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The Green Restaurant Association’s (GRA) standards reflect over 30 years of research in the field of restaurants and the environment. Thousands of restaurants and hundreds of thousands of restaurant personnel have provided the living laboratory for the continued evolution of the GRA Standards. The purpose of the GRA standards is to provide a transparent way to measure each restaurant’s environmental accomplishments, while providing a pathway for the next steps they can take to increase their environmental sustainability. Restaurants can earn GreenPoints™ in any of the eight categories below. To become a Certified Green Restaurant®, enough GreenPoints™ must be earned across the categories.
There are four certification levels shown below.
See below for the steps and GreenPoints™ required for each certification level.
In addition to achieving one of the four certification levels, a restaurant can also earn one or more of the six badges below.
Click on each badge to learn more.
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