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NRA, CRFA Partner Up, Launch Conserve Initiative In Canada

Top restaurant business associations in the U.S. and Canada are partnering up. The National Restaurant Association and the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association have signed an agreement to launch a Canadian version of the NRA’s Conserve Sustainability Education Program. The Conserve program is an online resource designed to initiate and inspire environmentally friendly actions to improve an operation’s bottom line by reducing energy, waste and water.

The initiative, customized for the Canadian market, will provide operators with online tools and information to become more environmentally friendly in areas ranging from energy use to waste management. It will be launched this fall.

“The Conserve program will be an important resource for operators across our country,” stated Garth Whyte, CRFA’s president and CEO. “Environmental sustainability is a growing area of interest for our members and their customers. We look forward to leveraging Conserve’s best practices and lessons into a uniquely Canadian program that will help our members reduce their environmental footprint, as well as saving them time and money.” CRFA has more than 30,000 members representing restaurants, bars, caterers, institutions and other foodservice providers.

“We are so pleased to begin this partnership with our friends in the Canadian restaurant and foodservice industry,” said Dawn Sweeney, NRA president and CEO. “[We] launched the Conserve initiative to raise awareness and provide resources to every U.S. restaurant operator regardless of size, and it has been exciting to see how Conserve has grown in just a few short years.”

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