Chicago’s Uncommon Ground Named GREENEST RESTAURANT in US
This is really impressive!
What spot came in second? Uncommon Ground’s Lakeview location near Wrigley Field.
WE have been a fan of this spot for about 10 years. And they were green and socially responsible, before it was fashionable!
“I’m proud to have in our City of Chicago the Greenest
Restaurant in the Country,” ….“Uncommon Ground is a great example of what our city can do and what our country can do, use water and energy more
efficiently, grow more sustainable food, while boasting the world’s
most sustainable businesses.”
– Mayor Rahm Emmanuel
Uncommon Ground had to pass a number of requirements to achieve the title, but according
to the GRA, it passed 116 environmental steps earning it a four-star
rating, 365 green points and taking the No. 1 spot in seven categories.
Owners Michael and Helen Cameron were recognized for
their use of solar panels and reclaimed wood, building the nation’s
first organic rooftop farm, turning used fryer oil into biodiesel fuel
and so much more.