Spring for Support Restaurant Rally3/17/2010
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Spring for Support:
Restaurant rally to support The American Center for Sustainability on March 20th, 2010
The American Center for Sustainability (ACS) will be hosting and benefiting from the Spring for Support Restaurant Rally on Saturday March 20, 2010. This event will raise funds for expanding the Annual Plant Project and further development of community programs led by ACS.
Patrons and restaurant goers will be able to participate in ACS’s Spring for Support Restaurant Rally by visiting specific Portland eateries on March 20, 2010. A percentage of proceeds earned that day at each restaurant or café will support The Annual Plant Project for 2010 as well as the expansion of community programs ACS is seeking to institute.
Contributing restaurants are locally owned and work to support local farms as they enhance Portland’s local economy.
Participating restaurants include Portland staples such as: Bridgeport Brewpub, Trébol Restaurant and Tequila Bar and Bete- Lukas Ethiopian Restaurant. As well as, Papa G’s Vegan Organic Deli and Proper Eats Market & Café,
Founded in 2006, The American Center for Sustainability is a Portland based, volunteer powered 501c3 non profit organization whose goal is to help develop a more sustainable, local food web across Oregon. ACS believes that many of today’s issues can be resolved in the backyards and green spaces found in urban and rural communities.
Launching projects such as the Annual Plant Project, which provides free plant starts to Oregon non profit organizations; ACS hopes to not only provide nutritious plants but additionally encourage education and skill building through community gathering spaces. “Through our commitment to fresh air, clean water, healthy soil and food security we believe that collectively we can shift the ‘American Dream’ into a sustainable reality,” said Ken Burrow, founder of the American Center for Sustainability.
Since its inception in 2007, The Annual Plant Project has distributed more than 100,000 free seedlings to Oregon non profit food initiatives.
Participating Restaurants: Bete- Lukas Ethiopian Restaurant, Bridgeport Brewpub, Chaos Café and Parlor, Echo Restaurant, Papa G’s Vegan Organic Deli, Proper Eats Market & Café, Bethany’s Table, Trébol Restaurant and Tequila Bar
Written by: The American Center for Sustainability. Edited by GreenPosting