Restaurants across California are poised to introduce an “optional” one percent tax to help patrons offset their carbon emissions and negate other harmful environmental impacts caused by their personal dining experience.
“The Restore California Renewable Restaurant program will give diners the opportunity to pay the voluntary fee as an addition to their check,” reports The Hill. “The money will go to a public fund run by the California Air Resources Board that helps farmers who use sustainable practices to reduce carbon emissions.”
The program officially kicked-off last Tuesday and is available to any restaurant throughout the Golden State that chooses to participate.
“Restore California closes the economic loop between producers and consumers, creating a renewable food system,” the website states.
Read the full report at The Hill.
GREEN NEW MEAL! De Blasio Vows to ‘Reduce Red Meat’ by 50% in All City-Owned Facilities
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio doubled-down on his administration’s pledge to comply with the Democrats’ ‘Green New Deal’ this week; vowing to cut the Big Apple’s “red meat” purchases by 50% in all city-owned facilities.
“New York City is strengthening its climate leadership by acknowledging the importance of slashing consumption-based greenhouse gas emissions associated with factory farmed meat. Eliminating processed meat and cutting red meat purchases will pay dividends for the health of future generations and the planet,” said Friends of the Earth program manager Chloe Waterman.
“We applaud Mayor de Blasio, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, and all of the advocates who made today’s announcement possible. We hope other cities will soon follow suit,” she added.
De Blasio’s commitment comes just days after he promised to ban “classic” steel and glass skyscraper construction throughout New York City.
Read the full report here.
GREEN NEW MEAL: AOC Uses Price of ‘Croissants at LaGuardia’ Airport to Justify $15 Minimum Wage
Just days after bizarrely suggesting Republicans used a Constitutional Amendment to prevent the re-election of Franklin Roosevelt -who died in office in 1945- Rep. Ocasio-Cortez is now using the price of breakfast at a New York City airport to promote a $15 minimum wage.
“Croissants at LaGuardia are going for SEVEN DOLLARS A PIECE,” posted the Democratic-Socialist on social media. “Yet some people think getting a whole hour of personal, dedicated human labor for $15 is too expensive??”
Croissants at LaGuardia are going for SEVEN DOLLARS A PIECE 😱
Yet some people think getting a whole hour of personal, dedicated human labor for $15 is too expensive??
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 1, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez faced a fierce backlash last week after her ‘Green New Deal’ failed to secure a single “Yes” vote in the US Senate; with virtually all Democrats voting “present” and refusing to publicly endorse the massive federal program.