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November 17, 2020

Colorado Restaurant Association to host webinar on Restore Colorado pilot program


Restore Colorado confronts climate change by building connections between agricultural and restaurant communities to incentivize regenerative soil practices.


Boulder County, COThe Colorado Restaurant Association, in partnership with Boulder County Partners for a Clean Environment (PACE), will host a Restore Colorado informational webinar on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 at 2 p.m. Mountain Time.

Restore Colorado is public-private collaboration to improve resilience and address climate change by developing regional soil health through regenerative agriculture on local farms and ranches. With support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and its Office of Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production, Boulder County is collaborating with Mad Agriculture, Zero Foodprint, and other local governments to engage with and build connections between the agricultural and restaurant communities.*

Restore Colorado is a voluntary program that gives participating restaurateurs the opportunity to engage with and support their local agriculture and farming community. Restaurants that choose to participate can add an optional 1% surcharge to the customer receipt. Revenue will be directly used to support carbon farming on regional farmland.

“This program gives me hope that citizens, businesses, farmers, scientists and governments can come together and tackle climate change while improving the food system,” said Anthony Myint, Zero Foodprint co-founder. "As restaurants move toward reopening in 2021, Restore Colorado is a chance to create a new normal that tackles climate change with healthy soil on local farms. This program is all about optimism and action. We can actually eat our way out of the climate crisis."

The webinar will feature a presentation by Zero Foodprint Co-Founder Anthony Myint, Boulder Subway Franchisee Tim Schiel, and Mad Agriculture Executive Director & Co-Founder Phil Taylor.

Restauranteurs, members of the agricultural community, and all members of the public interested in learning more about this program are invited to attend.

Register for this free live webinar at boco.org/RestoreColoradoWebinar .

For more information about this program, visit www.boco.org/RestoreColorado or contact Christian Herrmann at cherrmann@bouldercounty.org.

Mad Agriculture - Soil regeneration


*Background

  • Mad Agriculture is a 501c3 based in Boulder, CO with a mission to create a regenerative revolution in agriculture. Mad Ag puts radical ideals to work by helping producers develop regenerative farm plans that lead to ecological and economic wealth. Farm plans are activated through access to capital, premium markets, and a community of practice. In providing technical support for partner farms, land stewards are then able to bring their farm visions to life.
  • PACE began in 1993 as a partnership of local governments and businesses committed to creating a business community with environmentally sustainable practices. As part of Boulder County's Office of Sustainability, Climate Action & Resilience, PACE has continued to evolve and expand its offerings as the one-stop-shop for business sustainability in Boulder County.
  • Zero Foodprint views the food system as a major solution to global warming. Zero Foodprint businesses and their customers are crowd-funding a shift to more regenerative farming practices with each purchase.

Mission of the Office of Sustainability, Climate Action & Resilience

To ensure Boulder County’s operations and decision-making reflect our commitment to Environmental, Social and Economic sustainability and to build partnerships to help make the broader community more sustainable.