SMUD YOUTH ENERGY SUMMIT PROJECT
‘Team Plastiglomerate’, a group of Vista del Lago students participating SMUD’s YES (Youth Energy Summit), presents part 2 of their feature on ‘sustainable’ business practices in local restaurants.
Previously highlighting Sociology Coffee, they then turned their attention to Dos Coyotes.
Take a look:
Dos Coyotes Border Cafe is the perfect place to enjoy Mexican food. In addition to serving a variety of authentic Hispanic dishes throughout its many locations in Sacramento County, the chain has been a leader in various environmental initiatives among eateries since 1991.
Ever since their establishment, Dos Coyotes has stood by their aspirations of serving flavorful food to their customers while keeping sustainability in mind. Dos Coyotes’ staff members recognize the amount of waste that restaurants typically generate and try their best to reduce their impact on the environment.
How they Do it
Dos Coyotes maintains a plastic-free business through their implementation of compostable take-out containers made from sugarcane, and utensils/drink lids made from bioplastic. Besides replacing plastic containers with more sustainable alternatives, their chain has explored other ways to reduce their impacts on the environment. For instance, they use more energy efficient forms of lighting and AC units along with low-flow toilets to reduce the amount of water wastage.
Moreover, the restaurant demonstrates its dedication to sustainability by partnering with organizations such as the Cool Davis Initiative to not only make a positive impact in its restaurants, but to also promote sustainable eating habits in schools and communities.
Dos Coyotes has 11 locations in Northern California. The Folsom location is at
SMUD’s Youth Energy Summit is a climate and sustainability summit for junior and senior students at high schools in Sacramento county. Participants attend three days of learning to understand the year’s theme, then spend the next couple of months choosing and executing their own community service project.
Congrats to Team Plastiglomerate on your great work!