California restaurant offers option to fight climate change on receipts

Posted at 10:26 AM, Apr 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-25 11:26:44-04

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Eating out in California can be a "green" experience.

Many restauraunts in the Golden State are getting set to add a surcharge aimed toward combating climate change.

The extra fee is optional and was introduced at a San Francisco Chinese restaurant.

Restaurant owners say the price hike offsets its carbon footprint.

"If 1 percent of restaurants in California participated in this program, that would generate $10 million towards healthy soils," said Anthony Myint with Perennial Farming Initiative.

The Restore California Renewable Restaurants Program, which is statewide, is expected to start this fall.