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Take a good look at your dinner plate tonight.
Do you know where your food comes from?

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 Cape Cod 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 working with food producers everywhere. We are bringing traditionally unexpected partners together in the name of healthy food and a healthy environment, finding solutions that are good for their businesses, for consumers and for nature.

You too can make a difference by voting for your favorite green restaurant for a People's Choice Nature's Plate award. Wondering which restaurants to vote for? Consider any or all of the following:

Green Guidelines

  • Sustainable seafood - Uses ocean-friendly seafood that comes from a sustainable source (not depleting fish populations)
  • Free-range and grass-fed meat - Uses meat that is grass-fed, free-range, raised without antibiotics, organic and/or sustainably raised
  • Organic - Uses organic produce or other organic food
  • Local and seasonal - Uses regionally (within 300 miles) or locally (within 100 miles) grown produce
  • Water - Serves tap water rather than bottled water

The Nature Conservancy does not endorse, recommend or certify any restaurant as being green or sustainable.

For further information about sustainable food practices and ingredients, visit:

Monterey Bay Aquarium:
http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr/seafoodwatch.aspx
Eat Well Guide:
http://www.eatwellguide.org/i.php?pd=Home

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