Chicago has long been known for its great restaurants, wide variety of cuisines and local favorites. More recently the city has earned a reputation for being one of the greenest cities in America. The time is ripe for Chicago restaurants to "go green." Chicago's restaurant industry has untapped potential for greener practices and policies that can have a significant impact on this business sector's impacts on the environment. With its Green Restaurants Program, the Environmental Law and Policy Center of the Midwest is working to help restaurants "green" their practices to create a healthier environment for staff and patrons.