The National Restaurant Association (NRA) and the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA) have teamed up to bring the NRA’s popular Conserve Sustainability Education Program to Canada.

According to the NRA’s website, the Conserve program, which costs US operators $250 per year, “provides an introduction to sustainability and a roadmap to help operators with easily digestible information,” offering info on reducing waste, energy use, and water consumption.

The program gives restaurants a six-category checklist with more than 90 best-practices listed, allowing operators to design their own sustainability program based on their needs and priorities. One nice aspect of the Conserve program is more than 60 videos provided by industry experts.

The CRFA version of Conserve, which is expected to launch this fall, will be modeled on the American program but will be customized for Canadians.

What do you think? Is enrolling in a paid program worth the potential savings? Leave your thoughts in the Comments section.

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