A core group of local restaurants have chosen to participate in a new initiative sponsored by the Green Chicago Restaurant Co-op in efforts to create more sustainable dining conditions in the Chicago area for restaurant-goers.
Restaurants that choose to seek the “Guaranteed Green” status have one year to prove their sustainability in eight different areas of their businesses: water efficiency, waste reduction and recycling, sustainable furnishings and building materials, sustainable food, energy management, management of disposables, chemical and pollution management and community outreach and training. Each restaurant that receives the “Guaranteed Green” must be certified by either the Green Restaurant Association or Green Seal, two independent, national not-for-profits that have created comprehensive environmental standards for restaurants. Guaranteed Green restaurants will have an emblem placed in their front window next to the logo from the certifying agency.
Read all about it at afreshsqueeze.com.