LAS VEGAS ( TheStreet) -- The arrival of Earth Day on April 22 marks a time dedicated to increased awareness of our planet, sustainability and local sourcing of food and water, but some restaurateurs and hotels are green all year. TravelsinTaste found two chefs that practice green to the point of extreme.The Venetian, Palazzo and Sands Convention center -- at 17.9 million square feet, the world's largest LEED-certified building -- is where celebrity chef Mario Batali and his partner and winemaker Joe Bastianich have launched three of the Strip's first green restaurants, certified by the Green Restaurant Association. They recycle and compost, practice paper, water and energy conservation and have stopped selling bottled water.
|Rick Moonen's rm seafood features a variety of sustainable seafood by the celebrity chef.|
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