Rox Diner Wins 'Sustainable Food Leadership Award' in 5th Annual Mayor's Green Awards
The Rox Diner was named as one of 11 Boston businesses to win a Green Award as a part of the 5th Annual Mayor's Green Awards.
Mayor Thomas Menino announced the winners today recognizing local businesses, residents and sustainable food leaders for doing their part to make Boston a greener, more sustainable, and livable city.
This year’s awards include a new category, the Sustainable Food Leadership Award, highlighting efforts to help advance the City’s commitment to providing healthy and sustainable food for all residents.
The Rox Diner was one of the first two businesses to be given this award. "The owners of the Rox Diner in West Roxbury are committed to buying local food, purchasing bread in Roslindale and muffins in West Roxbury. Produce is purchased at farmer’s markets and Allandale Farm. Cooking oil is recycled through a local company that converts it to biofuel and part of the profits donated to local education," read an explanation from the Mayor's office about why the Rox won.
The 2011 Green Awards were presented by Menino to four residents, 11 businesses and two sustainable food leaders at a ceremony at Boston Properties’ Atlantic Wharf, one of Boston’s newest green buildings.
“I continue to be impressed by the commitment and creativity of the businesses and residents who are working to green our city,” said Menino. “Each of these winners demonstrates every day how we can improve environmental quality while at the same time bringing growth and prosperity to our neighborhoods. Their examples prove that individual efforts can create real and lasting change in our environment.”