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.
New Haven, CT
Santa Monica, CA
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
The Dogwood Restaurant
Flea Street Cafe
Menlo Park, CA
Main Market Co-op at the Glover Mansion
Something’s Fishy Catering
Taste at the Seattle Art Museum
Tastings Wine Bar & Bistro