Dining Out

gloss_diningout_0820
 
For many of us, dining out is an inevitability in today's society. Unfortunately, restaurants are huge sources of excess and waste. Not only is food wasted, but water, energy and resources (like paper and other materials used to make containers and packaging) are, as well. This is bad news for the planet because it depletes resources and contributes to CO2 emissions and climate change.
 
Many dining establishments are part of the movement to improve the environmental-friendliness of the industry. Restaurants have started buying energy credits, running on alternative energy, conserving water and materials, buying and serving local food and many other green efforts. Diners can also work toward making it a greener experience by not wasting food, drinks and materials and frequenting local and sustainable eateries. (Photo: Flickr)

For Mother's Day, a steamy romance novel starring … Colonel Sanders?

Philly shines at James Beard Awards

Is your favorite restaurant on the James Beard Award finalist list?

Go ahead, order the least expensive bottle of wine on the menu

Get this lady some vegan schmear, stat!

McDonald's just reinvented the straw (and it's pretty cool)

Free meals served with a side of respect

Panera says its food is now 100 percent clean

IKEA launches DIY dinner party venue in London

Want to help earthquake victims? Eat for Italy

5 fine-dining options in national parks

Kellogg's cafe to dish up 'artisanal' cereal

SPONSORED