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Last updated on May 20th, 2017 at 10:09 am
Plans are now finalised for Melbourne restaurants’ participation in Earth Hour.
Just in time! Let’s see how things are going:
Andrew McConnell, Three One Two’s creative chef, will be donning a miner’s lamp to light his Carlton kitchen … “Earth Hour is a great starting point for all of us to change our ways,” says McConnell.
Drop by next week to see McConnell cooking the same way he always did. Multi-restaurant chef Ian Curley is planning a special Earth Hour four-course dinner for 40:
“It’s about raising awareness. The money this event generates will pay for a green consultant to help the group move towards sustainable practices,” he says.
That’s what every restaurant needs; a green consultant. Verge chef Dallas Cuddy (!!!) is already superearthyfriendly:
“We use a lot of traditional Japanese techniques that require no cooking with heat.”
They serve sushi.
(Via Infidel Tiger. In other Earth Hour dining developments, Gerry C. emails: “At my club we are taking Earth Hour seriously. At precisely 8pm we will be turning off the light and only heavy beer will be available.”)
UPDATE. An Indian family prepares a meal, Earth Hour-style:
Problem is, such methods are bad for the planet – and people:
The climate impact of these energy sources pales beside the direct impact on the lives of the people — mainly women and their children — who spend a significant portion of the day gathering the fuels or breathing the smoke. International development agencies estimate that more than 1.5 million people die young each year from avoidable respiratory ailments associated with cooking … the climate [also] benefits from shifting away from such energy options …
(Via Chris P.)