Do you own or operate a restaurant? Reducing waste, saving energy and using sustainable practices to reduce your carbon footprint may be important to you and your customers. A green restaurant certification program can help your restaurant through assessment, consultation, marketing and public relations assistance. Current and potential environmentally conscious customers will be able to see your establishment as meeting the criteria for green restaurant certification.
Certified Green Restaurants
The Green Restaurant Association (GRA) is a nonprofit organization working to create an environmentally sustainable restaurant industry. With consulting, education, marketing, research, and consumer organizing, the GRA program helps restaurants and their customers understand the environmental challenges facing the restaurant industry, and empower them with clear solutions to combat these environmental issues. The following topics will be assessed to determine the certification level:
- Disposable Products
- Sustainable Foods and Beverages
- Energy Consumption
- Water Efficiency
- Sustainable Buildings
- Waste Reduction and Recycling
- Chemical and Pollution Reduction
After the assessment, a GRA consultant will provide detailed solutions to improve environmental practices, and reach your goals as a restaurant.
Get additional information about the Green Restaurant Association and its certification program by clicking on this link http://dinegreen.com
These Santa Clarita restaurants have successfully participated in the program!
An additional tool that is helpful to restaurants, is the Energy Resource Center offered by The Gas Company. It provides seminars, training, building operator certification, and a food service equipment center where businesses can test equipment before purchasing.
Organics Recycling: Part of being a “Green Restaurant” may include implementing an organics recycling program. Contact Burrtec, the City’s franchised commercial hauler, to discuss a food waste program for your restaurant today at (661) 222-2249.