Tasting notes, key events and all things green
All you need to know about Loco Earth Month, a month-long celebration of eating, drinking, and living in a cleaner, kinder way.
From 4 -30 April, the eco-amigos at Super Loco Group have teamed up with Fable Food—one of Australia’s most exciting plant-based food brands—to honour World Earth Day with their first-ever Loco Earth Month. Think carbon-conscious Mexican dining, meaty mushroom discoveries, and weekends’ worth of sustainable daytime activities to keep your carbon footprint in check.
LOCO GREEN STEPS
But first, backstory time. Let's look back at Super Loco Group's key sustainability initiatives since embarking on their journey in 2018.
MAKING THE SWITCH
Glass sucks and plastic is spastic
Since embarking on their sustainability journey, Super Loco Group has ceased all single-use plastic packaging and straws; opting instead for fully compostable bioplastic containers and agave straws (interestingly) upcycled from tequila production. Their commitment to replace all bottled water with house-filtered premium still or tap water has also led to a massive reduction of 5 tonnes of carbon emissions, 12,000kg in glass waste, and an approximate 4,500kg in plastics used.
For every purchase of its $1 still or sparkling water, 25% of proceeds go towards their reforestation project in Borneo with reforestation technology start-up Green Steps.
Converting its menus to 50% vegetarian friendly
With animal agriculture responsible for 14.5% of our global greenhouse gas emissions, plant-based diets are known to produce significantly less carbon and greenhouse gas emissions. As such, the group has made the conscientious effort to turn 50% of its menu vegetarian, or can be made vegetarian upon request.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT SOURCES
Supporting local and ethical producers
In a bid to reduce carbon emissions imports may incur, the group has made it a point to favour local and regional produce as much as possible. Otherwise, ingredients are always sustainably sourced and ethically raised. Some of the larger scale changes the group has made over the year include transitioning 15,000kg of fish supply to a certified sustainable local fishery, greens from smaller-scale urban farmers and chickens that are free-roaming, organically fed and non-GMO certified.
ADOPT A TREE
Know your impact and make a conscious choice
While dining at Super Loco Group’s restaurants, diners can learn the true impact of their choices with estimated carbon footprints on full display via a quick scan of a QR code in the menu. Here’s an example for Super Loco Customs House.
For diners who wish to offet their carbon footprint, they can adopt a newly planted tree in the endangered rainforests of Borneo by donating $6 to Green Steps Group.
Here is the full and most updated list of sustainability achievements and best practices thus far.
ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LOCO EARTH MONTH
The how, the who, the what. Why? Cos as Nelly once foreshadowed, "it's getting hot in here"
HOW IT ALL CAME ABOUT
Loco Earth Month serves as a celebration of Super Loco Group’s sustainability journey as the first independent F&B group to achieve carbon neutrality in Singapore.
Since starting in 2018, they’ve went on to partner with Green Steps to counter carbon emissions through tree planting, and spearheaded the formation of the Singapore F&B Sustainability Council with like-minded F&B groups in an effort to pool resources and lobby greater support for collective impact.
PARTNERSHIP WITH FABLE FOOD
To join them in launching their first-ever Loco Earth Month, the group has enlisted Fable Food, an Australia-based mushroom protein brand that has set its sights on furthering its presence in Singapore before its eventual debut.
While new-to-market, Fable has a widespread presence across Australia, the US and the UK with its meat alternative that’s made predominantly from shiitake mushrooms with minimal processing that capitalises on the natural meatiness, flavour potential and nutrients of mushrooms.
CARBON CONSCIOUS MEXICAN DINING
At the heart of Loco Earth Month is a carbon-conscious Earth Month Menu that’s available across all outlets throughout April.
A four-course Mexican feast priced at S$80 per pax, the menu is an eco-minded encapsulation of the group’s zero-waste philosophy that flaunts the flavour potential of vegetable-forward diets, while inspiring the wider industry to adopt sustainable practices.
SUSTAINABILITY FOCUSED WORKSHOPS
The month will also be mapped with weekend activities organised in partnership with like-minded partners to bring conversations out of restaurants. Across three Saturdays, diners can choose to sign-up for activities including:
- 16 April: A Modern Kintsugi Pottery Class by Gold & Behold that upcycles rejected pottery by literally breaking them apart, then piecing them back with gold lacquer.
- 23 April: Edible Farm Tour & Gardening Workshop at Fleur House Singapore for a hands-on guide to start your urban farming journey.
- 30 April: Plant-Based Cooking Class with Elika Tasker of Discover Everton to learn three plant-based recipes using Fable’s shiitake-based protein.
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