The Nature Conservancy is asking Durham foodies to nominate their favorite green restaurants for Nature’s Plate, a contest to name the people’s choice for each area’s top green restaurant.
Whether you're a vegan, vegetarian or a meat-eater, it's a good bet the healthiest and tastiest food on your table came from nature. From the oysters growing out in the Pamlico Sound to the tomatoes soaking up the sun at the farm down the road, healthy food demands a healthy planet. And our planet is nurtured when food production is sustainable.
That's why The Nature Conservancy is to working with food producers everywhere and bringing together traditionally unexpected partners in the name of healthy food and a healthy environment, finding solutions that are good for their businesses, for consumers and for nature.
Our work is innovative, pragmatic and – well – delicious! In the Albemarle and Pamlico sounds we’re helping to build oyster reef. We’ve worked with landowners across the state to create more than 225,000 acres of state game lands – providing North Carolinians with the opportunity to serve up the ultimate local food.
You can make a difference by nominating your favorite green restaurant in Durham for a Nature's Plate award. Wondering which restaurants to vote for? Consider eateries that are using sustainable seafood, free-range and grass-fed meat, organic produce, locally sourced food, and tap (rather than bottled) water.
While the contest is focused on restaurants, it’s only the start of a conversation about food, conservation and The Nature Conservancy’s work with farmers, fishermen and ranchers.
Nominations will be open until September 16, semifinal voting will begin October 1, and the winner(s) will be announced October 17.
Bite-sized actions make a big difference for you and the planet. Share your passion to help raise awareness of delicious food that’s good for you and good for the planet.
The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The Conservancy and its more than 1 million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the Web at www.nature.org.
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