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Simple Green Dining During the Holidays

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Simple Green Dining During the Holidays

With the craziness that comes with the holiday season, you might find that you are short of time and are not able to make the kinds of meals you normally make due to shopping, holiday events, and even out-of-town guests. You might worry that eating out is really not in line with your sustainable food values.

Never fear, as I wrote about for Valentine’s Day, you can have dinner at a Certified Green Restaurant in your city knowing that you are still supporting sustainable food.

The Green Restaurant Association (GRA) certifies restaurants as “green” based on a number of categories and using category specific criteria.

The GRA’s mission is to “create an ecologically sustainable restaurant industry. With this mission in mind, we believe that knowledge is power. For the past two decades, we’ve provided solutions, tools, guidance, and education, proving that change is possible.”

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Judi Gerber

Judi Gerber is a University of California Master Gardener with a certificate in Horticultural Therapy. She writes about sustainable farming, local foods, and organic gardening for multiple magazines. Her book Farming in Torrance and the South Bay was released in September 2008.


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6:20AM PDT on Sep 8, 2012

Thank you

5:56PM PST on Dec 27, 2010

Good article. thanx

7:44PM PST on Dec 26, 2010

thanks....but we only have one restaurant in the area...and it's not i cook...

12:50PM PST on Dec 24, 2010

"Based in Boston, the Green Restaurant Association has recognized 265 restaurants across the U.S. In many of the cities that are travel hubs, such as New York, Atlanta, Chicago (and one in Canada: The Guesthouse Restaurant in Lethbridge, Alta.). And a new Canadian organization, called Leaders in Environmentally Accountable Foodservice, launched last month with its first LEAF-certified restaurant: Calgary’s River Café. For inspiration, Arlene Stein, the co-chair of Slow Food Toronto, recommends contacting B.C.’s Green Table Network, Savour Ontario or the Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance."

1:50AM PST on Dec 24, 2010

It's too bad that all these helpful tools are only helpful if you live in the United States.

4:34AM PST on Dec 22, 2010

Thank you!

6:45PM PST on Dec 21, 2010

I'm fortunate to have at least one green restaurant in our city...

6:32PM PST on Dec 21, 2010


6:30PM PST on Dec 21, 2010

Gift certificates to these kinds of restaurants is a great christmas gift!

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