Fedele Bauccio, Winner of the 2009 NRDC Growing Green Award and CEO of Bon Appétit, an onsite restaurant company providing café and catering services to corporations, colleges and universities and specialty venues in 29 states, has been a pioneer in recognizing and addressing the connection between food and climate change through its Low Carbon Diet initiative, which is on track to reduce its associated carbon emissions by 25 percent from 2007-2010. I interviewed him for a Gratitude Gourmet feature at the Fortune Brainstorm Green Conference. Bon Appetit has realized the impact that the meat and dairy industry has on climate emissions, and reduced meat and cheese in its operations by 20%.
Fedele recently announced in a blog post that nominations are open for the NRDC Growing Green Awards 2010 for outstanding individuals in any of the four categories, including Food Producer, Business Leader, Thought Leader, and Water Steward. Nominations are due December 4, 2009.