Sustainable Food Service Organizations
Food Service Technology Center (FSTC)
The FSTC is the reason there is even an option of energy efficient commercial foodservice equipment. They have avocated for energy efficiency in the industry and done the scientific testing needed to create the current efficiency standards. Their web site should be a first stop for anyone interested in energy efficiency for foodservice operations. They not only cover cooking and refrigeration equipment, but also cover lighting and ventalation and provide cost calculators, free seminars and a plethora of additional resources. (Besides this site) They are the major player in sustainable foodservice operations.
Green Lodging News
GLN is an on-line publication, which focuses exclusively on environmental issues that relate to the lodging industry. The site offers news, articles, products, money-saving tips and various resources for the lodging industry.
Green Restaurant Association
The GRA is a non-profit organization which helps restaurants become more environmentally sustainable through research, consulting, education, marketing and community organizing. The GRA also offers a green restaurant certification.
Leaders in Environmentally Accountable Foodservice (LEAF) is a nation-wide third-party sustainability and certification program for restaurants and foodservice establishments in Canada. They help the foodservice industry reduce their environmental impact, and recognize them for doing so.
Green Table is a for-profit organization based in Vancouver BC. They offer a green restaurant certification through a membership based program in the Vancouver and surrounding area.
Thimmakka is a non-profit organization that works directly with the Bay Area Green Business Program to help local restaurants become more environmentally sustainable. The offer a green restaurant certification to businesses that comply with Green Business guidelines.
Sustainable Restaurant Association
The Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) is a British not-for-profit membership association, providing restaurants with advice and support to help them navigate the whole spectrum of sustainability issues.
For a list of organizations dealing specifically with food and farm related issues, see the Food section of this web site.