GRAS' mission is to make Sacramento the #1 sustainable food community in California, a model for other cities
With our partner restaurants, we are creating a new model for sustainable food communities, and receiving much interest from cities around the country. GRAS offers programs that build awareness and develop best practices for the local community, schools, and the restaurant industry.
GRAS is seeking an integrated marketing campaign to raise the profile of sustainability, champion the practices of our partner restaurants, and illustrate how each of us can play a role against climate change. With better exposure and reach, and a commitment from all, we hope to increase our donations and sponsors, our number of volunteers and pitch our upcoming events and fundraisers.
Our foremost program addresses new California legislation mandating the diversion of organic waste from the landfill. ReSoil is (designed to be) pedal-powered community compost network that collects food scraps from 17 restaurants to build healthy soil at over twenty-four urban farms and community, school and church gardens. 307,954 lbs diverted = approx. 94,000lbs methane eliminated ReSoil is a closed-loop program for utilizing food waste resources in the community - building healthy soil to grow nutritious food, grow food security and wellness, fight the drought, and combat climate change. ReSoil Sacramento presents a boutique Farm-to-Fork-to- Farm model dedicated to empowering our communities, and feeding our local Urban Ag Movement.
GRAS is working with the Cal EPA - Air Resources Board, Cal Recycle, and the County of Sacramento - Solid Waste Authority, and Californians Against Waste to ensure that community composting can be fully permitted in Sacramento and throughout the State. GRAS teaches the benefits of composting at numerous school classes, workshops and community demonstrations such as State Fair and F2F Festival, and offers a community compost collection at the weekly Midtown Farmers Market.