Manito restaurant becomes greenest restaurant on West Coast | Environment
They are famous for serving at least 50 beers on tap and their organic meal selections but a South Hill restaurant is now famous for becoming the greenest restaurant on the West Coast.
The Green Restaurant Association (GRA) recently announced Manito Tap House (located on 29th and Grand Blvd.) has been certified as a 4 star green restaurant. The GRA looks for restaurants who work to fit their curriculum for working towards becoming green. Some of the thing the association looks for includes using local organic products and using environment friendly utilities. In order for restaurant to qualify, they must implement at least 84 steps on the curriculum. The GRA said the Manito Tap House scored above that curriculum with a score of 225 percent.
The restaurant's recent certification now makes it one of nine certified green restaurants in the United States. It has also become the greenest restaurant on the West Coast.
Here are some of the steps the restaurant has taken to make it more green:
- Near-Zero Waste Restaurant.
- High Efficiency Equipment
- Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) and T8 Lamps
- Organic, Vegetarian, Vegan and Local Food Purchases
- Recycled and Bio-Based Disposables
- IPM Certified Pest Control Company
- Sustainable Merchandise and Uniforms
- Recycled, Reused and Salvaged Building Marterials
You can see a detailed list of all their environmental steps here.
To read more about Manito Tap House click here.