Carbon Free Dining is a groundbreaking environmental certification programme managed by The United Nations Environment partner, Green Earth Appeal in partnership with Lightspeed.
It is game-changing in its simplicity and is designed to give restaurants Carbon Free Dining certification to demonstrate their passion for the environment.
Carbon Free Dining certified partners empower their diners to plant a fruit tree in the developing world to counterbalance the environmental impact of their meal and at the same time help put an end to poverty.
It has given diners not only with the satisfaction that they had a great meal, but also the knowledge that they have been part of an environmental programme that will create positive change in the world.
This rapidly growing programme has already counterbalanced the negative environmental impact of over 500,000 meals.
Mr Satinder Bindra, whilst Director of Communications for United Nations Environment described Green Earth Appeal’s dining initiative as ‘an outstanding initiative which successfully merges the luxury of eating out with the joy of knowing we are simultaneously giving something back to nourish our planet.’
The Green Earth Appeal is a Not-For-Profit Social Enterprise, changing the lives of some of the planet’s poorest communities through tree planting, in partnership with the United Nations Environment and with the assistance of restaurants and diners like you.
The Green Earth Appeal was formed to provide the poorest communities in the developing world with the opportunity to remove their dependence on unsustainable aid. Through the provision of education, infrastructure and practical resources we plant high volume high yielding fruit trees which creates a sustainable environment for future generations.
If we told you to picture a tree – you’d probably think of nothing more than a branch with some leaves, but here at Carbon Free Dining – trees are so much more than that!
Trees are a true panacea (Panacea def: noun “a solution or remedy for all difficulties or diseases”).
Our fruit trees offer food to those who need it most, act as a source of income for those without, have use of fodder for animals, provide a means of agricultural education to future generations, as well as providing opportunities to communities across the developing world.
Trees are quite amazing when you think about it – and our aim is to not only plant more of them – but to educate you on just how much potential fruit trees have to change the world that we live in!
Carbon Free Dining in partnership with the Green Earth appeal plants trees across the developing world, in places such as:
In the past we have also planted in the Philippines and India!