Ian Olson, director of sustainability for Orlando, Fla.-based Darden Restaurants, the parent of casual-dining chains Olive Garden, Red Lobster and Long-Horn Steakhouse, among others, is spearheading the company’s efforts to become more eco-friendly. Recently, Olson discussed some of the practices being implemented at Darden’s more than 18,000 restaurants across the country.Why is it important that restaurant companies assume a leadership role in practicing sustainability?I think we’re ...

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