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The Pittsburgh Juice Co


3418 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA, 15201
www.pittsburghjuicecompany.com
Email : info@pittsburghjuicecompany.com
Phone : 412-586-5060

County : Allegheny
Neighborhood : Pittsburgh - Lower Lawrenceville
County: Allegheny
Designation Level : Silver Designation
Owner/Manager : Naomi Homison

Sustainability Practices:


General

Points
1 point Mandatory: We will/we pledge to display our Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant designation on our website, menu, and/or marketing materials

Restaurant's statement: Our restaurant will display our Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant designation through our website, menu, and/or marketing materials, and program decal.
1 point Mandatory: We will/we pledge to post the Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant decal in a place visible to restaurant guests

Restaurant's statement: Our restaurant will display our Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant designation through our website, menu, and/or marketing materials, and program decal.
3 points We have adopted a comprehensive sustainability policy

Restaurant's statement: Our comprehensive sustainability policy includes sourcing, packaging, cleaning products and menu restrictions.
3 points We provide sustainability-related training and information to all new and existing employees

Restaurant's statement: Sustainability-related training and familiarity with our sustainability policies is part of the on-boarding process for all employees.
3 points We include updates on our sustainable actions within staff meetings

Restaurant's statement: Staff meetings include updates and understanding of the whys and wherefores of our sourcing and packaging so employees understand how their actions impact the effectiveness of PJC's sustainability policies.
11 Points for General

Waste Reduction

Points
4 points We track the amount of waste our restaurant produces and disposes and our progress on waste reduction

Restaurant's statement: We keep track of how many bags of trash we dispose of each day, how many loads of recycling each week and how much compostable organic waste we produce.
2 points We recycle all of the following materials: paper, glass, plastic, cardboard, and aluminum

Restaurant's statement: We recycle all paper, glass, plastic, cardboard, and aluminum products through a private Waste Management dumpster we keep on the property.
3 points We recycle/donate for reuse some of the following small materials/items: polystyrene/Styrofoam, light bulbs, batteries, aerosol cans, paint, computer systems, hardware, light fixtures, ink and toner cartridges

Restaurant's statement: We recycle/donate for reuse light bulbs, batteries, paint, hardware, light fixtures, ink and toner cartridges.
2 points We buy at least one of the following products in bulk - no individually wrapped/portioned items: straws, to-go cutlery, or condiments used for in-house orders

Restaurant's statement: We buy the following products in bulk - no individually wrapped/portioned items: to-go cutlery, condiments containers.
5 points We compost our food waste

Restaurant's statement: We compost our food waste outside when the weather allows and also donate our food waste to interested parties for compost and for farm animals.
3 points We practice "root-to-stem" or "nose-to-tail" cooking

Restaurant's statement: We strive to utilize every portion of every vegetable, including byproducts of the juice process. For example, when we juice cucumbers and carrots we use the leftover pulp as filling for our Thai Coconut Fresh Rolls.
1 point We post our daily specials or menu on a chalkboard/whiteboard as opposed to printing

Restaurant's statement: We post our daily specials on a chalkboard as opposed to printing.
3 points We have eliminated the use of polystyrene foam or Styrofoam containers (boxes and cups) for take-out use

Restaurant's statement: We have eliminated the use of polystyrene foam or Styrofoam containers (boxes and cups) for take-out use. We use glass for cold beverage items, plastic for raw food items and recycled paper products for hot items.
3 points We purchase paper products and/or containers made from recycled content

Restaurant's statement: We use recycled paper products take out soup, steel cut oats, hot coffee and tea.
2 points We purchase paper products and/or containers that are recyclable

Restaurant's statement: The paper products we purchase for take out use are recyclable.
3 points We purchase plastic products/containers made from recycled content

Restaurant's statement: The plastic containers we purchase for our raw vegan cheesecake, chia pudding and vegan yogurt are made from recycled content.
2 points We purchase plastic products/containers that are recyclable

Restaurant's statement: The plastic containers we purchase for our raw vegan cheesecake, chia pudding and vegan yogurt are recyclable.
2 points We do not serve water that is bottled in plastic

Restaurant's statement: We do not serve water that is bottled in plastic.
2 points If we offer our guests paper self-serve napkins, we use a single output dispenser

Restaurant's statement: If a guest requests a napkin we provide them with a single napkin from behind the counter.
2 points We use a paperless system to process guest orders

Restaurant's statement: We use a paperless ipad based POS system to process guest orders.
2 points We use a paperless ordering and billing for vendors where it is available

Restaurant's statement: We use a paperless ordering and billing system with our organics provider, dry goods provider and our packaging provider.
2 points We use environmentally-friendly cleaning products

Restaurant's statement: We use environmentally-friendly cleaning products.
3 points We serve dine-in food and beverages with multi-use rather than disposable dishware (plates, cups, utensils, ramekins, etc.)

