Zero Foodprint is a non-profit organization that works with restaurants all over the world that are committed to fighting climate change. In California, restaurants participating in Zero Foodprint can add a 1% surcharge to a customer's bill to support Carbon Farming. The funds generated go directly into supporting cover cropping, composting and other measures that increase soil carbon through a public-private collaboration with the state Air Resources Board & Department of Food and Agriculture called Restore California. Consumers may opt-out (but very few do!). Restore California will disburse funds to pay farmers and ranchers to implement climate-friendly practices.
Soil Centric's Pro Tip
Seek out restaurants that are participating in the Zero Foodprint program, and encourage your favorite restaurants to join, too! The more restaurants creating capital, the more money can go directly to farmers so they can implement practices that create healthy, carbon-rich soil. Don't live in California? Zero Foodprint engages restaurants all over the world, with some making contributions to Restore CA and others working with local projects. Inspired? Consider starting something with the restaurant community in your state to fund programs that incentivize soil health.