Convivium Osteria Restaurant in Brooklyn Goes “Green”
Restaurant purchases clean renewable energy from Green Mountain Energy Company
BROOKLYN, NY – Convivium Restaurant in Brooklyn, which serves classical Mediterranean Cuisine is now “greener.” The restaurant, located at 68 Fifth Avenue in Brooklyn (between Bergen and St. Marks), has agreed to purchase a cleaner electricity product from Green Mountain Energy Company that will match 100 percent of the restaurant’s usage with clean renewable energy from American sources.
Convivium Osteria will be purchasing an estimated 46,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) of renewable energy from Green Mountain annually over the 12 month term of its agreement. Green Mountain is the only electric services company (ESCO) in New York focused solely on cleaner energy. By purchasing renewable energy, the restaurants will offset 61,000 pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) annually. That’s the equivalent of removing more than 380 taxi cabs from the road for a day!
“We are really excited to be purchasing cleaner energy for Convivium Osteria because it further supports our other environmental initiatives, such as purchasing foods and produce from local organic farmers,” said Michelle Pulixi, Owner of Convivium Osteria. “We are pleased that a 100 percent renewable energy product is available and is an option for our restaurant.”
“Green Mountain applauds Convivium Osteria for purchasing a cleaner electricity product for its restaurant and helping to create awareness about the benefits of renewable energy for restaurant patrons and area businesses,” said Scott Hart, President, Commercial Services, Green Mountain Energy Company. “This renewable energy purchase further helps Green Mountain accomplish its mission to change the way power is made.”
About Convivium Osteria
Carlo and Michelle Pulixi, chef-owners of Convivium Osteria, opened in November 2000. Revered as one of the most romantic and authentic restaurants in New York, our cuisine and wine reflect a love for western Mediterranean tradition. Convivium combines the old world culinary and aesthetic traditions of Italy, Spain and Portugal. . We only use meat from naturally raised animals and we buy our fruit and produce from local organic farmers, whenever possible. Our three dining rooms transport you from a farmhouse in Sardegna, where Carlo is from, to a botega in Barcelona, to a wine cellar in Oporto. Our extensive wine-list features wine from the regions of Italy, Spain, and Portugal. It is our love for the community, history, food and wine that inspired our ideas for Convivium, a longing for purity and honesty in what we do, what we eat, what we see and how we live. For more information, visit:. http://convivium-osteria.com
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