The Chapel Hill Restaurant Group has always been committed to sustainable business practices, and we have received national recognition for our efforts. We participate in food recycling efforts at our restaurants and have reduced our solid waste by 85% in the last decade. Oyster shells from Squid's are collected and eventually returned to the North Carolina coast, where they are used to rebuild our state's oyster beds. To-go containers and silverware are made of corn product or sugar cane and are completely compostable, or they are made of recyclable materials. MEZ was North Carolina's first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) designed restaurant, and it and Page Road Grill are both LEED certified. In 2007 we were recognized as "Sustainable Business of the Year" by the Institute for a Sustainable Community.