As COP26 is about to get underway in Glasgow from October 31, businesses across the city are taking action in support of a more sustainable lifestyle by launching green campaigns in the lead up to and during the climate conference. This includes the likes of Finnieston-based Japanese restaurant, Pickled Ginger, who have launched an initiative to help make a positive impact on the environment.
Known as ‘Plant One On Pickled Ginger’, the new campaign allows customers to plant trees and contribute to carbon sequestration (removal) in the future. Starting from October 25 until the end of the COP26 conference, the restaurant will plant one tree for every £15 spent in the restaurant- simply ordering their salmon teriyaki or three portions of their edamame spring rolls will result in a tree being planted. That’s feel good food, alright.
Posting to social media, Pickled Ginger wrote: “It’s our time as a team to come together with this small change we can make a big impact. Let’s do this together, Pickled Ginger is on the road to becoming a greener restaurant by planting trees and contributing to the UN’s SDGs [sustainable development goals].”
It is widely known that planted trees help combat the negative effects of climate change but they also go one step further. The Glasgow restaurant’s project, in collaboration with moretrees.eco, will enable the organisation to plant more trees, which will help store carbon dioxide in the future.
During the Finnieston restaurant’s four-week ‘Plant One on Pickled Ginger’ COP26 campaign, Pickled Ginger hopes to raise enough funds to plant over 1000 trees. In-line with the campaign, the restaurant has also revealed a new eco-friendly logo to help raise the awareness of the campaign across social media.
Alongside this new green campaign, the restaurant already operates a reduce and recycle policy and zero waste on single-use plastic in the restaurant. To discover more and be part of the campaign, head to Pickled Ginger’s website here.
Pickled Ginger, 512 St Vincent Street, G3 8XZ