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Apply to be a Coastal Connection Restaurant

Steps to Apply:

  1. Review the requirements for one, two, and three sea star and assess your restaurant's eligibility.
  2. When you are ready, fill out the Coastal Connection Restaurant web application.
  3. Someone from the Office of Sustainability will contact you for next steps!

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Application Questions:

Restaurant information:  

Restaurant Name, address, Contact Name, Email, Phone Number:

Blue Sea Star (check all that apply)

  • Provide straws by request only.
  • Use reusable tableware for onsite dining.
  • No polystyrene foam
  • No plastic bags
  • Regularly offer sustainable food choices.

Gold Sea Star (Check all that apply)

Achieve at least two of the following to get the gold:

  • Take away containers are not plastic (aluminum, fiber, bagasse, etc)
  • No plastic cutlery is provided or provided by request only
  • Provide environmental education for staff and/or customers.
  • Recycles or diverts at least one waste stream
  • Water fixtures are high efficiency (e.g. Watersense)
  • Implemented energy efficiency practices
  • Install energy efficient fixtures and appliances (e.g. EnergyStar)
  • Reduce light pollution from outdoor lighting.
  • All seafood is a Monterey Bay Seafood watch "best choice" or "good alternative."
  • Put strategies in place to reduce food waste.

 Provide a description of any additional practices or additional detail on the actions above: