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Food & Drink Digital

June 11, 2012 13:56 ET

Restaurants Go Green in Food & Drink Digital

Food & Drink Digital's May 2012 Issue Looks at the Ins and Outs of Becoming a Green Certified Restaurant

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 11, 2012) - Green Certified: it's a nice-sounding title, and it's one that more and more restaurants are looking into. There are Green Certified restaurants in 44 states and Canada, ranging from standalone spots to dining halls for the likes of Harvard College and Microsoft. Just last September, Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp. -- parent company to Sweet Tomatoes and Souplantation -- signed on as the first national restaurant chain to gain Green Restaurant Association's Two Star certification across the board. But what does it all mean?

"What we do is a six-pronged approach to helping restaurants become more environmentally sustainable," says Green Restaurant Association CEO Michael Oshman, on the phone from GRA headquarters in Boston. "First and foremost, what we do is help restaurants define where they are right now in relationship to our certification standards, which include energy, water, waste, disposal of chemicals, food, and building."

To find out how the Green Restaurant Association is helping businesses get greener, as well as the challenges and benefits of the process from a business that's gone through it, check out the full article in the May 2012 edition of Food & Drink Digital.

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Food & Drink Digital is a pioneering digital media site for food and drink professionals and executives, featuring all aspects of managing a production based environment. Food & Drink Digital covers solutions that enable global businesses to improve the way they manage their operations, people, technology, and supply chains. Food and Drink Digital is the industry-dedicated arm of the White Digital Media Group. Founded in 2007 by entrepreneur Glen White, White Digital Media retains a diversified portfolio of websites, magazines, daily news feeds and weekly e-newsletters that leverage technology to innovatively deliver high-quality content, analytical data, and industry news.

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