Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Finding a Good, Sustainable Eatery

Having trouble finding a local foods restaurant in Minnesota?
Want to travel to the countryside but fear not finding "green" folks?

Good news!

The folks at Renewing the Countryside have developed a pretty cool map of "green" places in Minnesota.

From the site:
The Green Routes website is an easy-to-use tool to help you find one-of-a-kind places to eat, play, shop, sleep, and learn. Use the map to find a destination, or add filters by clicking the categories above.

According to Jan Joannides, Executive Director at Renewing the Countryside, in addition to the web page, "Seven Green Routes glove-box maps, featuring 180 destinations, were developed and printed in conjunction with regional partners. Nearly 28,000 glove-box maps were distributed. In 2007, 350 people signed up to take the Green Routes challenge, committing to visiting at least five Green Routes destinations within a year. We also launched the monthly Green Routes e-newsletter in the summer of 2007..."

Unfortunately, the maps don't show places in the Twin Cities, but as far as the rest of the state goes, there's a lot to offer on the map.

[where: Local Food, St. Paul, Twin Cities, Minnesota]

1 comment:

Karen said...

Hey Marie - it was great to run into you on Friday! Small world that I worked on a research project for RTC in grad school, and Nate works on the Green Routes site for them!