You may have seen us showcasing a few of our environmentally-conscious and sustainable practices this week. Here at Burgies, we take our responsibility to the environment very seriously. We have always strived towards environmentally-friendly practices and to reduce our carbon footprint. We felt this was a perfect time for us to emphasize the importance of these practices.
This year’s theme for Earth Hour 2021 is #SwitchForNature, which is encouraging the switch to more environmentally-friendly options. This is a great cause and one we have always been drawn to. We made the switch last year to renewable solar energy, which now powers the majority of our business. On top of that, our packaging does not use any virgin paper, is all 100% recyclable & our indoor dining areas are designed with up-cycled decor. While it’s very difficult for a business to operate with zero emissions, we aim to do our best and we are very proud of what we have accomplished. But we won’t stop there, we are always looking for ways to reduce our carbon footprint.
Here in Australia, more than 80% of our flowering plants, mammals, reptiles, frogs and almost 50% of our birds aren’t found anywhere else on Earth. Our country is home to incredible native species and environments, like the Great Barrier Reef, so who wouldn’t want to preserve our country’s identity?
For Earth Hour this year, we will be taking steps to reduce electricity usage from 8:30 to 9:30, and if you are doing the same, we want to thank you from the bottom of our heart for doing your part.
Much Love, the Burgies fam