Nominate Your Favorite ‘Green’ Restaurant for a Nature’s Plate Award Today!

shoutoutThe Nature Conservancy is asking OpenTable diners to nominate their favorite green restaurants for a Nature’s Plate award, a contest to identify the people’s choice for an area’s top green restaurant.

Wondering which restaurants to vote for? Consider eateries that are using sustainable seafood, free-range and grass-fed meat, organic produce, locally sourced food, and tap water (rather than bottled water).

While the contest is focused on restaurants, it’s only the start of a conversation about food, conservation, and The Nature Conservancy’s work with farmers, fishermen, and ranchers.  To participate, click on your city  and then nominate your favorite green restaurant. You can also learn more about what makes a restaurant green.Continue Reading

2012 Nature’s Plate Award People’s Choice Winners Announced

Green restaurants are good for diners and the communities in which they do business.

The Nature Conservancy has just announced  the winners of the 2012 Nature’s Plate People’s Choice Awards. Based on your votes, the Best Green Restaurants are:

Congratulations to all the winners, each of whom makes sustainability a priority every day!

Vote for The Nature Conservancy 2012 People’s Choice Nature’s Plate Award!

Help rock The Nature Conservancy rock the vote for the nation's Best Green Restaurant of 2012!

The Nature Conservancy has just announced the finalists for the Best Green Restaurants! Based on your nominations, it is now your turn to cast your vote for the best green restaurants in ColoradoConnecticut, Los AngelesNew Jersey, New York, Philadelphia, Richmond, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. Nominees include A Toute HeureFounding Farmers, Gather, and The Kitchen, among others.

Vote today to help spread the word about sustainability — and to acknowledge the restaurants in your area that go above and beyond to serve ‘green’ cuisine!