New Sustainable Food Business Pledge Program

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On April 25th, 2018, twenty-five owners & staff members of MDI restaurants, cafes, take-outs & catering companies …

... came together with A Climate to Thrive (ACTT) at Havana.  Our quest was to find effective, practical and economical ways to tackle the growing environmental and health crisis of single-use plastic waste and to help each other move our sustainable practices further.

We developed a simple local pledge program about reducing plastic and styrofoam, and, in the first season, 51 food businesses have committed to adopt at least 4 of the 6 sustainable practices in the pledge (as soon as old supplies ran out). Look for the Sustainable MDI decals on doors and windows.

The pledge is open to any business on or around MDI that sells prepared food - including markets that sell food and/or drinks to go. The pledge form includes some helpful info from our resource sharing and research.  In 2019 we plan to update the pledge and create an additional one for inns, B&Bs and hotels.

You can check out and take the pledge here.

Please consider joining us or encouraging your favorite businesses to pledge!

For more info, contact Jill Higgins, ACTT Co-Coordinator  207-664-4040