Today is Carrotmob Day in Vancouver where you can purchase lunch at the Cascade Room and 100% of sales will be used to green their operations. This is actually the culmination of a longer campaign that began with finding a participating business in the area and having a public vote.
In May, over 300 Mount Pleasant businesses were offered a free energy assessment, and asked how much of their sales they’d commit to green their operations. Between May 24 and June 7, the public voted and selected Cascade Room as the contender with the strongest and most innovative green commitment.
Carrotmob is the international organization behind the campaign that encourages businesses to commit to boosting their sustainable practices.
“Carrotmob gives you the power to make the world a better place by influencing how businesses operate. Instead of organizing boycotts, we offer to spend money as a group if a business agrees to make a socially responsible change.”
The Cascade Room (at 2616 Main St) is open from 12:00pm to 2:00pm today, and then from 5:00pm to closing.
All revenues from Carrotmob bay will go toward the purchase of new ENERGY STAR low-flow dishwashers while they also commit to reduce the amount of oil used for deep-frying by installing a VITO oil filtration system. They will also implement a “ask for water” policy, and expand their waste diversion to include composting.
This is the second Carrotmob to hit Vancouver as a campaign was organized at Salt Spring Coffee in May with a goal of getting energy-efficient lighting in the shop.