The greenest restaurant in America has come up in Omaha. Christened the Grey Plume, the new green restaurant in the Midtown Crossing Development in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, has already grabbed headlines for recycling and waste reduction.
The restaurant composts, saves energy and water, and has been made out of eco-friendly materials.
The Grey Plume is seasonally driven and has on the menu food prepared out of locally-grown vegetables and livestock. Items such as Red Wattle pork and Nebraska rabbit form part of the menu. The healthy menu changes as per season.
The green restaurant is owned and operated jointly by executive chef Clayton Chapman and Chicago-based chef Michael Howe.
Features include reclaimed building materials, energy efficient lighting and water and energy efficiency measures and it also puts to play recycling and composting programs. The staff here uses non-toxic cleaning materials.
The Grey Plume has been accorded the greenest restaurant in America status by the Green Restaurant Association (GRA). The restaurant has already garnered GRA points and stood out amongst as many as 315 restaurants participating in the certification program.
The restaurant is the first in the whole of the US that has met the Green Restaurant Association’s SustainaBuild standard for having gained good points.