Certified Environmental Stewards

The following businesses have incorporated environmentally sustainable practices into their business operations. In order to be certified, they have each earned enough qualifying points from a comprehensive checklist of environmental best practices and passed a verification inspection.


Scotty's Automotive Service*


The Georgian House Bed & Breakfast*

  • Address: 170 Duke of Gloucester Street
  • All cleaning products are biodegradable, and do not contain nitrilotriacetic acid, chlorine bleach or phosphates
  • Recently made improvements to improve the B and B's energy efficiency
  • Georgian House Bed and Breakfast website

Loews Annapolis Hotel*

  • Address: 126 West Street
  • Conducted an energy audit within the past year, and saved about one third on energy
  • Has a green team that meets monthly so that employees can exchange ideas and become more familiar with environmental best practices
  • Loews Annapolis Hotel website

The Westin Annapolis Hotel*

  • Address: 100 Westgate Circle
  • One of only two Westin Hotels worldwide that have fostered relationships with local farmers to provide their meat and produce needs (the other is Paris Westin)
  • Provides recycling to customers and employees
  • Westin Annapolis Hotel website


Visit Annapolis and Anne Arundel County*

  • Address: 26 West Street
  • Recently renovated building featuring insulated windows and low-VOC carpeting
  • Created a garden with all native perennials to keep maintenance at a minimum
  • Visitors Bureau website

Public Policy Partners

  • Address: 48 Maryland Avenue
  • Recently replaced all light fixtures with energy efficient models, and uses natural sunlight throughout the day as a main source of light
  • Uses services from a local businessman who collects paper to shred and sell to horse farms for bedding
  • Maryland Advocacy website

K&B True Value*

  • Address: 912 Forest Drive
  • Sells and uses their own brand of low-VOC paint, which has VOC levels that meet Green Seal's product standards
  • Changed lighting fixtures to more efficient fluorescents in 100% of fixtures
  • K and B True Value website


A Cook's Cafe'+

  • Address: 911 Commerce Road
  • Purchase coffee and tea that is Fair Trade and/or Rainforest Alliance Certified
  • Buy seafood from the Atlantic U.S. waters when available
  • Established a composting regimen
  • A Cook's Cafe website

Azure Restaurant* (in the Westin Hotel)

  • Address: 100 Westgate Circle
  • Executive Chef James Barret uses honey in his recipes from two hives he keeps on the second floor roof.
  • Azure purchases much of their meat and eggs from Ivy Neck Farms, a local and organic farm in Harwood
  • Azure Restaurant website

Brian Boru +

  • 589 Ritchie Highway
    Severna Park, MD
  • Elimination of 99% of all plastic products used in the service of food and beverage items.
  • The bar is made with recycled oak wood from abandoned barns in Pennsylvania.
  • Bake their own bread for their use
  • Installed 2.2 gpm faucets and aerators
  • Participated in a Biggest Loser program to promote healthy habits among their employees
  • Brian Boru website

Boatyard Bar & Grill**

  • Address: 400 Fourth Street
  • Donates to and participates in environmental conservation activities through non-profit organizations including 1% For The Planet, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and Coastal Conservation Association.
  • Installed an herb garden along an adjacent building on Fourth St. for educational purposes
  • Boatyard Bar and Grill website

Davis' Pub*

  • Address: 400 Chester Avenue
  • A neighborhood pub "Where there are no strangers, just friends you haven't met yet."
  • Significantly reduced their electricity use by installing an on-demand water heater.
  • Davis' Pub website

Galway Bay*

  • Address: 63 Maryland Avenue
  • Works closely with distributor to find sources of fresh, local meat and produce and trains staff on items included in their allergen-free menu.
  • Composts their food and paper waste to reduce the amount of trash output.
  • Galway Bay website

Herrington Harbour +

  • 7149 Lake Shore Drive
    Friendship, MD
  • Known as an eco-lifestyle marina resort
  • Herrington Harbour North installed a system to re-use 100% of all wastewater at its Travelift wells.
  • Herrington Harbour website

Herrington on the Bay+-

  • 7151 Lake Shore Drive
    Rose Haven, MD
  • Participate in or sponsor voluntary environmental projects to reduce environmental impacts
  • Send waste cooking oil to a recycling facility
  • Purchased hybrid or alternative fuel vehicles for business
  • Herrington Bay website

Killarney House +

  • 584 W Central Avenue
    Davidsonville, MD
  • Works with smaller local farms to source hormone free, organic meat products.
  • Participates in the Malawi Friends Project - to bring 15 water wells to the Nkhamenya region in Africa.
  • Recycle ink-jet cartridges and cell phones
  • Support Annapolis bakeries by purchasing their goods
  • Incorporated a "Heart Smart" food section to their menu
  • Killarney House website

Lemongrass West Street**

  • Address: 167 West Street
  • Increased recycling efforts to reduce trash output by 50%
  • Uses bamboo flooring - a renewable resource.
  • Lemongrass website

The Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge

  • Address: 169 West Street
  • The Metropolitan specializes in farm-to-table dining, sourcing their ingredients from local farms and purveyors. They incorporate sustainable, earth-friendly, grass-fed meats, and healthy food into their philosophy.
  • Most of the items on their menu contain local ingredients, and much of their beer, wine, and liquor are domestically sourced
  • Metropolitan Kitchen website

The Rockfish*

  • Address: 400 Sixth Street
  • Purchases clean energy to offset carbon emissions
  • Built an organic herb and vegetable garden on the restaurant's roof
  • Rockfish website

Sam's Waterfront Cafe'

  • Address: 2020 Chesapeake Harbor Drive
  • Purchase local wine to sell in their establishment
  • Installed a wastewater grease recovery system
  • Eliminated harmful chemicals and fertilizers used for landscaping and maintenance
  • Sam's Waterfront Cafe website

Skipper's Pier+

  • 6158 Drum Point Road
    Deale, MD
  • Built a herb garden at their restaurant
  • Participate in the Oyster Recovery Partnership's Shell Recycling Alliance
  • Use dumpster plugs to eliminate liquid waste runoff
  • Skipper's Pier website

Vin 909

  • Address: 909 Bay Ridge Avenue
  • The kitchen in this Eastport wine café uses their own organic herbs and vegetables grown in the back garden behind the patio.
  • Executive Chef Justin Moore makes his own mozzarella, and over half of his menu items feature local ingredients.
  • Vin 909 website


Weems & Plath

  • Address: 214 Eastern Avenue
  • Uses biodegradable packing materials made from cornstarch, shredded recycled office paper, newspaper, and reused packing materials.
  • Has been a part of the Annapolis economy providing jobs for over 80 years.
  • Weems and Plath website

Additional Information

Free technical assistance and resources referrals are a key part of the program. For more information about the Annapolis Environmental Stewardship Program, please call 410-263-7946.


  • * Re-Certified
  • ** New
  • + In conjunction with Anne Arundel County Economic Development Corporation