Our Operations Philosophy
Red Scooter has a very individual way of looking at how we run every aspect of our 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 and as far as we know, the world’s first carbon positive venue and we try to minimise the environmental impact of everything we do. We’ve worked with consultants to estimate 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 plantings 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 percent. 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.
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.
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.
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.
We are working hard to make sure all areas of Red Scooter are as environmentally sustainable as possible. We’ve added more kangaroo and pork dishes to our menus as these products are not only local (reducing our Food Miles) but they also produce less methane and greenhouse gas emissions.