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By Yannie Chan | June 2nd, 2021

There’s an exciting new climate organization in town: Zero Foodprint Asia launches today to help restaurants take action against climate change!

A Hong Kong arm of the US-based non-profit organization Zero Foodprint, Zero Foodprint Asia is managed by Grassroots Initiatives, a Hong Kong-based consultancy headed by trailblazing chef Peggy Chan (read our profile of her here). The new organization’s goal is to help the restaurant industry participate more actively in climate action.

The launch programme “1% pledge to restore the planet” is designed to support local farmers and healthy soil management projects. When you dine at one of the participating restaurants, 1% of your bill is sent to Zero Foodprint Asia’s fund. Local farmers with “carbon farming” projects — which means farms that recapture carbon into the soil by cultivate healthy soils — can apply for the fund.

Participating restaurants currently include Bedu, Uma Nota, Ando, Mono, Mott 32, SipSong and Limewood, but Zero Foodprint Asia is actively recruiting more partners in the F&B industry. Visit the official website for more information: zerofoodprintasia.org

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