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Pizza With a Side of Sustainability

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There's some great news for pizza fans coming from Pizza Fusion, an all-organic, environmentally friendly pizza franchise: they're setting out to expand throughout California this year, starting with an LEED-certified location in San Diego and moving up through Santa Monica and Thousand Oaks. Why is this cool? Well, the company is setting trends and blazing trails in the sustainability business:

Pizza Fusion, whose motto is 'Saving the Earth, One Pizza at a Time,' practices an eco-friendly approach to their entire existence, including their restaurants' buildout, service and overall operations. Through building only LEED certified restaurants, delivering their food in company owned hybrid vehicles, and offsetting 100% of their power consumption with the purchase of renewable energy certificates (among many other things), Pizza Fusion is setting the standard for sustainable restaurant practices as the most eco-friendly restaurant in America.

The menu has lots of awesome gourmet topping choices like lobster, proscuitto, and New York strip steak. But there are also a ton of choices for vegetarians, vegans, and even those suffering from lactose and gluten intolerances. They offer pizza made from gluten-free dough, as well as totally vegan soy cheese. And best of all, you can get your pizzas delivered in a hybrid vehicle! What a great way to satisfy your urge for a nice slice at the same time you're lessening your impact on the environment. We'll be looking out for this one!