Throwback Thursday: 1989

Taste of Green Throwback Thursday: 1989

Taste of Green November 14

Earthday365 will host its annual Taste of Green fundraising party from 6–9pm on Thursday, November 14 with the theme, Throwback Thursday – 1989! The celebration will take place at the event space at St. Louis ArtWorks, 5959 Delmar in the Loop East, and feature food tastings and drinks by 25 restaurants in the Green Dining Alliance, an earthday365 program which helps local restaurants reduce their environmental impact.

Festivities will include ‘80s mix-tape music, a silent auction, and Thanksgiving-themed raffles, free caricatures, and more! 1989 was the year of St. Louis’ first Earth Day Festival. In honor of that, Taste of Green: Throwback Thursday – 1989! encourages attendees to throwback to the ‘80s magic with totally epic attire and hairstyles! Tickets start at $60 each. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information or for tickets, visit www.earthday-365.org.

Earthday365 is thrilled to have Allyson Mace, Publisher and Founder of Sauce Magazine; Tom Schmidt and Genevieve Cortinovis of Salt + Smoke; and, Dave and Kara Bailey of Bailey’s Restaurant Group as the Honorary Chairs of Taste of Green – Throwback Thursday – 1989! Both Salt+ Smoke and restaurants in the Bailey’s Restaurant Group are members of earthday365’s Green Dining Alliance. Taste of Green’s specialty cocktails will be created by celebrated food writer and mixologist Matt Sorrell. Individual tickets are $60 each, and patron tickets are 2 for $250 or $125 each.

Proceeds from Taste of Green help fund earthday365’s year-round programs: The Green Dining Alliance (GDA), the only restaurant sustainability certification program in the U.S. that works with restaurants to reduce their environmental impact; and Recycling On the Go (ROG), an event recycling service program, which offers both recycling and compost collection at small and large events in the St. Louis metro area.

Since inception, the Green Dining Alliance and its restaurant partners have diverted hundreds of tons of material from the landfill, have lowered the emissions of our region and support our local food system. All GDA restaurants are styrofoam-free.

earthday365 is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that engages people and organizations to make everyday sustainability real and permanent for St. Louis. Its work empowers our community to create a greener St. Louis through our programs: Recycling On the Go, the Green Dining Alliance and its annual Earth Day Festival.

Taste of Green is an annual fundraising event consisting of food tastings from members of earthday365’s Green Dining Alliance, entertainment and an auction. Our 2019 Taste of Green will be held on November 14 at St. Louis ArtWorks event space, 5959 Delmar.

The Green Dining Alliance (GDA) provides education, resources and training to restaurants and diners about sustainable practices, including recycling, composting, sourcing local ingredients, energy reduction strategies, and eliminating Styrofoam. The Green Dining Alliance continues to grow, certifying restaurants in sustainability and practical, pragmatic strategies to cultivate a greener St. Louis. Currently,125 local establishments are members of the Green Dining Alliance.