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NRA Launches Enhanced Conserve Sustainability Website

The National Restaurant Association has re-booted its Conserve website, which educates operators about sustainability and showcases how applying “greener” business practices will save money and help protect the environment.

The revamped website offers videos, case studies, best practices and personal accounts of operators becoming more sustainable, reducing energy and water consumption, decreasing food waste, recycling, composting and operating businesses in environmentally and economically responsible ways.

“Practicing sustainability is no longer a trend, but an important aspect of the restaurant industry’s daily operations,” said Scott DeFife, the NRA’s exec. v.p.-Policy and Government Affairs. “With this new and improved website, we are well on our way to helping restaurateurs increase their efficiency, reducing the amount of energy, water and waste they generate while saving money and being environmentally aware at the same time.”

Jeff Clark, Conserve’s program director, said the redesign was driven by the goal of engaging operators who would use the site as a guide moving forward and refer to it often once they are immersed in their own sustainability plans.

The NRA created the Conserve sustainability program in 2009 as an educational tool for its members on how to reduce energy, water and waste while saving money and resources at the same time. More than 230 restaurant locations currently use the program.

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