World’s “Most Environmental Restaurant” opens in San Francisco

World's "Most Environmental Restaurant" opens in San Francisco

The Perennial, a new restaurant in San Francisco, claims to beĀ “the most environmental ever.”

Kitchen scraps, for example, are sent to an aquaponic greenhouse across the bay in Oakland, where worms compost the food waste. The worms are then turned into fish food, and the fish help fertilize a crop of greens that are sent back to the restaurant.

Paper menus are printed with ink that can be safely eaten by worms, so when the menus wear out, they’re also sent to the compost bin.

The meat they’ve chosen, from a local farm called Stemple Creek Ranch, is raised using “carbon farming”: when cattle graze on rangeland treated with compost, the process helps grow perennial grasses that can store carbon in their roots.

Read the full article: The “Most Environmental Restaurant In The World” Just Opened

Jeremy Smithhttp://www.jmcsmith.com
Jeremy Smith is the editor and co-founder of Travindy. He is a writer and communications consultant working for a more responsible and sustainable tourism industry. He is the author of two books, writes a fortnightly blog on responsible tourism for World Travel Market, and provides consultancy to a wide range of companies and organisations, ranging from National Parks to individual hotels and tour operators.

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