Sustainability

 

Welcome to the Wild West End

Wild West End’s vision is to enhance biodiversity in the West End of London. Despite there being a considerable amount of green space in the city, there aren’t enough connections between them to protect the birds, bees and bats, among other wildlife. One of Wild West End’s main initiatives is to attract the Black Redstart and the House Sparrow, both species once common in London.

According to the Wild West End website,

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Sustainable Tips for Sustainable Living

“Sustainability is highly embedded in Cookery School’s business strategy and its initiatives are among the best in the hospitality industry.”

– Sustainable Restaurant Association

Sustainable living runs through our veins, offsetting the higher cost of such things as renewable energy and eco-friendly detergents against their fundamental morals. Over 75% of ingredients are sourced locally and of organic status.

For anyone who wants to learn ways to integrate environmental practices within their food business,

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The Pity with Plastics

2018: People have woken up to the problem with plastics.  With jaw-dropping facts emerging almost daily, we now know that huge quantities of plastic (larger than a big rubbish truck) are being dumped into our oceans every minute and that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the sea than fish, by weight. The irony is that the cost to clean up the sea is greater than the profits made by the plastic industry as a whole – what a dystopian economic landscape we’ve created.

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BRAND NEW CLASS: We’re tackling food waste!

Waste Not Want Not

We’re proud to announce the launch of our  ‘Waste Matters’ class which teaches people how to reduce waste in the kitchen, in light of the 7.3 million tonnes of food wasted in the UK annually. *

The class launches in September and covers how to use food which may be deemed waste but is perfectly edible.  You will learn how to repurpose leftovers and be more sustainable in the kitchen.

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International Women’s Day: Ros’ Triumph

It’s the 8th March, known to many as International Women’s Day – a celebration of the social, cultural, economic and political achievements of women across the globe and a fine time to highlight Rosalind’s pioneering early days when she set up her first company, Piemaker. Piemaker specialised in making fine pies and cakes using traditional English recipes.

Coming as no surprise to anyone, Ros defiantly refused any ingredients that contained additives or preservatives –

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Happy 15th Birthday to us!

To celebrate our 15th birthday this February, we wanted to compile a list of 15 of our favourite Cookery School facts – but we got carried away!

 

Did you know…

 

ENVIRONMENTAL

1. We make sure that our suppliers deliver our produce in containers that we use again and again so to eliminate one-use plastics. We store all our food in glass containers and never use cling film!

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Jaw Dropping Plastic Facts & A Recycling Tour

Did you know that 250kg of plastic gets dumped into our oceans every second of every day across the world? That’s a tonne every 4 seconds! Plastics take decades to break down. The plastic is having an adverse on the food chain, changing animals and it’ll change us too. This whale has been created using that same amount of plastic so that it’s easy to actually visualise the extremity of what humans are doing to the planet.

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Sustainability Glossary

There are so many words that get thrown around with regards to sustainability that it can get a bit confusing at times and occasionally misleading. We thought we’d list the main ones here to help you live a little greener.

 

Carbon Footprint

A carbon footprint measures the total greenhouse gas emissions caused directly and indirectly by a person, organisation, event or product. A carbon footprint is measured in tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e).

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10 Tips for Saving Water at Home

Reducing how much water you use and saving on water doesn’t have to affect your daily routine. These simple changes can make a huge difference.

It may feel like we have too much rain in Britain but the UK actually has less drinking water available per person than most other European countries. As the population increases, it means water resources will become even more stretched. Reducing water waste saves energy needed for treating and pumping water for use in our homes as well as protecting wildlife.

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Sustainable Cleaning

Sustainability has always been a key part of our ethos and we have always focused on minimising the impact on the environment by recycling waste, using renewable energy and sourcing local and seasonal produce where possible.

In an effort to become even more sustainable, we realised we needed to adopt a more eco-friendly way of cleaning so we made the switch to Delphis Eco, the leading manufacturer of ecological cleaning products in the UK.

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