SoVi and Crown Commons earn 3 Green Stars
Charlotte, NC – SoVi Dining Hall and Crown Commons were recently certified as 3 Star Certified Green Restaurants® by the Green Restaurant Association (GRA), a national nonprofit organization helping restaurants to become more environmentally sustainable. Collectively, the dining halls received 404.54 GreenPoints™ on the GRA’s rigorous certification scale and implemented 116 environmental steps.
Highlights of Green Accomplishments:
- Facilities are Styrofoam free, which keeps harmful chemicals and litter out of our environment.
- Composting food waste and recycling plastics, glass, aluminum, cardboard, and paper can keep up to 90% of waste out of landfills.
- Over 40% of the main dishes are vegetarian, which significantly reduces the carbon footprint associated with our food.
- Not offering bottled water and providing a bottle filling station, encourages students to bring and reuse their own cups and water bottles, therefore not contributing to the 4 billion pounds of plastic bottles that end up in landfills each year.
SoVi's detailed Green Label and environmental steps, here.
About the Green Restaurant Association
The Green Restaurant Association is a national non-profit organization that provides the only official Certified Green Restaurants® mark in the country. Since 1990, the GRA has pioneered the Green Restaurant® movement and has been the leading voice within the industry encouraging restaurants to listen to consumer demand and green their operations using transparent, science-based certification standards. With their turnkey certification system, the GRA has made it easy for thousands of restaurants to become more environmentally sustainable in a profitable manner. The GRA has been featured on CNN, NBC Nightly News, NPR, and in The New York Times, and The Washington Post. For more information visit www.dinegreen.com.