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.
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.