The Nature Conservancy is asking foodies in Hawai'i and across the country to nominate their favorite green restaurants for Nature's Plate, the organization's second annual people's choice contest. Whether you're a vegan, vegetarian, or a meat-eater, it's a good bet the healthiest and tastiest food on your table came from nature. From the taro loi that provides yummy poi to the apple bananas soaking up the sun at the farm in the country, to locally raised beef--healthy food needs a healthy planet.
Nominations will be open through Monday, Sept. 16, semifinal voting will begin Oct. 1, and the winner(s) will be announced Oct. 17.
Some of our food-related conservation solutions in Hawai'i are among our most innovative and pragmatic, stated The Nature Conservancy's press release.
While the contest is focused on restaurants, it's only the start of a conversation about food, and the organization's work with farmers, fishermen, winemakers and ranchers. To vote, visit nature.org/naturesplate13, click on Hawai'i and nominate your favorite green restaurant.
To learn more about what makes a restaurant green, visit www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/naturesplatehi.xml.