MoCo’s Founding Farmers won a prestigious local award Thursday evening from Bethesda Magazine and Bethesda Green, the Leading By Example Green Business Award.
As a farmer-owned company heavily invested in protecting and preserving our planet for years to come, we are always delighted to be recognized for what we consider to be necessary and important work right here in our own neighborhood.
Keeping it green in business, and in the restaurant industry, is no small feat. It requires the leadership from our farmer owners and management teams, the continual efforts of all of our staff, and the encouragement and interest of our guests.
We’ve been operating sustainably since the day we opened our doors over a decade ago, pursuing and maintaining LEED and Green Restaurant Association certifications, ensuring efforts are in place to recycle and reuse, using refurbished materials in our construction, installing efficient lighting, smart heating, cooling systems, and appliances, saying no to disposable water bottles with our in-house filtration system, developing our DC-wide work to eliminate plastic straws with our non-profit, Our Last Straw, and more.
Bethesda Green has recognized our efforts for years, and this green award highlights our leadership as we continually look for ways we can do more, and do better, for the environment. For us, Everything Matters.
Erin Chalkley, our Construction & Development Project Manager and LEED Green Associate, received our award for MoCo’s Founding Farmers at the 10th Anniversary Bethesda Green Gala. She said it was an exciting night of environmentally like-minded neighbors from across Montgomery County. Chalkley said guests were still talking about the future of composting while leaving the gala on the Metro. As someone who loves talking trash, she jumped right in.
Bethesda Green is on a mission to accelerate the local sustainable economy with a focus on innovation, impact, and community. They are an incubator, a connector, and a community partner, acting in synergy, with impact.