HOUSTON FRIENDS, stay tuned!

When possible, buying local is best. Sustain Local wants to highlight local businesses that prioritize sustainability.

Restaurants highlighted must follow Surfrider’s Ocean Friendly Restaurants criteria:

  • No expanded polystyrene use (aka Styrofoam).

  • Proper recycling practices are followed.

  • Only reusable tableware is used for onsite dining, and disposable utensils for takeout food are provided only upon request.

  • No plastic bags offered for takeout or to-go orders.

  • Straws are provided only upon request.

And choose a minimum of two of these criteria:

  • No beverages sold in plastic bottles.

  • Discount is offered for customers with reusable cup, mug, bag, etc.

  • Vegetarian/vegan food options are offered on a regular basis

  • All seafood must be a ‘Best Choice’ or ‘Good Alternative’ as defined by Seafood Watch or certified as sustainable.

  • Water conservation efforts, such as low-flow faucets and toilets, are implemented.

  • Energy efficiency efforts such as LED lighting and Energy Star appliances, are in place.

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We will also be highlighting local stores that:

  • sell sustainable goods similar to what we have in our “shop”

  • sell wooden, metal, or vintage toys

  • gift wrap using plastic-free materials

  • sell in bulk

  • are amazing resell shops (vintage clothes, kids apparel, etc.)

Do you know of restaurant or shop suggestion?

Thank you for helping us become a great local resource for all who want to live, shop and eat more sustainably.