KYU MIAMI | Local Miami Restaurants Giving Back On Earth Day & Arbor Day
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Earth Day is tomorrow! It’s an annual event celebrated on April 22. Worldwide, various events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day events in more than 193 countries are now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network. And now, more than ever, we all need to do our part to support our fragile environment.  A few of our favorite spots in Miami are doing their part to give back on Earth Day.

Check out some of their events and see how dining out can help show your support on Earth Day!


 KYU Invites Guests to Join in Planting Trees for Arbor Day

Chef Michael Lewis and business partner Steven Haigh have been committed to green practices since opening KYU in February, 2016. Now, in celebration of Arbor Day, Friday, April 28th, the James Beard Semifinalist restaurant plans to double down on eco-friendly practices – that have included planting trees, use of an Orca composter to reduce waste, sourcing locally, and avoiding plastic (paper straws, anyone) – by inviting guests to join the effort. For each guest dining at KYU on Arbor Day the team will donate $1 to Trees for the Future. Guests are invited to contribute as well and KYU is setting a goal of planting 6,000 trees for Arbor Day. Moving forward there will be an option on the menu to donate to Trees for the Future to make every day Arbor Day. KYU aims to be a good neighbor — but the team acknowledges that the effort is ongoing and is always on the lookout for ways to improve their contributions and reduce their carbon footprint.


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