Restaurants do their bit for the Third World

Restaurants do their bit for the Third World

Restaurants do their bit for the Third World

First published in News

A SOUTHEND casino has been helping to make a difference to the lives of people in the developing world.

Elements and Fahrenheit restaurants, both based at the Rendezvous casino, near the Kursaal, have helped fund more than 8,000 trees to the Green Earth Appeal under its Food For Thought initiative.

The total number of trees funded by schemes run by casino parent company Caesars Entertainment UK, is nowmore than 100,000.

The Food For Thought initiative is a United Nations-backed environmental programme which allows restaurants to offset their carbon footprints by providing trees for the developing world.

Diners at the restaurants are offered the option of adding 99p to their bills – enough to pay for a single tree in Africa, Asia or South America.

Founder of the initiative Marvin Baker said: “Planting trees in the developing world provides a lifeline to those who live there.

“The 8,783 trees donated by Elements and Fahrenheit have transformed some of the world’s most destitute communities where survival is a daily battle.”

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2:06pm Wed 25 Jun 14

supermadmax says...

Priceless, wrecking the lives of hundreds in Essex and planting trees in Africa to make up for it.

BTW Its not Third world any more, its 'developing' world.
Priceless, wrecking the lives of hundreds in Essex and planting trees in Africa to make up for it. BTW Its not Third world any more, its 'developing' world. supermadmax
  • Score: 3

2:13pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Maddogg says...

supermadmax wrote:
Priceless, wrecking the lives of hundreds in Essex and planting trees in Africa to make up for it.

BTW Its not Third world any more, its 'developing' world.
What about helping those in need closer to home? I'm sure many local charities would benefit from £8000 worth of help.
[quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: Priceless, wrecking the lives of hundreds in Essex and planting trees in Africa to make up for it. BTW Its not Third world any more, its 'developing' world.[/p][/quote]What about helping those in need closer to home? I'm sure many local charities would benefit from £8000 worth of help. Maddogg
  • Score: 3

2:18pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Robin Reliant says...

supermadmax wrote:
Priceless, wrecking the lives of hundreds in Essex and planting trees in Africa to make up for it.

BTW Its not Third world any more, its 'developing' world.
yes must be doing it to make themselves feel better glossing over what they really are all about, nothing like blowing your own trumpet too, 'Ohhh read about us we have planted 8783 trees somewhere in the third world(where is that exactly?), aren't we great doing our bit'.
[quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: Priceless, wrecking the lives of hundreds in Essex and planting trees in Africa to make up for it. BTW Its not Third world any more, its 'developing' world.[/p][/quote]yes must be doing it to make themselves feel better glossing over what they really are all about, nothing like blowing your own trumpet too, 'Ohhh read about us we have planted 8783 trees somewhere in the third world(where is that exactly?), aren't we great doing our bit'. Robin Reliant
  • Score: 3

2:20pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Robin Reliant says...

and whats more half the trees probably don't even see the light of day, or get ripped out.
and whats more half the trees probably don't even see the light of day, or get ripped out. Robin Reliant
  • Score: 3

2:25pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Richy don't shine shoes no more says...

Reminds me of Blazing Saddles when they justify the closing of a hospital in favour of a casino.

"Gentlemen, this bill will be a giant step forward in the treatment of the insane gambler."
Reminds me of Blazing Saddles when they justify the closing of a hospital in favour of a casino. "Gentlemen, this bill will be a giant step forward in the treatment of the insane gambler." Richy don't shine shoes no more
  • Score: 3

3:03pm Wed 25 Jun 14

emcee says...

Yet another company trying to take credit for their customers generosity. It galls me even more when these are the companies that "fleece" their customers in the first place.
Yet another company trying to take credit for their customers generosity. It galls me even more when these are the companies that "fleece" their customers in the first place. emcee
  • Score: 5

3:20pm Wed 25 Jun 14

whateverhappened says...

emcee wrote:
Yet another company trying to take credit for their customers generosity. It galls me even more when these are the companies that "fleece" their customers in the first place.
Unless you are a customer whats your problem..
[quote][p][bold]emcee[/bold] wrote: Yet another company trying to take credit for their customers generosity. It galls me even more when these are the companies that "fleece" their customers in the first place.[/p][/quote]Unless you are a customer whats your problem.. whateverhappened
  • Score: -2

7:29pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Nebs says...

How come you can plant a tree in Africa for 99p but when our council planted some palm trees along the seafront they cost £600 each.
How come you can plant a tree in Africa for 99p but when our council planted some palm trees along the seafront they cost £600 each. Nebs
  • Score: 1

8:19am Fri 27 Jun 14

VeteranOfMany says...

Nebs wrote:
How come you can plant a tree in Africa for 99p but when our council planted some palm trees along the seafront they cost £600 each.
Because the Southend trees are hardy fully grown trees, the african ones baby pines
[quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: How come you can plant a tree in Africa for 99p but when our council planted some palm trees along the seafront they cost £600 each.[/p][/quote]Because the Southend trees are hardy fully grown trees, the african ones baby pines VeteranOfMany
  • Score: 0

4:00pm Fri 27 Jun 14

ChanelleM says...

I think it's lovely to have the option of donating. It's not compulsory and some people want to help others.
I think it's lovely to have the option of donating. It's not compulsory and some people want to help others. ChanelleM
  • Score: 1

8:13am Sat 28 Jun 14

Milos84 says...

I donated to this!!! Other restaurants should take note and jump on board
I donated to this!!! Other restaurants should take note and jump on board Milos84
  • Score: 0

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