By Chef Scott Leibfried - POSTED ON 18 June 2012
CATEGORY: Chef Scott
Making an effort to “go green” can seem a daunting task – kind of like losing weight! But just like dropping those pounds, going green begins just one step at a time. If we each do one or two simple things consistently, like taking reusable bags to the grocery store or recycling at home, it makes a recognizable impact.
Many environmentally aware consumers have not only made changes in their personal lives, but also seek out like-minded businesses, especially restaurants. As an industry, restaurants have made great strides in the corporate social responsibility arena.
At Arch Rock Fish, my restaurant in Santa Barbara, we also make an effort to do our part. We separate and recycle all of our glass and aluminum, collect our cooking oil and recycle that as well, and partner with a certified green linen company.
Additionally, the majority of the vendors that we purchase from are in the Santa Barbara area, therefore reducing our carbon footprint and, in turn, supporting our community.
What are some simple things that you can do to “go green?”
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