First Campus in the South with 2 Star Certified Green Dining Halls

Atlanta, GA – 9/3/2015
Piedmont North Dining Hall and Patton Dining Hall at Georgia State University were recently certified as a 2 Star Certified Green Restaurant® by the Green Restaurant Association (GRA), a national nonprofit organization helping restaurants to become more environmentally sustainable. Receiving 159.84 GreenPoints™ on the GRA’s rigorous certification scale and having implemented 54 environmental steps, both dining halls at Georgia State University have gone 59.84% above and beyond the minimum requirements necessary for Certification.

“We are proud of Georgia State’s environmental accomplishments in their dining services,” said Michael Oshman, CEO and Founder of the Green Restaurant Association. “All of their dining halls now meet the 2 Star Certified Green Restaurant® standards.”

About the Green Restaurant Association

The Green Restaurant Association is a national non-profit organization that provides the only official Certified Green Restaurants® mark in the country. For 25 years, the GRA has pioneered the Green Restaurant® movement and has been the leading voice within the industry encouraging restaurants to listen to consumer demand and green their operations using transparent, science-based certification standards. With their turnkey certification system, the GRA has made it easy for thousands of restaurants to become more environmentally sustainable in a profitable manner. The GRA is endorsed by scores of national environmental organizations such as NRDC, and esteemed trade organizations including the New York State Restaurant Association, Orange County Restaurant Association, and America Public Garden Association. The Grains also an Energy Star partner. In 2010, CitySearch announced the GRA as their official Green Restaurant® listing partner. The GRA has been featured on CNN, NBC Nightly News, NPR, and in The New York Times, and The Washington Post. For more information visit

Click here for more information on the sustainability efforts of the GSU Dining Halls.

To see Piedmont North Dining Hall and Patton Dining Hall’s detailed green label and all their environmental steps, click on the logos below: