I think that's partly the definition of an idea: imperfect. And since we all must start somewhere to bring about any kind of positive change, an imperfect somewhere is much less daunting of a place to start than a perfect somewhere. And perfection is elusive, anyhow.
Here, ideas are being cultivated behind the scenes of sustainable restaurants. I love the possibilities that stem from acting unexpectedly. It's worth the listen.
To support tasty and sustainable fare that's closer than you imagine, check out Terrene in the Central West End, Local Harvest near Tower Grove Park, or Winslow's Home off of Delmar. Just a few flavorful ways to use your resources wisely.