ABOUT PROJECT GREEN FORK

Our Mission

Project Green Fork contributes to a more sustainable mid-south by helping reduce environmental impacts with a focus on strengthening homegrown restaurants.

 

Our History

Project Green Fork was founded in 2008 by Margot McNeely out of concern about the amount of waste generated by restaurants, a desire to contribute to the sustainability of our community, and a passion for supporting local businesses. In 2016, Project Green Fork merged with Clean Memphis to advance the mission to make Memphis a cleaner, greener, and more environmentally sustainable city. National studies indicate that approximately one and one-half pounds of trash are produced for each restaurant meal that is served, and the average restaurant produces 50,000 pounds of garbage per year. Typically, close to 95% of this waste can be recycled or composted. Project Green Fork helps local businesses in the service industry operate more sustainably. Frequenting PGF certified establishments, supports local businesses and promotes environmental sustainability.   

 

Support Our Mission

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  • In addition to plenty of delicious food, live entertainment, and some pretty good company, attendees at tonight's Loving Local 2019 will be some of the first to see the new cans for @memphismadebrew Lime Junt! Come on out to @carolinawatershed tonight (6/13) from! Ticket link in the bio, and we will have tickets available at the door!
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Read about our other participating restaurants, bakeries, cafes, and breweries on our website: ‪www.projectgreenfork.org/lovinglocal/. Loving Local is presented by International Paper and benefits @projectgreenfork . Thanks to all of our additional sponsors!
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Gold Sponsors: @fedex & @olymbecdevelopment
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Silver Sponsors: Colliers International, Gant Systems, Patriot Bank & ServiceMaster
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Bronze Sponsors: Caissa Public Strategy, @highwoods.prop & Wright Medical
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In-Kind Sponsor: @ memphiscashsaver , EVENTOPS & @lsi_memphis
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  • Our friends at @cordeliasmarket provided such a delicious spread for our Fall Fundraiser that we HAD to have them back for this year's Loving Local, which is TONIGHT! Ticket link in bio!
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Cordelia’s Market is a true throwback to the days when your neighborhood grocery was as much of a community center as it was a place to stock your fridge and pantry. Since the day they opened their doors 20 years ago, their mission has been to serve their neighborhood not just by ensuring that all of their grocery needs are met, but also by hosting community gatherings as a way to ensure that the neighborhood has a place to congregate without having to leave “the island.”
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Along with grocery items and a fantastic selection of beer and wine, Cordelia’s has increased the size of their Project Green Fork-certified cafe space and renamed it “Table & Taps.” Cordelia’s Market aims to have an ever-changing menu that caters to their wide range of customer pallets, while producing very little food waste.
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For them, being a good neighbor means following environmentally sustainable practices whenever possible, such as supporting local producers. In February, Cordelia’s became the first local grocery store in the Memphis area to eliminate the use of plastic bags!
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Read about our other participating restaurants, bakeries, cafes, and breweries on our website: ‪www.projectgreenfork.org/lovinglocal/. Loving Local is presented by International Paper and benefits @projectgreenfork . Thanks to all of our additional sponsors!
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Gold Sponsors: @fedex & @olymbecdevelopment
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Silver Sponsors: Colliers International, Gant Systems, Patriot Bank & ServiceMaster
.
Bronze Sponsors: Caissa Public Strategy, @highwoods.prop & Wright Medical
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In-Kind Sponsor: @ memphiscashsaver , EVENTOPS & @lsi_memphis
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#projectgreenfork #pgfeats#pgfcertified #memphiseats#memphismade #901eats #choose901
#‪ilovememphis #memphisfoodie#ediblememphis #lovinglocal2019#cleanmemphis #cleanergreener#sustainablememphis

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