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Friends of planet earth, welcome back to the 5th edition of impact blog series. If you haven’t already checked out our previous edition; IMPACT BLOG VOL. 4: What is sustainable beef farming? please do. If you’re a regular reader, you’ll know that over the past few months we’ve been journaling our efforts to become a carbon-neutral business. We’ve covered sustainable food sourcing, sustainable agricultural practices, charity partners, new internal initiatives and of course our accolades and awards. This month we’re switching our focus as we look at upcoming sustainability and climate change events happening in London.
London Climate Action Week (LCAW), 25th June – 3rd July, London
LCAW is an annual event which brings together London’s leading climate professionals and communities, to present their actions on climate change to a global audience. LCAW encourages ambitious and lively conversations across sectors, allowing businesses to work together more closely, finding innovative solutions to climate change issues.
On Tuesday 28th June we hosted a very special SUSTAINABLE SUPPER CLUB to coincide with LACW. We were joined by CRATE TO PLATE, one of our most innovative suppliers, who grow salad leaves, micro herbs, and vegetables in hydroponic and aeroponic farms around London. Their produce is grown without using any soil, in an insecticide- and pesticide-free environment, with 95% less water used than on traditional farms, and all of this is done in disused spaces around London. Guests were given the chance to meet these innovative farmers and sample their products with our four-course set menu and bespoke drinks pairing. We also offered guests the opportunity to design their very own sustainable salad, alongside live music courtesy of Verushka.
Net Zero Week UK, 2nd July – 8th July
In 2019, the UK became the first major economy in the world to pass into law a commitment to reduce all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. Net Zero Week (NZW) is the UK’s national awareness week which seeks to help businesses achieve their individual commitments and ultimately become net zero. NZW highlights challenges and provides expert advice, which will help us to play our part in this collaborative effort. During the week we will engage with webinars and events, feeding what we learn back into our own net-zero carbon strategy and sharing knowledge with our value chain to help them to decarbonise.
Sustainable Events Show, 25th November
The Sustainable Events show is a one day show that creates a platform to build relations with likeminded and kindred parties. This exhibition aims to tackle on of the greatest modern-era challenges that the industry has ever faced, by bringing together 80 environmentally friendly event venues, event service suppliers and event technology companies, to share their experience in sustainable practices, providing a wealth knowledge, which is invaluable for anyone who works in the service sector. The organisers Wesley Mendy and Dan Bearpark believe there is no bigger issue than the sustainability that faces our world right now. This year the event will take place in The Barbican, one of the most iconic buildings in the heart of London. The conservatory provides a lush oasis of green exhibition space with 1,500 species of plants and trees, many of which are endangered in their natural habitat.
Sustainability LIVE, 7th September – 8th September, London
Stream online or join in person – Sustainability LIVE which brings together senior industry leaders and expert analysts for keynote addresses, discussions, and networking. The event takes place the Business Design Centre, over two days, welcoming over 110 global speakers and 20 interactive panels with global business leaders to discuss what they’re doing tackle climate change issues.
Events have always been a key part of our offering at Gaucho, so it’s only natural that we expand the calendar as our values shift. Over the coming months we will be developing new concepts for our environmentally conscious guests. We look forward to sharing these with you in future blog posts.
See you next month!