For the second straight month, Lucy Buffett and her Gulf Coast restaurant, LuLu’s, have been recognized for a take-charge approach to going green. On April 3, Smart Coast awarded Buffett with the “Giraffe” Award, which in this case, recognizes Buffett for “sticking her neck out” for sustainability. Smart Coast is a non-profit organization for responsible growth along the gulf coast. The group presented Buffett with the award at the Alabama Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce monthly First Friday Forum. “I’m all about sticking my neck out,” said Lucy Buffett. “But doing the right thing for the environment isn’t such a big stretch. LuLu’s is a fun place for people to see that green isn’t just for fried green tomatoes.” LuLu’s is part of the Clean Coast Partnership, a partnership between the cities of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach and the Alabama Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce. LuLu’s sets the bar in green initiatives by operating a wind turbine to help generate electricity, using biodegradable cups for drinks and by using grass-fed Alabama beef for its Cheeseburgers in Paradise.
In March, LuLu’s was awarded the first Dauphin Island Sea Lab “Seventh Generation Award,” which is given to a person or business in recognition of sustainability, stewardship and pro-active practice in considering our natural resources for the seventh generation. The Dauphin Island Sea Lab’s Seventh Generation Award will be awarded at the Sea Lab’s Discovery Day Open House on Saturday, April 18. The Award presentation to owner Lucy Buffet and General Manager Johnny Fisher will be at 11:00 a.m.
For more information on LuLu’s at Homeport Marina see www.lulusathomeport.com