Some California restaurants to implement 1% climate change surcharge

SAN FRANCISCO -- Some high-end California restaurants are now adding a new surcharge onto their bills.

It's a 1% fee intended to help fight climate change.

According to SF Eater, the effort is part of a collaboration called "Restore California" aimed at helping local farmers implement climate beneficial farming practices.

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The group hopes to generate $10 million this year. However, the surcharge is optional and diners can have it removed from their bill.
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