Green Power Partnership
|Organization Type||Restaurants & Cafes|
|Percentage Green Power||61.1%|
|Purchasing Third-Party Certified Green Power Product?||Yes|
|Awards/Recognition||Green Power Leadership Award 2003|
The Austin Grill, a 2003 Green Power Leadership Award winner, was the first multi-unit restaurant company in the nation to purchase renewable energy certificates for all of its electricity needs. The Austin Grill incorporated its wind power purchase into a company-wide environmental initiative, which also includes a philanthropic partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Austin Grill encourages its patrons to follow its lead. Austin Grill will educate millions of customers who pass through its doors each year about its purchase and encourage them to support wind energy and local environmental initiatives.