During the month of April, restaurants throughout North Adams will be making quick and easy changes to reduce their environmental impact. iBerkshires.com  reports the goal of "Go Green Month" is to reduce waste and practice behavior changes that are more environmentally friendly, with hopes that these changes will have a lasting impact on both the restaurants and the city.

Restaurants will be making small changes in order to be more environmentally friendly, including: water at tables served by request only; no straws; no balloons; encouraging customers to bring their own coffee cup/mug; refilling water bottles; and using environmentally friendly bags for take-out.

Colleen Taylor, co-owner of the restaurants Freight Yard Pub and The Trail House, spearheaded this initiative. "I have a passion for the environment and environmentally friendly practices. I have wanted to implement these changes in my own restaurants, but knew it would have a bigger impact if other North Adams restaurants joined in," she said.

The sponsors of Go Green Month include Mass in Motion at nbCC/Be Well Berkshires, Freight Yard Pub, the City of North Adams, the North Adams Chamber of Commerce, Crane & Co. and MCLA.