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Charlottesville Nonprofit Helps Diners Go Green

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The home menu provided by Better World Betty. The home menu provided by Better World Betty.

A Charlottesville nonprofit is helping homeowners go green.

Better World Betty's mission helps set the table for a greener home by offering a variety of meals to help diners become more environmentally-friendly.

Pancakes sizzled Saturday morning at the Vinegar Hill Cafe in Charlottesville, but this breakfast is bringing about environmental change.

"The world is a very sacred, special messed up place and it's our responsibility to do something about that," said diner Wendy Roberman.

The nonprofit "Better World Betty" is showing people how to reduce their waste and "Be Your Own Betty," or BYOB.

"What we are doing with this campaign is really helping people set the table for a greener home," Teri Kent, the founder for Better World Betty, said.

Along with pancakes and bacon, Kent served up a menu of ways to go green.

"Some of the things on the menu are have a car free day, use a rain barrel, use a calculator to figure out your plug loads to reduce your electricity bill, getting rid of your junk mail," she said.

For those with a sweet tooth, there is also a dessert list.

"[It's] A chance to taste the sweet satisfaction of knowing you're helping the planet," Kent said.

Kent hopes the menu becomes a roadmap that makes going green fun and profitable with prizes.

Roberman thinks she can try out an item or two on the menu at home.

"You can probably find yourself on here and where you do something and then say on I can do that for one month I can try it," she said.

People can enter their tasks online to fill a virtual plate and visualize the effects they have on the environment.

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