"Food is a major ecological footprint driver. Therefore we take responsibility and want to demonstrate, that we can make a significant contribution to climate protection. In addition to organic cultivation and fairtrade certification, we try to keep our ecological footprint as small as possible."
the green duke offsets the CO2 emissions from their food ingredients
the green duke is the first foodbike in vienna, serving climate neutral food, organic and fair traded longdrinks, organic wines and beers. The current location is available on the website www.thegreenduke.at.
As a mobile food distributor the green duke tries to reduce emissions as much as possible. The e-bike is powered by ecologically produced energy and the cooling units are self-sufficient. All ingredients are seasonal and come from (local) organic farms, to keep transport emissions to a minimum. In order to avoid food waste, the serving portions have appropriate sizes and are delivered in compostable takeaway-packaging.
Compensation is secured by a mix of climate projects like wind energy in India, forest protection and afforestation in Peru, providing drinking water without boiling in Bangladesh.
All climate protection projects are certified by independent and globally recognized standards and improve the standard of living for local people.
The climate protection project in India is certified by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the climate protection project in Bangladesh by the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences (BOKU) in Vienna and the forest protection project in Peru by the VCS standard.
The certification guarantees that the avoidance of climate-damaging greenhouse gases actually takes place and that this is checked independently.
Forest Protection and Reforestation in Peru
More than 580.000 hectare of forest are protected through this project. More than a million trees are planted, many of those cacao trees for a local cooperative which is certified as organic and by FairTrade and provides local jobs.
30 endangered species are being protected including Giant Otter, Blue Macaw and Giant Armadillo. The indigenous people are guaranteed to be able to live their unique way of life further.
Clean Drinking Water in Bangladesh
WADI is a solar powered UV-measurement device that serves as an indicator for the process of solar water disinfection. It provides households, schools and communities in the global south with access to safe water.
WADI is approved and supported by the World Health Organization (WHO) for providing high protection against bacteria and protozoa. WADI is not only technically approved, it proves its efficiency in real-world-operation every day: waterborne diseases decrease by more than 80%, the use of CO2-emitting firewood reduces by up to 60%.
Renewable Energy in India
The project enables clean energy in India by supporting a project where wind turbines are build. The energy from the wind turbines substitutes energy that otherwise would come from a coal powered plant. Through that the amount of coal burned is lowered and the construction of new coal powered plants is avoided. People around the NEWNE energy grid in India benefit from your contribution.