Napa Climate NOW! Introduces 'Earth-Friendly Eatery/Drinkery’ Program

From fancy and famous to “grab and go” and delivery, Napa Valley offers a broad range of options for enjoying food and drink, and as a world-renowned food and wine destination has become synonymous with setting a higher standard. Napa Climate NOW!’s Waste Reduction Issue Team thinks it’s high time for that standard to be extended to the plate itself and has launched an eye-catching “Earth-Friendly” badge of honor to recognize and promote establishments that commit to more sustainable foodware practices. 

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Napa Climate NOW! is a grassroots, non-partisan group of concerned Napa residents. We advocate a just and socially equitable transition to clean energy, reducing emissions of highly potent climate pollutants, restoring natural climate systems, safeguarding oceans, seas, rivers and other waterways, protecting land and sea ice, and preventing harm due to climate change to the health and well-being of all life on earth. 


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