feasibility of installing low-flow faucets and toilets, and will include in these updates in their next round of renovations.

The Shamrock staff supports our community through a number of initiatives.'These include:, ''''''''''Active participation in''the Sarasota Young Professional Group, '''''''''Hosting guest bartender nights for local charities, '''''''''Supporting the Friends of the Legacy Trail, '''''''''Annual St. Patricks' Day block party ' proceeds go to the YMCA Youth Shelter (7th year)

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