A New Earth Day

Today marks the 39th anniversary of Earth Day, which was founded by Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin in 1969.  During that time  there was growing concern about the threats of overpopulation and the effect on the environment.  Senator Nelson believed that  environmental issues should play an integral part of the national agenda.

In the past thirty-nine years Earth Day has been observed in a variety of ways:  tree plantings, beautification campaigns,  and the implementation of recycling and conservation programs across the country.  And, in the past few decades, there has been growing interest and understanding around the impact of our food purchasing decisions on our environment.

For the past five years, Chefs Collaborative has partnered with Organic Valley on their Earth Dinner initiative by recruiting member restaurants to host meals in their restaurants around Earth Day.  Earth Dinners are a celebration of our connection to our food, the earth, and one another and provide chefs with a great opportunity to share their passion for local, sustainable, and organic food with the dining public.

This year, we have 17 members hosting Earth Dinners around the country.  Check out the list of participating Chefs Collaborative member restaurants below, or click here to learn how you can host your own Earth Dinner.  Happy Earth Day, and happy eating!

Please call restaurants directly for reservations and information.

American Flatbread
Burlington, VT

Basta Trattoria
New Haven, CT

Border Grill
Santa Monica, CA

Channel Cafe
Boston, MA

Los Angeles, CA

Claire’s Corner Copia
New Haven, CT

Delegates Dining Room at the United Nations
New York, NY
*This is a lunch event

Diane’s Market Kitchen
Seattle, WA

The Dogwood Restaurant
Baltimore, MD

Elephants Delicatessen
Portland, OR

Flea Street Cafe
Menlo Park, CA

Illium Cafe
Troy, NY

Main Market Co-op at the Glover Mansion
Spokane, WA

Sola Restaurant
Chicago, IL

Something’s Fishy Catering
Bethel, CT

Taste at the Seattle Art Museum
Seattle, WA

Tastings Wine Bar & Bistro
Foxboro, MA

Troy, NY

2009-04-29T16:45:28+00:00April 22nd, 2009|Blog, Food news|1 Comment

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  1. Michael April 29, 2009 at 4:01 am

    It’s inspiring to see so many actions. The link between sustainable food initiatives and the fight against climate change needs to be a more prominent discussion point. This is a critical year for action (COP15 in Copenhagen) and your influential audience can help elevate this issue. Thanks for making the connection and thanks for building so many bridges to smarter practices!

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