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Vote for your favorite green restaurant

Wednesday - 5/9/2012, 2:58pm  ET

WASHINGTON - Foodies of the green persuasion get their say this month. The Nature Conservancy is holding an online competition to name the country's best eco-friendly restaurant.

The Nature's Plate Award contest is open to legal residents of D.C., Virginia, California, Washington state, Colorado, Florida, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut and New York. Simply complete a voting form with the restaurant's name, city and state and why you are nominating it.

Just make sure to follow a few guidelines. Each nominee must use:

  • Sustainable seafood

  • Free-range and grass-fed meat

  • Organic produce or other organic food

  • Locally and seasonally grown produce

  • Tap water, not bottled water

Voting ends May 16 at 9 p.m. Semifinalist voting begins June 4 and ends June 21. Winners will be announced June 26.

Check the website for more information.

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