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Natural Awakenings Fairfield Cty/Housatonic Valley, CT

Norwalk’s Sugar & Olives Recognized as a Certified Green Restaurant

May 31, 2014 01:17AM

Sugar & Olives has received recognition as a Certified Green Restaurant and boasts three stars from the Green Restaurant Association. It is among a select few restaurants in the U.S. to receive these recognitions. In order to become a 3 Star Certified Green Restaurant, Sugar & Olives has implemented 61 steps and earned 204.83 GreenPoints in six environmental categories: energy, water, waste, food, packaging and chemicals. 

Generally, restaurants generate over 300 million tons of garbage every year. Sugar & Olives has reduced its waste by about 50% through recycling and is 100 percent styrofoam-free. The restaurant buys local, cooks what is in season and generates very little waste. It does not use plastic, serves filtered water in reusable glass jars, lets ingredients shine, buys whole animals from reliable sources and supports local farmers.


For more information, visit or call 203-454-3663. The restaurant is located at 21 1/2 Lois St, Norwalk.