Monthly Archives: April 2011

500Gallons Interview with Dr. Kevin Danaher

It was well worth driving up to San Francisco the other day.  Traffic notwithstanding, we made it to meet with Dr. Kevin Danaher.  Kevin was very generous with his time and the Founder and Executive Producer of the Green Festival, … Continue reading

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Green Certifications and Branding – What Can Restaurants Cook Up

No one is arguing the fact that going green and employing sustainable practices in restaurant operations benefits the environment.  For that matter, owners are even aware of the benefits to the pocket book that environmentally friendly practices can deliver.  So, … Continue reading

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When Zagat says ‘Don’t Open a Restaurant’

I was tuned in to ‘Talk of the Nation’ just yesterday and Neal Conan decided to feature Nina and Tim Zagat of Zagat.com fame!  What a treat.  The conversation all of about 20 minutes was rich in content, and stories that users … Continue reading

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Counting Calories and Restaurant Waste

Last year in December TED published a video of legendary chef and restaurateur Arthur Potts Dawson talking about his efforts at creating a sustainable restaurant.  This has to have been one of the most illuminating talks that no restaurant owner can afford to … Continue reading

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Spring Step to the Green Festival San Francisco, April 2011

It was the perfect day to head out to San Francisco for the Green Festival.  I could tell spring was very much in the air after the recent torrential rains we received just a few weeks ago.  We bundled our little … Continue reading

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In 2012 Let Maya Teach You Green!

My dad used to tell me “Son when you think of the future, make sure you look into the past.  Hiding in there you may see what has been and is to be”.  It did not make a whole lot … Continue reading

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WDGG – Where Did (That) Grease Go: Part II

A couple of days ago I wrote part I of Where Did (That) Grease Go If you haven’t read it already, I strongly urge you traverse that link.  Today, I want to focus deeper on what options a typical restaurant/food-service enterprise has … Continue reading

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