“While lots of online calculators are available for restaurants to try to track their footprint and impact, most only cover surface level math for daily operations, things like kilowatt-hours of electricity to power a restaurant, or gas used per food-mile. . . .
“To solve those issues, Blue Star Integrative Studio, a green business and building evaluation firm, has created its own calculations to deeply track restaurant operation and supply chain emissions, and then compare the result to typical competitors within the same field. The company, which has done similar work for food product companies like Clif Bar, was commissioned to do that by Sustainable Restaurant Group in Portland Oregon, which has made their results available online in a novel way. Potential diners can not only see the restaurant’s emissions footprint but how it might compare to other similar-themed eateries they might choose.”