Below are helpful resources for a better understanding of how to be sustainable.
Produce and plant-based options
- United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Federal government department that provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition and related issues based on public policy, the best available science and effective management.
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - U.S. government agency that protects human health and the environment.
- Green Restaurant Association (GRA) - An industry group committed to sustainability that encourages restaurants to green their operations using transparent, science-based certification standards.
- EPA - U.S. government agency that protects human health and the environment.
- Nourish Now - Specializes in food recovery and provides donations from grocers, caterers, restaurants, bakeries and other food donors for the benefit of children, families, and the elderly, shelters, food pantries and more.
- DC Food Recovery Week - Annually, the DC government leads this initiative to push to reduce the 40 percent of food that’s wasted in the United States.
- DC Food Policy Council (FPC) - A coalition of public and government food leaders appointed by Mayor Bowser to create a just, healthy, equitable and sustainable food system for all.
- Zero Waste DC Plan - Join DC's ambitious Zero Waste goal for the city, meant to divert 80 percent of solid waste away from landfill and waste-to-energy by 2032
- ReuseDC - DC government-led initiative to know where to repair, donate and shop for second-hand household items. Also supports food recovery and item exchanges with neighbors.
- Zero Food Waste Coalition - Brings consumers, businesses, and government together to build momentum and alignment on food waste policy. State policy toolkit
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