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an Environmental conservation nonprofit


an Environmental conservation nonprofit

The mission of Green Chicago Restaurant Coalition is to protect the environment and conserve natural resources by helping Chicago’s foodservice industry, and its supporters, reduce their collective environmental footprint

Our work


Project CAFÉS: a collaborative effort to assess the environmental sustainability of student-run cafés at University of Chicago. GCRC worked to make sound recommendations for for operationalizing sustainability in the cafés with support and research from a quarter-long practicum course, and the University of Chicago’s Office of Sustainability & other partners.

Read more about #GreenChiSports here!

Resources Kit

This Guaranteed Green Business Directory includes foodservice products and related services across 10 categories, from waste management to furnishings. The kit provides the most up-to-date information for the sustainable restaurateur or foodservice industry member. Dig in and enjoy!

Sustainability Assistance

A three month long educational program about how to incorporate sustainable practices into your foodservice operations. This one-on-one program prepares businesses to become qualified for the Guaranteed Green Certification. We cover topics of energy & conservation, environmental third-party certifications sustainable and humane food options, environmental labeling, and other sustainability related issues. Find more details here!

Sustainable food guide

We have created a best practices guide on truly sustainable labels and best choices and alternatives for each food cetegory to ensure guilt-free sustainable shopping! Start your mindful shopping with us today!

Guaranteed green

These Chicagoland foodservice operators have become certified Guaranteed Green by Green Seal or the Green Restaurant Association. Our Sustainability Assistance Program (SAP)  helps prepare businesses for this valuable certification. The sprouting green fork guarantees guilt-free, sustainable dinning that contributes to environmental conservation and a healthier Chicago! Quench your craving with our varied list of Guaranteed Green Locations here!


Our partnerships include varied projects and collaborations with entities like the City of Chicago, Kimpton Hotels, University of Chicago, Kendall College and SustPac 2016. Each partnership offers an experience to reconsider sustainability in the workplace, share knowledge and network for a cleaner, safer planet.



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