Restaurant's statement: We serve dine-in food and beverages with multi-use rather than disposable dishware.
1 point We pay utility bills electronically (when given the option)

Restaurant's statement: We pay utility bills electronically including waste disposal, internet, phone and electric.
1 point We encourage guests to bring in their own reusable bags, coffee mugs, or containers to package their unconsumed food

Restaurant's statement: We encourage customers to rinse and return their PJC glass beverage bottles and offer incentive by offering $1 credit per bottle returned.
48 Points for Waste Reduction

Water Conservation

Points
2 points We practice water-saving dishwashing techniques: hand scraping plates, pots, and pans before washing, presoaking pans/utensils, only running the dishwasher when it is full, and/or basin style washing

Restaurant's statement: We practice water-saving dishwashing techniques: hand scraping plates, pots, and pans before washing, presoaking pans/utensils and only running the dishwasher when it is full.
1 point We thaw frozen foods in the refrigerator (not with running water)

Restaurant's statement: We thaw frozen foods in the refrigerator (not with running water).
1 point We avoid hosing indoor and outdoor areas. Instead, we use dry cleaning methods followed by a damp mopping

Restaurant's statement: We avoid hosing indoor and outdoor areas. Instead, we use dry cleaning methods followed by a damp mopping.
2 points We regularly check for and repair leaks in our water system

Restaurant's statement: We regularly check for and repair leaks in our water system.
2 points We take necessary precautions to prevent wastewater contaminants produced during exterior cleaning/pressure washing or cleaning of floor mats, trash cans, or equipment from entering storm drains

Restaurant's statement: We take necessary precautions to prevent wastewater contaminants produced during exterior cleaning/pressure washing or cleaning of floor mats, trash cans, or equipment from entering storm drains.
1 point We turn off all kitchen faucets when not in use

Restaurant's statement: We turn off all kitchen faucets when not in use.
9 Points for Water Conservation

Energy Efficiency

Points
2 points We have our HVAC inspected annually to ensure it is in proper working condition and operating efficiently

Restaurant's statement: We have our HVAC inspected annually to ensure it is in proper working condition and operating efficiently.
4 points We have a policy that we only purchase Energy Star equipment or appliances when available

Restaurant's statement: We have a policy that we only purchase Energy Star equipment or appliances when available.
4 points We have upgraded to energy efficient lighting (T8 or T5 flourescents, LED, CFL)

Restaurant's statement: We have upgraded to energy efficient lighting (T8 flourescents).
5 points We use LED bulbs in lighting or emergency exits

Restaurant's statement: We use LED bulbs in lighting or emergency exits.
2 points We turn off non-emergency indoor lights during non-operating hours

Restaurant's statement: We turn off non-emergency indoor lights during non-operating hours.
2 points We turn off lights in unused spaces or have installed sensors/timers to automatically turn them off

Restaurant's statement: We turn off lights in unused spaces or have installed sensors/timers to automatically turn them off.
2 points We regularly clean evaporator and condenser coils on refrigerators (every 3 months)

Restaurant's statement: We regularly clean evaporator and condenser coils on refrigerators (every 3 months).
1 point We maintain the temperature of our hot water heater at 140 degrees or at the lowest temperature consistent with our sanitizing system

Restaurant's statement: We maintain the temperature of our hot water heater at 140 degrees or at the lowest temperature consistent with our sanitizing system.
1 point We turn off all electronic equipment at the end of business or place them in energy saving mode

Restaurant's statement: We turn off all electronic equipment at the end of business or place them in energy saving mode.
2 points We have installed a barrier between the outside air and main entrance (air curtain, foyer, double doors, indoor curtain, revolving door)

Restaurant's statement: We have installed a barrier between the outside air and main entrance (foyer, double doors).
1 point We use natural cooling in place of air conditioning, when acceptable

