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Sustainable Restaurants

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Sustainable Restaurants and Food and Beverage Options

Do's and Don'ts for Making Sustainable Food and Beverage Choices: Article by Patricia Griffin, President, Green Hotel Association

EPA’s Energy Star Program for Food Service: Cost-effective recommendations to increase energy efficiency in restaurants.

Food Service Technology Center: Provides energy efficiency resources for commercial foodservice.

National Restaurant Association Conserve Program: An initiative designed to initiate and inspire actions that improve a company's bottom line, and are also good for people and the planet.

Green Foodservice Alliance: Supports sustainable best practices in the foodservice Industry through education, awareness and industry collaboration.

Green Meetings Industry Council Planning Sustainable Food and Beverage (PDF) (36 pp, 2.04 MB, About PDF) Suggestions for planning sustainable events.

Green Restaurant Association: A national nonprofit organization that provides a convenient and cost-effective way for restaurants, manufacturers, distributors, and consumers to become more environmentally responsible.

Green Seal Standard and Certification for Food Service and Restaurants: Offers third-party certification program for food service and restaurants and food services packaging that meet the Green Seal Lodging Standards.

State Food Recovery Resource List: Lists food banks nationwide.

Sustainable Events Guide, University of Houston (PDF): (8 pp, 1.01MB, About PDF) Suggestions for planning sustainable events.

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