The Mariana Islands Nature Alliance is looking for restaurants that want to become environmental stewards by taking part in their “Eat Out for the Environment” initiative, which is now on its second year.
Eat Out for the Environment aims to encourage the community to eat out on a certain date at select restaurants that have agreed to donate a portion of their revenue on that date to the community-based, nonprofit environmental group.
Proceeds from the project help support and sustain MINA's community projects such as the Marine Debris Program and the Tasi Watch Program.
Executive director Sam Sablan said that they are targeting the Eat Out for the Environment date anytime between September and October.
“In that sense, we're hoping to support the economy by helping promote business establishments that join our effort, and encouraging the community to support businesses that support the environment,” she told Saipan Tribune.
Sablan said they are already preparing for the event and are hopeful that they would attract more establishments to become part of the initiative this year.
Last year, participating restaurants included Aoi Restaurant at Kanoa Resort Saipan, Chambre Restaurant at Fiesta Resort & Spa, Shirley's Restaurant, 360 Revolving Restaurant, Shenanigans, and Naked Fish.
“We're hopeful that it's going to succeed another year,” added Sablan.
To join the Eat Out for the Environment or for more information, call 233-REEF (7333) or email email@example.com.