It was as a 19-year-old that Michael Oshman had had enough, becoming totally dissatisfied with his impact as a consumer, particularly when he would visit restaurants and see all the waste occurring around him. Right then he put together the idea for the Green Restaurant Association, an organization that creates a systemic change for businesses to make the proper eco-choices by saving energy, saving water and cutting waste. Twenty-three years later, restaurants in 47 states and across Canada are proud members.
“The foodservice industry is about one-eighth of the American economy,” Oshman reveals. “It has a huge impact financially and environmentally. When people choose to dine out they’re making an incredible impact on water and energy.
December 30, 2013
In an effort to green its properties across the Americas, InterContinental Hotel Group is now branding 26 of its in-hotel restaurants in its nine-brand portfolio as "certified green."
December 13, 2013
The Green Restaurant Association creates a systemic change for businesses to make the proper eco-choices by saving energy, saving water and cutting waste.