Restaurant's statement: We use natural cooling in place of air conditioning, when acceptable.
3 points We use daylight sensors or adjust our indoor lighting based on natural sunlight available

Restaurant's statement: We adjust our indoor lighting based on natural sunlight available.
29 Points for Energy Efficiency

People - Community/Consumer Actions

Points
2 points We partner with, fundraise, sponsor, promote or donate to a local community organization, community members, or cause

Restaurant's statement: We partner with, fundraise, sponsor, promote or donate to a local cause including Pittsburgh Film Office, 412 Food Rescue and Heinz History Center.
3 points We provide employment opportunities for residents of the local community

Restaurant's statement: 100% of our employees are residents of the local community.
4 points We are involved with an urban farm or community garden that supplies a portion of our produce

Restaurant's statement: We are involved with Sweetgrass, an urban farm or community garden that supplies a portion of our produce.
4 points We participate in cooking classes, farmer events, or provide educational opportunities for adults or children to promote responsible food choices, culinary skills, food sourcing, meal planning, health and wellness, or other educational purposes

Restaurant's statement: We participate in cooking classes, farmer events, or provide educational opportunities for adults or children to promote responsible food choices, culinary skills, food sourcing, meal planning, health and wellness, or other educational purposes. Classes include presentations at places of employment, schools and farmers markets.
3 points We donate food waste to farmers for animal feed

Restaurant's statement: We donate food waste to farmers for animal feed and are currently seeking new farmers to take our food waste since we have exceeded the needs of previous farmers we worked with.
4 points We help to provide access to healthy, fresh food to people in underserved communities

Restaurant's statement: We help to provide access to healthy, fresh food to people in underserved communities by participating at informational seminars in underserved communities.
2 points There is a secure location to store bicycles at or near our restaurant

Restaurant's statement: There is one bike rack available immediately outside our location.
22 Points for People - Community/Consumer Actions

People - Employee Actions

Points
1 point Our restaurant is owned by someone who lives within the local region

Restaurant's statement: Lawrenceville
3 points We provide employees with at least 11 hours of non-working time between shifts

Restaurant's statement: We provide employees with at least 11 hours of non-working time between shifts.
3 points We provide employees working double shifts with a minimum break time of two hours

Restaurant's statement: We provide employees working double shifts with a minimum break time of two hours.
3 points We provide our employees at least one day off for every five days worked consecutively

Restaurant's statement: We provide our employees at least one day off for every five days worked consecutively.
3 points We offer internal promotions

Restaurant's statement: We offer internal promotions for management positions.
3 points We cross-train employees across different floor and kitchen positions

Restaurant's statement: We cross-train employees across different floor and kitchen positions so that each employee can take on any job at any time necessary.
3 points We provide employees with the ability to move between front and back of house positions

Restaurant's statement: We provide employees with the ability to move between production and customer service positions.
3 points We give raises based on employee performance and responsibility

Restaurant's statement: We give raises based on employee performance at 6 months intervals, as well as responsibility based raises.
2 points We work hard to ensure a diverse and inclusive work environment

Restaurant's statement: We work hard to ensure a diverse and inclusive work environment by providing equal opportunities and encouraging engagement and a sense of purpose.
24 Points for People - Employee Actions

Responsible Sourcing

Points
3 points We use furniture that has been refurbished, remanufactured, is previously used or has been constructed from repurposed materials

Restaurant's statement: We use furniture that has been refurbished, mostly from Construction Junction.
3 points When Energy Star or energy efficient equipment is not available or attainable, we make it a priority to purchase refurbished appliances or equipment

Restaurant's statement: When Energy Star or energy efficient equipment is not available or attainable, we make it a priority to purchase refurbished appliances or equipment, for example our hand sinks and freezer.
2 points We serve certified organic, fair trade, and/or bird friendly coffee and/or tea

Restaurant's statement: We serve certified organic, fair trade, coffee from Building New Hope.
3 points We derive some items or ingredients locally (i.e. cheese, milk, coffee, tea, juice, baked goods, beer, wine, spirits, invasive species, raw baking materials)

Restaurant's statement: We derive some items or ingredients locally: wheatgrass all year round and other produce like cucumber and apple in the appropriate seasons.
3 points We make purchases from a farmer coop, local food hub, or local food purveyor

