Green Restaurant Association Blog

October 26, 2017

The U.S. restaurant industry consumes 1/3 of all electricity in the retail sector. If we don’t dramatically reduce our planet’s dirty energy consumption, we will see sea levels rise, glaciers melt, increased extreme weather events, and many more negative effects on our...

October 23, 2017

Restaurants throw away approximately 100,000 pounds of waste a year. This number doesn’t just include food waste, but also bottles, cans, straws, packaging, paper products, and much more. Further, restaurant waste isn’t limited to the kitchen and dining areas. In fact,...

October 17, 2017

Eating out has significantly grown in popularity, to the point that Americans now spend more money dining out than on groceries. Because of this, it may come as no surprise that the restaurant industry in the U.S. consumes 1/3 of all energy produced in the retail secto...

October 9, 2017

We're starting a new blog series featuring sustainable recipes from our Certified Green Restaurants®! First up is VegeNation, an all vegan & Level 1 Certified Green Restaurant® located in Vegas. Learn more about the steps they've taken here


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