In honor of Earth Day, we here at DBTH have asked some locals about to discuss what they do to promote sustainability. First up, William Tigertt from Freemans explains how one of our favorite spots keeps it green.
We have several Green initiatives at Freemans:All excellent measures, keeping the food delicious with a minimal impact on the environment. Just like us. Stay tuned for more.
1. All deep fryer grease is recycled into Bio-Diesel.
2. All paper, glass, metal and cardboard is recycled. It's the law, but a lot of small places just dump it for lack of space and effort.
2. 60% of our power comes from Wind and hydro green providers (we're still working on finding vendor for the other 40% - high voltage meter)
3. Our house brand bottled water comes from Maine in re-usable bottles that are sent back and re-filled.
4. Our wine list is mostly European which is uses less energy to mass ship via freighter than trucking wines from California or shipping from Australia. The bulk of our list is also bio-dynamic or organic wine from small estate bottled traditional producers.
5. Our eggs are all organic. Our diary is growth hormone free. We use mostly local producers and labor such as Heritage Foods pork which slaughters 1000 pigs a year versus 1000 pigs a day at large commercial farm.
6. Many of the building materials at Freemans are from reclaimed wood and recycled antiques
7. We keep a small potted garden outside in the Alley which is used for herbs and maintained by local community gardener.
We're constantly looking for new ways to reduce our footprint despite being such a busy neighborhood place.