Naya launches the first Zagat guide to New York Citys Certified Green Restaurants

According to a press release, Naya Water is happy to award consumers with yet another tool to reinforce green lifestyles and commitment to the environment.

Naya water is celebrating  it’s new eco friendly packaging: the first water bottle made with 50% recycled plastic. To honor this big step towards helping the environment Naya is sponsoring a limited edition Zagat guide with a selection of Certified Green Restaurants® located in the in New York City metro area. The Guide is the first of its kind and is printed on 100% post consumer recycled paper that is processed chlorine free. It includes a subway map and neighbourhood lists of selected establishments.

The venues are certified by the Green Restaurant Association (GRA), a national non-profit organization founded in 1990 to help create an environmentally sustainable restaurant industry. The GRA provides a comprehensive and user-friendly method of rewarding existing restaurants and foodservice operations giving out points in each of the GRA’s Seven Environmental Categories.

  1. Water Efficiency
  2. Waste Reduction and Recycling
  3. Sustainable Furnishings and Building Materials
  4. Sustainable Food
  5. Energy
  6. Disposables
  7. Chemical and Pollution Reduction

The 35 selected restaurants are individually rated by thousands of surveyors on, based on their Food, Décor, Service, and estimated cost. Surveyors also contribute witty, pithy comments that are synthesized into fun-to-read reviews.

The Naya-sponsored guide will be distributed in the streets of Manhattan during the months of July and August. Carry this New York Guide of Certified Green Restaurants® in your wallet and enjoy a meal that is Lighter on the Planet™.

Editors and journalists can request a copy of the guide via e-mail :


NAYA water originates in the wilderness, at the foot of the Canadian Laurentians Mountains, under layers and layers of natural filters of silt, sand and rock which protect the spring water from harmful bacteria and pollutants. The water that comes from this source is of exceptional quality. For more information please visit


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The Green Restaurant Association (GRA), a national non-profit organization, helps the restaurant industry improve its environmental practices through research, environmental consulting, education, and certification. Founded in 1990, long before green was cool, the GRA utilizes a collaborative strategy that involves restaurants, manufacturers, vendors, community organizations, government, media, and restaurant customers. The GRA’s model provides a convenient way for all sectors of the restaurant industry, which represents 10% of the total U.S. economy, to become more environmentally sustainable.  The GRA has the world’s largest database of environmental solutions for the restaurant industry and has been featured on CNN, NBC Nightly News, NPR, in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and in several other media outlets. For more information visit