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One Easy Way for Restaurants to Be Better for the Environment

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Husk Fried Chicken
Fried chicken at Husk, one of the participating restaurants.
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• In honor of Earth Day (which is tomorrow, April 22), the masterminds behind ZeroFoodprint — a nonprofit organization that “believes chefs and restaurants can lead in the fight against climate change” — have organized a campaign that sees more than 70 restaurants committing to a day of carbon-neutral dining. As part of the pledge, participating businesses will donate $1 from every cover to offset carbon emissions created during food production, shipping, and other everyday matters of doing business. As ZeroFoodprint points out, restaurants are in a unique position to easily cut down on greenhouse emissions by making minor tweaks to their operations; find the full list of participating restaurants here.

• After news broke earlier this week that Very Fancy juicing system Juicero did not work as originally planned (ie, users didn’t actually need to purchase the $400 juicer to get the promised juice, which could be squeezed with their hands), the company has announced it’ll refund all customers who choose to return their machines.

• As one part of his plan to insert Facebook into the world of augmented reality, CEO Mark Zuckerberg apparently envisions a world in which “friends can leave virtual notes for one another on the walls outside their favorite restaurants, noting which menu item is the most delicious,” as the New York Times reports. So basically, like Yelp only more private and more complicated.

• lol speaking of Facebook, reservations site OpenTable is now integrated with Facebook Messenger, allowing users to make a dinner rez via Facebook Chat. It begins.

• And finally, just a good cartoon from The New Yorker:

Make it stop. A cartoon by Pat Byrnes. #TNYcartoons

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