Coral Way Restaurant Owners
Your Coral Way small business is a vital part of our community. Greener Coral Way aims to help restaurants begin or carry on with their sustainability efforts by offering them education, incentives and recognition. By removing Styrofoam, reducing single-use plastic, and addressing food waste, Commissioner Higgins wants to work with our local businesses residents to see the main road become a Greener Coral Way!
Restaurants of all sizes are encouraged to participate in the program. Restaurants only have to eliminate or replace 1 plastic or Styrofoam item to be enrolled. See the levels below to decide which is right for your business.
To be eligible for Greener Coral Way, members must eliminate or replace the following plastic and Styrofoam items from their establishments:
If you have already eliminated or replaced one of the above items with a more sustainable product, you are eligible for Greener Coral Way and all of the benefits that come with it.
$2,500 Grant from Commissioner Higgins' office to help transition to more sustainable practices
Official recognition certificates for display at establishments
Recognition Decal on their business
Access to Program Branding for for use on menus, social media, and other promotional materials
Promotion of business to residents, neighborhood, community, and environmental organizations
Business to be featured in printed promotional material that will be distributed to the community through Commissioner Higgins' office and The CLEO Institute
Increased engagement with the local neighborhood associations
Catering opportunities with District 5 and The CLEO Institute Events
Greener Coral Way membership networking events
And more to come!
Are you interested in Joining Greener Coral Way? Fill out the form below, and the Greener Coral Way team will be in touch. Feel free to contact Rachel Cohen at Rachel.Cohen@miamidade.gov for more information.
Business is 100% plastic and Styrofoam free
Business has eliminated or replaced 3 or more plastic and Styrofoam items
Business has eliminated or replaced 1 -2 plastic or Styrofoam items
Why Sustainability Matters For Businesses
The Roads, Silver Bluff, and Shenandoah are neighborhoods comprised of young families, as well as residents who have lived here for over 40 years. The total population is approximately 60,000 people.
Where We're Headed
We are already seeing more and more young families moving into our neighborhoods. Millennials (ages 22-36) are now the largest population in the United States. They are poised to be the nation’s biggest spenders, as they move into their prime earning and spending years. Millennials consider social responsibility and environmental friendliness when considering their purchases, so brands face Millennials’ significant expectations in terms of shopping and investment dollars.
The National Restaurant Association identified sustainability and reducing food was as "hot trends".
Nielsen's 2018 Report shows that corporate sustainability is in high demand across gender and generations. Another report found 55% of consumers worldwide will pay more for products and services from companies that embrace environmentally-friendly initiatives.