Dining at Microsoft - Puget Sound
3 Star Certified Green Restaurant®
Certified Since: 2008
The Green Restaurant Association (GRA) is a national environmental non-profit that helps the restaurant industry become more sustainable in the areas of water, energy, waste, disposables, food, chemicals, and building materials. The GRA to provides a transparent way to measure each restaurant’s environmental accomplishments.
What does it mean to be a 3 Star Certified Green Restaurant®? It means that we completed enough environmental steps in the GRA’s seven environmental categories to reach over 175 GreenPoints™.
Here are some of our notable steps:
Energy Star equipment, which is 30-40% more efficient than traditional models
Over 48% of our monthly food purchases are vegan
Comprehensive recycling and composting program
Use of high efficiency pre-rinse sprayers and aerators, which save water and energy
No bottled water offered on site
No use of polystyrene foam (aka Styrofoam™)
Compostable plates, cups, and take out containers