Case Study: Home.One & Green DiningTM

Overview:

Green DiningTM spent six weeks with Home.One Cafe in Brunswick, from April to June 2018. Home.One is a small 10x2m hole in the wall café located at the bottom of Nightingale (6 Florence Street, Brunswick) and exist as a social hospitality venture, with profits directed to initiatives supporting efforts relieving youth homelessness and food insecurity in Victoria.  As a socially minded business they are very passionate about food sustainability and believe in a responsibility to reduce their environmental impact by considering a triple bottom line approach to hospitality. The six weeks focused on all facets of their business, using our ten point framework.

We are thrilled to share the results of this programme, as it has proved the immense benefit of having Green Dining exist in our hospitality industry. The cafe is small but the impact has been huge! Continue reading...

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   The Results:

  • SAVINGS OF $500 PER MONTH across the business

  • OVER 55% OF THE menu is NOW BEING sourced locally

  • 25% reduction in food waste

  • eliminated 95% OF ON-SITE toxic chemicals 

  • A 2+ YEAR PLAN FOR THEIR GREEN INITIATIVES

This comprehensive strategy offers us the resources, support and opportunity to hone our point of difference in the hospitality industry as a social and environmentally focused business that is not simply focused on gross profit margins, but reducing our impact holistically. It also presents us with a platform to lead by example as to how hospitality ventures can support local growers, reduce food waste, educate the community and advocate for more sustainable work practices in the industry.
— Kirsten. P - Manager, Home.One

 

Video: From Our Plastics & Recycling Onsite Workshop