Green Hospitality Initiative
The New York State Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NYSRAEF) has been awarded an EPA grant to help to green restaurants in New York City. The focus of the grant is to:
- Promote energy conservation
- Promote water conservation
- Reduce the use of hazardous waste material
- To do all of the above while helping restaurants become more profitable as they green their restaurants
In an industry that has a great opportunity to positively impact our environment, Con Edison, NYSERDA and The Department of Environmental Protection have offered free audits and support to qualifying restaurants to help determine the potential impact of taking green steps. The New York State Restaurant Association Educational Foundation is also offering free Green Training Workshops along with follow up implementation support for interested restaurants as well as offer a Green Hospitality Initiative Workbook free to download.
The restaurant public has become much more educated and sensitive to the green movement over the past few years. More and more, customers are expecting restaurants they frequent to take positive and effective steps to green their establishments. Through this grant, the NYSRAEF wants to support our restaurant community in taking those steps.
If you would like to participate in this Initiative or know of any restaurants who would, please have them contact:
Alan Someck, Environmental Specialist
New York State Restaurant Association Educational Foundation