Assembly member John Laird, D-Santa Cruz, today named “green” restaurateur Cindy Walter of Pacific Grove as Woman of the Year for the 27th Assembly District.
Walter and her husband own Passionfish restaurant, the first officially “green” restaurant in Monterey County.
As the first officially “green” restaurant in Monterey County, Passionfish sets an example with a strict policy of sustainable and environmentally friendly purchasing. The staff is knowledgeable about this issue and how it affects what the restaurant uses and serves. Bon Appetit Magazine recognized the Walters as ‘sustainable seafood experts,’ in the “Best of 2006” cover focus published in January 2007.
Yah, save the dolphins, wash the spinach, sustain the raccoons. But what about the poor humans that live near the restaurant? They get blight and blocked sidewalks in the form of way too much trash generated by the first officially “green” restaurant that sends this much trash to the landfill.