We’re working diligently to reduce direct and indirect use of this precious resource. For example, water-efficient toilets and waterless urinals in our restaurants save more than 40,000 gallons of water each year. We also cover our tables with recycled brown butcher paper, which reduces detergent water waste in commercial laundry operations.
Bonneville Environmental Foundation
In response to increasing water scarcity worldwide, we’ve partnered with the Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF) to offset a portion of our annual water usage by funding water restoration certificates (WRCs), which contribute to restoring the economic, recreational and ecological vitality of freshwater ecosystems.
Upper Yampa River Project
Together with BEF, we’re restoring very significant flows to the drought-diminished Upper Yampa River in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. These efforts benefitted areas critical to fishing outfitters and guides, as well as the local community and recreation businesses.