34° North Restaurant becomes Eastern North Carolina’s first full-service green restaurant

34° North Restaurant is the first full-service restaurant in Eastern North Carolina to join and become certified in the NC GreenTravel Initiative, a program that recognizes state travel-related businesses that employ healthy environmental practices.

34° North Restaurant , located in Beaufort, North Carolina, qualified for recognition through the program because of its green practices.

“NC GreenTravel Initiative is proud to welcome 34° North Restaurant as a recognized sustainable travel business,” stated Tom Rhodes, NC GreenTravel program coordinator.

“We are particularly excited to recognize them as the very first full-service restaurant in Eastern North Carolina to become a part of the NC GreenTravel Initiative,” he said.

Today, more and more people are planning getaways around food. They are looking for much more in the way of food-and wine-focused travel than ever before.

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“34° North Restaurant promotes locally-sourced food that allows for a unique coastal North Carolina experience for those visiting Beaufort,” stated Peter Grills, general manager of the Beaufort Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member. “We pride ourselves on working with businesses offering fresh, local products and supporting our local fishermen and farmers,” he said.

The NC GreenTravel Initiative has been created to recognize those businesses in the travel industry in North Carolina that have established and adhere to a set of guidelines that protect the environment. The initiative has been developed through a partnership of the North Carolina Division of Environmental Assistance and Customer Service; The Center for Sustainability at East Carolina University; Visit North Carolina and the Waste Reduction Partners program.

The NC GreenTravel Initiative is a free program to help promote robust economic growth and environmental stewardship in the travel and hospitality sector through the recognition of “green” travel-oriented businesses.

The NC GreenTravel website provides a list of NC GreenTravel businesses including lodging, dining, attractions, and parks.

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