Gallery: Habana Outpost: An Eco Restaurant Grows in Brooklyn

The restaurant regularly holds events and markets for area residents to promote eco-friendly local goods.

The Habana Outpost, which started in 2005, features a $40,000 solar installation on its outdoor patio. The array is grid-connected and feeds in power to surrounding buildings when the Outpost’s power demands are low. Over the years, customers have put in their two cents about other projects the eco-eatery could work on to make it more sustainable.

Since then, the restaurant has set up a bike-powered blender, a rainwater collection system, composting and recycling stations, efficient lighting, compostable plates and silverware, a garden, and wheatboard panels inside the restaurant. They also have a fascinating solar chandelier that uses sunlight focusing panels mounted outside the store to suck in light through fiber optic cables.


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  1. marci1er1 September 8, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    I will like to thank all the employees from Havana Outpost, because they are very important part of this restaurant too, The idea from the solars panel and rainwater collection system is great is phenomenal for our planet. Thank you to the owner and his great team, specially Elvis Yancarlo Rosa, he is working hard for this place.

  2. brie987 September 7, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    Wow going there this Thursday!!!!!

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