13 Dec '11, 7pm

Chicago's Uncommon Ground Named Nation's Greenest Restaurant

Chicago's Uncommon Ground Named Nation's Greenest Restaurant

Curious about what it takes to become the greenest restaurant in the U.S.? Just ask Michael and Helen Cameron. The pair's Uncommon Ground restaurant on W. Devon Ave. in Chicago just earned the title of most environmentally responsible eatery in the nation. Their second location in the Lakeview district came in at No. 2. The two restaurants scored points in every category of criteria to earn 4 Star certifications from the Green Restaurant Association . The 20-year-old nonprofit created the three-tiered rating system to cover seven major impacts: energy use, sustainable food, water, waste, disposables, chemicals and green building. "We are proud to raise the bar and now be the Greenest Restaurants in the country," Helen Cameron said in a statement. "We truly care about operating a Certified Green Restaurant and we challenge restaurants around the U.S. to exceed our record of...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2011/12/13/chicagos-uncommon...

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