Dine Out and Support Land Conservation in Tennessee on Wednesday, September 13
Eat Green for Tennessee Returns to Music City for its 5th year
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 1, 2017) – Eat Green for Tennessee will return for its fifth year on Wednesday, September 13. The annual fundraiser brings together dozens of restaurants from Nashville, Franklin, Chattanooga and Sewanee, all of which have pledged to donate a percentage of the day’s sales to support The Land Trust for Tennessee and its statewide conservation efforts.
“Eat Green for Tennessee gives all of us a chance to be a part of forever protecting the places that define the character of our state, helping to keep it a vital, inviting place to visitors, businesses and citizens alike,” said Land Trust President and CEO Liz McLaurin. “Fortunately, year after year we’re reminded of the incredible support we have from our restaurant partners and Tennesseans alike.”
During the fundraiser’s five-year history customers and restaurant partners have raised approximately $90,000 for The Land Trust, which works year-round to conserve Tennessee’s green spaces, including its bountiful farmland. Diners can take part in this year’s Eat Green for Tennessee initiative by enjoying breakfast, lunch, dinner and even gift cards at a participating restaurant with no additional fees.
A sample of participating restaurants in Nashville and Franklin include:
- Arnold’s Country Kitchen
- Capitol Grille
- Frothy Monkey
- Little Octopus
- Rolf and Daughters
- Puckett’s Grocery
- 12 South Taproom
- 55 South
- Jackalope Brewing Co.
“Thousands of acres of farmland are lost each year, and my family and I are grateful to know that the farm where we operate our dairy is protected by The Land Trust so it will continue to provide opportunities and benefits to farmers and families like ours for generations,” said Dustin Noble of Franklin-based Noble Springs Dairy, which is also a sponsor of Eat Green for Tennessee.
Since its founding in 1999, The Land Trust has successfully helped to conserve 119,000 acres of green space in Tennessee, including public parks, multiple historic and Civil War sites, view-sheds of places like the Natchez Trace Parkway, and more than 40,000 acres of farmland.
To view a list of participating restaurants in Nashville, Franklin, Chattanooga and Sewanee and learn more about the event, please visit www.eatgreenfortn.org. Restaurants are being added daily.
ABOUT THE LAND TRUST FOR TENNESSEE
The Land Trust for Tennessee is an accredited nonprofit organization founded in 1999 by Tennesseans with offices in Chattanooga and Nashville. The Land Trust collaborates with willing communities, landowners and partner organizations to help support the dynamic heritage, health and character of Tennessee’s diverse communities through the protection of our natural and historic landscapes for present and future generations. In the past 18 years the organization has helped to protect more than 119,000 acres, including working family farms, forest habitats, recreational public land, and many of our natural and cultural resources.
For details about Eat Green for Tennessee 2017 visit http://www.eatgreenfortn.org/ or to learn more about the benefits of voluntary conservation contact the Nashville office at 615.244.5263.