At Northstar, we recognize that every decision we make affects the health of our community and the environment on a local and on a global scale. We make conscious decisions about the kinds of locations we choose, the way we build our restaurants and the operating supplies we purchase in the cafes.
Most importantly, we're extremely careful about the ingredients we use. We choose locally grown, organic, and artisan-produced foods not only to protect the environment and to support producers whose values are aligned with ours but also so that we are serving the most wholesome and delicious food we can.
Our commitment to making responsible decisions and being connected to our community is motivated by our collective desire to serve more than we demand, to give more than we take. Yet, we realize that we are not able to have a totally sustainable and harmless business, and we have an obligation to mitigate the damage that we cause.
To date, Northstar has donated over two hundred fifty thousand dollars to these and similar organizations, because "there is no business to be done on a dead planet." —David Brower