Restaurant's statement: We make purchases from the East End Food Co-op, Frankferd Farm Foods and Sweetgrass as well as Brenkle's Organics.
2 points We source products from a regionally-based third party supplier

Restaurant's statement: Jordan Banana
3 points We rotate menu items based on seasonality

Restaurant's statement: Pomegranate Punch - autumn Spiced Cider - autumn Berry Watermelon - berries are seasonal
2 points We recognize local farms and/or vendors whose products we source online, on our menu, or through our marketing

Restaurant's statement: We recognize local farms and/or vendors whose products we source through our social media marketing.
3 points We make at least one of the following items in-house: salad dressings, condiments, sauces, jams, jellies, juices, soups, broths, stock, chutneys, syrups, salsas

Restaurant's statement: We make the following items in-house: salad dressings, condiments, sauces, juices, soups.
3 points We make our own non-alcoholic beverages, beer, wine, or spirits (including mixers)

Restaurant's statement: We make our own non-alcoholic beverages, : juice, smoothies and kombucha.
2 points We have adopted a form of a "Meatless Mondays" approach to dining (choose one day/wk to serve meatless specials)

Restaurant's statement: We have adopted "Meatless Monday" marketing practices, though we are meatless everyday.
4 points When in season, we source 16-30% of produce locally (From within a 150 mile radius)

Restaurant's statement: 30%
5 points When in season, we source 31-45% of produce regionally (From within a 400 mile radius)

Restaurant's statement: 35%
8 points We source 46-100% of meats locally (from within a 150 mile radius) OR we do not source meats

Restaurant's statement: We do not source meats.
7 points We source 76-100% of meats regionally (from within a 400 mile radius) OR you do not source meats

Restaurant's statement: We do not source meats.
8 points 46-100% of products we use carry organic certification or are naturally grown

Restaurant's statement: 95% of products we use carry organic certification or are naturally grown.
61 Points for Responsible Sourcing

Nutrition

Points
2 points Our restaurant provides half portions of select menu items or small plates (tapas)

Restaurant's statement: Acai Bowl single (half) or double (full) servings Small Bites Menu: Fresh Rolls, Coco Kabobs, Superfood Pudding/Yogurt, etc
2 points Our restaurant provides vegetarian/vegan fare

Restaurant's statement: Our menu is entirely vegan.
2 points Our restaurant provides menu items or side dishes marketed as healthier, lower calorie options than our traditional menu choices

Restaurant's statement: All menu items are healthy, fresh, organic, vegan and raw.
2 points Our restaurant provides entrée items served with fruits and/or vegetables

Restaurant's statement: Our vegan soups are vegetable based.
2 points Our restaurant provides allergen-free options

Restaurant's statement: Everything we serve is gluten free, dairy free and organic. Everything with tree nuts and soy is clearly marked as such.
2 points Our restaurant provides low-sodium options

Restaurant's statement: Fresh Rolls
3 points Our restaurant provides organic, non-GMO ingredients in beverages or raw baking materials used for food

Restaurant's statement: Our restaurant provides all organic, non-GMO fruit, vegetable and dry good ingredients in juices, smothies and foods.
2 points Our restaurant provides ancient grains (barley, farro, quinoa, polenta, amaranth, spelt, kamut, chia, sorghum, freekeh, teff, millet)

Restaurant's statement: quinoa, spelt, barley, chia
3 points Our restaurant provides alternatives to soft drinks for children's meals

Restaurant's statement: Our restaurant does not provide soft drinks, only alternatives like fresh juice and smoothies.
3 points Our restaurant provides low-fat, low-calorie, low-sugar, or low-sodium options for children's meals

Restaurant's statement: Our restaurant provides low-fat, low-calorie, low-sugar, or low-sodium options for all meals.
2 points We use healthful, plant based oils for cooking and baking (containing predominantly monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats - no trans-fat/partially-hydrogenated oils)

Restaurant's statement: We use olive oil only.
3 points We have satisfied the requirements associated with earning Live Well Allegheny restaurant status. (Note: If your restaurant is located in Allegheny County, completing these requirements will earn you status as a LWA Restaurant in addition to your SPR designation. If your restaurant is located outside of Allegheny County, you will receive points toward your SPR designation by meeting LWA Restaurant requirements.)

Restaurant's statement: We are located in Allegheny County and have completed this assessment.
28 Points for Nutrition