Five Connecticut Finalists Announced for Nature’s Plate Award

Vote now for your favorite green restaurant.

NEW HAVEN, CT | October 01, 2013

The Nature Conservancy today announced the five Connecticut finalists for the second annual Nature’s Plate Contest.

Over the past month, people across the country have been nominating their favorite green restaurants. Voters can now choose the winners in participating states and cities from among the finalists.

Voting for the Connecticut winner begins today, Oct. 1, and is open until Oct. 15. Votes can be cast at Voters also can enter a sweepstakes for a $100 gift card at the winning eatery by checking the “I agree to the Sweepstakes Official Rules” box on the voting form.

The finalists for Connecticut are:

G-Zen, Branford
leFarm, Westport
SeaGrass Grill, Branford
Six Main, Chester
ZINC, New Haven

Bite-sized actions can make a big difference for you and the planet. From the oysters growing in the waters off 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.

Share your passion to help raise awareness of delicious food that’s good for you and good for the planet using #naturesplate.

Nature’s Plate is a people’s choice contest for green restaurants, that The Nature Conservancy is leading for the second year in cities and states nationwide including: California (Los Angeles and San Francisco) Colorado, Connecticut, Florida (Miami), Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois (Chicago), Massachusetts (Boston), Minnesota (Minneapolis & St. Paul), New Jersey, New Mexico (Albuquerque and Santa Fe), New York (NYC & Finger Lakes/Central Western), North Carolina (Durham), Ohio (Cleveland), Oregon, Pennsylvania (Philadelphia), Virginia (Charlottesville) and Washington DC.

To vote for your favorite, or for more information about how eating sustainably helps nature, visit

The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, and helping make cities more sustainable. Working in more than 65 countries, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit or follow @nature_press on Twitter.

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James Miller
Senior Media Relations Manager
The Nature Conservancy in Connecticut


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