Rex Rutkoski
July 16,2015

The possibility that the Pittsburgh region could become a national forerunner in the still-emerging restaurant sustainability movement became a reality July 16.

The announcement of the launch of the voluntary Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant program, open to all restaurants, focuses on ways in which establishments “value people and the planet, in addition to profits,” says Rebecca Bykoski, program manager for the nonprofit Sustainable Pittsburgh.

Since the restaurant industry is the second-largest private-sector employer in the United States, and a significant engine of economic growth, the consideration of its environmental, economic and social impacts of operations is crucial, she says.

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