September 03, 2013 - October 17, 2013
Whether you're vegan, vegetarian or meat-eater, the food on your plate has a big impact on the environment. That's why TNC is putting on Nature's Plate - a people's choice contest to highlight local, sustainable food in different parts of the country.
North Carolina has decided to participate this year in the heart of the state and longtime hub for the local food movement, Durham, NC.
While the contest is focused on restaurants, it’s the start of a deeper, ongoing conversation about sustainable food and conservation. The Conservancy works around the globe with people who supply our food – farmers, ranchers, and fishermen – to find conservation solutions that are good for their businesses, consumers and nature.
Here in North Carolina, we are taking this opportunity to promote two aspects of our work that help people eat more sustainably: oyster reef restoration and preservation of hunting and game lands.
You can make a difference by nominating your favorite green restaurant for a Nature's Plate award. Please see our Nature's Plate page for more information about how to nominate your favorite local, sustainable Durham restaurants.
Here's how it will work: