1THING: Going Out To Eat? Check Out These Pittsburgh Sustainable Restaurants:

Rachel Kalas
October 09, 2019 - 8:18 pm

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When it comes to dining out in Pittsburgh, there are so many delicious options throughout the city that it can sometimes be hard to decide where to go.

If you are looking for a way to narrow your search, we have a list for you of places to check out that are “good for people, the planet, the restaurant industry, and our economy”!

These are the restaurants that have landed on the list of Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurants.  

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According to the website, the nearly 150 restaurants on the list are recognized as a leader in southwestern Pennsylvania “by demonstrating a commitment to take economic, environmental, and social actions that befit the region.”

There are four levels, “based on points achieved relative to number of actions satisfied.”

From the Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant website, these actions include: Some of these actions include:

  • Attracts more satisfied customers and employees
  • Gains good PR in the community while strengthening its bottom line
  • Saves money, avoids costs, and conserves resources
  • Operates with concern for people and the planet
  • Contributes to local farms and businesses, food security, nutrition, and health
  • Belongs to a restaurant community positively impacting the environmental quality, social equity, and economic prosperity of our region

And while environmental impact is important, the Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurants are also looking at impact how these restaurants are better our society and region, by waste reduction, water conservation, energy efficiency, and more.

For a list of Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurants, click here

 

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