7 ways to Green Your Dining out
What's on the menu this evening? Italian or Chinese? Steak or seafood? Diner or four star? Drive-through or sit-down? When contemplating such pressing dining out issues, also consider the eco-impacts of eating away from home.
Organizations that certify restaurants for their green practices—from the organic field greens to the reclaimed wood table to the compost bin—make finding your next green meal easy as pie.
A home-grown, organic dining experience won't leave Mother Earth to foot the bill; locally grown and organic foods reduce pollution, preserve small farms, and don't require toxic chemicals.
Before snagging a fresh catch dinner, check to see if the seafood your restaurant of choice has reeled in is sustainably sourced and environmentally friendly.
With just a few simple actions, you can help your neighborhood hot spot go the way of the green without biting off more than you can chew.
Whether you're in your own neighborhood or traveling the world, choosing a restaurant within walking or biking distance cuts down on harmful vehicle emissions and lets you enjoy the local flavor.
Avoid unsavory carbon dioxide emissions and consume less oil by taking the bus or subway to meet your next dinner date.
Reduce your trashy fast food container habit by bringing your own containers, recycling boxes and other packaging, or avoiding take-out food altogether.