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Five Finger Lakes Finalists Announced for Nature’s Plate Award

Vote now for your favorite green restaurant.

Ithaca | October 01, 2013

The Nature Conservancy today announced the five Finger Lakes 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, regions and cities from among the finalists.

Voting for the Finger Lakes winner runs Oct. 1 through 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 the Finger Lakes region are:

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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 (Finger Lakes, Hudson Valley, NYC), 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 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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