Going Green: What It Means To Us
Going green means taking responsibility for the impact of our daily restaurant activities on the environment and communities we operate in. To achieve this we continually ask ourselves two
questions: “What simple things can we do to reduce our carbon footprint to help protect the environment and sustain natural resources for current and future generations?” and “How can we positively contribute and celebrate community?”
Over the years we have dedicated ourselves to implementing simple solutions to answer these questions. We were founding members of The Natural Step in Canmore, The Vancouver Aquarium Ocean Wise Program and the Green Table Network. Seven years down the road we are proud to say that all of our restaurants are now carbon neutral (maybe even carbon positive) and every week we do small things to celebrate community in the restaurant.
Our accomplishments include creating a zerowaste integrated menu, composting, using local produce, buying green electricity, using biodegradable take home containers, appointing local heroes, teaching in life skills in local schools and fundraising for local schools and clubs. In 2009, the Better Business Bureau awarded us the “Best Green Business” in Vancouver.
These achievements would not be possible without our partners who keep us in touch with the big picture, keep us stocked up with lots of local produce, buy green electricity, carbon offset and local like minded companies who inspire us. To see a full list of our partners, click here.