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All of the Sweet Tomatoes and Souplantation locations have worked with the Green Restaurant Association (GRA), a national non-profit, to earn GreenPoints™ across the six environmental categories of food, water, waste, energy, chemicals, and disposables. About a quarter of the chains’ GreenPoints™ have been earned by sourcing sustainable ingredients that are organic, vegetarian or vegan. [...]




by Guest Blogger on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 · 1 comment

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Our Green Blogger joins us this month to discuss green cleaning products in your life Window Panes and Dirty Drains: Integrating Non-toxic Chemicals Into Your Cleaning Would it ever make sense to use mud to clean a bunch of food that fell on a kitchen floor?  Did you ever see somebody wash her face and [...]

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Our Green Blogger joins us this month to discuss an overview of green dining trends this year. The past few years have seen incredible strides in restaurants becoming more environmentally sustainable.  Just in the past few months, we saw Garden Fresh’s Sweet Tomatoes and Souplantation become the largest chain of restaurants to achieve the 2 [...]

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Eating Low: Sustainable Foods

by Guest Blogger on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 · 0 comments

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Our Green Blogger joins us this month to discuss an overview of the concept of “sustainable foods”, give examples, and highlight Certified Green Restaurants® that have integrated a large amount of vegan and vegetarian options into their menus. Eating Low: Sustainable Foods With Low Environmental Impact With December being such a heavy “eating” month for [...]


Want to go green but don’t know where to start? You’ve come to the right place! I’m Jennifer Fleck, the Communications Manager for the Green Restaurant Association (GRA). The GRA is a national nonprofit organization helping restaurants become more environmentally sustainable. In its 21-year history, the GRA has worked with thousands of foodservice operations, including [...]


Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes Becomes Nation’s First Large-Scale Restaurant Chain to Obtain Green Restaurant Association Certification Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp. Announces Sustainability Efforts Across its more than 120 Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes Restaurants Nationwide SAN DIEGO (Sept. 14, 2011) – Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp., parent company to Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes, announced today its sustainability initiatives and Green Restaurant [...]


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