Nachalat Binyamin Street in Tel Aviv is famous for its weekly market of local, handmade arts and crafts – a market that is very environmentally friendly.
But it is also home to some of Tel Aviv’s hippest bars and restaurants.
For the sixth time, these restaurants and bars are getting together for the annual Nachalat Binyamin Food Festival which will take place from May 13-22 and offer gourmet dishes and special cocktails at discount prices. Diners will be able to enjoy entrees for 35 NIS, boutique wines for 25 NIS, and refills and tapas galore.
They can also enjoy their guilt free conscience, because this year the festival is going green.
There is a lot of potential environmental damage associated with eating out, due to disposable utensils and dishes, excessive packaging, and environmentally unfriendly garbage practices.
This year the festival organizers have teamed up with Dovaleh for the Environment – an organization whose mascot, a teddy bear with green overalls, makes environmental awareness inviting to children – in order to add a green component to the fun.
In addition to publishing eco tips and advice at each of the restaurants participating in the festival, Dovaleh for the Environment will also be responsible for providing biodegradable utensils, creating separate trash containers for glass, paper, aluminum, etc., using solar powered energy to power the lights outside of the participating restaurants, and for disposing of the garbage in a green way.
Green overall wearing Dovaleh will also make a special guest appearance on Friday (May 16th) at noon and hold a special activity for parents and kids. His message will be that living green does not mean reducing the quality of your life – it actually means improving it.
Organic gourmet cooking workshops will also be available at some of the restaurants.
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