OUR FUNCTION ROOMS OPERATIONS PHILOSOPHY
Red Scooter has a very individual way of looking at how we run every aspect of our Function Rooms business. We recognise what Douglas Adams called the ‘fundamental interconnectedness of all things’. In other words, no aspect of Red Scooter exists in isolation. One philosophy, one approach. It influences everything we do.
It can be summed up in one word.
We are environmental crusaders – Australia’s first carbon neutral function venue and as far as we know, the world’s first carbon positive Function Rooms. We minimise the environmental impact of everything we do. We’ve worked with consultants to calculate our carbon production – including transport for the products we use and patrons coming to and from our venue. And we’ve offset it with tree planting through Greenfleet. Since 2005 Greenfleet has planted over 5,000 species of trees, on behalf of Red Scooter. This included planting of native species chosen to re-create the flora in the area. Our financial contribution to make the venue’s operations carbon positive and facilitate the latest planting rose by 351%. More than 680 tonnes of carbon dioxide will be released annually in the future thanks to this planting, taking Red Scooter’s overall future carbon dioxide release through Greenfleet plantings to 1,188 tonnes per year.
ORGANIC BY CHOICE
You can choose organic menus free of all pesticides and so avoid contaminating the land, wildlife and you.
GOING GREEN POWER
We reinvest the money we save through energy conservation in purchasing most of our electricity from GreenPower, sourced from renewables like wind and solar. We choose the most efficient appliances and use only the energy we need. All equipment is cleaned and serviced regularly to maximise efficient operation. We use gas for our ovens, stoves, deep fryers and hot water services as it produces fewer greenhouse gas emissions than electricity. Stove burners and ovens are switched off in between use. Our room temperatures are set to maximise comfort and minimise energy consumption.
WATER SAVING STRATEGIES
We reduce our water usage by upgrading all equipment e.g. high efficiency glass washers, aerators on all taps and high pressure nozzles for washing bins and mats. Hot water taps are regularly checked for leaks.
We enthusiastically recycle oil, card board, corks, glass and plastic in our Function Rooms.
To protect Australia’s forest habitats and conserve materials we use recycled products wherever practical. e.g. toilet paper, paper towels, printer paper and printer cartridges. Even this magazine is printed – on 100% recycled paper!
TRAPPING GREASE AND MORE
Our grease trap stops grease and organics entering the sewerage system and by using environmentally friendly cleaning products we reduce the amount of phosphorous in the sewers. We provide outdoor ashtrays and sweep the area around Red Scooter (thanks smokers) after events to ensure butts are not washed into stormwater drains and into the bay.
THINKING OF THE NEIGHBOURS
To make sure we minimise our impact on the amenity of our neighbourhood. Our guests are guided by licensed crowd controllers and car park attendants using an air craft landing torch into parking spaces. Guests are also encouraged to leave the area in an orderly manner.
OUR FUNCTION ROOMS ENVIRONMENTAL AWARDS
Winner The City Of Port Phillip EPA Environmental Protection Award that demonstrates leadership and excellence in proactively preventing harm to Victoria’s environment and its people, from pollution or waste.
WHAT’S NEXT FOR OUR FUNCTION ROOMS?
We are working hard to make sure all areas of our Function Rooms are as environmentally sustainable as possible. We’ve added more kangaroo and pork dishes to our menus. These products are not only local (reducing our Food Miles) but they also produce less methane and greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, we’ve implemented The Green Smile Water Wise Urinal Cleaning system. Specially formulated with selected natural micro-organisms to reduce water consumption in urinals by up to 95%! Now that’s something to smile about…
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
WHY IS RED SCOOTER MELBOURNE’S MOST POPULAR WAREHOUSE VENUES FOR EVENTS?
It boils down to one simple thing: our mothers raised us right!
Our mums taught us to:
Be considerate of others and their things
Treat others like we want to be treated
Go the extra mile to make people happy
Thanks to these simple life lessons, Red Scooter has made it a point to go above and beyond to give each customer EXACTLY what they want.
THERE’S NO PARTY LIKE A RED SCOOTER PARTY!
An award-winning venue, with flexible style, unique décor, and tip-top service.
Creative and professional event planners who work with you to create a function that will blow your guests away with fun and entertainment.
Top-quality catering and service, from signature cocktails to on trend food carts.
If you want only the best for your events in Melbourne, you should make Red Scooter your first choice.
OUR AWARD WINNING VENUE IS AVAILABLE FOR YOUR EXCLUSIVE USE
LOOKING FOR MORE?
The Function Rooms ideas listed here are only a sample of what Red Scooter The Unique Events Venue can provide at our New York inspired warehouse venues. We can tailor any function package to suit your needs – and this is only limited by your imagination. We specialize in making every occasion a unique experience – from your guests arrival to the last dance we will help bring your dreams to life at Red Scooter.
Visit us just outside of Melbourne’s CBD, and talk with our professional event planners to see how our award-winning event planning service can help you create the function of your dreams! Your satisfaction is our guarantee, and we’ll take all of the stress off your plate – freeing you up to enjoy the celebration you deserve.
Our convertible warehouse chic event space allows you to put your best event forward. With modern, customisable venues for up to 380 people. Each of our venues lends itself as a blank canvas for you to fully customise.
OUR FOOD CART BROCHURE
Learn about the latest trends in event catering
AND OUR HISTORY OF EXCELLENCE
Red Scooter is proud of its achievement being voted the Best Function Venue according to Restaurant and Catering Victoria. We have also been commended as The Sustainable Business Award from the Environmental Protection Agency for our responsible environmental practices.
“WE STRIVE FOR A NEW YORK VIBE – AN EXCITING, COLOURFUL, SPARKLING MELTING POT OF CULTURES, CUISINE AND DÉCOR…”
Eammon Hamilton – Director of First Impressions
QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN CORPORATE EVENT PLANNING When corporate event planning, you can’t just focus on the activities and seminars that will be held during the event. You’ve got to think about all the “behind the scenes” details that are necessary for making the corporate event a success. WHEN LOOKING AT CORPORATE EVENT VENUE’S HERE…