Chicago's visitors and residents can easily identify eco-friendly dining options with the Green Chicago Restaurant Coalition's Guaranteed Green distinction.

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In an effort to enable diners in Chicago to easily identify and support restaurants, caterers and other foodservice operations that have achieved a markedly high level of environmental responsibility, Green Chicago Restaurant Coalition created the Guaranteed Green Chicago program. 

Locations that display the Guaranteed Green 'sprouting fork' decal in their window are guaranteed to be certified by either the Green Restaurant Association or Green Seal, two independent, national non-profits with comprehensive environmental standards. In order to earn certification, establishments must:

  • Achieve significant standards in energy, water and waste reduction
  • Make an effort to purchase environmentally preferable food
  • Use ecofriendly disposables, cleaning products and furnishings

Visit the Green Chicago Restaurant Coalition's website for a full list of Guaranteed Green locations. 

To learn more about the Green Chicago Restaurant Coalition and the Guaranteed Green program, follow @GreenChicago on Twitter, find them on Facebook, or click here to visit the GCRC website.

The Green Restaurant Association has a full list of Chicago Certified Green Restaurants®, with star certification ratings based on a location's energy, food, water, waste and disposables practices.

Green Seal also has a list of restaurants or food services in Illinois that meet the organization's Green Seal GS-55 Standard.



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