Foam Engineers, insulation contractors, are committed to sustainable and green building practices. We are a member of the Missouri Gateway chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). One of the top chapters in the nation, the gateway chapter meets monthly to discuss different issues and create awareness and support for green building practices. In June, Foam Engineers attended the monthly meeting which featured a dining crawl. Maplewood, Missouri’s Special Business District was recently named the nation’s first Green Dining District! The GDA (Green Dining Alliance) handed down this certification.
Attendees of the meeting learned about the GDA and their goals for establishments. They work one on one with restaurants to promote practices of recycling, reducing, and composting food waste. They also work on adding facility energy efficiency, sourcing sustainable & local food, cleaning supplies, and more.
The crawl was hosted by Shlafly Bottleworks in Maplewood, one of the certified restaurants. At the event, local Green Dining Alliance food vendors came to offer samples and showcase their delicious dishes. Then a walking tour took off to visit several of the establishments. Store owners shared the triumphs and challenges that came with transitioning to more sustainable practices.
Foam Engineers applauds this effort to bring sustainability to new heights! To learn more about the Green Dining District, follow this link: http://www.greendiningalliance.org/2014/05/first-green-dining-district/