The Green Dining Alliance, an initiative of earthday365, is committed to working with restaurants in the St. Louis region to reduce their environmental impact.
The GDA puts a strong emphasis on reducing, recycling, and composting restaurant waste, operating facilities with energy efficiency, water conservation, education and awareness, and sourcing sustainable food, to-go ware, cleaning supplies.
GDA Core Concepts:
Phase in efficient lighting
Set goals for waste reduction
Share baseline data with GDA
Train + educated staff about waste diversion
Get certified in 4 Easy Steps:
Commit to the Core Concepts
Schedule a GDA on-site evaluation
Score at least 100 points on the evaluation
Pay membership fee ($250 for the first year, then $200 annually).
Webster Groves Green Dining Alliance Microgrant Program
To support area restaurants in lowering their environmental impact, the City of Webster Groves is offering microgrants to food service establishments that get certified with the Green Dining Alliance.
All food service establishments are eligible!
Once businesses have committed to the Core Concepts, applicants can apply via the City’s form online.
Awards will be paid upon the applicant’s demonstrated commitment.
Microgrants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until the $50,000 funding source is obligated.
Available Grants from Webster Groves
Reduce Microgrant: $1,000
Helps cover baseline steps such as:
Eliminating Styrofoam products.
Utilizing single-stream recycling.
GDA membership fee.
Recharge Microgrant: $3,000
Helps offset high cost of energy improvements such as: