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The Nature Conservancy is Looking for Your Favorite Green Restaurant – Nominations Are Open in Connecticut

Who is serving sustainable seafood or local produce, recycling oyster shells for Long Island Sound or saving energy in their restaurant? And who will get your vote?

NEW HAVEN, CT | May 03, 2012

Got a favorite green restaurant? Cast a vote, let your voice—and stomach—be heard, and give credit where it’s due!

The Nature Conservancy is asking foodies in Connecticut to nominate their favorite green restaurants for the Nature’s Plate Award, a contest to name the people’s choice for each area’s top green restaurant.

Recent trends show a dramatic shift toward sourcing local foods and using more sustainable practices for farming, ranching and fishing. Nature’s Plate offers a way to highlight some of the restaurants that are leading and supporting this trend. Nature’s Plate is brought to you by The Nature Conservancy and sponsored by

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. To participate, visit, click on “Connecticut” and then nominate your favorite green restaurant. You can also learn more about what makes a restaurant green and some of our work in the region.

Nominations are open now and end May 16. Semifinal voting begins June 4 and the winner will be announced June 26.

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.

In addition to Connecticut, state-by-state contests are being hosted by Conservancy chapters in California (SF Bay area, LA), Colorado (Denver/Boulder), Florida (Miami), Illinois (Chicago), New Jersey, New York (NYC), Pennsylvania (Philadelphia), Virginia (Richmond), Washington (Seattle) and Washington D.C.

The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. The Conservancy and its more than 1 million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the Web at

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The Nature Conservancy

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