Our eating habits have a very big effect on our planet, which means our carbon footprint is actually a lot bigger than we realise.
But Sprezzatura, a highly sustainable Italian inspired eatery in Dublin, has announced an Irish-first partnership with Mossy Earth, the company that helps people and businesses offset their carbon emissions by planting trees across the world.
This new initiative involves planting trees to offset all carbon emitted by the business. Their aim is to not only shed a light on the ambiguity surrounding the topic of offsetting carbon emissions through Mossy Earth’s clear guidelines, but also to showcase how easy the process can be.
“We are very proud that a dining experience at Sprezzatura can be completely CO1 neutral and one meal can help replant native trees to Ireland,” said restaurant owner Thom Lawson.
“This not-for-profit venture is completely new for us and we look forward to the journey ahead with Mossy Earthy.”
Customers can be part of the scheme by purchasing their very own sapling for €6.75 when paying for their bill. One tree captures approximately 250kg of CO2 on average and offsets a couple of meals along with a 30-mile car journey.
Once you purchased your tree, you’ll receive an email with a photo of the sapling once it has been planted, along with its GPS coordinates.
Founder of Mossy Earth Matt Davies says they are delighted about the partnership with Sprezzatura.
“Our goal at Mossy Earthy is to strategically plant to restore ecosystems, bring back native forests and promote biodiversity,” he said. “Reforestation remains among the most effective strategies for climate mitigation and so we welcome sustainability efforts from businesses and individuals alike. It’s important that we all do our part.”
Sprezzatura opened its doors on Grantham Street in Dublin 8 in October 2019. It has endeavoured to implement as many sustainable practices as possible to reduce its carbon footprint, including using renewable power, cutting down on food waste and being paperless with menu boards and e-receipts.